The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards that took place yesterday, September 17 was a great night for Kate McKinnon and not only because she managed to win the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. I was also her first official public appearance alongside her girlfriend, Jackie Abbott!
The SNL star was spotted hugging her before she accepted the trophy.
As fans of the hit comedy show may be aware, McKinnon is the first openly gay woman of the Saturday Night Live cast.
Some of the comedian’s fans in the audience captured the moment on camera and hurried to share it with the rest of us on social media.
Michelle Visage, a judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race also posted a pic with the couple backstage, captioning it: ‘I have SUCH a crush on #KATEMCKINNON SO HAPPY SHE WON!!! Her girlfriend Jackie was just as lovely as she is!’
We don’t know much about Abbott but according to her personal website, she is an actor and an artist, who was born in Stamford, Connecticut and she seems to have a sense of humor just like her significant other.
After leaving the stage and after her acceptance speech, Kate McKinnon also spoke with a few reporters waiting for her backstage.
She stated that it was really overwhelming and that she already felt honored enough just to be present at this year’s show.
‘It is too much. The other nominees are so unbelievable,’ she humbly added.