Phoebe Bridgers to Angelina Jolie Rumors – Hollywood Life
Credit: JA/Everett Collection Paul Mescal is an Irish actor who rose to fame in 2020 after appearing in ‘Normal People.’ Paul has been with Phoebe Bridgers since mid-2020. Fans are concerned Paul and Phoebe have split after she sang about being alone in a new song with SZA Paul met Angelina Jolie in London in early 2023, sparking dating speculation
Paul Mescal’s career has skyrocketed since landing the role of Connell in BBC drama Normal People, which debuted in 2020. The 26-year-old Irish actor’s love life also took a turn in 2020: he began dating American singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridger. As Paul became a household name, interest in his private life began to rise. So who did Paul Mescal date? Read on to find out more about his relationship with Phoebe, 28, and even the rumors that he was dating Angelina Jolie.
Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers
As Paul is fairly new to Hollywood and not very active on social media, little is known about his personal life prior to 2020. Luckily he was active Twitter 2020, because that’s how he and the “Sidelines” singer met. Phoebe watched Normal People that spring and got used to it Twitter to admit how attracted she was to Paul. “normal people done and now im sad and horny oh wait,” she wrote. Paul saw her tweet and replied, “I’m officially dead.” Excited by Paul’s comment, she responded with a flirtatious tweet, “No don’t die you’re so talented aha.”
I’m officially dead.
— Paul Mescal (@mescal_paul) May 12, 2020
The couple quickly met and just two weeks later they hosted an Instagram Live for Wonderland Magazine. Served as their first meeting via video call, the live session was a 20-minute flirting session filled with smiles and blushes. In fact, Paul once told Phoebe that he loves her music, to which she replied, “Well, that makes me blush.” Ah!
The “Motion Sickness” singer then called Paul “cute” in a June chat with NME and revealed he followed her on Instagram. “I got a little pitter patter in my heart when I saw it,” she gushed. A month later, a coffee shop in Ireland called Cafe Lemon Tree claimed the couple met face to face and enjoyed a treat together. In November, Paul and Phoebe were official. Without naming Phoebe, he told GQ magazine that having a significant other has been a “lifesaver” during the pandemic. He explained: “It was invaluable to have someone to lean on at such a crazy, crazy time. Really, I don’t know where I would be without her.” The next month, Phoebe and Paul starred in the former’s music video for Savior Complex.
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Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers arrive at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2021 (Photo: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)
The adorable couple made their red carpet debut at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2021 and went official on Instagram in December 2021. They also seemed to be going strong in 2022, when they walked the Met Gala red carpet together in May and Paul appeared in the singer’s “Sidelines” music video in June. Paul and Phoebe were also as happy as can be for the fall as Phoebe revealed that Paul took the Instagram photos she shared in September 2020 (seen here). The snaps were from the set of Phoebe and The 1975 music video for “I’m In Love With You.”
However, fans became worried about the couple’s status when Phoebe sang a verse on SZA’s song “Ghost in the Machine,” which was released in December 2022. **,” she sings. “I yelled at you in the Ludlow/I was yours for free.” Later in her verse, she sings about being alone in “the airport bar or hotel lobby.” The lyrics were, according to her December interview with NME Written just weeks before the song’s release in 2022. Phoebe and Paul have both spoken of a split at the time of this writing, and photos of them still appear on the singer’s Instagram page.
Paul Mescal and Angelina Jolie
Paul Mescal and Angelina Jolie sparked romance rumors when they met at a coffee shop in London in January 2023 (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection/Gennaro Leonardi/Pacific Press/Shutterstock)
Fans were floored when Angelina Jolie, 47, was photographed meeting Paul Mescal for coffee in London amid rumors of his and Phoebe breaking up. However, an insider close to Paul was quick to shut down all the dating rumors. The Maleficent actress “wanted to meet Paul after she and Shiloh enjoyed seeing his play, [A Streetcar Named Desire]’ the person told Us Weekly in mid-January. Angie’s daughter Shiloh, 16, “loved” meeting Paul, and the outing “was friendly coffee and nothing more than that,” according to the source.
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