Did you know that Rachel Zegler and Josh Andrés Rivera have been dating since starring in West Side Story together? The couple even appear in the upcoming Hunger Games prequel together! Keep reading for details on their relationship, if they’re still together and more.
Are Rachel Zegler and Josh Andrés Rivera Still Together?
Rachel and Josh are going strong! Following the release of their film The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, in November 2023, the pair spoke about what it was like to work together on yet another film.
“Having a familiar face on any set, I think any young actor can attest, is the biggest form of comfort,” Rachel told People Magazine. “And also as [Josh’s] girlfriend, his friend, and his coworker, it’s amazing to see the trajectory of his career, and to witness his rise to stardom. I love him so much.”
Josh echoed his girlfriend’s sentiments, adding that having his girlfriend on set was a “comfort” for him.
“I feel really lucky,” he told the outlet. “It was a really great source of comfort for me to have her with me so far away from home. We were in a different country. We got to explore that country together. It was absolutely lovely. I feel very fortunate.”
When Did Rachel Zegler and Josh Andrés Rivera Start Dating?
While the two most likely met while filming 2021’s West Side Story, where Rachel played Maria and Josh played Chino, it wasn’t until Valentine’s Day in February 2022 that they finally confirmed their relationship on Instagram. Since then, the duo often post photos of one another and attend red carpet events together.
During her cover story for Elle magazine in April 2022, the Shazam! Fury of the Gods actress opened up about how her boyfriend keeps her grounded despite her rise to stardom.
“There’s always this deep understanding of what I go through. Since [his experience was] on a different scale, he’s able to bring me back to earth and tell me when it really doesn’t matter,” she said of Josh. “Because he’s removed from it to a certain degree, he’s able to just snap me out of it, and tell me to stop checking my phone, or remind me of what actually matters, and remind me to be present, and to not focus on the opinions of 3,000 faceless strangers on the internet.”
Are Rachel Zegler and Josh Rivera Starring in ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel?
In June 2022, it was announced that Rachel and Josh would be starring in yet another movie together, the upcoming Hunger Games prequel titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Rachel plays District 12 tribute Lucy Gray Baird, while Josh is Sejanus Plinth, a Hunger Games mentor who befriends a young President Snow (Tom Blyth).
Filming for the 2023 movie wrapped in November 2022, and Rachel posted a tribute to the film’s cast and crew on Instagram, where she shouted out her boyfriend specifically. Alongside a selfie of them, she wrote, “To my favorite actor in the world, Josh Rivera, I love you so much. More and more each day. I am so glad we did this together.”
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