Bridgerton, the latest Netflix series, has brought viewers directly into a world of dukes, duchesses, viscounts and scandals.
The chemistry between some of the characters seemed too natural to be entirely fictional, although it’s obvious that the plot is fictional.
The tension between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, and Regé-Jean Page’s Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, was nearly too palpable to be fictional. So, in real life, are they together, too?
About what is “Bridgerton”?
With the start of the social season for the aristocrats of The Ton, Season 1 of Bridgerton started. The viewers watched the Bridgertons train their eldest daughter, Daphne, in the pool of nubile women for her first season.
She was named “Diamond of the Season” by the Queen after her debut, bringing a host of suitors to her door. Unfortunately, they were frightened away by their oldest brother, Anthony, and Daphne soon found herself with little or no option for her future.
Simon, meanwhile, returned to the city to settle the estate of his late father. They devised a scheme when the two met: pretend to court each other to interest other men in Daphne and get all the fussy mothers who wanted their daughters married away from Simon to a duke.
But, as with most television series plans, the plan for Daphne and Simon went wrong and led to a series of sticky situations.
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In real life, are Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page dating?
While Daphne and Simon are currently on the show together, if the same is true for Page and Dynevor, it is not clear.
In 2017, Dyvenor was linked, Elite Daily reports, to human resources director Simon Merrill.
“Last year, my boyfriend and I traveled through Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. It was incredible. He’s half Thai,” she said about Merrill in 2017 in the Express. “And we went to his family’s village. His grandma, aunt and uncle are still there, and it was a really incredible experience.”
She started dating the actor Sean Teale after her breakup with Merrill.
The two were very transparent about their relationship, but another girlfriend had Teale by 2018.
On his relationships, Page was not accessible and just gave very vague hints about his personal love life.
As a concept, I’m a big fan of romance. Romance is a wonderful thing and in the world, we need more of it,”I’m a big fan of romance as a concept. Romance is a wonderful thing and we need more of it in the world,” “Most things are love stories at their core anyway, whether they realize it or not. It’s funny, the more serious a show tries to take itself and get away from it, the more the love story in general comes out.”
So, while a partnership has not been confirmed by Page and Dyvenor, they do not seem to be involved with other partners.
Those scenes of sex
For his racy sex scenes between Page and Dyvenor, Bridgerton has received a lot of praise and critique. Some of those scenes, obviously, were so steamy that on set they used an intimacy coordinator.
Dyvenor told Grazia magazine, “It was so great because it felt safe and fun: you choreograph it like a stunt or a dance,” “It’s crazy to me that that hasn’t happened in the past. I’ve done sex scenes that I can’t believe I’ve done: it’s only been five or six years, but now it wouldn’t be allowed.”