7 Cute Things Joey King Said About Her BF/
Kissing Booth Co-Star, Jacob Elordi
July 19, 2018
hit Netflix, the Internet hasn’t been able to stop talking about it — and, TBH, we The Kissing Booth totally understand why. Like you, we immediately fell in love with the on-screen relationship between the characters Elle Evans and Noah Flynn, but once we found out that the actors who played them are actually dating IRL, it was an absolute game-changer!
and Joey King first met one another on the set of the teen romance, and around one year later, they seem to be Jacob Elordi really into each other. Of course, we have to settle for what they choose to share about their adorable relaysh on social media or in interviews, but still, it seems like true love! (As you can see, we’re choosing to ignore the recent breakup rumors.) Need proof? Well, with a quick look at Joey’s Instagram or recent statements, it’s pretty clear. Don’t believe us? Read on for all of the cutest things she’s said about her on-screen and off-screen bae. They’re TOO cute!
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Their relationship has been natural from the beginning.
Considering how quickly people became invested in the movie, it's not all that surprising that they became equally as invested in the couples off-screen romance, too. Of course, fans have been desperate for answers, especially when it comes to the moment Joey and Jacob knew they should be together. Interestingly enough, though, there was no moment, and the two sort of fell for each other naturally. *swoon*
In an interview with
, Joey said, "There wasn't one moment. When we first met, me, him, and Seventeen Joel [Courtney] went out to dinner and we had the best, most fun night ever. By the end of dinner, we had like six inside jokes. We were so close and throughout filming, I was just best friends with Jacob. I guess there was no moment, but I feel like the friendship kind of naturally was like, 'Oh hey, this person is super frickin' awesome.'"
But, that's not all! Joey instantly knew things were different with Jacob because of how open they were with other another. She added, "I was just best friends with Jacob... We were open books with each other. There was nothing we wouldn't talk about. He's just so great. After the first month, I was like, "Hmm, I think I like him." ADORABLE!
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What people saw on screen was real.
There's no denying that
The Kissing Booth has a compelling storyline to begin with, but the fact that Joey and Jacob are actually ~in love~ IRL gives us a whole other reason to be obsessed. Turns out, Joey's fully aware of that, and in an interview with , she spoke a little bit about how cool that is for the fans! The New York Times
Joey said, "It's exciting for people to know that what they saw on screen was real," and honestly, we couldn't agree more! Watching the movie and knowing that Joey and Jacob's real-life love story was unfolding at the exact same time makes our hearts flutter. We mean... could they be any cuter?!
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She's the Elle to his Noah.
Seventeen wasn't the only magazine that asked Joey about the moment she knew Jacob was one. Although she pretty much had the same answer when Rogue magazine asked, this time, she had an even more adorable answer. We know... we didn't think it was possible either!
, "Jacob is such a special person and being the Elle to his Noah was unforgettable. There was no 'moment' even though people keep asking us that, it was just so refreshingly natural." GOALS. Rogue
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She thought he was 'very cute' from the start.
Even though it's super obvious that Jacob Elordi is fine AF, it still makes us happy to hear that Joey felt the same way when she first laid eyes on him back when they began filming. That's why, when she admitted her initial attraction to Jacob in an interview with
, it was pretty much the most adorable thing ever. Bello magazine
Joey told the mag, "Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. Right away we were talking about gross things with each other. But before long I started to realize, 'Hey, I think I kind of like this person!' It was such an interesting experience meeting your boyfriend on set because you spend so much time together and become so close so fast." Aww!
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He's not only her boyfriend, but her best friend.
We don't know about you, but when Joey posted this hilarious and swoon-worthy photo for Jacob's birthday, we couldn't handle the cuteness! Not only are Joey and Jacob dating, but they're truly the best of friends, and if you ask us, that's one of the most important things in a relationship.
Joey captioned the photo saying, "Happy birthday to this lovely Australian @jacobelordi Who is not only my boyfriend but my hella dope best friend. We had the luck of meeting each other on the set of a film we did together in South Africa called The Kissing Booth... Love you J bird, thanks for being in ma life. You're pretty incredible...but I still hate vegemite." LOL.
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She loves him!
Clearly, Joey and Jacob have a
very playful relationship, but that doesn't mean their love isn't as real as it gets. Plus, when you go with your S.O. to their doctor's appointments for moral support, there's no denying that love is in the air. Wouldn't you agree?
When Joey went to the dentist, she posted this adorable photo with Jacob right by her side. She captioned the pic, "I hate the dentist and I hate needles but I love this guy. Thanks for holding my hand. can't feel my face." We're not crying... YOU ARE!
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They're truly BFFs.
As we mentioned earlier, dating your best friend is truly a recipe for success, and so far, Joey and Jacob are proof of that. Plus, he gives her ice cream, which is a sign of a great BF if you ask us!
When Joey posted this cute AF photo of the couple sharing an ice cream cone, we were reminded why they're one of our absolute fave couples at the moment. But what made us swoon even more was what she captioned the photo.
"Rule number #7- you always have to forgive your best friend if they give you ice cream," she wrote. She also included a winky face. Yeah... we think it's safe to say she's crushing on Jacob hard, but can we really blame her?