Who is Regé-Jean Page dating? That has been the question on everyone's lips ever since we fell in love with the Duke of Hastings after binging Bridgerton, Netflix's addictive period drama.
If like us, you've become completely obsessed with the Shonda Rhimes produced series, there’s no doubt you’ve been frantically researching the Bridgerton cast with questions about their love lives and what they've been in before.
The Bridgerton is the escapism we all needed, packed full of gorgeous period costumes, romance, gossip, and the charming-yet-broody duke, played by Regé-Jean.
In the Regency-era drama, Regé-Jean plays the Simon Basset, who enters into an alliance with Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor.
While we now know that the actor will not be coming back for the second season of Bridgerton, here’s what to know about the British-Zimbabwean actor who played the show’s dreamy duke...
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Is Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page dating anyone? Or is he married?
Rege-Jean has been all kinds of tight-lipped about his personal life and has not spoken publicly at all about his current or past relationships. However, he does in fact have a girlfriend. *cue our hearts being shattered into a million little pieces*
Despite his relationship status being a mystery ever since the world fell in love with him on Christmas day, The Mail on Sunday has confirmed that that the actor is dating writer and footballer Emily Brown, and there are pictures to prove it.
Much to the dismay of die-hard fans, who all fantasized about being his real-life Duchess, Regé-Jean was spotted looking very cute and cozy with Emily on a street close to the North London home they share, according to the Daily Mail. Yes, they apparently live together, which means things are serious!
While we're selfishly sad to hear he isn't an eligible bachelor, we're happy for the couple. Emily, who plays for South-West London’s FBB Warriors and supports non-league side Dulwich Hamlet, is pretty impressive so he's a lucky man.
The rumored couple have yet to confirm the news themselves and we don't think they will anytime soon as the actor has stated in the past that he likes to keep his private life private. However, speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, Regé-Jean did admit that he’s softer and more open to romance than his fictional counterpart, Simon.
He said: “I'm a huge fan of romance as a concept. Romance is a wonderful thing and we need more of it in the world. Most things at their core are love stories anyway, whether they realize it or not. It's hilarious, the more seriously a show tries to take itself and detach itself from that, the more that the love story generally tends to come forward.”
Speaking to Oprah Magazine, he also explained the romantic power of the held gaze ballroom dancing scene we see between the duke and Daphne in the show. "You have this space to flirt and communicate in private. Even though the eyes of the world are on you, it's that little bubble of honesty between those two characters," Page said.
A few years back, rumors were sparked that the 31-year-old actor was dating actress Antonia Thomas in 2016 (who starred in the comedy-drama series Misfits), after the pair were spotted on the red carpet together. But again, neither ever confirmed they were anything more than friends.
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Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor: did these two ever dated?
We love it when the actors playing a fictional couple end up together in real life, but sadly there’s no evidence to suggest the duo were ever together. In fact, in a recent interview the pair did with Access Hollywood, Regé-Jean insinuated that the two were close but were only romantic on-screen—a fact that has now been confirmed considering he has a girlfriend.
"I think that everything you need to know is on camera. All the sparks that flew came off the beautiful scripts we were handed," he explained. "So I think that the sparky words, scripts and material are more than enough."
The interviewer then made the comment, suggesting the two were actually together even though they were joining the zoom interview from different locations. Continuing the joke, Regé-Jean responded: "We're playing footsie under here."
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Regé-Jean Page age: how old is the Bridgerton star?
Regé-Jean was born in 1990, which makes him 31-years-old this year. He was born in Zimbabwe and moved to London when he was 14.
In a chat with Interview magazine, he opened up about his childhood. He said: “But throughout that period my family was rather spread out—I have family in South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Grenada, Florida—so you make pit stops and you grow your perspective.”
In his teenage years, he used to play in a band—he was the lead singer of a rock band called The Super Nashwan Kids.
In incredible unearthed photos and videos from the mid-noughties, the actor can be seen playing on stage in London clubs wearing a black baseball cap, unbuttoned shirt with a plain white tee underneath, and black trousers.
Speaking about his music past, in an interview with Square Mile, Regé-Jean said: "What else are you going to do as a teenager? You're going to scream at people one way or another. You might as well do it in a productive way. Was my logic."
