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The Way I Need Every Single Detail About Ayo Edebiri And Paul Mescal's Relationship

A picture is worth a thousand words, and I could probably write a thousand-page novel about this photo of Paul Mescal and Ayo Edebiri canoodling on Saint Patrick’s Day. Paul is looking flushed as Ayo flashes her perfect smile and has a hand firmly planted on his shoulder. I daresay the king and queen of Ireland are meant to be. Who knew that Ayo slaying the role of Jenny the donkey in The Banshees of Inisherin would lead to one of the most important images of our time?

Naturally, people (me) have their suspicions about Paul and Ayo after this incredible post. After all, they’ve been photographed together several times now and have openly expressed admiration for each other. Might Ayo Edebiri and Paul Mescal actually be dating?? Or perhaps they’re co-stars in a new project? Obviously, I needed to press pause on my life and conduct a thorough investigation to get to the Bottoms of this pop culture development. ‘Scuse me while I go play the Irish national anthem on repeat.

Paul Mescal and Ayo Edebiri
Image Credit: Ayo Edebiri Instagram

Are Paul Mescal And Ayo Edebiri Dating?

In my dreams, yes. In reality… TBD. This Insta moment could very well be a soft-launch situation, but there’s no concrete evidence of a romance just yet.  They do have a lot in common — Ireland. If Ayaul isn’t already a thing, maybe they just need to play lovers in a movie to get there.

Are Paul Mescal And Ayo Edebiri Working Together?

Paul Mescal Ayo Edebiri
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This not out of the question!! Romance novelist Emily Henry announced a film adaptation of her popular book, Book Lovers, earlier this month. On St. Paddy’s day, she posted the Paul and Ayo photo on her Instagram Story, which could *possibly* be a hint at the casting for the movie. I’m gonna need Emily to spill that tea immediately.

ALSO, Paul has literally said that he wants to work with Ayo. In November 2023, the heartthrob told Awards Watch, “Comedy scares me deeply because I think I saw Bottoms recently and I was in awe of how they do that.” (Did you catch that? He was in awe of Ayo. Screaming.) He added, “But I think in the next five years I’m going to set myself a challenge to do maybe a rom-com with Ayo [Edebiri] or something like that would be cool.” How ’bout in the next year?

Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over This Paul And Ayo Photo

The stans on X are justifiably freaking out over this image of Irish royals. They of course have theories, wishes, and Irish pride to share.


Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost is an entertainment writer at Betches. As a teenage girl in her twenties, she spends her time stanning Olivia Rodrigo, baking cakes for award shows, and refusing to ever leave her Reputation era.