Golden Globe Nominee Catherine O'Hara Dated Eugene Levy Before Marrying Her Husband

Kayla Keegan
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Golden Globe Nominee Catherine O'Hara Dated Eugene Levy Before Marrying Her Husband

From Good Housekeeping

Catherine O'Hara has been in Hollywood since the mid 1970s, winning over our hearts with roles like Delia in Beetlejuice, Kate in Home Alone, and, most recently, the iconic Moira Rose in Schitt's Creeka role that led to an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress in a Musical/Comedy Series.

Throughout much of her impressive career, she's had her husband, Bo Welch, by her side. But before there was Bo, Catherine once confessed on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live that back when she and fellow Schitt's Creek star Eugene Levy were both at Second City in Toronto, they had a brief fling.

Photo credit: Gower
Photo credit: Gower

Catherine told Andy Cohen: "So, everybody at Second City theater tried to date everybody. Like, 'He makes me laugh. I should go out with him' ... So, we did maybe one or two dates."

Time went on, however, and nothing ever became of it. In 1977, Eugene married his wife, Deborah Divine, and Catherine would soon meet Bo. But still, Catherine remembers her time with Eugene fondly. "He's a gentleman, [he] has always been a gentleman. And we get to have this working relationship because we didn't go anywhere."

As for Catherine's real-life husband, the two met back in the late '80s while working on Beetlejuice. The actress, of course, was starring in the movie, while Bo was the production designer for the film. At the time that they met, Catherine described Bo as "very attractive."

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Photo credit: Ron Galella

"He finally asked me out," she recalled to The New Yorker. "We went on location at the end of the movie, and we started dating. I moved to L.A. to be with him."

It turned out to be the right move for many reasons. Both Catherine and Bo got to be together while their respective careers took off. In the early days of their relationship, Bo was a production designer on Tim Burton films, such as Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns, according to The Sun. He later made his film directorial debut with The Cat in the Hat in 2003. Most recently, he was nominated for an Emmy for his design work on A Series of Unfortunate Events in 2019.

Meanwhile, after they began living together, Catherine became plenty busy herself playing Miss Malone in The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Gloria Henner in Betsy's Wedding, and much more.

Photo credit: Toni Anne Barson
Photo credit: Toni Anne Barson

In 1992, Catherine and Bo tied the knot officially, welcoming their two sons a few years later — Matthew in 1994 and Luke in 1997.

Though Catherine and Bo largely stay out of the spotlight and off of social media, fans will occasionally spot the couple at red carpet events. Most recently, photographers captured the two looking dapper as ever at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party last February.

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