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Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell Went From Costars to Besties: Complete Friendship Timeline

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Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell may hate each other in their forthcoming romantic comedy Anyone But You, but the actors are close friends in real life.

The duo were first announced as the film’s stars in January 2023. By April of that year, Sweeney and Powell had jetted to Australia in order to film the movie. Photos of them cozying up in bathing suits while filming a scene went viral online, sparking affair rumors.

Things got messier when Powell’s then-girlfriend Gigi Paris unfollowed him on Instagram after the photos were published. In late April 2023, multiple outlets confirmed that Powell and Paris had split after three years together.

Sweeney, for her part, has been engaged to Jonathan Davino since 2022, and has kept her romantic relationship out of the public eye. Throughout her time in the spotlight, the actress has been open about not dating anyone in the same industry as her.

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“I don’t date actors or musicians or anyone in entertainment because I can just be normal Syd that way and it’s easiest,” she told Cosmopolitan in February 2022. “I have a great support system. I have people who will battle for me and allow me to be on the pedestal and shine without making me feel like, ‘Oh no, I’m shining too bright and I need to step back.’”

Despite what fans thought about Sweeney and Powell, a source told Us Weekly that the costars were nothing but professional when filming Anyone But You.

“It was an open secret they’d gotten really close,” the insider revealed in May 2023, noting that the affair rumors were “a nightmare scenario” for Sweeney.

Months later, the Euphoria actress addressed the rumors head on, saying that she and Powell “don’t really care” what people think. “We talk all the time like, ‘That’s really funny,’” she told Variety in August 2023.

We have so much fun together, and we respect each other so much,” Sweeney said of their close-knit bond. “He’s such a hard worker, and I’m a hard worker.”

Keep scrolling to see Sweeney and Powell’s complete relationship timeline:

April 2023

Photos of Sweeney and Powell filming Anyone But You went viral, sparking affair rumors.

“The whole experience was absolutely incredible,” Sweeney gushed at CinemaCon about the shoot. “It was so much fun.”

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May 2023

A source told Us that Sweeney “takes her reputation extremely seriously,” explaining that the affair speculation affected her relationship with Davino.

“She takes her reputation extremely seriously,” the insider added. “This is without a doubt a huge test of their relationship.”

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August 2023

“It’s a rom-com, that’s what people want!” Sweeney told Variety, breaking her silence on the affair rumors.

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October 2023

Sweeney celebrated Powell’s 35th birthday, posting a tribute to the actor on Instagram.

“Happy birthday to my fellow camp counselor, adventure extraordinaire, and goof ball,” she wrote at the time.

November 2023

Powell addressed his “alleged affair”with Sweeney in his Men’s Health cover story.

“When all that stuff happened, you know, publicly, it felt disorienting and unfair. But what I’m realizing is that’s just a part of this gig now,” he said.

When Powell posted photos from the steamy shoot via Instagram, Sweeney was quick to comment. “Just heating up everybody’s winter huh?” she wrote.

December 2023

Powell opened up about how it was “very easy” for him to “pretend” he was falling in love with Sweeney while filming Anyone But You.

“A great rom-com doesn’t survive without great chemistry, and Sydney is the easiest person to have chemistry with,” he explained to Entertainment Tonight. “I mean, immediately, it was like we’d known each other forever, and I think anybody that’s been on the set realizes I never get tired of talking to Sydney.”

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