Fans of the Netflix film trilogy The Kissing Booth would have been saddened to bid goodbye to their favourite characters when The Kissing Booth 3, the last installment, was released earlier this month.
The film follows Noah and Elle, who is played by Jacob Elordi and Joey King, as they endure problems in their relationship while attempting to stay together.
King and Elordi had an off-screen romance while making the first film in the now-famous trilogy in 2017, before calling it quits a little over a year later.
Why Did Joey King and Jacob Elordi Break Up?
“I thought he was incredibly cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship,” Elordi told Bello of King and Elordi, who met while performing together.
“We started chatting about nasty things with each other right away” (laughing). But it wasn’t long before I realized, ‘Hey, I think I like this person!’
“Meeting your partner on set was such a unique experience since you spend so much time together and become so close so quickly.” We were together for 17 hours a day, and after work, we would all hang around and watch movies and whatnot.”
“It’s amazing for people to know what they saw on screen was real,” the actress remarked in an interview with The New York Times regarding the film’s runaway success.
As King, 22, described, fans were just as enamoured with her romance with Australian Elordi, 24, as they were with the film. “Young people on Instagram formed these fan accounts and started hanging out with each other because they adore and relate to it so much,” he said.
The pair are thought to have split up in late 2018 or early 2019.
They’ve never said why they broke up, but King told Refinery29 that fans’ constant guessing about their relationship status made things worse.
“They don’t get it; they don’t get it because reality might be entirely different and completely different from what you see,” she explained.
“So I believe the reason it was so difficult for them to let go is that they had a dream picture of someone else’s life when it isn’t at all like that.”
“All you can really do at that moment is turn off your phone and go into your sister’s bed and watch Friends with her because it’s extremely difficult when the world wants to go through it with you or wants to hear every piece of detail from you about it.”
“No one’s thinking to themselves, ‘That was simple,’ because it wasn’t,” King told Cosmopolitan when asked about continuing to work on the projects with her ex. I’m sure everyone will scrutinize every move and detail. What’s more, you know what? Allow them to do so. But, at the end of the day, I was simply delighted to be Elle Evans once more.”
King is grateful for his friendship with Elordi, but he has no desire to date another actor.
“I think it’s a good thing we dated in the first place,” she stated on Howard Stern. He taught me the most I’ve ever learned in my life.
“I think it’s great to date someone in your job who understands you but doing the same thing as someone is difficult.” It’s extremely difficult.”
Who Is Joey King Dating?
Joey King has talked significantly less about her current lover now that she’s moved on after experiencing the difficulties of a very public romance.
On the set of another of King’s films, The Act, she met her current boyfriend, Steven Piet.
Piet, 30, was a producer on the film Gypsy Rose Blanchard, in which King starred as Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
In August of this year, the two were seen together at a screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
“They were really affectionate and were with her two sisters sitting watching the movie together,” a source told E! News at the time.
“The entire time, Joey and Steven hugged and appeared quite happy together.”
Since then, King has shared a number of cozy-looking images of the two of them on her Instagram account, but it wasn’t until April 2020 that she publicly acknowledged their relationship status in an essay for InStyle, in which she referred to him as her “dear boyfriend.”
Joey King is now dating director and producer, Steven Piet.
The Act not only gave Joey the opportunity to show off her theatrical abilities but also introduced her to her current boyfriend, Steven Piet. Joey met her love, who worked behind the scenes while playing Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who pled guilty to the second-degree murder of her mother in 2016. He not only produced the show, but he also directed two episodes.
Steven’s credits include Briarpatch, Nightflyers, and Channel Zero, in addition to the critically praised Hulu thriller The Act. The first two shows he directed and produced, and the third he produced.
In the fall of 2019, Joey and Steven were first seen together at a screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
While the couple first kept their relationship hidden, they’ve now shared images of one other on their separate public Instagram pages.
Joey King most recently honored her boyfriend’s birthday on May 19 with a photo and video carousel.
Steven returned the favor on July 30, when the Ramona and Beezus actress turned 22.
“It’s a unanimous decision.” You are my favourite person, according to ten out of ten doctors. In part of his caption, he said, “Happy Birthday, you precious and beautiful spirit.” “I’m in love with you.”