Why Did The Kissing Booth's Jacob Elordi And Joey King Split?

22 December 2023, 15:25 | Updated: 12 January 2024, 16:34

Jacob Elordi and Joey King ended their romance in 2019
Jacob Elordi and Joey King ended their romance in 2019. Picture: Getty
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Jacob Elordi and Joey King split in 2019, just after it was confirmed there would be a second sequel of The Kissing Booth. So why did Jacob and Joey break up? And how long were they together for?

Jacob Elordi and Joey King were a romcom couple come true when they started dating after meeting on the set of Netflix’s The Kissing Booth – which had a total of three movies.

But in February 2019 it emerged they'd split after two years, after they stopped following each other on Instagram and removed all traces of their romance from social media.

So when did Saltburn star Jacob and Joey start dating and why did they split? Let's take a look at The Kissing Booth couple's romance away from the cameras and the reason behind their break up:

Jacob Elordi and Joey King met on the set of The Kissing Booth
Jacob Elordi and Joey King met on the set of The Kissing Booth. Picture: Getty

How did Jacob Elordi and Joey King meet?

Jacob and Joey met during their time shooting hit Netflix film The Kissing Booth in 2017.

In the movie, Joey’s character Elle Evans and Jacob’s character Noah Flynn start secretly dating, much to the dismay of Noah’s younger brother – who is BFF with Elle.

Speaking about how they met, Joey told Bello magazine in 2019: "Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. Right away we were talking about gross things with each other.

"But before long I started to realise, ‘Hey, I think I kind of like this person!’ It was such an interesting experience meeting your boyfriend on set because you spend so much time together and become so close so fast.

"We were spending 17 hours a day together, and all of us would hang out after work and watch movies together and stuff. It was great."

The couple dated until February 2019.

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Were Jacob and Joey in a serious relationship?

Jacob is actually Australian, meaning he spends a lot of time flying home to see his family back home. However, the former couple are both based in Los Angeles.

They spent a significant amount of time travelling the globe throughout their romance, visiting Jacob’s home country and taking a trip to Boston.

That's pretty serious if you ask us.

Jacob Elordi and Joey King dated for two years
Jacob Elordi and Joey King dated for two years. Picture: Getty

Why did Jacob Elordi and Joey King split?

After removing all traces of each other from their social media accounts, the couple fuelled concerns they’d separated by unfollowing each other at the start of 2019.

It's thought they split after he landed the role on Euphoria, as it would have meant a jam-packed work schedule.

To make things even more awkward, the couple then had to work together on The Kissing Booth parts two and three.

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