It’s almost summer, and love is in the air; just ask the two random teens who keep making out in front of my parking spot. The love bug doesn’t stop with adolescents, though; Dua Lipa was recently photographed with a brand-new man (and brand-new bangs!) at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Below, get all the details on who Lipa’s dating, how they met, and more:
Who is the BF in question?
Lipa’s boyfriend is Romain Gavras, a 41-year-old French filmmaker. He’s the son of journalist and producer Michèle Ray-Gavras and Oscar-winning director Costa Gavras, and known for directing popular music videos including M.I.A.’s ”Bad Girls” Video. He was previously romantically linked to Rita Ora from 2020 to 2021.
How long have Lipa and Gavras been together?
Romance rumors first engulfed these two when they left a BAFTA afterparty together in February of 2023, with a hand-holding photo-op following at Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week show a month later; however, their official red-carpet debut was at Cannes in May, where they attended the premiere of Omar La Fraise (The King of Algiers) together.
How is Lipa’s ex Anwar Hadid reacting to the news?
Not well, unfortunately. Hadid, who dated Lipa roughly from 2019 to 2021, has posted some cryptic and somewhat troubling messages on Instagram in the wake of the new couple’s red-carpet debut, writing “Trying to not to find and kill him,” among other things. Hadid didn’t directly reference Lipa or Gavras, though, so maybe it all a misunderstanding; we can only hope so.
Has Lipa said anything publicly about her relationship with Gavras?
Not yet! Her most recent comment on the state of her love life was in 2022, when she talked about her single status on an episode of her podcast, saying: “For me, this is the first year I’ve not been in a relationship for a very long time. It’ve been really great to just be alone and only think about myself and kind of be quite selfish.”