Stranger Things actors Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer are dating IRL

5 July 2019, 17:42

Emma Clarke

By Emma Clarke

Stranger Things actors Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer may play girlfriend and boyfriend in the Netflix show - but did you know they're also dating IRL?

From the moment we saw Jonathan Byers take pictures of Nancy Wheeler from afar, we have shipped their on-screen relationship. Indeed, in season 2, fans *finally* saw the duo lock lips and get it on in Murray's apartment (poor Steve).

So when we heard that actors Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton were also dating IRL, we could barely contain our excitement.

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When did Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer start dating?

Rumours that the Stranger Things actors were dating first started doing the rounds back in September 2016.

The pair then made their red carpet debut as a couple, when they attended London's Fashion Awards in December that year.

Since, the couple have posed in front of the cameras at various social events - proving they're not just great as a pair, but they also have killer fashion sense.

They've also taken to Instagram on several occasions since going offish, sharing sweet snaps of each other.

What have they said about their relationship?

Despite the fact the couple are super private about their relationship, the Nancy Wheeler actress did reveal a few snippets about their personal life in a recent interview with Refinery29.

Speaking ahead of the Stranger Things 3 premiere in LA, Dyer was discussing the long working hours the cast have to pull, saying: "It’s an interesting thing to work with somebody who you go home with. It’s always really fun.

"We’re really comfortable with each other, so we can play and feel more free, and we can talk about it before."

In a previous interview with US Weekly during the 2018 SAG Awards, Dyer commented: "He’s [Charlie] talented, like everybody in the cast. They’re all super, just great to work with."

When pressed for more details on how she felt working alongside her boyfriend, Natalia revealed: "It's a lot of fun, truly."


Do they live together?

From the sounds of it, Natalia and Charlie not only work with each other and are an official couple - they live together as well.

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Who else have the Stranger Things actors gone out with?

Before making it big in acting, British star Charlie Heaton moved to London aged 16 to pursue a career in music. Among other groups, Charlie used to play in a band called Comanechi as their drummer.

He then started dating lead vocalist, Akiko Matsuura, and their relationship lasted a few years.

Keeping her private life, well, private, Natalia Dyer has never divulged any information about her exes.

Does Charlie Heaton really have a son?

He sure does! Baby Archie - no, not that one - was born in 2014, and is the son of both Charlie and his ex, Akiko.