Viewers who miss the fashion moments on Gossip Girl or who love the female-driven workplace storylines featured on The Bold Type will want to tune in to Emily in Paris on Netflix. From Darren Star, the creator of Sex and the City, Emily in Paris series centers around protagonist Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), a twenty-something who moves from the midwest to Paris in order to assist a marketing company on the benefits of good social media pages.
While settling into her new city, Emily forges friendships, struggles with some cultural workplace differences, and she even flirts with a romance or two along the way. French actor Lucas Bravo is making his American small screen debut in the series as Gabriel, and many viewers are already swooning over his relationship with Emily (and his accent).
Does Lucas Bravo have a girlfriend? Plus, keep reading to find out what else he's starred in before.
Who is Lucas Bravo? He plays Gabriel in 'Emily in Paris.'
The 32-year-old actor was born in Nice, France. He spent much of his upbringing moving around because his father was a soccer player. He now lives in Fontainebleau, which is a quieter, area located to the Southeast of bustling Paris.
Before securing the role of the internet's newest boyfriend on Emily in Paris, Lucas starred in a slew of French shows and short films. According to his IMDb page, Lucas' first role was in two episodes of the 2013 series Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez.
His other series credits include T.O.C. (2015) and Plus Belle La Vie (2016). The short films he has starred in are Cracs (2013), Iwaa (2014), Beautiful Injuries (2017), Caprice (2019), and Relation Libre (2020).
He also appeared in the 2014 film La Creme de la Creme as Antoine. Two of his short films are now in post-production as well. He will play Alexander in A Matter of Time and Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
Lucas' character on Emily in Paris is Gabriel, a chef who lives in Emily's building. Though he's in a relationship with someone else at the beginning of the series, it's clear that he has chemistry with Emily. A classic TV love triangle ensues, and many fans are hoping that Netflix will commission a second season so they can find out how it plays out.
Does Lucas Bravo have a girlfriend?
The actor confirmed that he is recently single in an interview with the French outlet, i-D in October of 2020.
"My heart is not already taken. I recently separated [from someone] and [we are] on very good terms," he shared, before adding that it would be "flattering" for his character to "provoke" emotions and feelings in others.
When speaking with Glamour, Lucas noted that open communication is key for him when he's in a relationship.
"I really don't like when the person runs away. I like communication. It’s the basis of everything. Don't be afraid or assume how the other person will take it. I don't like when there is an elephant in the room and the person chooses to just run away or slam the door or sit in a corner with their baby face on," he explained. "I don’t like pouting or when someone avoids a conversation."
He also ruled out the possibility of ever dating a co-star, but he didn't exactly do the same when it comes to his fanbase.
"Wow. I have this rule about co-stars. Once you step on set, it's a workplace, and I want to keep it professional," he shared. "I mean, you never know what can happen, but I really try as much as possible to focus on the story we have to tell and the performance and the character. But I never know."
"And a fan? I don’t really have fans, so I don't know," he said with a laugh. "That is a question I will maybe answer some other time."
Basically, to fans of Emily in Paris — you have a chance with one of the show's dreamboats.
Season 1 of Emily in Paris is available to stream on Netflix now.