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 Emails I Can't Send 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.


May 26, 2024: Barry Keoghan supports Sabrina Carpenter at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2024 in Luton, England.

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Another day, another video of Barry Keoghan being completely mesmerized by Sabrina Carpenter. After a few busy months in the U.S., the duo traveled across the pond with Keoghan accompanying Carpenter as she took the stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2024 festival held in Luton, England.

Carpenter was among the many performers of the weekend, which also included Coldplay, Charli XCX, and Vampire Weekend, and Keoghan made sure to show up in support, watching from the side stage with a smile he couldn't hide even as tech equipment blocked his view. In fan videos from the night, the Irish actor can be seen in an all-purple ‘fit watching Carpenter perform her viral hit “Espresso.” Much like Keoghan, she also favored one color in her own ’fit, wearing an orange Roberto Cavalli dress from 2005. You can see Keoghan's grin below:

May 6, 2024: Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan make their red carpet debut at the Met Gala.

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The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" - Red Carpet

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The 2024 Oscars might have been Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan's first public event together, with the couple taking over the Vanity Fair photo booth and posing together for a picture at one of the after parties, but their official joint red carpet debut arrived during the 2024 Met Gala, with the duo posing together for pictures after reaching the top of the Met stairs.

April 1, 2024: Keoghan reacts on main to Carpenter's SKIMS campaign.

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Sabrina Carpenter is the newest face of SKIMS, and some fans — *cough* Barry Keoghan *cough* — couldn't contain their reactions. For the new Y2K-inspired spring campaign, Carpenter is photographed lounging around a bedroom in babydoll lace lingerie listening to CDs on a Walkman, talking on a cordless landline phone, and channel surfing, awash in the blue glow of a TV.

The photos really are something, and Carpenter's rumored boyfriend seems to agree. Barry Keoghan left his own flirty two cents amidst comments from other stars like Kehlani and Julia Michaels, writing “🔥🥵 barbie emoji,” he wrote. (At the time of publishing, the Irish actor's comment has over 24,000 likes.) A few scrolls down, one fan of Carpenter asked the million dollar question: “Keoghan can u fight?" QTNA.

March 27, 2024: Carpenter reveals her “type” when it comes to dating.

While gracing the cover of the latest issue of Cosmo, Carpenter took the opportunity to explain her dating approach and reveal whether she has a “type” when it comes to romantic partners. The singer says she has “never, ever, ever, ever” landed a date from a dating app and generally avoids app culture in preference of organic meet-cutes “through friends.” She attributes the majority of her dating life to “fate and chance.”

“A lot of it, for me, has been fate. I know that’s super broad, but I don’t actively look for it,” Carpenter said in her cover story interview. “The relationships that I actually want to put my energy into have to be so interesting or invigorating because they take me away from the other things I love. So yeah, it’s fun and it’s messy. I think I’m still just at this place where I’m really enjoying the newness of all of it.”


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In an editor's note, Cosmopolitan clarified the timeline of their interview: Carpenter spoke to the outlet in early January, when rumors of her relationship with Barry Keoghan had just started to pick up steam. (Click here to catch yourself up on the SaBarry lore.) Enjoying the newness, indeed. When asked what her “type” is, Carpenter said personality stands out to her more than looks.

“Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t think I have a type. But the internet loves to just put pictures next to each other of men who have the same hair color," she said. “I’m super attracted to a lot of the things I look for in friends, because I want to be with someone who’s going to be one of my best friends. So a lot of it is energy and humor and being genuine. I will say I’ve always connected more with people who are really in touch with their emotions.” Carpenter and Keoghan are always spotted smiling and laughing, so, from the looks of it, she's on the right track.

March 11, 2024: Keoghan wears a Taylor Swift Eras tour shirt to run errands with Carpenter.

Just one day after making their joint public event debut as a couple during Oscars night, Carpenter and Keoghan did the second-most chic activity one can do in Hollywood: running errands.

