Wait, are Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal dating?

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal is the couple we've been waiting for

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal attend the 2021 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
(Image credit: Taylor Hill/WireImage)

New couple alert? Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal appear to be getting awfully cozy, and for a moment we almost forgot that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are potentially an item.

After being photographed at Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 10th annual Art + Film Gala—where they arrived on the red carpet together—the Normal People heartthrob and folk singer have fans on high alert. Naturally, their status has still yet to be confirmed, but those photos seem awfully telling...



Are Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal together?

Check out the two on the red carpet. What did we tell you? There are quite a few smiles! They do say a picture is worth a thousand words...

Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers attend the 2021 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

(Image credit: Taylor Hill/WireImage)

They also took a few snaps with Dakota Johnson and Maggie Gyllenhaal while at the event. Notice how the actresses are sandwiching them, aka the potential couple? 

Dakota Johnson, Phoebe Bridgers, and Paul Mescal, all wearing Gucci, and Maggie Gyllenhaal attend the 10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA honoring Amy Sherald, Kehinde Wiley, and Steven Spielberg presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

(Image credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA)

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal before the red carpet

When Sally Rooney's TV adaptation of Normal People premiered in 2020—on the BBC in the UK, Hulu in the US—many of us swooned over Connell and his chain. And, as Rooney's readers know well, the story is very, very sexy...which Bridgers picked up on rather quickly. 

The two exchanged a few flirty tweets after she gave her seal of approval to the "horny" series. 

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Later in 2020, the two participated in a Q+A for Wonderland Magazine's Instagram livestream (opens in new tab), where Bridgers referred to the Irish actor as a "cute boy" and exclaimed how thrilled she was when he followed her on Instagram. No need to say more, Ms. Bridgers—we get it. 

Although it's been some time since the "Motion Sickness" singer publicly gushed over Mescal, we have to believe this red carpet debut means something. What do you think? (No one tell Marianne...) 

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