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Nanette’s Hannah Gadsby is ‘dating Transparent’s Jill Soloway’

Ella Braidwood October 24, 2018

Nanette star Hannah Gadsby is reportedly dating US director and Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

The comedian has been seeing Soloway since the summer, a source told Page Six.

“They don’t want people to know they are a couple,” the source added, “they are very private.”

Hannah Gadsby speaks onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty)

Soloway also recently met Gadsby’s family in Australia, reports Page Six.

Gadsby and Soloway have been touring and speaking at talks together to promote the director’s memoir She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy.

A representative for Gadsby and Soloway declined to provide a statement to Page Six.

Soloway previously dated poet Eileen Myles, who she said inspired a character on Transparent.

Gadsby, who previously appeared on acclaimed Josh Thomas sitcom Please Like Me, won international acclaim when her comedy show Nanette was aired as a Netflix special in June 2018.

In the show, Gadsby explores her life as a gay woman—including discrimination and abuse—before announcing that she is quitting comedy because she refuses to tell self-deprecating jokes about herself anymore.

However, in July, Gadsby confirmed to Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show that she will stay in comedy following the success of the show.

Writer and producer Jill Soloway speaks onstage during The 2017 MAKERS Conference Day 2 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL)

“I said I was quitting, and then if I quit, I’m an idiot now,” she said.

“If the show had gone as badly as I planned, it would have worked,” she added, “But now, like, I’m left with the choice. I’ll either be an idiot or a hypocrite, and I’d rather be a hypocrite than an idiot.”

In September, Gadsby was praised after presenting an Emmy award for Outstanding Director for a Drama Series.

Viewers were delighted by Gadsby’s 90-second presence on the stage, with some calling for her to present the entire show.

Entering the stage, Gadsby said: “This is … not normal? The world’s gone a bit crazy. I mean, for somebody like me—a nobody, from nowhere—gets this sweet gig, free suit, new boots, just cause I don’t like men?

“That’s a joke, of course. Just jokes, fellas, calm down. #NotAllMen, but a lot of ’em.

“No, it is just jokes, but what are jokes these days? We don’t know. Nobody knows what jokes are. Especially not men!”

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