The fourth season of You had a great new addition with actor Lukas Gage. He’s recently been featured in some of the most-talked about series, such as Euphoria, White Lotus and Love, Victor, and when he joined You, he just added to his plate of recognizable roles.
With Lukas's start continuing to rise, we couldn't help but wonder who he’s dating. So we’re diving into Lukas’s relationship history — including rumors that he's secretly engaged.
What is Lukas Gage's relationship history like?
Lukas has been up-and-coming in Hollywood since his earliest roles in 2014. However, he only became a household name in the past year or so, so it’s difficult to track exactly who he’s been linked to romantically. His first public relationship was reportedly with YouTuber Claudia Sulewski, who’s now dating singer Finneas.
The two were linked in 2016 when they both starred in T@gged, and the tweets put the proof in the pudding. Through several photos shared together and tweets back and forth, joking about having kids and saying “i love u,” they were either truly in love or just messing with all of us.
In 2017, rumors suggested that Lukas was dating Licorice Pizza star Emma Dumont, although that would have coincided with Lukas’s relationship with Claudia.
There were also rumors about Luke dating his T@gged co-star Lulu Antariksa. We can’t imagine that Lukas publicly dated all three of these women at once, but who’s to say? Hollywood can be a wild place.
Lukas also seemingly dated producer-writer Phoebe Fisher, who produced Assassination Nation, which featured both Maude and Lukas. Phoebe also worked as a producer on Euphoria. Based on their first public Instagram photo together, Phoebe and Lukas could have been dating as early as October 2019.
It's unclear when the duo broke up, but we know that by February 2023, Lukas was rumored to be dating someone else entirely.
Now, Lukas is dating celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton — and rumors suggest they're secretly engaged.
On March 16, 2023, celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show and confirmed he was in a relationship with Luke, following rumors the two were an item after Chris posted photos of them a month earlier.
"I’m very happy, very much in love. I feel very grateful to be able to share my time with someone very special," Chris said on the show. "Love is a really special thing. And I think meeting someone that you really connect with is really, really special."
In an Instagram post from March 24, 2023, Chris posted a photo dump series with pictures of himself and Lukas. He captioned the photos, "Apple of my eye." In the comments, Lukas playfully contributed to the wordplay himself, adding, "Forget the apple you the whole orchard" with a heart emoji and "Bake me into a pie."
Then, on April 5, 2023, Us Weekly posted a story with claims that Lukas and Chris are secretly engaged. A source apparently told the mag: "They’re not telling the public yet, but they have told friends they are engaged."
“They got engaged before they even had rings and then went to pick them out together,” the source went on, later adding that "[e]ven though they moved very quickly, everyone around them is very excited about their relationship.”
Lukas Gage has said that the rumors about his sexuality led to a lot of pressure.
In March 2023, Lukas opened up to The New York Times about being dropped by his agent for not labeling his sexuality.
"An agent that dropped me was like, 'Stop dyeing your hair, stop wearing weird clothes, and pick a lane: gay, bi, or straight. It's too confusing,'" Lukas revealed.
Lukas concluded, "Let me do it when I'm ready. And it's acting. I feel like everyone should get the opportunity to play whatever they want. I'm a pretty open book about most things in my life, but I have a problem with the culture of everyone needing to know everybody's business and nothing can be sacred."