Is Jonathan Bailey Single? He Keeps His Romances Private

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Ever since “Bridgerton” season two hit Netflix in 2022, fans have been obsessed with the continuing love lives of the Bridgerton family, particularly the show’s uber-attractive male leads, like Jonathan Bailey. In the acclaimed series, Bailey plays the charming and incredibly handsome Anthony Bridgerton, whose hunt for a woman worthy of the role of viscountess was the prime focus in season two. In light of this, fans’ imagination has encouraged them to inquire about who has the 35-year-old’s eye, and whether he’s single or taken.

With his roles in highly anticipated projects like Showtime’s “Fellow Travelers” miniseries and the dual “Wicked” films, the public is even more curious about Bailey’s relationship past and status. Though the actor has been notoriously private about his dating life, here’s everything we do know about it.

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Who Has Jonathan Bailey Dated in the Past?

Bailey may be a certified sex symbol thanks to the “Bridgerton” leading-man glow-up, but in real life, the actor keeps his personal and romantic life under wraps. He is openly gay, having come out to his family and friends in his 20s, according to GQ. Bailey has expressed how working as an openly gay man in the film and theater industry hasn’t always been easy.

In his 2022 interview with GQ, Bailey opened up about struggling with his sexuality while trying to build a career and reflected on the professional advice a friend of his was once given. “At the time he was told, ‘There’s two things we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay,'” Bailey recounted. “All it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say that, and it ripples through . . . So, yeah, of course I thought that. Of course, I thought that in order to be happy I needed to be straight.”

He continued, “I reached a point where I thought, ‘F*ck this,’ I’d much prefer to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public or be able to put my own face picture on Tinder and not be so concerned about that, than get a part.”

Since he started acting professionally in the 2010s, Bailey has remained focused on his career and has seldom been linked to anyone romantically.

Who Is Jonathan Bailey Dating Now?

While the “Bridgerton” star has never officially confirmed whether or not he’s dating anyone, he kissed a man who appeared to be actor James Ellis after winning The Laurence Olivier Award in 2019, suggesting the two were in a relationship at the time.

Later, in July 2021, Bailey was photographed having lunch with Ellis in London, which further linked the two together. Because Bailey keeps his private life close to the chest, it’s unclear whether or not he and Ellis are still seeing each other.

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