Comedienne Sarah Silverman got “excited” when rapper Drake publicly declared his crush on her on Instagram.
The One Dance star hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend (21-22May16) and he admitted his crush on Sarah, a former SNL star, by sharing a picture of her headshot, which hangs in the hallway backstage at the show, on Instagram and writing, “I do” with a ring emoji. He also wrote “WCE”, which stands for Woman Crush Everyday.
The 45-year-old was thrilled to learn Drake, 29, found her appealing, but jokes that it could be down to their shared Jewish background.
“I looked at my phone and I had 16 texts from all my young comedian friends that call me mum and it was very cool, they were very excited,” she told U.S. host Seth Meyers on Thursday night (26May16).
“I was excited, of course, and listen; he’s half Jewish, I’m sure he has a Jewish mother fantasy situation…” she then stopped and scolded herself for playing down the compliment. She continued, “‘Sarah, don’t belittle yourself!’ I’m a sexual being and I’m appealing. I’ve still got it.”
Unfortunately for Drake, Sarah has been dating Welsh actor Michael Sheen, “her lover”, since 2014. During the interview she revealed to Seth that even though he is very charming and has an intriguing accent, they do have their arguments and she likes to make notes during their confrontations.
“We do fight, I literally write down things he’s says when we’re fighting which makes him even more crazy,” she said. “He said, ‘There is a man on the other end of this penis with hopes and dreams and feelings!’ and I was like, ‘let me get my notes out’.”