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Regé-Jean Page Zodiac sign
Regé-Jean is an Aquarius. But despite his iconic "I burn for you" line which makes viewers go weak at the knees, in real-life his star sign is not thought to be as romantic.
Astrologer Clarisse Monahan told Bustle: "Aquarius is just not a romantic sign, and in fact, balks at sentimental or emotional displays."
Meanwhile, New York City-based astrologer Lisa Stardust, matched Regé's onscreen character Simon Bassett with the star-sign Scorpio.
She explained: "Any Scorpio can relate to the smoldering hot, brooding, and sensual Simon Bassett, who has organized his life around a vengeance plan. Scorpios will find camaraderie in Simon Basset’s determination to win at all costs. Like Simon, Scorpios are passionate and emotional. They want fairness for the wrongdoings that have affected their lives, and they want to fight for their version of what’s right; after all, they’re the claws of justice."
Regé-Jean Page pronunciation: how do you pronounce his name?
According to Popbuzz, Regé-Jean’s name is pronounced like ‘Reggae’, while Jean is pronounced the French way and Page is pronounced like the word 'page'.
Regé-Jean Page height: how tall is Regé-Jean Page?
If you're wondering about Regé-Jean Page's height, we can tell you he's around 5ft 11 inches tall, according to Popbuzz.
What else has Regé-Jean Page been in?
The acting was just a creative hobby for Regé-Jean until he discovered the British National Youth Theatre whilst at university, where he was studying sound engineering. According to an interview he did with Interview back in 2016, the star - who is the second youngest of four siblings - was also in a band with his brother. "We were writing loud, angry, righteous guitar music and screaming at people with various colors in our hair,” he told the magazine.
After working in theatre at the start of his career, Regé-Jean turned to TV and starred in Waterloo Road in 2015 - a show which also marked the beginning of Phoebe Dynevor’s acting career. You might also recognize him from other British TV shows, including Casualty and Fresh Meat.
In 2016, Regé-Jean went over to the US to star in Roots (a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name), before being cast in Shonda Rhimes’ legal drama For The People.
He’s also appeared in the film Mortal Engines and stars with Tessa Thompson in Sylvie’s Love.
Eagle-eyed fans have also spotted Regé-Jean Page in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, although he's not credited on IMDb for his appearance. He can be seen next to Hermione when Shacklebolt's Patronus arrives to warn the guests of Bill and Fleur's wedding.
The actor made his Saturday Night Live debut in February 2021, when he hosted the popular show and proved that not only is he a great actor in Bridgerton but he's a bit of a comedian too. Could we be seeing him in any upcoming rom coms? Our fingers are definitely crossed.
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On 11 March, Regé-Jean sent hearts racing once again when he read a bedtime story on the BBC children's program Cbeebies. The franchise, which is known for bringing out the paternal side of celebrity heartthrobs, is known for getting some of the biggest Hollywood stars to read stories tot he children (and the parents watching along) and it's safe to say that Regé-Jean went down a treat among mothers.
Will Regé-Jean Page be the next James Bond?
Regency, royaltyShaken and stirred.#Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/cSwnSpLQCyDecember 16, 2020
While nothing has been confirmed about Daniel Craig's replacement just yet, Regé teased fans with a little Bond reference. Before Bridgerton dropped on Netflix, he tweeted: 'Regency, royalty. Shaken and stirred,' in reference to his new character Simon Basset.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Page finally addressed the exciting speculation. He said: “I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and that’s one of the more pleasant ones."
Downplaying the suggestion, he explained: “If you’re a Brit, and you do something of any kind of renowned that people regard well, then people start saying the ‘B’ word”, seemingly referring to the iconic character’s surname, Bond.
"It's like a merit badge, like the 'B' word merit badge," he added.
The Bridgerton star supposedly went on to tell Fallon: "I'm very, very glad to have the badge. I'm glad to be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge. But it's a badge".
Betting site Ladbrokes has been reported as offering odds of 5/1 that Page will become the next 007. He's competing against other huge stars including Tom Hardy and Idris Elba, who have also been rumored to be in line to replace James Bond’s current actor Daniel Craig.
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