Ayo Edebiri’s Boyfriend Is Just as Proud of Her Success as We Are

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Jan. 16 2024, Published 11:31 a.m. ET

Ayo Edebiri holding her first Emmy at the 2024 Emmy Awards
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Actor Ayo Edebiri is undoubtedly standing on business in her career. After landing a starring role as Sydney Adamu in The Bear, Ayo spent 2023 receiving much-deserved attention in Hollywood. The attention led to the Boston, Mass. native sweeping the 2024 Awards season, earning her first Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, and an Emmy! Is there anything Ayo can’t slay?!

In addition to being the one to watch in the entertainment industry, Ayo is the object of nearly everyone’s affection.

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Fans of the rising starlet are obsessed with her looks and her impeccable sense of style. While Ayo is likely aware of the influx of people wanting to make her their boo, it seems as if she’s already taken. However, like many celebrity peers, Ayo keeps her love life as private as possible. Thankfully, we’ve done all the heavy lifting to find who the actor is dating.

Ayo Edebiri
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Is Ayo Edebiri dating anyone? Yes, but she doesn’t like to talk about it.

Ayo’s rising career is something the actor has no qualms about posting on her social media accounts. But one thing fans won’t have to worry about seeing is the person she’s in a relationship with. And while Ayo doesn’t want to let the world know she’s spoken for, she doesn’t mind if her boyfriend does it on his platforms.

According to Just Jared, Ayo has been dating Colin Burgess for several years. Colin is also a writer, actor, and comedian and is best known for his role in the 2023 comedy Dad & Stepdad. Additionally, Colin is active on social media and declared in his X, formerly Twitter bio, that he’s “One of the first people to come up with the idea to do a funny tweet.”

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It’s unclear when Ayo and Colin began making things official. Although Ayo doesn’t like to talk about the relationship publicly, Colin has dropped a few posts that signal they are very much together.

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In 2021, Colin posted a photo of him and Ayo wearing hydrating face masks as they made stern faces for the camera. Colin shared the post on Valentine’s Day to confirm he was happily spoken for.

“After much consideration, I have decided that this year my valentine is my girlfriend Ayo,” Colin wrote on Instagram.

Colin also had a proud moment with his girlfriend in September 2022. In an Instagram post, he cheered Ayo on as she presented her first Emmy.

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Many fans didn’t approve of Ayo Edebiri’s boyfriend.

Despite Ayo’s attempts to keep her love life private, fans have discovered she and Colin are together. In September 2023, fans found Colin’s Instagram posts about his girlfriend and discussed their relationship. The responses were a mix of commentators being sad Ayo isn’t single and that Colin doesn’t deserve the accomplished actor.

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“Just read the phrase ‘Ayo Edebiri’s boyfriend’ and fell to my knees,” one user said.

“Ayo Edebiri has a boyfriend, and it’s not me,” another heartbroken fan wrote.

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Several negative responses regarding Colin’s appearance also came out, including that he’s white and Ayo is Black. Amid the controversy, Colin’s friend, actor Joel Kim Booster, chimed in to defend the couple’s romance.

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“I’ve known Ayo’s boyfriend for close to a decade, and he is such a kind, smart, funny dude, and y’all are being weird as s--t,” the Fire Island star wrote. “Log off and make a real human friend. I’m begging you.”

Fortunately for Ayo and Colin’s relationship, the Bottoms star’s boyfriend isn’t letting a little social media chatter bring them down. In 2024, he confirmed he and Ayo were still together when he posted a snap of the actor holding a camera.

If our girl has someone who makes her happy and celebrates her success, we’re glad to see it!

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