Merritt Wever has been a part of many projects to date.
But arguably, her best performance to date is that of Denise Cloyd in The Walking Dead. Cloyd was one of the survivors and residents of the Alexandria Safe Zone.
She took the role of the town’s doctor and looked after other survivors. Cloyd was a lesbian in the show and was dating her partner, Tara Chambler.
Since then, people have been curious about Wever’s personal life. Since she portrayed a gay character, many have questioned if she is gay herself.
Similarly, they are curious about her dating life and if she has a husband or a partner. Here is everything we know about Wever’s personal life.
Merritt Wever’s husband/partner
Wever is notoriously silent about her personal life. To date, she has not revealed anything to the public.
As a result, there is no information about her dating life. It is unknown if she has a boyfriend or a husband since the actress has revealed nothing related to her love life.
Similarly, she has not opened up about her sexuality as well. Even though she played a role of a lesbian doctor in the show, she has said nothing about her real-life gender orientation or partner.
It seems like Wever prefers to keep her personal life out of the limelight and hence, does not like sharing it with her fans and followers.
Merritt Wever has revealed nothing about her private life, including her dating history and husband. (Source: Twitter)
That being said, various tabloids online have reported on Wever’s dating life. Most of them have reported that Wever is not married and does not have a husband.
Similarly, she is not gay and does not have a same-sex partner. However, she has been dating a writer and director she met in 2009, and the two have allegedly been living together.
Wever has not confirmed the reports to date. So, unless the actress confirms it, everything is mere speculation.
Reaction to Denise Cloyd’s death
The Walking Dead is no stranger to killing off fans’ favorite characters. However, fans and followers of the show took Cloyd’s death to their hearts.
Cloyd was killed in the fourteenth episode of the sixth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television show titled ‘Twice as Far.’ People were outraged by the death — primarily because of how she died.
Cloyd’s death created an outrage on social media, with many fans, most notably members of the LGBT community, complaining about her death. This is because Cloyd’s death happened two episodes after her partner confessed her love for her.
Cloyd didn’t respond at the moment, and she declined Chambler’s invitation to go on a supply run with her. She embarks on a run with Daryl and Rosita to display her bravery and discovers a can of Crush, Chambler’s favorite drink.
At that time, she confessed to Daryl and Rosita how she could have gone with her partner. Moreover, Cloyd admitted that she loved her partner but did not do so because she was scared.
Cloyd goes into a passionate speech about taking chances after receiving this present for her girlfriend and a fresh understanding of their relationship, during which she is shot through the eye by Dwight. It takes a minute for the viewer for the character to process what has happened, and Cloyd survives just long enough to fulfill her sentence.
This made many angry because, in the comic book, Cloyd dies from zombie attacks and not an arrow through her skull. Moreover, Cloyd did not get closure with her partner as well.
Similarly, many noted that The Walking Dead was jumping on the bandwagon and killing lesbian characters. Cloyd is straight in the comics, but the show made her a lesbian, only to kill her soon.
Wever responded to the backlash during an interview with The Daily Beast. She said, “I am familiar with the [trope of] black characters or gay characters getting killed off because [they’re considered] less human or less real or less important and people aren’t gonna care as much. From my end, it didn’t feel like that’s what was happening though. But I certainly understand the concern in the wider culture.”