John Mulaney is a brilliant comedian who has given us the gifts of eternal club kid Stefon, and the maddeningly appropriate metaphor of horse in a hospital. So we knew he was sharp and funny. But we were not aware of how romantic and smoking hot Mulaney could be until yesterday. Apologies for not including this in our celebrity Halloween round-up. But worry not, because it may re-appear in next year’s Pajiba 10 FYCs.
For Halloween, Mulaney and his wife Annamarie Tendler, dressed up as Romeo and Juliet from Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 classic William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. And it’s as on point as it is breathtakingly adorable.
Better yet, this wasn’t just a cute couples costume. This wasn’t just because November 1st marked the 22-year anniversary of the movie’s release. (Shocking. I know. We’re all older now and all going to die someday and shut up.) But this movie’s swoon-inducing sequence—where Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo sneaks into a Capulet costume party and sees Claire Danes’ winged Juliet, and it’s love at first sight!—is also a part of the couple’s shared references for their own love story. On July 5th, Mulaney shared this image and Romeo + Juliet-related caption on Instagram to celebrate the couple’s 4th wedding anniversary.
John Mulaney is hot now. I don’t make the rules.
H/T Dana Schwartz