On Friday, April 28, Sydney Sweeney was spotted with fiancé Jonathan Davino in New York City at an Armani Beauty event at the Gansevoort Hotel, joined by friends Lukas Gage, Chris Appleton, Dylan Sprouse, Chase Stokes and AnnaSophia Robb. The couple was matching in black ensembles, including leather jackets.
The Euphoria star's relationship has recently received a great deal of scrutiny. Rumors of an affair between her and Anyone But You costar Glen Powell have run rampant since his split with girlfriend Gigi Paris. Sweeney and Powell certainly have notable chemistry at events for their upcoming romcom, but that's what most casting directors are looking for to begin with. And a source told TMZ on April 25 that Sweeney and Davino are definitely still together and the perceived flirting is just part of the movie promotion. Sweeney and Davino are possibly showing a united front in the face of all that speculation.
Here's everything to know about the affianced couple.
Who is Jonathan Davino?
It's believed that Davino lives in Chicago, due to come coy references Sweeney has made to moving to the Windy City to join a “friend” in past interviews. People and TMZ have both reported that Davino comes from a family that owns device technology and packaging company 14th Round and Final Bell. He himself has worked as a restauranteur, and was listed in Crain's Chicago Business the owner of two Chicago restaurants, Mista Pizza and Pompei Xpress, which have both closed.
How long have Davino and Sweeney been dating?
The couple were first linked in 2018, and were reported to be engaged in 2022. Davino is 13 years older than the 25-year-old HBO star. There are not many photos of them together, but they were spotted at an Emmys party at the Nomad hotel in Los Angeles in September 2018. In October of that year, they were photographed InStyle and Kate Spade dinner party.
In November of 2020, they were photographed kissing in Hawaii, where Sweeney was filming her role on The White Lotus, Just Jared reported at the time.
What has Sweeney said about Davino?
The actress does not seem to talk about him at all, but she did explain to Cosmopolitan in February 2022 that she doesn't want to date anyone in the spotlight to maintain her privacy.
“I don’t date people in the spotlight,” she said. “I don’t date actors or musicians or anyone in entertainment because I can just be normal Syd that way and it’s easiest... I have a great support system.”
She added, “I have people who will battle for me and allow me to be on the pedestal and shine without making me feel like, 'Oh no, I’m shining too bright and I need to step back.’”
She did describe her ideal partner to Cosmo, saying, “I look for a best friend. I need to be able to be with someone who I can literally hang out with 24/7 and never get sick of and we laugh every single day.”
She spoke to Variety in an interview published in August 2023 about producing with Davino for her production company Fifty-Fifty Films. She didn't offer much, just: “I like working with smart individuals.”
Did Sweeney address the Glen Powell dating rumors?
Sweeney spoke to Variety in its August 2023 interview about how she and Powell purposely leaned into dating rumors to promote their film. “It’s a rom-com,” she said with a laugh. “That’s what people want! Glen and I don’t really care. We have so much fun together, and we respect each other so much; he’s such a hard worker, and I’m a hard worker. We’re excited for the press tour, and I literally just left ADR with him. We talk all the time like, ‘That’s really funny.’”
She added that they enjoyed fueling the gossip: “They want it. It’s fun to give it to ’em.”
When were Sweeney and Davino last seen together?
The couple was photographed arriving in Venice on Thursday during the Venice Film Festival. They matched each other in white ensembles. It was unclear when they arrived if they would be attending the film event, given the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. They both worked together on Anyone But You through Sweeney’s production company, but Sweeney also acted in the project and thus would be barred from promoting the big studio project as a guild member.
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