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Wait, Are Barry Keoghan & Sabrina Carpenter Dating? A Relationship Rumor Timeline

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Looks like there might be some truth to those Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan dating rumors after all.

The singer and Saltburn star have been seen out together in Los Angeles on multiple different occasions over the past few months, sparking dating rumors across social media. But it's important to remember that until we hear confirmation from the involved parties themselves or their reps, this is all, of course, speculation based on a few blurry, sneakily-taken pics.

But if all of these #Sabarry sightings (more on that below) aren't dates between Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan, perhaps he just really likes “Feather,” or she's a really big The Banshees of Inisherin fan. (Do you think she'd be able to fit that title into a “Nonsense” outro rhyme?) Check out the full dating rumor and relationship timeline of Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan below.


February 24, 2024: Keoghan comments a cute emoji of support under Carpenter's tour post.

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On February 24, Taylor Swift surprised her Eras Tour crowd in Sydney with a Sabrina Carpenter duet of “White Horse” and “Coney Island." That night, Carpenter posted about the special moment in an Instagram dump, writing in her caption: “9 year old Sabrina singing ‘White Horse’ would never see this sh*t coming! I love you so so so dearly Taylor. Always have always will. Thank you Sydney for making me feel so welcome!!”

Fans and friends of Carpenter flooded the comment with sweet reactions, but perhaps the most notable comment was a singular emoji from a certain Irish actor. Barry Keoghan praised Carpenter's performance with a queen emoji — his comment on the carousel has nearly 12,000 likes at the time of writing. Does this mean we might see Keoghan at one of the upcoming Singapore Eras shows, the last stretch of Carpenter's opener slot on the tour, or in the desert crowd at Coachella 2024 to support his rumored GF? Only time will tell…

February 13, 2024: Paparazzi catch Carpenter and Keoghan all smiles on a West Hollywood date night.

Keoghan at W, Mark Ronson, and Gucci's Grammy After-Party in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024

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Keoghan at W, Mark Ronson, and Gucci's Grammy After-Party in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024
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A few days before Valentine's Day, Carpenter and Keoghan were seen once again on a romantic night out in Los Angeles, this time wining and dining at popular West Hollywood date spots Delilah and Ysabel. People caught the (potential) couple cheesing and open-mouth laughing on the sidewalk, looking extremely smitten — see the exclusive photos here. Carpenter wore a black mini dress and knee-high boots while her man friend donned a red bomber jacket, white tee, olive pants, and white sneakers.

February 9, 2024: Carpenter and Keoghan are seen kissing the morning after another dinner date.

Carpenter at the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on February 2, 2024 in Los Angeles

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Carpenter at the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on February 2, 2024 in Los Angeles
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God, these two love a dinner date, huh? On a Friday evening in February, People reports that Carpenter and Keoghan were seen having dinner together at Nobu and heading to the Hotel Bel-Air afterwards. According to the outlet, Keoghan then dropped Carpenter off at her home the next morning and were seen kissing farewell. A weekend of love!

January 15, 2024: Carpenter and Keoghan “share a little kiss” at Luna Luna.

Keoghan at the David Yurman High Jewelry Event on January 30, 2024 in Los Angeles

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Keoghan at the David Yurman High Jewelry Event on January 30, 2024 in Los Angeles
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The pop star and Oscar-nominated actor were spotted at Luna Luna, the interactive museum amusement park in Los Angeles on January 15. In the pics, Carpenter wears an all-black outfit, and Keoghan dons black pants and a varsity-style jacket. They're standing together, but they're not holding hands or cuddling, either. While we can't say for sure if they were on a date or just hanging out and checking out some art, it certainly seems like they were there together. And according to one eyewitness, there might have even been a kiss. “It definitely seemed like a date,” the spectator told People, adding that Keoghan and Carpenter looked “cute” and “shared a little kiss.”

January 9, 2024: Keoghan confirms split from his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his son.

Barry Keoghan, who is 31 years old, was previously in a long-term relationship with Alyson Sandro. The two share a young son named Brando. However, they reportedly split in July 2023; in Keoghan's January 2024 GQ cover story, he declined to comment on their breakup. He told the outlet: “She’s done a great job and she’s an incredible mother.” Period.

January 7, 2024: Carpenter is rumored to attend the 2024 Golden Globes as Keoghan's date.

Keoghan at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

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Keoghan at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
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About a month later in early January 2024, a rumor began circulating online that Carpenter would be attending the 2024 Golden Globes with Keoghan as his date, which later turned out to be false. (Keoghan flew solo for the awards show.)

December 3, 2023: Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan are seen leaving a “romantic” dinner together in L.A.

Carpenter at Variety's Hitmakers event on December 2, 2023 in Hollywood

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Carpenter at Variety's Hitmakers event on December 2, 2023 in Hollywood
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In early December 2023, The Daily Mail reported that Carpenter and Keoghan were seen together in a Los Angeles parking lot, where they were reportedly leaving a “romantic” dinner together. This all, of course, hinges on a few low-res photos of the two walking towards a car.

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In the paparazzi pics, both the actor and the musician are dressed casually, with Keoghan in a henley and Carpenter wearing a leather trench, jeans, and a bow in her hair. Maybe they're friends. Maybe they were on a date. Maybe they were just hanging out in the same vicinity and Keoghan dropped her off because they're neighbors. We truly don't know.

March 2023: Shawn Mendes shuts down Sabrina Carpenter dating rumors.

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Shawn Mendes speaking at the Tommy x Shawn Global Activation on March 22, 2023 in Berlin, Germany
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After the two were seen out and about and grabbing dinner together in Los Angeles in early spring 2023, Sabrina Carpenter was romantically linked to fellow pop singer Shawn Mendes. However, Mendes shot down the rumors in March 2023, telling RTL Boulevard that the pair were “not dating.”

24-year-old Carpenter had also previously been linked to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Joshua Bassett. (Their relationship was supposedly the inspiration for a few songs by Olivia Rodrigo, who was also rumored to have dated Bassett.)


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