Many fans are curious to know if the two co-stars of Netflix's Heartstopper, Kit Connor and Joe Locke, are together. The two have a brilliant romance and perfectly fit with each other in the series. However, both the 18-years-old co-stars are not together in real life. Connor is single as of 2022. On the other hand, Joe Locke is reportedly dating Sebastian Croft, another co-star of the show. Here is everything we know about Kit Connor and Joe Locke's dating rumor, interview, and relationship.
One of the best aspects of Netflix is that you never know when your new passion may pop up. After racing through Hearstopper's eight episodes, lovers of romantic coming-of-age stories wonder how they ever survived without it.
The series premiered on Netflix on Friday, April 22, 2022, and was created by Alice Oseman and based on her webcomic and graphic novel of the same name. It immersed viewers in the world of Nick Nelson, played by Kit Connor, and Charlie Spring, played by Joe Locke, as they learn to comprehend their love for one another.
Joe and Kit have a great connection and chemistry in real life as well, which is evident in the series. Whether they're co-starring in their new Netflix show or cheering on one other's replies in the middle of an interview, the two symbolize so much of what makes these two characters unique, both on the page and on screen. And seeing that as a lover of the original material, it's a delight to witness.
However, for the same reason, the co-stars have been questioned by many viewers about their sexuality and personal life. Some fans believe they're dating in real life. Well, let's find out if they're together off the screen as well.
Heartstopper: Are Kit Connor and Joe Locke Together in Real Life?
No, neither Kit Connor (@kit.connor) nor Joe Locke (@joelocke03) has publicly said that they are in a relationship, and there is no reason to believe otherwise. They're just friends and co-stars. You'll have to see them as their characters in Netflix's teen drama, Heartstopper, to see them together as a couple.
The duo's on-screen connection is likely what has sparked spectators' interest in their real-life romance. Unfortunately, Netflix Life reports that the talented co-stars were never together and are only friends despite their great ability for depicting love chemistry.
Talking about their relationship status, Kit Connor is single and does not have any partner right now. The actor keeps his personal life private and has a modest presence on social media.
On the other hand, Joe is rumored to be dating Sebastian Croft (@sebastiancroft), a fellow star, according to fans. The rumor of their romance started after fans saw that Joe and Sebastian were the cast members that shared a lot of photographs with each other. After viewing some photos, in particular, people were confused about their relationship status.
One of those photos may be seen on Joe Locke's Instagram page. The snapshot shows Joe and Sebastian wearing identical coats, but there's nothing in the photo that says they're dating (recently deleted).
The other photograph may be seen on Sebastian Croft's Instagram feed. Joe and Sebastian are shown hugging and smiling at the camera. They don't appear to be a couple in the picture. In reality, it appears that both Joe Locke and Sebastian Croft are single.
Therefore, the Heartstopper co-stars are clearly not together. Some fans were also curious to know if Kit and Joe were married to anybody, if not with each other. Well, they're not. However, the two share a beautiful friendship off the screen and are excited to work together again if Netflix announces Season 2 of Heartstopper.
Alice Oseman Wants to Focus on Mental Health in Heartstopper Season 2
Fans, as well as the main cast and creator, are eagerly anticipating the announcement of a Heartstopper Season 2 on Netflix. The graphic novels by Alice Oseman include four parts and a lot of stories to cover. Oseman expressed her excitement for the upcoming season in an interview with Digital Spy but explained that she wants to explore darker subjects. She said,
If we do get future seasons, I’ll definitely want to be bringing in the themes of mental health, because that’s something that’s really important in the books. The challenge of writing Heartstopper is exploring those darker issues while keeping the tone so optimistic and hopeful. That has been, like, the struggle of writing it for me the whole way through.
Mental health is a recurring theme in Oseman's works, with the main characters dealing with it. Many admirers believe Heartstopper portrays an LGBTQ narrative in a positive and upbeat way. According to Oseman, there is a chance of discussing heavier issues in future seasons or in a Heartstopper Season 2.
Oseman explained that she was able to be really open and honest about mental health and explore it in a genuine way while without writing something that is terribly triggering or extremely dark and horrifying to read or watch.
Before you leave, check out Kit's bisexual speculations.