Despite keeping a relatively low profile for months leading up to this moment, singer Phoebe Bridgers and comedian Bo Burnham seemingly confirmed their relationship status. Holding hands as they left for the SNL afterparty, the duo made public what many had already been speculating since Bridgers and Paul Mescal’s split last year. Burnham had previously been in a relationship with Lorene Scafaria, a director whose credits include Hustlers and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
This follows Bridgers and her Boygenius bandmates, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, having made their musical act debut on SNL with Timothée Chalamet as the night’s host. The group performed their songs “Not Strong Enough” and “Satanist” off of their album The Record, with clear homages to The Beatles in their set design and outfits. They’re terrific performances and act as a victory moment following their recent Grammy nominations.
That said, fans will undoubtedly be consumed with the confirmed knowledge of Bridgers and Burnham’s dating. Both have become internet fodder for onlookers to pick over, their cultivated images inspiring dedication that leans into fanaticism. This has been mentioned and critiqued by Bridgers herself, who called out so-called “fans” for invading her privacy following the rumored split from Mescal and then the noise surrounding her and Burnham’s rumored coupling.
In an interview with Them earlier in the year, Bridgers doubled down on calling out these entitled fans, telling them she hopes they “grow up.”
“I, at one of the lowest points of my life, saw people who claim to love me fucking dehumanize me and shame me and fucking bully me on the way to my dad’s wake.”
So will the internet be normal about this pairing? Probably not, and especially so as her name continues to gain recognition. Burnham seems to amass a similar type of invested fan base as John Mulaney, and we all know how the latter’s fans reacted to his relationships. Can you imagine if Bridgers and Burnham’s coupling happened and he released another project like the 2021 Inside and the immense (deserved) hype that followed it? For now, let’s hope we can all enjoy talented people being talented together.
Source: Us Weekly