Are One Piece stars Emily Rudd and Mackenyu dating in real life?

One Piece. Emily Rudd as Nami in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
One Piece. Emily Rudd as Nami in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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One Piece season 1 is finally streaming on Netflix, and this new live-action series didn’t hold back on the action one bit. Based on Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga series of the same name, One Piece season 1 follows young pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his rag-tag pirate crew as they venture out into the endless oceans in search of the legendary treasure, One Piece. Two members of Luffy’s crew that we meet in the first season are Nami and Zoro (Emily Rudd and Mackenyu).

Before joining forces with Luffy, Zoro was known as the Demon Pirate Hunter. Elsewhere, Nami was stealing from others to collect enough money to buy back her village from a ruthless pirate. Eventually, Nami and Zoro join Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirates crew and set sail with him to find the One Piece while also attempting to pursue their own individual goals.

But because of their different views and personalities, Nami and Zoro don’t necessarily get along right off the bat. They often have little spats that some fans would say stems from them secretly liking each other. But sadly for those fans, nothing ever romantic will come out of Nami and Zoro’s relationship in the show, according to show co-creator Steven Maeda.

However, what about the amazingly talented actors playing the characters? Are Emily Rudd and Mackenyu in a relationship in real life? Here’s what we know about the One Piece stars’ relationship status below!

Are One Piece stars Emily Rudd and Mackenyu dating?

I hate to be the person to break it to you if you were hoping Emily Rudd and Mackenyu were dating in real life. But, the One Piece stars are not in a relationship. They’re just good friends and co-stars. In fact, one of them is currently married.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 28: Emily Rudd attends the Los Angeles premiere of Fear Street Part 1: 1994 on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Netflix) /

Who is Emily Rudd dating in 2023?

It looks like Emily is currently single. She hasn’t been recently rumored to be with anyone nor has she publicly spoken about being in a relationship. We’ve even done a deep dive search on her social media accounts for any clues to who she could be dating, but ultimately came up empty. Emily is either really single or is choosing to keep her romantic life hidden from the public eye.

She was previously in a long-term relationship with American DJ and electronic dance music producer, Justin David Blau, or 3LAU. It’s unclear when they broke up, though.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 10: Mackenyu attends the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Knights Of The Zodiac” at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on May 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage) /

Mackenyu Arata wife 2023

Sorry, Mackenyu fans! The One Piece star is currently off the market. In January 2023, he revealed to the public that he had gotten married. However, his wife’s identity is currently unknown. All that is known about his wife is that she’s an older non-celebrity woman whom he met through work. There’s a rumor circulating that former Japanese actress Natsuki Okamoto is his wife, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

You can catch Emily Rudd and Mackenyu as Nami and Zoro in One Piece, streaming now on Netflix.

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