When Heartstopper premiered on Netflix in April 2022, Joe Locke’s first-ever professional acting role made him a household name for millions of global fans of the series. The young cast of the series, especially Locke and on-screen boyfriend Kit Connor, shot to fame.
Locke stars in Heartstopper as Charlie Spring, a 15-year-old student who was recently outed as gay and endured harsh bullying at school. His crush and eventual relationship with Nick Nelson (Connor) turns things around.
Because of the romance in the series, fans of the up and coming actors are curious about their personal lives off-screen. Here’s what is publicly known about Joe Locke’s relationship status as of Heartstopper season 2’s release in August 2023.
Is Joe Locke single?
As of August 2023, Joe Locke appears to be single. The actor hasn’t shared any details about his personal life to his 3.5 million Instagram followers. Locke mostly posts pictures connected to his work and from photoshoots.
When Heartstopper debuted on Netflix in April 2022, fans of the series wondered if Locke and costar Sebastian Croft were dating in real life. Likewise, they wondered if he and on-screen boyfriend Kit Connor were dating due to their on-screen chemistry.
It’s still a question some fans have today, as Connor playfully commented “what a hottie” on a June 2023 photoshoot post on Locke’s Instagram. However, judging by their pictures from DC Pride and a photo series of Connor catching Locke off guard, they are great friends.
In July 2023, the UK tabloid The Sun posted an incredibly invasive report about Locke and disseminated screenshots from his Hinge profile. Considering what Kit Connor went through last year, continuing to invade the privacy of these young stars is incredibly harmful.
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