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Who is Jonathan Bailey’s Boyfriend?

What we know about the Bridgerton star's dating life.
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When it comes to the dashing Viscount Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey certainly knows how to make hearts race, both on-screen and off.

As Anthony Bridgerton, he’s had us swooning over his brooding good looks and his tumultuous love life. But what about the man behind the Regency-era heartthrob? Is Jonathan Bailey’s dating life as dramatic and romantic as his on-screen persona?

In the real world, Bailey’s love story isn’t penned by Lady Whistledown, but it’s no less intriguing. Known for keeping his personal life relatively private, the actor has occasionally let slip details that have fueled much speculation and interest. So, is there a special someone in Jonathan’s life currently? And what about his past relationships?

WHO are diving into the love life of the man who has stolen our hearts and finding out if the real-life Jonathan is living his own Bridgerton-esque romance.

Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton
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Who is Jonathan Bailey Currently Dating?

Although we don’t know Jonathan is currently in a relationship – we actually don’t have any details on the mysterious new beau. 

In December 2023 the 36-year-old actor confirmed he was dating a “lovely man,” but refrained from sharing any further details. 

“It’s not secret, but it’s private,” he told the Evening Standard. “Having a private life is, for me, completely critical. I don’t know if I would be able to be as confident to speak out on other things if I felt that my whole life was up for grabs.”

Jonathan Bailey and James Ellis
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Jonathan Bailey’s Relationship History 

Previously, Jonathan Bailey was believed to be dating fellow actor James Ellis. Although the pair never explicitly spoke about their relationship they did attend the Oliver Awards together in 2019 and shared a kiss when Jonathan won an award. 

He previously spoke to GQ about homophobia in Hollywood, recalling another actor being told, “[There are] two things we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay.

“All it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say that, and it ripples through,” Jonathan continued in the 2022 interview. “So, yeah, of course I thought that. Of course, I thought that in order to be happy, I needed to be straight.”

“I reached a point where I thought, ‘F**k this.’ I’d much prefer to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public or be able to put my own face picture on Tinder and not be so concerned about that than getting a part.”

Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer
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Did Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer Date? 

Although Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer’s chemistry was incredible throughout Fellow Travelers, the pair are just friends. Matt has been married to his partner, Simon, since 2011, and they share three kids.

“We are bonded for life, for sure, as friends after having gone through this together,” Matt Bomer previously said of his and Jonathan’s relationship. “So it’s a very sacred friendship for me. I love Jonathan.”


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