Are Sabrina Carpenter And Barry Keoghan Dating And How Did They Meet?

6 February 2024, 11:54 | Updated: 19 February 2024, 15:47

Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter are reportedly dating
Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter are reportedly dating. Picture: Getty
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Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter have been seen on dates all around town. But are they actually dating? If so, when did they meet?

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Man of the moment Barry Keoghan, 31, of Saltburn and Top Boy fame, and unstoppable sensation Sabrina Carpenter, 24, are said to be the latest unexpected Hollywood pairing, a coupling which many fans had the same reaction to as finding out about Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet – until they realised it makes so much sense, but are they dating?

Sabrina, who opened for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, and Barry were first spotted together in December, following a reportedly ‘romantic’ dinner in Los Angeles. Ahead of the Golden Globes, it was rumoured they’d make their ‘red carpet debut’ as a couple… but they didn’t.

Since then the pair have been photographed on number dates together across LA, as well as at a Grammys after party – here's the latest on their blossoming relationship; from when Sabrina and Barry first met, to their latest dinner date at LA's famous dining establishment.

Barry Keoghan at the 2024 Golden Globes
Barry Keoghan at the 2024 Golden Globes. Picture: Getty

Are Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter dating?

Barry and Sabrina certainly look like they're dating, especially after the first proper photo of them together emerged. At W Magazine's Grammys after party on 5th February the couple were spotted 'cosying up' to each other and were even pictured looking pretty relaxed sat next to each other.

However they're yet to confirm it themselves despite sources claiming they’ve been dating since the end of 2023. Earlier in January Barry and Sabrina were pictured together at a museum, taking in some of the interactive features of an outdoor exhibition.

In pictures obtained by TMZ, Sabrina and Barry appeared not to be hiding the fact they were together, with Sabrina's trademark long blonde hair visible next to the Saltburn star who seemed captivated by whatever they were looking at.

They were first linked in December when they were pictured grabbing dinner in LA and it was claimed just before the Golden Globes that the red carpet event would be where they make their debut as a couple after the Saltburn star invited the pop star as his plus one. Barry even gave the mother of his child Alyson Kierans a heads up about their planned relationship reveal, according to this article.

Pop star Sabrina Carpenter is said to be dating actor Barry Keoghan
Pop star Sabrina Carpenter is said to be dating actor Barry Keoghan. Picture: Getty

Their source said: “Barry thought it was best that Alyson was the first to know about him and Sabrina so she wouldn’t be hurt if she found out on social media.

“He is spending a lot of time in the States and has invited Sabrina to be his ‘plus one’ at the Golden Globes. Alyson and Barry still communicate for the sake of Brando, and he has been open about his new relationship.”

However, Barry arrived solo at the star-studded event, where he was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama.

However on the 10th of February, the couple were reportedly seen having dinner at LA’s famous Japanese restaurant Nobu. E! News reported the pair went back to Hotel Bel-Air together and then left together the following day making their way to Sabrina’s home in the Hollywood Hills.

If that isn’t enough to convince you that the pair are dating, then I’m not sure what is.

Their rumoured relationship comes after Sabrina was reportedly dating fellow musician Shawn Mendes at the start of 2023. They were spotted at Miley Cyrus’ album release party and later the Vanity Fair Oscars party in the first part of the year, but reports around their low-key relationship died down after that.

Meanwhile, Barry’s last relationship is thought to be with his ex-girlfriend Alyson, who he welcomed his son Brando with in 2022 after a year of dating. The couple split in July 2023.

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How did Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan meet?

Because the pair haven’t gone public with their relationship, it’s difficult to say for certain when exactly Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan first began dating.

However whilst a majority of media outlets are reporting that the pair most likely met on the 28th of September 2023 at the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2024 runway show during Paris Fashion Week because they were both in attendance, they could have met slightly earlier that.

Just one week prior to the Givenchy runway show, Sabrina Carpenter was photographed attending an early screening of Saltburn. However, it’s once again unclear whether the pair actually met at that event or whether they were both just in attendance.

Regardless, all signs point to Sabrina and Barry meeting in and around September 2023.

Barry and Sabrina were photographed at W magazine, Mark Ronson and Gucci's Grammy After-Party together.
Barry and Sabrina were photographed at W magazine, Mark Ronson and Gucci's Grammy After-Party together. Picture: Getty

What have Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan said about their relationship?

Neither Sabrina not Barry have publicly said anything about each other to the press. The pair have only been papped dining and dating one another in LA and the public have been relying on tabloid insiders to provide information about the couple.

According to this tabloid, Barry is moving to LA for both his career and to spend more time developing his relationship with Sabrina, especially taking into account both their heavy schedules at the moment.

One thing’s for sure, this new IT couple’s definitely living rent free in all our minds.

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