Rob Delaney and Margaret Atwood are obsessed with each other

The comedian and the renowned Canadian author need to get a room already. 

Mar 2, 2020, 5:05 pm*

Internet Culture


Gaby Dunn

Comedian and Twitter master Rob Delaney and celebrated poet and author Margaret Atwood need to get a room already. 

Their epic story began in May when the usually raunchy and absurdist L.A. comedian tweeted to Atwood’s handle that she was on his list of favorite things, and #FollowFriday-ed her. Atwood wrote back teasing that one of Delaney’s other well known favorite things is big butts—and that she was honored to be on that same list.

Then, Delaney tweeted a sincere compliment to the 73-year-old Atwood, who is actually very active on Twitter. 

The author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake responded flirtatiously, urging the 35-year-old Delaney to slip their love notes under the door so they could be kept private.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a beloved novel about a dystopian future where women are forced to give birth, and so Atwood, of course, retweeted Delaney’s deep and personal piece in the Guardian about why he believes in a woman’s right to choose. 

Delaney also posted a photo of himself reading an Atwood novel, which the Toronto-based writer retweeted. 

The Delaney-Atwood love affair burns bright on Twitter feeds. People are loving it. Dare we have a new celebrity supercouple on our hands? Robgret? Delatwood? Robwood?

When asked about his Twitter affair with Atwood, Delaney told the Daily Dot that he does not comment on his personal life, but… “That said, I believe our passion speaks for itself.”

Photos via Cleftclip/Flickr, Mark Hill Photography/Flickr

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*First Published: Jul 11, 2013, 2:54 pm