Ever since Bridgerton landed on Netflix last year, fans of the romantic drama have become highly invested in the personal life of the show’s two stars, Phoebe Dynevor and Rege Jean Page (AKA Daphne and The Duke, respectively). While it appears they don’t hold a candle for each other IRL (sigh…), fresh rumours have linked Phoebe Dvynevor to comedian Pete Davidson, after multiple sightings of the pair in both the UK and New York — but are they actually dating?
Nothing is confirmed as of yet but the 25-year-old actor was said to be “spending time” with SNL star Pete Davidson when working on comedy-drama film Younger in New York.
Dynevor — who is playing an Irish citizen in Younger who goes through a green card marriage to stay in the U.S. — has been traveling to New York for the role, where Davidson lives. Back in February, she posted scenic pictures in the city to her Instagram page, alongside the caption: “Grateful I got to be here for a hot sec.”
There’s not much to go on right now but, according to Page Six, Davidson was spotted 3,000 miles from home in Dvynevor’s hometown of Manchester at the popular Altrincham market.
Per Page Six, a fan posted a selfie with Davidson to Facebook, with the caption “Bizarre Altrincham spot of the day … he’s staying over in Altrincham with friends.”
Dynevor fans will know that she’s a Manchester native and her mum, actor Sally Dynevor, stars in that little known Manchester soap, Coronation Street.
And it seems the Bridgerton star is given Davidson the full UK tour. Per StokeonTrent Live, a local schoolgirl recalled the incredibly unexpected moment she saw the pair walking past her house “holding hands” in Caverswall, Stoke-on-Trent. She managed to grab a photo with Davidson and said of him and Dynevor, “it looked like they were in a relationship.”
“They walked past our house and we saw them holding hands and hugging each other,” said the 14 year old to the paper. “I saw his face from the side but I wasn’t sure if it was actually him. I thought ‘no, it can’t be’. I left it but then my sister said ‘is that Pete Davidson?’
“I walked up to him and asked him if it was Pete Davidson and he said ‘no’ in an English accent but then later he said ‘I’m just kidding’ in an American accent. It was quite funny,” she added. “They were really nice and lovely. I knew of Pete Davidson partly because he’s Ariana Grande’s ex and I listen to some of her songs.”
Bustle has reached out to reps for Davidson & Dynevor and are waiting to hear back.