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I'm Simping Hard For The 'Bridgerton' Season 3 Cast, So Here Are All Their Dating Histories

I only watch Bridgerton for the intriguing plot, the London Regency era education, and the high-quality acting, of course. But I’m aware that some of you people binge the Netflix drama purely for all the hot stars and steamy scenes. SMH. How could you. Just kiddingggg, I’m also just a girl. If you identify as a member of the Bridgerton stan community, chances are you’ve fallen victim to the enemies-to-lovers and friends-to-lovers tropes and find yourself madly in love with Luke Newton, Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey, or Simone Ashley. (I’m a Simone girl myself.) But the problem is… everyone else in the cast is stunning too. It’s challenging to commit to crushing on just one of the stars.

Our relationships with the season 3 cast are strictly parasocial right now, but why not be a tad delulu and dare to dream of more? We owe it to our TV crushes to put in some effort. Britney Spears once said, “You better work bitch.” And so I did. I present: my extensive research on the Bridgerton season 3 cast’s dating histories and current relationship statuses. Study up. You’re welcome.

Bridgerton Season 3 Cast Dating Histories

Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington)

Nicola Coughlan
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The dazzling star of Bridgerton season 3 dated her Derry Girls costar, Laurie Kynaston, in 2021, according to The Mirror. Nicola and Laurie did not ever publicly comment on their rumored romance. Naturally, fans have shipped Nicola and Luke, but they’re just friends (for now). Yes, even after The Carriage Scene.

Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton)

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Luke, one of the current loml, had a Disney relationship back in his youth — he dated his The Lodge costar, Sophie Simnett, between 2016 and 2018. After that, he had a four-year relationship with West End singer Jade Davies from 2019 to 2023. These days though, he’s a single Pringle, I’m pretty sure. (Until we start dating, that is.)

Hannah Dodd (Francesca Bridgerton)

Hannah Dodd
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In 2022, Hannah was linked to singer Sam Fender yes, the “Seventeen Going Under” guy. A source told The Sun that he thinks she’s “absolutely stunning” and was “liking her pictures like crazy.” As he should. Now, the actress appears to be in her single girl era.

Victor Alli (John Stirling)


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With about 8k followers on Insta, our guy Victor keeps a pretty low profile. He’s pretty new to the business and hasn’t had any public celeb relationships yet. I’m always rooting for this king (earl).

Jessica Madsen (Cressida Cowper)

Jessica Madsen
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Jessica has been linked to a dude named Benji Philipson, but she’s also a private gal, so we don’t know too much about her dating life. At the moment, her Insta grid is almost exclusively Bridgerton content. We love to see it.

Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton)

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This stud reportedly dated fellow actor James Ellis from 2019 to 2022 and they even shared a public kiss at the Olivier Awards in 2019. In December 2023, Jonathan revealed to The Evening Standard that he’s dating a “lovely man.” Where did he find one of those?? Asking for a friend.

Simone Ashley (Kate Bridgerton)

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Dating must be challenging when the whole world is in love with you. Simone is currently in a happy, Instagram official relationship with Constantin “Tino” Klein, who’s the CEO of GP Ice Race, an automotive winter festival in Europe. I find it very rude that she’s taken. The actress previously dated coffee brand manager Luke Richardson for two years, per Mail On Sunday. They split just before she booked Bridgerton. 

Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton)

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This queen is actually dating a Bridgerton casting director, Cole Edwards. She joked to The Guardian, “I got a job and a fella on the same day.” Okay, slay. Before Cole, Claudia dated a sound engineer named Joseph.

Ilana Frost
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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.