On Oct. 25, news broke that Emma Stone and Saturday Night Live writer Dave McCary are an item. But Life & Style magazine has exclusively learned that their love is far from new.

“They’ve been dating since January,” reveals an insider close to the couple.

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Emma Stone on SNL on Dec. 1, 2016.

Sparks flew soon after Emma hosted SNL on Dec. 3, and it didn’t take long for Dave’s co-workers to notice. “Word of them hanging out started to circulate around the office,” adds the insider, “but Dave kept it under wraps because he’s a private guy.”

Even after months of dating, the duo are still playing it cool. After Emma, 28, made a cameo on SNL’s Sept. 30 season premiere, she and Dave, 32, watched Jay-Z’s performance side by side, but were careful not to touch, the insider tells Life & Style.

Dave is into Emma for the right reasons, says the insider: “He’s definitely not someone who was looking for a celebrity girlfriend.”

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