Who is 'Sex Education's Asa Butterfield dating? A glimpse into Otis' IRL love life

While Otis and Maeve's romantic fate is finally revealed, who is Asa Butterfield's real girlfriend, if anyone?

Asa Butterfield during the BAFTA Film Awards Nominations Announcement 2020 photocall at BAFTA on January 07, 2020 in London, England/ in a blue, purple and pink gradient template
(Image credit: Getty Images: Dave J Hogan)

After finally receiving the answer to whether Otis and Maeve are endgame in Sex Education season 4, you might find yourself wondering about Asa Butterfield's girlfriend sitch IRL.

Now don't worry—for those who haven't yet finished the new season—we're not going to spoil whether Moordale High's own Ross and Rachel end up together. Instead, we're here to dish on Asa's love life outside of the Netflix show, namely his current relationship status.

So, is there an Asa Butterfield girlfriend in the picture or is he single? Here's everything we've sussed out...

Who is Asa Butterfield's girlfriend?

So, is Otis Milburn, aka Asa Butterfield dating anyone right now? In short, no the 26-year-old is reportedly single.

That being said though, he has previously been one half of a very juicy dating rumor, alongside a fellow castmate. Yep, back in 2021, when Otis and Ruby (Mimi Keene) struck up their unlikely relationship in Sex Education season 3, fans were convinced that something might have been going on off-screen too. 

Alas though, this seemed to be a bit of wishful thinking as nothing came of the rumors, nor did Asa or Mimi give any indication that their relationship was anything other than platonic...In other slightly unrelated news though, Mimi Keene's makeup routine has just dropped and we're obsessed.

As for Asa's love life in general, the actor has previously implied that he'll be keeping those details private, adding in an interview with GQ when asked if he wants to clue fans in on his single status: "No, I want to keep them guessing." So, there you have it, even if there was some Asa girlfriend news, he probably wouldn't tell us anyway...

Asa Butterfield dating history: who has he been linked to previously?

We're afraid Asa Butterfield's dating history is similarly elusive. As the Hugo star prefers to keep his relationships under wraps, there's not a ton of info out there on his past dalliances—apart from his relationship with Yellowjackets actress Ella Purnell.

According to Elle, Asa dated his Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children co-star, Ella back in 2015, though it's believed they split in 2016. 

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.