A lot of people have been thirsting over Regé-Jean Page, the breakout star of Bridgerton and… well… me too. He is FINE. And if you’re tired of watching Bridgerton over and over again, he also has a supporting role in Sylvie’s Love, streaming now on Amazon. 


Since Regé-Jean is the hunk of the moment, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of interest in his personal life. As they do, some have been trying to ship him and Phoebe Dynevor (Phoebes are having a moment right now: Waller-Bridge, Dynevor, Bridgers) and that may also be due to some coyness on the part of the actors when they were promoting the series, not exactly coming out and saying they were NOT a real-life couple, which made people wonder if they were, considering the chemistry they had onscreen. They wouldn’t be the first Netflix romance to encourage the shipping. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo have admitted that they too were in on this game when the first To All The Boys came out a couple of years ago. 

Lana and Noah were never a thing. And right now it doesn’t seem like Regé-Jean and Phoebe are either because he was photographed the other day with another woman, Emily Brown, and it certainly looks like Regé-Jean and Emily are more than friends. It’s the second photo here at Pop Sugar that seals it for me. I don’t need to see them kissing to know that there is intimacy here. The face cup is a giveaway. It’s also a classic romance move – lovers looking intently into each other’s eyes while one places both palms on either side of the other’s face. Like, sure, platonic friends can do that with each other but there’s an intensity here that… on Photo Assumption at least… tells me that this is not just friendship. Also the Daily Mail is saying they’re living together and I am definitely not getting a “roommates only” vibe from these two, are you? 


As for where he was going though…

This is a GREAT follow-up to the success of Bridgerton. Because while we know Regé-Jean can smolder, Saturday Night Live is a showcase for versatility and, obviously, a sense of humour – on a very big stage. He’s building on the Duke of Hastings’ momentum then and angling, perhaps, for what’s beyond “the ton”. But we’re totally in for at least one bodice-ripper sketch, aren’t we?