Is Dakota Fanning dating anyone? Breaking down the Ripley star’s relationship status

Find out who Ripley star Dakota Fanning is dating in 2024! And who she has previously been linked to in her full romantic history!
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On April 4, 2024, Netflix unveiled its highly anticipated black-and-white limited series, Ripley, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian. The official synopsis as per Netflix's Media Center, reads:

"Tom Ripley, a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. The limited series drama is based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels."

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Among the stellar cast bringing Patricia Highsmith's iconic characters to life is Dakota Fanning, who shines as the captivating Marge Sherwood. Known for her remarkable performances across various film and television projects, Dakota Fanning's portrayal in Ripley has garnered widespread acclaim, captivating audiences with her undeniable chemistry on screen!

As viewers immerse themselves in the intricate world of Tom Ripley and his enthralling escapades, many can't help but wonder about the personal life of the talented actress behind Marge Sherwood's character.

With whispers and speculations abound, the burning question on everyone's mind remains: Is Dakota Fanning dating anyone? If you've been curious about this, then you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal Dakota Fanning's relationship status and dating history below!

Who is Ripley star Dakota Fanning dating in 2024?

Ripley. Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood in Episode 102 of RIPLEY. Cr. Stefano Cristiano Montesi/Netflix © 2023 /

As of April 2024, Dakota Fanning is reportedly single. However, given her penchant for privacy regarding her personal life, it's entirely possible that she may be quietly dating someone away from the limelight.

Her most recent public relationship was with Henry Frye, though details about their time together remain scarce. According to Distractify, the pair began dating in 2017 but parted ways sometime in 2018.

Additionally, Fanning has been linked to fellow child actor Freddie Highmore, with whom she was allegedly romantically involved in 2009 during their teenage years. However, little information is available about the duration or nature of their relationship.

Freddie Highmore
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Reports also suggest that Fanning had a brief romantic relationship with model Jamie Strachan in 2013 and with Logan Markley between 2016 and 2017.

Dakota Fanning has previously spoken about how she finds dating "horrific" and awkward, so she relies on her friends to introduce her to potential matches.

"The way I prefer to meet someone is through a friend, [as] they're most likely not a freak."

Dakota Fanning via Town & Country

She goes on to say, “I find dates, in general, horrific. We have to sit there and ask these questions and pretend to eat a meal, and it just feels so stiff.”

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