Comedian Patton Oswalt lost his wife of 11 years in April 2016 when she unexpectedly passed away in her sleep. In the months since, he has openly discussed the painful grieving process, particularly the impact it's had on their young daughter.
More than a year after her death, Oswalt has seemingly waded back into the dating pool. He hasn't verbally confirmed his new romance, but the star brought actress Meredith Salenger as his date to Wednesday's "Baby Driver" -- and the handholding seems to be a confirmation in itself.
Salenger, 47, tweeted a selfie of the two in the theater, but an earlier social media post was even more telling: She Instagrammed a photo of her hand and Oswalt's with a pink heart, captioning it, "I'm super in love guys. Just fyi."
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Oswalt, 48, is a devoted dad to 8-year-old Alice and also manages a bustling film career. He recently appeared in Tom Hanks' "The Circle," and his upcoming film "Nostalgia" co-stars Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman. Oswalt is particularly popular on Twitter, where his jokes and critiques of the Trump administration often go viral.
He may have found a great match in Salenger, a Harvard-educated actress with a host of screen credits to her name. Although not much is known yet about her personal life, she regularly shares photos of herself with her young niece and nephew, sometimes hashtagging #happiestauntie.
Earlier this year, Oswalt revealed that his wife died due in part to an undiagnosed heart condition, of which she was entirely unaware.
Patton Oswalt and his wife
Patton Oswalt and his wife
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Patton Oswalt and wife attends the 'Young Adult' world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Patton Oswalt and wife Michelle Eileen McNamara attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 3rd annual Governors Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Comedian Patton Oswalt (R) and wife Michelle Eileen McNamara attend the LACMA inaugural Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara attend the 'Young Adult' world premiere after party at the Hudson Terrace on December 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Patton Oswalt (R) and Michelle Eileen McNamara arrive at LACMA's Art And Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood And John Baldessari at LACMA on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Patton Oswalt (L) and Michelle Eileen McNamara attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)
Michelle McNamara and Patton Oswalt during The World Premiere of Disney/Pixar's 'Ratatouille' at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calfornia, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures)