The Bear cast has had more success in their dating lives than their fictional counterparts.
The Hulu series, which premiered in June 2022, explores talented chef Carmy (Jeremy Allen White) as he returns to Chicago to run his older brother Mikey’s (Jon Bernthal) restaurant following his death. Season 1 focused on Carmy’s attempts to help keep the sandwich shop afloat while dealing with his own grief over his brother’s suicide.
Fans were quick to question the chemistry between Carmy and his sous chef Sydney (Ayo Edebiri) — but the cast wasn’t as sold on a potential romance.
“They got a lot of trauma on both sides. Like if even that [was explored] — I don’t think that window is open,” Edebiri exclusively told Us Weekly in January 2023. “But if it were, there would need to be like two seasons where it’s just them doing therapy individually before that would even be an option.”
The Abbott Elementary star noted that the series didn’t initially plan to explore the coworkers as a couple. “I think when we were making it, neither of us [me nor Jeremy Allen White] were thinking about that,” she shared with Us at the time. “It did feel really nice to get to do something that felt different. There aren’t that many platonic male [and] female relationships.”
Offscreen, the Bear cast has remained more tight-lipped about their love lives. White offered rare glimpses into his marriage with Addison Timlin after they tied the knot in 2019. Us confirmed in May 2023 that Timlin filed for divorce after three years of marriage.
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