Martin Short finally addresses Meryl Streep dating rumors

Even though they’d be a Hollywood power couple, Martin Short and Meryl Streep are not dating, according to Short.

The Only Murders in the Building star addressed the rumors after he appeared on Club Random with Bill Maher and the hose suggested the two would make a “power couple.”

Prior to Short’s appearance on Maher’s show, there were rumors the Only Murders in the Building costars were dating after footage emerged of the two of them at the Golden Globes.

But the actor and comedian insists the two aren’t dating and “just very close friends.”

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Martin Short and Meryl Streep pose backstage at the hit play “It’s Only a Play” on Broadway at The Jacobs Theater on February 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

“Well, you should because there’s nothing more powerful in Hollywood than a power couple,” Maher joked in response to Short’s denial. “It worked for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, it worked for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.”

Short was married to Nancy Dolman from 1980 until her death from ovarian cancer in 2010.

“Our marriage was a triumph, so it’s tough,” he told AARP: The Magazine in 2019. “She died in 2010, but I still communicate with her all the time. It’s, ‘Hey Nan,’ you know? How would she react to this decision or that, especially regarding our three kids.”

Meanwhile, last year a representative for Streep confirmed the actress and her her husband of 45 years, Don Gummer, had been separated for “more than six years.”

I think Martin Short and Meryl Streep would make the ultimate power couple, but one can only dream at this point as Short denied the rumors that the two are dating.


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