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Anya Taylor-Joy All but Confirmed She Has a New Partner in Recent Outing


May. 19 2021, Updated 12:52 p.m. ET

The Queen's Gambit actress Anya Taylor-Joy has had her fair share of dating rumors. As she's such a private person, it's often hard to determine who she's dating at any given moment, though many have made educated conclusions based on who she's been spotted with.

Some of her previous public appearances have featured men like photographer Ben Seed and actor Malcolm McRae on her arm. But who is Anya really dating?

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So, who is Anya Taylor-Joy dating?

Unfortunately for fans, Anya barely ever shares snaps with romantic others on social media, which leaves much of this to speculation.

The actress has gained a great deal of traction thanks to her roles in The New Mutants, Here Are the Young Men, and Emma. Regardless, she has managed to avoid the paparazzi and keep the latest developments of her private life tightly under wraps. 

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And Anya even admitted in interviews before that she likes to maintain her privacy as much as possible.

"There’s a beauty in being anonymous," she told The Guardian in 2018. "There’s a reason why we’re actors, we’re playing other people so I think the idea of someone being interested in me, I’m quite a private person, is a bit daunting but I try not to think about it."

That being said, her recent public outing with Malcolm McRae has basically confirmed that the two are together — for now, that is. According to Page Six, the pair were spotted holding hands and smooching in New York City in May.

Again, Anya has not publicly confirmed or denied that she's romantically linked to the actor, who has two short credits under his belt, though it appears they're currently together.

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Before dating Malcolm, Anya was linked to Ben Seed, whom she had previously modeled for. Despite the widespread speculation about their romance, it wasn't long before he disappeared from her arm, and fans were left to wonder what happened between them.

Anya's other prior relationships have also had many details left private — including her previously rumored engagement. Take her rumored affair with model-turned-actor Eoin Macken, during which she sported a ring on that finger for a time.

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In October 2017, Anya showed up to the 61st BFI London Film Festival wearing a sizable ring on her left ring finger.

According to Elite Daily, the star continued to don the dazzling piece of jewelry for a few months. However, when she attended the 2018 Met Gala — held on May 7, 2018 — the sparkler was notoriously absent from her left ring finger. She reportedly hasn't worn the ring since. 

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At the time, some ventured so far as to claim that the sudden disappearance of the ring may have signaled that things were over between Anya and Eoin. However, the stars refrained from addressing either the engagement or the breakup rumors. 

It's perhaps not too far-fetched to hypothesize that they parted ways on relatively amicable terms, as Anya played the lead role in 2020's Here Are the Young Men, a feature film written and directed by Eoin. 

In the past, Anya was rumored to be dating Devon Terrell, her co-star in the 2016 drama about Barack Obama's experiences as a university student, titled Barry. 

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Even though Anya is a private person, she did talk about her first-ever kiss in a previous interview.

Even though Anya barely ever discusses personal matters in the media, she did share a few details about her first kiss in a video interview with BuzzFeed

"I was 14. I was on a trampoline. I was determined that I was not going to get to 15 and not have been kissed. Like, that was not going to happen to me ... That was not a part of the story of my life. I felt pretty good about it afterwards, I was like, yeah, 'trampoline,' '14,' I feel good about that in my life story," she told the outlet. 

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