Scandal in the Ton! Two of the Bridgerton cast members are reportedly dating in real life.

Season 3 of the beloved Netflix period drama has returned, and we’re eating up all the steamy happenings on and off the screen.

Now, it has come to our attention that Luke Thompson, aka Benedict Bridgerton, has been dating a Featherington.

It’s not Pen (he wouldn’t do that to Colin), but Philipa – who is, in real life, actress Harriet Cains.


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Luke, 35, and Harriet, 30, made their couple debut at a Vanity Fair Rising Stars party in January 2024. While the photos could just be rather chummy colleagues, fans believe they spotted multiple pics of the two looks cosy behind the scenes of the Netflix series.

We love when our fave TV brings cute couples together! However, they aren’t the only two Bridgerton cast members courting relationship rumours…

Are Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton Dating?

Given their on-screen chemistry, and even their apparent affection for each other during the Bridgerton season 3 press tour, rumours have swirled that Nicola and Luke’s romance extended off screen.

While they certainly make a smashing pair, Nicola has since confirmed they’re just friends.

“We think it’s really sweet, I think because we truly love each other,” Nicola told Extra of the dating rumours. “I’ll never get to do something like this again, on this scale. It’s so nice having such a lovely friend that I can do all this with,” she said.

If you’re curious about the other cast members, here’s what we know.


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All The Boyfriends & Girlfriends Of The Bridgerton Cast

Nicola Coughlan — Penelope Featherington / Lady Whistledown

Our lovely, whip smart Pen appears to have found her romantic match in Colin Bridgerton on screen, but who has this queen’s heart in real life?

Currently, Nicola Coughlan, 37, is believed to be single.


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Luke Newton — Colin Bridgerton

While Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton, will have no shortage of adoring ladies dropping handkerchiefs at his feet following this season, it seems the 31-year-old actor remains a bachelor in real life.


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Jonathan Bailey — Anthony Bridgerton

He’s found marital bliss on-screen, but what about the off screen romances of Anthony Bridgerton, aka actor Jonathan Bailey. The Wicked star, 36, is reportedly dating someone, recently telling press he’s found a “lovely man”


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Simone Ashley — Kate Sharma

The drop-dead gorgeous Simone Ashley has found love on and off the screen, and is currently linked to British CEO, Constantin ‘Tino’ Klein. The pair have been dating since 2022 after meeting at a Formula 1 event, but only made their relationship public (and Instagram official) at the BAFTA Awards in 2023.


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Phoebe Dynevor — Daphne Bridgerton

Congratulations are in order for Phoebe Dynevor, season one’s Diamond, who recently declared her engagement by sporting a ring on that finger to the Met Gala.

The 29-year-old actress has been dating actor Cameron Fuller since June 2023. Prior to that she had a high-profile relationship with Pete Davidson.


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Luke Thompson — Benedict Bridgerton

As discussed, the dashing Luke Thompson, 35, is currently rumoured to be dating Harriet Cains, who plays Philipa Featherington on Bridgerton.


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Claudia Jessie — Eloise Bridgerton

Claudia Jessie, 34, who plays Eloise Bridgerton, hasn’t spoken much about her private life. However, British publication Express suggests the actress has been dating a sound engineer called Joseph.


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This article originally appeared in ELLE US.

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