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Are Bridgerton stars Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley dating in real life?

Bridgeton Season 2 is just a day away, which means we can return to Regency-era England in less than 24 hours for more romance, feuds and, of course, more Lady Whistledown. The first season of the Netflix Original was an instant hit when it debuted in December 2020, and we expect the new installment to be just as successful.

Season two follows main characters Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and newcomer Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) as a new social season begins as our eligible singles try to find love. For Anthony, at the end of season one, he decided he would find a wife but not a love match, and for Kate, she has just arrived in London to help her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) find a husband. Despite their intentions, Anthony and Kate fall in love, which leads to a very complicated situation.

We’re bound to fall in love with the Anthony and Kate story once Season 2 releases on Friday, but while we wait, let’s talk about the actors portraying the love interests on screen. Do you meet in real life too?

Well, sorry to those who may already be shipping the two actors. They don’t meet in real life.

Who is Simone Ashley dating?

Simon Ashley

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 8: Simone Ashley attends the Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment Gala on December 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

So who are they Bridgeton stars out? Simone Ashley’s romantic life is a bit of a mystery to us, and at the moment she appears to be single. We couldn’t find any reference to a boyfriend or girlfriend either online or on Ashley’s Instagram account. The 26-year-old actress is very active on social media but has yet to announce a romantic relationship.

Ashley hasn’t spoken publicly about her dating life, but maybe now that she’s becoming super famous, she’ll be asked about it.

Who is Jonathan Bailey dating?

Jonathan Bailey - Bridgerton Season 2

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 9: Jonathan Bailey attends the opening reception for English National Ballet’s ‘Song Of The Earth / La Sylphide’ at St Martins Lane on January 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Although Bailey hasn’t confirmed it himself, it has been reported that he is in a relationship with a fellow actor named James Ellis. The two were photographed together, but Ellis has not appeared on Bailey’s Instagram account. Despite this, it’s still possible that Bailey and Ellis are dating, especially since the Bridgeton Star apparently confirmed he had a boyfriend speaking to GQ in a recent interview.

According to US Weekly, Bailey opened up about being a gay actor and the pressures he felt to hide his sexuality. He recalled some advice given to an actor friend who said:

“At the time he was told, ‘There are two things we don’t want to know: whether you’re an alcoholic or gay.’ All it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say it, and it ripples through. So yeah, of course I thought so. Of course I thought I had to be straight to be happy.”

“I got to a point where I was like, fuck it, I’d much rather hold my boyfriend’s hand in public or be able to post my own face picture on Tinder and not worry about it than one to get role. ‘ Bailey added.

Although Ashley and Bailey are not a couple in real life, they became close during filming Bridgeton Season 2. The Kate actress briefly opened up about their relationship while speaking to Glamor UK, explaining that they would leave each other gifts in their respective trailers on set. Bailey also noted how he did his best to make Ashley feel “safe” during their intimate scenes.

We can’t wait to see Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley perform together on our screens Bridgeton Season 2 is coming to Netflix on Friday, March 25th!

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Aila Slisco

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