Is Michael Che In A Relationship?

"Weekend Update" co-host Michael Che doesn't exactly provide the inside scoop on his "Saturday Night Live" castmates' love lives, but he's willing to joke about their high-profile romances. The comedian wrote the "Aladdin" sketch that brought Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian together on "SNL," and when Che appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2022, Stern wanted to know if Davidson had thanked his castmate for inadvertently playing matchmaker by making the pair lock lips. "Absolutely not," Che said. "He hasn't mentioned it. In fact, this is the first I've heard they're dating. Is it serious?"

During a 2018 appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Che and his "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost also had a heart-to-heart about the effect Jost's wife, Scarlett Johansson, was having on their friendship. "I feel like you've changed," Che told Jost. "You don't invite me places, and when you do, you ditch me." A sympathetic DeGeneres offered to help Che with his loneliness by saying that she could set him up with someone she knows, but the people in her contacts might not be his type. While Che is so tight-lipped about his love life that his relationship history on Who's Dated Who is empty as of this writing, he has made it crystal-clear that he does not want to date a celebrity.

What Michael Che thinks about celebrity couples

When Ellen DeGeneres grilled Michael Che over which famous women he finds attractive on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," he first mentioned Beyoncé — but then threw out the names of Hillary Clinton and Roseanne Barr, too. He was obviously joking around to dodge DeGeneres' questions, and who can blame him? Imagine how awkward it would be if he said he had a crush on a celebrity who later hosted "Saturday Night Live." When he appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2021, Che explained why he's not interested in dating anyone famous anyway. "Famous relationships seem miserable to me," he said.

Che pointed out that celebrity pairs (like his good pal Colin Jost and actor Scarlett Johansson) have to deal with issues that other couples do not, such as ceaseless media attention. He also shared the perfect pickup line for a normie to use if they ever bump into him at a bar. "The sexiest thing a woman can ask me is, 'So, what do you do?'" he said. "I just want a nice, boring librarian."

When Che appeared on Stern's show a year later, he said that his "Saturday Night Live" castmates have tried to set him up with people before, but apparently, their picks for him don't meet his criteria of being far removed from the entertainment industry. "I don't think they believe me when I tell them I want nothing to do with show business," he said.

Michael Che rejected a RHONY star

While Michael Che insisted that he would love to settle down with a librarian on "The Howard Stern Show," he started looking for love on a dating app where he was unlikely to find one: Raya. The app caters to the elite, and in 2016 it helped facilitate a textual relationship between Che and Married to the Mob clothing label founder Leah McSweeney. Two years later, McSweeney would join the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City." We're just guessing that being on a reality show is a big dealbreaker for Che, but he rejected McSweeney before they ever met in person.

In a 2017 episode of her "Improper Etiquette" podcast, McSweeney said of her text convos with Che, "Michael Che is so arrogant and so rude and disrespectful" (via Page Six). She didn't provide any specific examples of how exactly he was rude to her but did complain about him jokingly telling her that he was fat. "Literally, you've never met me and you're texting me like I'm a stupid b***h," she continued. 

Page Six obtained screengrabs of texts between Che and McSweeney that didn't back up McSweeney's rant. Che often ignored her texts, one of which read, "U hate me cus I'm white. Our conversations r everything to me btw." And when she suggested a meetup, he replied, "You text really strange declarations looking for a reaction, and I don't wanna know what's the real life equivalent of that." Ouch.