The couple was spotted on the morning of March 12 in Los Angeles during various stops around the city, and Keoghan's particular choice of attire is receiving a lot of attention. The Saltburn actor stepped out wearing a T-shirt from Taylor Swift's official Eras Tour merch, which he paired with black sweatpants and a pair of white Nike Air Force 1s. Carpenter picked Keoghan up in her car donning an equally comfy ‘fit, opting for a burgundy cap, a grey Betty Boop t-shirt, ripped baggy jeans, and a pair of black UGG platform boots. You can see the couple’s full looks here.

March 10, 2024: Keoghan and Carpenter make their joint public event debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars 2024 after party.

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The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived: Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter made their public event debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars 2024 after party. After the Oscars 2024 ceremony, the two stars made their way to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills for the after party and posed together at the event.

Though Keoghan and Carpenter walked the red carpet separately, the duo linked up before heading into the actual party and posed together for the camera in what is now the first official photo we have of them together. Keoghan and Carpenter were snapped just to the side of the red carpet as they made their way into the venue, and, of course, the couple chose matching poses for the special snap. The two stars covered the bottom half of their faces with their left hands. And before you ask, yes, Keoghan was once again wearing his “Sabrina” friendship bracelet.

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Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter attend the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Thanks to a video captured by Variety, we also know this is not the only picture Keoghan and Carpenter got together during the Vanity Fair Oscars party. The entertainment publication caught the two stars taking a quick selfie together while still on the red carpet — though Carpenter was quite obviously trying to be super nonchalant about it all.

But that's not all! We also got a video of Keoghan saying he was “distracted” while posing solo for the photographers because Carpenter was right in front of him. Cheeky. Big night for Hollywood and big night for #SaBarry, indeed! (Also, did we mention they also got super love-dovey inside the Vanity Fair photo booth?)

March 2–4, 2024: Keoghan supports Carpenter during the Eras Tour stops in Singapore and reacts to her NSFW “Nonsense” outro.

Sabrina Carpenter performing in Singapore on March 2, 2024.

Sabrina Carpenter opens for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour at the National Stadium on March 02, 2024 in Singapore.

Sabrina Carpenter performing in Singapore on March 2, 2024.
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To kick off March, Sabrina Carpenter traveled all the way to Singapore for the new leg of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, and she was in good company. Keoghan was spotted on the grounds at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang supporting his rumored girlfriend.

Though he flew under the radar during the first night, Keoghan took center stage the following night. That's right, it's finally happened: Barry Keoghan has seemingly made it onto one of Sabrina Carpenter's “Nonsense” outros — and, luckily for us, someone filmed his full reaction.

ICYMI: Since the release of “Nonsense” in 2022, Carpenter has made it a habit to wrap the song with an ad-libbed outro every time she performs it live. During the second show in Singapore on March 3, Carpenter seemingly dedicated her outro to Keoghan, singing: "He said that he wishes he was on me. Got me wetter than the Jewel Changi. Singapore, I hope you like my songy.” (In case you need a little help understanding just how NSFW Carpenter's ad-lib is, we'll leave you with a picture of Jewel Changi's famous waterfall here.)

In the original fan video of Keoghan's reaction, taken by X user @chleng, we see the actor paying close attention to Carpenter's new lyrics while covering his mouth with a VIP lanyard pass and tilting his head at the aforementioned lyric. After a second, the actor doesn't hesitate to erupt in a cheer for the star, raising his hands above his head to clap. (Of course, the clip has spread like wildfire on the app.)

But that's not all. On March 4, for the third night of the Singaporean leg of the tour, Keoghan and Carpenter were filmed sharing a sweet hug. As captured in a fan video that is now also making the rounds on X, Keoghan was patiently waiting for Carpenter backstage after her set and held back for approximately 0.1 seconds before hugging her tightly as soon as she made her way to him. (To add even more to the cute moment, the pair were clad in matching black clothes.)

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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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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