Where they stand now! Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike originally met on the set of Euphoria and had a whirlwind romance. Dominic, for his part, confirmed their relationship during an interview with GQ from May 2022, making reference to working with his “girlfriend” on season 2 of the HBO teen drama. The singer revealed that this helped them fast-track their romance.
“In those moments, your relationship is accelerated because you’re so vulnerable with someone, immediately. Which usually takes a long time,” he said. “Some people fall in love, like, f–king months after they meet, or years after. We developed an attraction — it sped it up so fast. We just really got to know each other so quickly.”
The article noted that he was “very much in love,” revealing that he tried to see her whenever he can. The couple originally sparked romance rumors in January 2022, when they were spotted holding hands. From then, they had been spotted at red carpet events and showed each other off on social media. While they didn’t confirmed their split publicly, it appears they’ve gone their separate ways.
“I’m just done being in relationships right now, and I’ve always been in these public relationships dude. Have you noticed that? Jesus f–king Christ. Can I give it a break?” he shared on Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 in July 2023. “It’s not that hard to not date a f–king other famous person. I’m just saying my f–king — I’m always folding on that because every time I go through a breakup now it’s like I got to see somebody on a damn billboard.”
Their relationship offscreen appeared to be unexpected, as Hunter wasn’t even sure if Elliot, Dominic’s character on the show, should have been introduced on the show. Both Hunter and co-star Zendaya, didn’t like the idea of Elliot’s character when Sam Levinson (the creator of Euphoria) presented him.
“There were a lot of conversations over the years about where the show was going to go and what it was going to evolve into, and I remember when Sam [Levinson] first kind of talked about the idea of this Elliot character, I wasn’t feeling it — as someone who ships ‘Rules’ to the bitter end,” Zendaya told Variety in January 2022.
“I think I was in a similar boat to Z when I first heard about this Elliot boy,” Hunter added. She also explained her opinion changed after meeting Dominic and understanding his character a bit more. “But, you know, as we saw more of what it brought into the story and the script, it became a more interesting and exciting prospect, and once Dom came on board, he made it a lot of fun.”
As Dominic and Hunter’s characters get together in the show, a lot of fans voiced concerns about the show’s approach to Jules’ sexuality, which the model also clarified.
“I don’t think we’ve ever bothered to even try and label Jules’s sexuality because I think it is genuinely as fluid as it can be. She’s still experimenting, she’s still learning. It’s impossible to put the label on it,” she explained. “I think that’s a tough life lesson people have to learn sometimes. Despite having an idea what you should want, or what you would like for yourself to desire, desire can’t necessarily be controlled. And there’s a bit of a contradiction happening in her head.”
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