Who is Kit Connor dating? A glimpse inside the 'Heartstopper' star's love life

While Nick and Charlie's relationship is blossoming on-screen, what of Kit Connor's IRL dating situation?

 Kit Connor wears a white t-shirt as he attends "The Gray Man" Special Screening at the BFI Southbank on July 19, 2022 in London, England/ in a pastel green template
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With Heartstopper season 2 seeing Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring's relationship bloom, fans are desperate for all the intel on Kit Connor's dating sitch IRL—especially after rumors began swirling that on-screen boyfriends, Kit and Joe Locke were actually an item...

Alas, we'll have to pop that bubble right here—despite the pair bringing all the chemistry on-screen, Kit and Joe have previously confirmed that they are just friends.

That therefore leaves something of a question mark over Kit's relationship status and while we've sussed out Kit Connor's fave cologne, let's now turn our detective skills to the question at hand—is the actor seeing anyone right now?

Is Kit Connor dating anyone right now?

As far as we know, Kit is single—though even if he wasn't, it seems he's keeping his love life private.

In a recent interview with The Guardian in July 2023, Kit chose not to comment on whether he is or isn't dating anyone but did share that he would be self-conscious about dating a girl.

He told the publication: "I would be more conscious and might be less open about it. Although now I know that I’m queer, I personally don’t find it a super defining factor. I wouldn’t want to be defined by 'queer actor'. I want to play all parts. Hopefully, I can do that if my career lasts, if I flourish. Touch wood."

Kit revealed that he was bisexual in a Tweet back in October 2022, after feeling 'forced' to do so by fans, following incessant speculation and accusations of 'queer-baiting' after his debut as Nick Nelson in season one of Netflix's Heartstopper. He wrote in his post (as per Pop Base): "I’m bi. congrats for forcing an 18-year-old to out himself. I think some of you missed the point of the show. bye", before deleting his account.

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Are Kit Connor and Joe Locke an item?

The short answer is no, they're not dating. While Kit and Joe are indeed on-screen boyfriends, alas their romantic relationship ends there.

Kit confirmed as much to Digital Spy back in May 2022, saying that they're just 'good friends.' So that's that!

Are Kit Connor and Maia Reficco dating?

As for the Kit Connor and Maia Reficco rumors, there's been nothing confirmed to say that the two are actually together, or indeed even definitely dated in the past.

Fans were convinced in 2022 that Kit and his A Cuban Girls Guide to Tea and Tomorrow co-star Maia were reportedly dating, after photos of the pair started circulating, however, nothing was ever confirmed between the two.

So, until we receive more dating intel for you, why not suss out which Heartstopper character you are based on your zodiac sign?

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.