Are ‘Normal People’ Star Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers Engaged? Relationship Details, Split Rumors
True love? Normal People star Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers have kept their relationship under wraps, but split rumors have started swirling. However, don’t expect the actor to publicly address his love life.
“I definitely feel the temptation to say the status of my whatever — that will always be there. But I don’t think that’s a wise thing to do,” Paul admitted to Vanity Fair in February 2023 when asked about the status of his relationship. “When Normal People came out, I was very forthright in interviews, and it didn’t actually serve me. But the temptation still exists to be like, ‘Shut the fuck up. This is my life. This is what’s going on. Or this is what’s not going on.’ But moving forward as much as I can, that’s going to be my life that is private. That’s a difficult thing to achieve.”
Referring to the breakup rumors, the star went on to say that “giving strangers an answer about my life doesn’t actually help me.”
Keep reading for details on Paul and Phoebe’s relationship.
Did Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers Split?
Fans started to speculate that the pair might have broken up after the “Sidelines” singer seemingly hinted at their split in song lyrics. While collaborating with SZA on the track, “Ghost in the Machine,” Phoebe sings about being “on my own in an airport bar or hotel lobby.”
Another set of lyrics, seemingly referring to a fight, continued to fuel breakup rumors
“You said all of my friends are on my payroll/You’re not wrong, you’re an asshole,” the lyrics read. “Screaming at you in the Ludlow/I was yours for free.”
The pair has yet to publicly comment on breakup rumors. Reps for Paul and Phoebe did not immediately respond to Life & Style‘s request for comment.
Are Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers Engaged?
Since the couple are very low-key about their relationship, it’s unclear whether or not they’re gearing up to tie the knot. Engagement rumors first started swirling in April 2022, when a source reported the news to The Sun.
Paul spoke with U.K.’s The Guardian in a November 2022 interview, which appeared to confirm that he and the were engaged. Initially, the profile declared that the couple “are now engaged,” however, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the copy has since been changed to read, “The pair are reported to be engaged.”
Neither has spoken publicly to confirm or deny the engagement rumors.
How Long Have Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers Been Together?
The actor and songstress sparked romance rumors in May 2020 with a rather flirty Twitter exchange.
“Finished Normal People and now I’m sad and horny oh wait,” Phoebe wrote at the time. Paul replied, “I’m officially dead.”
The Los Angeles native wrote back, “Nooo don’t die your so talented aha.”
Later that same month, the pair hosted an Instagram Live together where some sparks seemed to be flying, especially after Paul declared his “love” for Phoebe’s music. In December 2020, the Irish star appeared in Phoebe’s music video for her song “Savior Complex,” fueling relationship rumors once again. A year later, they made their red carpet debut at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2021 and went Instagram official the following month. Amid engagement rumors, the two walked the Met Gala red carpet together in May 2022.
What Has Paul Mescal Said About His Relationship With Phoebe?
Since the two are pretty quiet about their personal life, neither has spoken publicly about the relationship. In fact, Phoebe is the only one who shares photos of them on social media as Paul has since deleted all his accounts.
“I just don’t think it’s particularly useful for people to see, like, literally you,” he explained to The Guardian in November 2022. “I thought it’s either get off the bus now or stay on it, and I wanted to get off. In 10 years I might rue the day I threw out my social media, but look, it just is what it is.”