Meryl Streep and Martin Short are ‘just very good friends’ despite dating speculation

Martin Short is putting the brakes on speculation that he is dating Meryl Streep.

Rumors of a romance between the “Only Murders in the Building” co-stars started running wild after they looked cozy while sitting together at the 2024 Golden Globes on Sunday — but a rep for Short insists there is nothing romantic going on between them.

Although the actors grew close while playing love interests on the hit Hulu show, the spokesperson told People Tuesday that they “are just very good friends, nothing more.”

During the awards show, Streep, 74, and Short, 73, were photographed looking quite comfortable with each other, leading viewers to speculate on social media that their friendship had turned romantic.

Meryl Streep and Martin Short are not dating. CBS
A rep for Short said the pair “are just very good friends, nothing more.” Getty Images for Moët & Chandon

“Sitting with the knowledge that Meryl Streep and Martin Short might be in love but I have no proof,” one person tweeted.

“Meryl Streep & Martin Short allegedly dating is now my Roman Empire,” another joked.

“Are Meryl Streep and Martin Short dating… because if that’s true… that’s like Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner multiplied by Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft,” a third chimed in.

“Are we not gonna talk about Meryl Streep and Martin Short sitting together 👀 👀 👀,” someone else added.

Rumors started circulating after the co-stars were photographed together at the Golden Globes. CBS

In October, Page Six exclusively revealed that Streep had split from her husband of 45 years, Don Gummer.

A spokesperson for the Oscar-winning icon revealed at the time that the pair had been quietly “separated for more than six years” and living different lives.

Although the former couple had not been seen together since 2018, Streep was photographed wearing her wedding ring up until the news broke.

The actors star on “Only Murders in the Building” together. ©Hulu/Courtesy Everett Collection
Streep has yet to comment on the speculation. FilmMagic

The “Mama Mia!” star and the feted sculptor share four children: singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe, 44, and actresses Mamie Gummer, 40, Grace Gummer, 37, and Louisa Jacobson, 32.

Following news of her breakup, Streep and her four kids put on a united front at the Academy Museum Gala, where they all matched in black.


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Meanwhile, Short’s late wife, Nancy Dolman, lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2010 at age 58.

The couple, who were married for nearly 30 years, shared daughter Katherine, 40, and sons Oliver, 37, and Henry, 34.

The Oscar-winning actress announced her split from husband Don Gummer last year. Getty Images

Short called their marriage “a triumph” in an interview with AARP in 2019, admitting he still talks to Dolman “all the time” despite her death.

“I believe that when people die, they zoom into the people that love them,” he explained. “This idea that it just ends, and don’t speak of them — that’s wrong. That’s based on denial that we’re all going to die. So to me, she’s still here.”

The “Three Amigos!” star has not publicly dated anyone in recent years.