Are Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri Dating IRL?

Attention fans of The Bear! The extremely hot Jeremy Allen White and the extremely hot Ayo Edebiri, stars of the hit Hulu show, have captured audiences' attention with their on-screen chemistry. As their characters Carmy and Sydney navigate the wildly intense world of a high-end Chicago restaurant, fans have begun to wonder if there's an on-screen and real-life romance brewing between the actors. Would be fun, right?!

Let's dive into what we know about their relationship status and what they've said about dating rumors.

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Are Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri dating in real life?

There is no evidence to suggest that Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri are dating RIL. Boo! Neither actor has made any public statements indicating they are in a romantic relationship with each other. While they clearly have a good working relationship, it doesn't seem to extend beyond a professional and friendly dynamic.

Why do people think Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri are dating?

It’s hard to say why the public thinks what it thinks, but it appears this rumor could be the work of some rabid shippers. And who could blame them? The actors do have some very real on-screen chemistry!

As the flawed-yet-relatable characters of Carmy and Sydney, they share intense and emotionally charged scenes—and sometimes the average viewer wants to see those scenes end with a steamy make-out moment. (Just me?)

But that’s not all! Some of their appearances together at industry events, such as the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards in January 2024, fueled fan speculation about a potential off-screen romance. Plus, JAW was spotted rubbing Edebiri’s back at a Cub’s game earlier this year and I don’t know about you, but I don’t rub my friends' backs like that? But also… theater kids are close! So it’s a little confusing.

They also mutually gushed about one another in a May 2024 Vanity Fair cover story with Edebiri.

“We really enjoy each other in life, on camera and off camera," White told the magazine. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for her as a person, but also as an artist. And so I hope that sort of—that kind of thing shines through on camera between Carm and Syd."

“Syd is always able to...I don’t know, to deliver something different to Carmy, and she’s usually right,” he added. “And I guess I think Ayo is also usually right.”

For her part, Edebiri revealed that the work she and White do "invokes feelings of passion."

“Work can be a very intimate thing and a very personal thing and a very emotional thing, and I think when you’re also in industries that are creative or creative adjacent, I think there’s something that also invokes feelings of passion,” she said.

“Also, boy’s got some beautiful blue eyes. You know what I mean? Those are eyes you want to project onto.”

She's not lying!

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Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Are Carmy and Sydney going to hook up on The Bear?

Despite fan hopes for a romantic storyline between Carmy and Sydney, both White and Edebiri have firmly denied any plans for their characters to become romantically involved.

When recently asked if a romance between Carmy and Sydney had been considered for the upcoming season, both actors responded with an unfortunate but unanimous "no."

White elaborated, stating, "There was no talk in the rooms about any romantic implications."

So…probably not. But you know, it’s not over until the credits roll on the final episode of the series, OK?

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What have Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri said about dating rumors?

While White and Edebiri haven't directly addressed rumors about their personal lives, they have been clear about the nature of their characters' relationship on The Bear.

Edebiri explained that Sydney has "really looked up to" Carmy, but she's now "in the thick of doing business with" him, which is "a lot more chaotic than she might have idealized before they really started working together."

White added that Carmy's interactions with Sydney were about "trying to welcome her in a little bit," which "affects Carmen and Syd's relationship." He also shared, "He's got a lot going on in his mind all the time, and people aren't always aware of exactly what's going on."

The Bear has its third season premiere on June 26, 2024, on Hulu, and I, for one, am hoping this all turns around and they’re sucking face by the finale. JK! They can be whatever they wanna be – and it is honestly nice to see two attractive people being platonic and professional together, tbh – but there’s still part of me that craves this specific romance. Oh, well!

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