What We Know About ‘White Lotus’ Star Jennifer Coolidge’s Dating History

She's likely single

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There’s no denying that Jennifer Coolidge is one of the funniest women in Hollywood—but what about her dating history and former boyfriends?

Since the ’90s, she’s been making us laugh with comedic roles in films like American Pie, Legally Blonde and Zoolander. Now, she’s taken the entertainment world by storm with her popular HBO series, The White Lotus, which earned her a 2022 Emmy award and a 2023 nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (and has had the internet buzzing ever since that outrageous season 2 finale). To make it even better, Coolidge was also nominated for a SAG Award for her performance as Tanya McQuoid.

"Something happened this awards season. I don’t know if they just played clips of me so many times on the Internet or Instagram, but it doesn’t matter what disguise I have on, I can be wearing a frog costume with a helmet and people know it’s me,” Coolidge told People magazine. “I was recently walking in the North End in Boston, and I couldn’t make it down the street. I think it’s so interesting.”

While we've learned quite a lot about Tanya's love life on the series, we want to know more about Jennifer Coolidge's dating history IRL. Keep reading for deets on the actress’s romantic history.

1. Jennifer Coolidge’s Relationship Status Is Unknown

The actress’s relationship status hasn’t been confirmed, but to our knowledge, she’s single. And based on her responses to previous dating-related questions, she intends to keep this part of her life private.

For instance, during a press interview at the 2022 Emmys, Access asked who she’d want to shoot her shot with. Her clever response? “Well, I was very excited about somebody—I can’t say their name—but I found out today he’s dead,” she said.

She previously discussed how the movie American Pie influenced her own dating habits. When she appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2020, she said, “I have to say the movie has helped me out in a lot of ways. There's always someone who has seen that movie lately, and so then you get a whole new group of young guys. I'm single, so I'm really using it to my advantage.”

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2. Coolidge Was in a Relationship with Chris Kattan

Per Nicki Swift, Kattan confirmed in his 2019 memoir, Baby Don't Hurt Me, that he’d fallen head over heels for Coolidge, his A Night at the Roxbury co-star, during the late '90s. He wrote, “Jennifer Coolidge was a tall, messy, sexy, tough, charmingly crass Boston native bombshell.”

Although they never confirmed a relationship at the time, dating rumors began to circulate in 2001, when they were photographed together on multiple occasions. However, Kattan noted that their relationship eventually fizzled out after hitting a rough patch.

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3. She Was Rumored to Have Dated Banks McClintock

For a short time, it was also reported that Coolidge was dating actor Banks McClintock, whose only two credits on IMDB include an appearance in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) and Cherish (2002).

When Coolidge sat down for an interview with the New York Times in 2004, reporter Alexandra Jacobs wrote, “Her live-in boyfriend and writing partner, Banks McClintock (the two have founded the inevitable production company), had brought over both a glass of pink lemonade and a glass of Chardonnay for Ms. Coolidge, along with a bowl of potato chips.”

4. She Was Also Romantically Linked to Tom Mahoney

Although there’s no indication of this on her social media feeds, Coolidge was rumored to have married a man named Tom Mahoney. Some fans were even under the impression that they secretly welcomed two children—but again, since none of this has been confirmed, we’re gonna assume that they’re nothing more than rumors.

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5. She’s Still on the Hunt for 'The One'

In an interview with Page Six in January 2023, Coolidge admitted, “I live a secluded life in New Orleans and I only know the people I meet on the job and my friends from The Groundlings...I’ve never found anyone quite right for myself. I haven’t found the love of my life.”

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6. But She's Content Being Single

Coolidge recently revealed that she’s focused on her career and not on finding a boyfriend. “There was just like, a giant chunk of my life that was wasted on trying to get boyfriends who didn’t want me, instead of just, you know, taking care of business and, and working on my own thing,” she told Time magazine. “I think we have to really take care of ourselves and get our own thing going. And then if a guy comes in, it’s all great. Or if a guy doesn’t come in, it’s all great.”

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