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Inside Barry Keoghan’s Relationship History

From fatherhood to past relationships - we have everything you need to know.
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From the Eternals to The Batman, The Banshees of Inisherin and Dunkirk, Barry Keoghan has made an impressive name for himself in recent years as he shifts from independent films to blockbuster movies and it’s clear the 31-year-old Irishman is not slowing down. 

But, as Barry earns himself a rapidly growing fanbase, audiences are left wondering about the actor’s personal life and if he’s single. Now, as the actor’s role in Saltburn continues to spark conversation, we’re rounding up everything you need to know! 

Is Barry Keoghan single?

Barry Keoghan is currently in a relationship with 25-year-old pop singer Sabrina Carpenter. 

Barry has previously been in a long-term relationship with Alyson Kierrans, a dentist, whom he met at a London bar in February 2021. Whilst the couple have remained pretty tight-lipped on their relationship, they did make their red carpet debut in October 2021.

However, in July 2023, multiple publications reported the pair had split up after two and a half years. 

“They’ve grown apart over recent months and things have finally come to a head,” one source told The Sun at the time. “As far as she’s concerned, it’s over.”

Alyson Sandro and Barry Keoghan attend the Annual Academy Awards
Barry and Alyson. (Credit: Getty)

Is Barry Keoghan married?

Despite fans questioning if Barry and Alyson were engaged, the couple never denied nor confirmed the rumours. 

Before his romance with Alyson, Barry was in a long-term relationship with Shona Guerin. The pair began dating in 2017 and were living together in Los Angeles before they split in 2020. 

Are Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter Dating? 

While they have not yet commented publicly on their romance, it appears that Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan are officially in a relationship. 

The couple were first spotted together in December 2023 and, according to the Daily Mail, the pair were enjoying a “romantic” dinner together. 

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(Credit: Backgrid)

After the initial photos of the pair together made headlines, Sabrina and Barry’s romance seemingly disappeared from the public eye. 

Despite keeping their rumoured relationship under wraps, fans have speculated that Barry and Sabrina are in fact an item after they were photographed together at the Grammy Awards afterparty in February 2024.

Staying true to form, the pair did not share any further photos or comments on their star-studded night out, however, fans of the couple were quick to notice what appeared to be a lipstick stain on Barry’s cheek in other photos from the event… 

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Barry and Sabrina posed for the cameras together at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. (Credit: Getty)

Following a handful of casual sightings, Barry was later spotted in the VIP section watching Sabrina perform at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Singapore, topping off his outfit with a beaded ‘Sabrina’ bracelet. 

The following week, Barry and Sabrina seemingly made their romance red carpet official at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. While they didn’t pose together on the carpet, the duo did stand next to one another, with fans quick to point out Barry looking lovingly at Sabrina while she posed for photos. 

Later in the evening, the couple were photographed together with their now trademark hand-over-mouth pose, with Barry’s ‘Sabrina’ bracelet proudly on full display. Shortly after the buzz of the afterparty, PopBase shared an adorable snap of Barry and Sabrina captured in the event’s photo booth, sending fans on social media into a frenzy at the couple’s low-key relationship launch. 

In May 2024, the couple posed together on the Met Gala red carpet, with Vogue documenting their joint behind-the-scenes before the event.

After six months of speculation, Barry and Sabrina seemingly confirmed their romance – starring as a Bonnie and Clyde-inspired couple for Sabrina’s Please Please Please music video. 

Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter sitting on a car bonnet.
Barry and Sabrina appeared in Sabrina’s Please Please Please music video. (Credit: YouTube/VEVO)

Does Barry Keoghan have a child? 

In June 2022 Barry and Alyson confirmed they were expecting their first child together and welcomed their son, Brando, two months later in August. 

“It’s indescribable,” Barry explained of the birth of his son to GQ magazine in October 2022. “It’s a love I’ve not felt before.”

After winning a BAFTA for his supporting role in The Banshees of Inisherin, Barry dedicated the award to his son. “Brando. I just want this for my son as well, Brando,” he told the crowd. “[And] for my mother and also for the kids that are dreaming to be something from the area that I came from. This is for yous.”

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Barry and his son Brando. (Credit: Instagram)

Where to watch Barry Keoghan’s movies

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The Banshees of Inisherin. (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

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