Are Grace Van Patten and Jackson James White an item off-screen?

Here's why fans are getting suspicious

Grace Van Patten and Jackson James White in Tell Me Lies on Hulu
(Image credit: Josh Stringer/Hulu)

Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco are in love, but what about Grace Van Patten and Jackson James White?

Van Patten and White, the actors behind the toxic duo in Tell Me Lies on Hulu, might be getting cozy off-camera. Though this speculation is simply that—Deux Moi (opens in new tab) allegedly spotted them dining out and smooching—we are keeping our eyes peeled for any sort of evidence. (Hey, we didn't think much of the Leonardo DiCaprio and Gigi Hadid news, and look how that shaped up...) 

Although the two are clearly not involved in a healthy relationship in the TV adaptation of Carola Lovering's novel, perhaps something has transpired for a budding romance off-camera?

Are Grace Van Patten and Jackson James White dating?

a scene from tell me lies, hulu's adaptation of the carola lovering novel

(Image credit: Hulu)

It's far too soon to make any claims, and given that photos haven't emerged, we'll go ahead and say it's just a rumor for the time being, but we wouldn't be surprised if the two are trying to keep things under wraps. 

Van Patten is relatively quiet about her personal life, but she has been linked to Nat Wolff from 2017 to 2021. Considering she's been mum on social with Wolf for about a year now, fans are wondering if things cooled off, or if she simply doesn't want to share anything online. 

White is also very private when it comes to his romantic life, and he hasn't disclosed any information about a partner, which is why fans are suspecting that this could open up the possibility for romance. Plus, they do have great chemistry while at work—Van Patten has admitted it.

"Jackson and I were so comfortable with each other instantly," she told The Independent Tribune (opens in new tab). "We talked about (those scenes) with (producers Karah Preiss and Meaghan Oppenheimer). Knowing exactly what the dynamic was made it feel very safe."

But once the camera starts rolling, the two are engulfed in an incredibly unhealthy relationship, so much so that Lovering insists we don't follow in Lucy's footsteps.  

"Don't mistake the intoxicating excitement of lust for love, because they're completely different things," the author tells My Imperfect Life. "Try to dig deep and prioritize self-love. [But] know that you're not alone. So many women (and men) have been Lucy; so many of us have felt the shame of debasing ourselves for a person who doesn't deserve us."

We'll keep you in the loop on what transpires next, dear reader. In the meantime, you can catch Tell Me Lies streaming on Hulu.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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