Are Tyler Stanaland and Alex Hall an item? Things get steamy in 'Selling the OC' season 2

Tyler Stanaland and Alex Hall are in the spotlight in the new season for a few reasons...

Tyler Stanaland and Alex Hall on the couch in the O Group office in Selling the OC
(Image credit: Netflix)

So, is the Tyler Stanaland and Alex Hall situation purely platonic, or have the co-workers taken things up a notch?

Selling the OC season 2 hit screens on Friday, September 8, and we're banking on some drama in the love department, particularly from Stanaland, who called it quits with his wife, actress Brittany Snow shortly after the debut series landed on Netflix in 2022. Though "irreconcilable differences" were to blame for their divorce, we suspect that the almost-kiss with Kayla Cardona and his flirty office behavior caught on camera didn't help matters. 

Stanaland has seemingly been attempting to move on in the wake of his divorce, and he's sparked a few dating rumors with Hall since parting ways with Snow. Will this be a friends-to-lovers situation?

What's going on between Tyler Stanaland and Alex Hall?

In late 2022, Stanaland and Hall were caught getting quite comfortable with one another at the opening of Nobu Dubai at Atlantis The Palm. In an interview with People, Hall denied that anything romantic was least not yet. 

"We were literally at our favorite sushi restaurant right by the office and somebody snapped a picture on their iPhone of us," she told the outlet. "And we were out with more than just us."

But when she further began to justify the flirty outing, things got a little sus with the "at this point we're just friends" line. Could she be holding out hope for something more?

"His close friends know a little bit more about his personal life than the audience knows. So anybody in their right mind, I mean, who do you call when you're going through issues? You call your friends. I think people really want to hold onto that idea that there's something there between Tyler and [I]. I mean, at this point, we're just friends, so there's nothing more to it," she further revealed to People

Then, in early 2023, Stanaland was caught hopping around California with an unidentified woman, and he even took to Instagram Stories to post their hike, which included the woman in pink workout clothes flipping the bird. Since then, it's been relatively quiet for the realtor, judging from his social media posts. 

What happened between Tyler Stanaland and Alex Hall in season 2?

*WARNING: Spoilers for season 2 ahead*

Once cameras started rolling, we became wrapped up in their flirty behavior and a will-they-won't-they situation. Between neck kisses in Cabo, Stanaland playfully carrying Hall to a listing when she couldn't walk in her heels, we weren't surprised come the end of the season when the two shared a kiss in a hot tub at Polly Brindle's birthday party. 

Their banter had long been a topic of conversation amongst the O Group staff—and not necessarily a good one—but they finally gave in to temptation, and as Hall said, "opened Pandora's box."

Where do Tyler and Alex Stand now?

According to a new interview with US Weekly, the two are in the midst of figuring out what's next and don't have a definitive answer about their status. 

"I think we’re still navigating our friendship," Stanaland told the outlet. "Obviously, you see in season 2 [that] we explore some things. It leads to a steamy moment and I think we’re still kind of trying to figure it out, but we remain really close friends and I don’t have an answer [on where we stand] for you at the moment."

Though Hall revealed that she is comfortable in the friendship, she's nervous to take things to a new level. 

"It’s easy and it’s comfortable because there it is, just that. It’s a friendship," she said. "There’s no strings attached and I think adding that other element is scary. Some things are awkward, you know what I mean?"

Stanaland added that it's a "blessing and a curse" to explore a relationship with a friend and believes it is much riskier. Time will tell how things play out. Be sure to stay tuned and watch this space for any developments.

Catch Selling the OC season 2 on Netflix, which begins streaming on Friday, September 8.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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