People are loving rapper Lil Dicky in Dave, the FXX comedy series loosely based on his life. But is his on-screen romance an accurate reflection of his real dating history?
Many viewers speculate that Lil Dicky’s love interest on the series, Ally, is inspired by his actual ex-girlfriend Molly.
We did a deep dive into his life to compare and contrast his fictional and real exes. Find out how authentic Ally’s character is, and whether or not Lil Dicky ever moved on to a new girlfriend.
A Look At Ally
Lil Dicky’s love interest on Dave is Ally, a kindergarten teacher. In the first season, the pair are in a relationship that is constantly challenged, leading her to be an ex-girlfriend by season 2. The role is played by actress Taylor Misiak. Last year, the 29-year-old told AfterBuzz TV that she had her eye on the part from the get-go.
“A couple of years ago we shot a music video called ‘Pillow Talking,’” she explained. “And on set… he told me he wanted to make a show about his life. I said, ‘Please let me audition for it when I get the chance.’”
Misiak auditioned for six weeks before she secured her spot on the series. She added that couples who work in different fields would find her character relatable.
“Ally is ambitious and confident and intelligent,” said Misiak. “And to be trying to support this person who is working in hip-hop… this is a different language. This is a whole different world.”
Lil Dicky Had An Ex-Girlfriend In Real Life Named Molly
In 2015, Lil Dicky released the song “Molly.” The music video follows Dave Burd as he gets gussied up for his girlfriend Molly’s wedding—only she’s walking down the aisle for another man.
The rapper laments having to choose between love and ambition, spitting lyrics like, “Wanting you back / But when the fact is I always put you second to rap / I’m not mad that you wouldn’t come / And even though I had to move, I ain’t move on / Really wish you was a boo I could prove wrong.”
No one knows Molly’s true name or identity, but in a 2016 Reddit Ask Me Anything, Lil Dicky confirms that she’s a real person. When someone asked how hard it was to put his career before his woman, he wrote:
“It really wasn’t that difficult of a decision because I knew what had to be done. I knew that I had to pursue my dreams before anything. Going for music wasn’t something that I regret and it wasn’t something that I debated really. Me and Molly aren’t going to get married at this point, but even if it was my absolute soul mate, at the time I don’t think I would’ve been able to put her in front of me accomplishing my dreams. So the decision wasn’t the difficult part. It was living with the realities of the outcome.”
Is Ally’s Character Based Off His Relationship With Molly?
In a June 2020 virtual panel with Deadline, Burd said that Ally and Molly aren’t necessarily one and the same.
“In my real life, in the beginning of my rap career, I had a girlfriend…” he said. “And I wouldn’t say the character Ally was necessarily based on my girlfriend. But I definitely wanted in Season 1 for my character to begin with a girlfriend, because its a place that I can relate to… there were so many instances of where it’s hard to have my career go one way and have my relationship go the same way. They kind of clawed at each other.”
However, it’s hard to ignore the similarities between his on-screen relationship and the story he tells in the track “Molly.” After all, both women broke up with Lil Dicky as he worked to pursue a dream.
Is Lil Dicky Dating Anyone Currently?
As far as we know, Burd remains single. Perhaps he’s still serious about putting his career ahead of romantic relationships. That said, we hope to see him linked to someone sooner than later—we imagine it will make for another interesting song or storyline.