Bill Hader, the famous comedian, and actor, recently revealed that he refuses to talk much about his dating life to protect the privacy of his three daughters. Hader recently trended when news broke of his relationship with actress Anna Kendrick.
Hader has three daughters, 7-year-old Hayley Clementine, 10-year-old Harper, and 12-year-old Hannah Kathryn. During several interviews, Hader has made it clear that his primary concern is to keep his kids safe. Read on to learn more about his statements and what fans know of his love life.
Bill Hader Puts His Daughters’ Privacy First
During a recent cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hader revealed that he prefers not to talk about his relationships and dating life to protect his daughter’s privacy. He explained that he doesn’t want them in the public eye if he can avoid it.
The 43-year-old Saturday Night Live alumni said, “They just want me to be their Dad. They just want me to sit and watch Encanto over and over and over again. So that’s what I do.” His explanation was prompted by the immense interest in his relationship with Kendrick.
In January, People exclusively reported that Hader and Kendrick had been in a quiet relationship for more than a year. Before Kendrick, Hader had dated actress Rachel Bilson and was married to filmmaker and mother of his kids, Maggie Carrey, for just over a decade.
Hader Split From Carey In 2017
Hader and Carey married in 2006 and first separated in November 2017. The “Trainwreck” actor later officially filed for divorce a month later. Their divorce was finalized in June 2018, and the two now co-parent their three kids.
Hader and Carey have emphasized that they have a friendly relationship and do their best to put their kids first. During his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hader shared that they were apprehensive about the impact the pandemic would have on the girls.
He said, “Maggie and I were just trying to keep them calm. And then, weirdly, it was the other way around. They would really keep us calm.” It is unconfirmed if Carey is in a relationship with anyone else currently.
Hader Tries To Balance His Career With Fatherhood
In 2019, Hader spoke with Variety for a profile interview and opened up about the challenges he has faced with balancing his growing career with his responsibilities and desires as a father.
The Emmy-award-winning creator of Barry said, “I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer. It was terrible.” Variety explained in the piece that the distance was due to Hader spending most of the summer months writing for season two of Barry and filming for “It: Chapter 2.”
Hader said, “I’m going, ‘Next summer I’m taking off. And I’m going to spend every day with them.’ It’s this weird thing where when you’re in this industry, you don’t have time to be with them, and it’s really, really difficult. I’m getting emotional right now talking about it.”
Bill Hader Quit SNL After The Birth Of His Second Daughter
During the Variety interview, Hader also recalled when he quit SNL after the birth of his second daughter, Harper. At the time, he told the New York Times that “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe its just time to go.'”
He told Variety that “Once our second child was born, I had to leave SNL. It was hard with one kid, let alone two. Because I was just never around.” He also shared that he looks forward to the summer he plans to spend at home with his kids.
Hader plans to spend the summer after filming for season two of Barry wraps up with his daughters at home. He said, “They can see me all day if they want. They can really get sick of me.”