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Rob McElhenney Shares a Video with His Two Gay Moms in Honor of Mother's Day

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 09, 2021
12:00 P.M.
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Rob McElhenney's mother Helena McElhenney and her wife Mary Taylor told their love story in a video Rob shared to honor them on Mother's Day. 


With Mother's Day approaching quickly, "Always Sunny" and "Mythic Quest" star Rob McElhenney is paying tribute to his two moms. 

On Thursday, the actor shared a video in which his mom Helena McElhenney and her wife Mary Taylor opened up to GLAAD about their love and how they met and fell in love with each other 37 years ago. 

Rob McElhenney attends the Premiere of Apple TV+'s "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" at The Cinerama Dome on January 29, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images


Rob posted the video via a tweet he captioned, "No family looks exactly the same. So proud to call both of these ladies 'Mom.'" 

Besides talking about how they met almost four decades ago in the video, Helena and Taylor also shared some of the ups and downs they had and the love and support they got from their families. 


Recalling the moment she met her partner, Helena said she knew in an instant that Taylor was the person with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. Taylor also said that Helena's blue eyes melt her heart, adding that love is love. 

Taylor revealed that the first few years of her and Helena's relationship were the most challenging, but they managed to get through their difficulties. 

"Always Sunny" would not have existed if he had not moved to Los Angeles fueled by privilege, ignorance, and testosterone.


Reflecting on the years past, Helena shared that she would be more open about her feelings in her early years if she could go back in time.

She would also tell herself to be strong and, knowing who she is and her supporting family, they would support her through everything. Helena added

"Who you love and how you love is your business." 


Rob views his two mothers as a great gift. In a statement to GLAAD, he said he and his siblings had an unconventional upbringing by the standards of 1984 South Philadelphia. 

However, they realized early on that not every family looked the same like they saw on TV. However, they had nothing but love, support, compassion, and empathy, which allowed them to flourish. 


Rob has previously spoken about his personality and upbringing, revealing "Always Sunny" would not have existed if he had not moved to Los Angeles fueled by privilege, ignorance, and testosterone of a 25-year-old white man. 

Rob is married to his "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" costar Kaitlin Olson. The couple tied the knot in California on September 27, 2008. 

They are parents to two sons, Axel Lee McElhenney, born on September 1, 2010, and Leo Grey McElhenney, who they welcomed on April 5, 2012.