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How Marc Maron went from being friends with late Lynn Shelton to 'an item': 'We were starting a life together'

Director, writer and producer Lynn Shelton, most recently known for 'Little Fires Everywhere', passed away on May 15 in Los Angeles at age 54. Her death was reportedly due to a blood disorder
Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton (Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton (Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)

In February, Pajiba reported that comedian Marc Maron referred to a "director lady" in his house while on a podcast, and with that rumors that he could be dating Lynn Shelton began when pictures started surfacing on social media channels such as Instagram. The duo had reportedly spent the holidays in Ireland together as well as attended award shows together.

In a recent interview on March 27 with Interview Magazine, the publication referred to Shelton as "Maron's new romantic partner" as Maron remained in the background for that question-answer session. Maron had a recent comedy special drop, titled 'End Times Fun' and it was directed by Lynn Shelton — she had also directed 'GLOW' in which Maron played the role of a wrestling promoter. The duo had been collaborating for a while now.

Maron revealed the playful nature the couple seemed to have when he was asked in the interview what he's been up to during the current pandemic and quarantine. "Walk around. Do things around the house. Play guitar. Watch things. Think. I’m big on thinking. I’ve been hiking a lot lately. I'm hanging out with Lynn [Shelton] right now, but we have no choice. She's not working, I'm not working. What are we going to do? What am I going to tell her to leave?" said Maron.

When the interview had mentioned how the duo's growth has been adorable to see, Maron continued, "Who? Me and Lynn? Well, we were friends. But now we're more than friends. That's a whole other ball of wax there. But it's going pretty well. This is a real test of it, though, I'll tell you that. This new relationship is being dramatically tested by quarantine."

We didn't need any more rumors to be cultivated as Maron hilariously confirmed the couple was an "item". "We are an item. Yes. It's pretty new in that she's kind of pushed it out into the world. She's insisted… I'm kidding, I'm kidding. We've been seeing each other, I guess it's been about a year. Because we were both in other relationships fairly recently before we started seeing each other, we kept it on the down-low for, I’d say, seven months or eight months."

"Now, we're letting it seep into the culture, for those who give a s***," said Maron. Although the actor believed that after two marriages, it "doesn't seem that necessary" when Lynn was standing right there. Maybe the duo had talked it out, but they seemed to be definitely open and fun about such topics. On May 8, IndieWire had reported that the duo was collaborating on writing a movie followed by their comedy 'Sword of Trust' — it was to be a "domestic dramedy."

Maron told the publication that the movie was to be "about a married couple and the brother of the man comes back into the picture, and a lot of stuff is revealed that shifts the reality of the situation". Unfortunately, director, writer and producer Lynn Shelton, most recently known for 'Little Fires Everywhere’, passed away on May 15, in Los Angeles at the age of 54. It was reported that her death was the result of a blood disorder.

In a statement, Maron emotionally remembered his partner saying, "She was a beautiful, kind, loving, charismatic artist." He added, "Her spirit was pure joy. She made me happy. I made her happy. We were happy. I made her laugh all the time. We laughed a lot. We were starting a life together. I really can't believe what is happening. This is a horrendous, sad loss."