Meryl Streep and Martin Short: The Enduring Friendship

2024-02-27 // LuxePodium
Explore the close friendship between Meryl Streep and Martin Short, the co-stars of Only Murders in the Building.

Both Meryl Streep and Martin Short have been friends for years, and their friendship has recently sparked rumors of a romantic relationship. However, Short has clarified that they are simply close pals. Despite that, their bond is incredibly sweet.

Both actors are currently single. Short was married to actress Nancy Dolman for 30 years before she passed away in 2010. Streep was married to sculptor Don Gummer for 40 years before their separation in 2018.

Short and Streep have not only excelled in their respective careers but have also maintained a close friendship over the past nine years. Here is a timeline of their history, highlighting the moments that led to the dating rumors:

February 2015

Streep showed her support for Short by posing backstage at It's Only a Play, where Short joined the cast as James Wicker.

June 2017

Short and Streep sat together at the AFI's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton.

February 2023

The duo attended the opening night after-party for Pictures From Home on Broadway, capturing the moment with a photo.

August–October 2023

Short and Streep portrayed on-screen lovers in the hit series Only Murders in the Building, garnering praise for their chemistry. This led fans to speculate about a real-life romance.

August 29

In an interview, the showrunner John Hoffman shared Streep's gratitude for her on-screen romance with Short, praising their connection and the authenticity of their characters' relationship.

January 2024

Short clarified in an interview that he and Streep are not a couple but very close friends.

Additionally, they attended the AFI Awards together, where Only Murders in the Building won TV Program of the Year.

January 7

Streep and Short were spotted sitting next to each other at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards, enjoying each other's company. However, Short's representative quickly confirmed that they are only good friends.

February 2024

Recent photos show Streep and Short having dinner with a group of friends at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.