We are swiftly approaching the release of Stranger Things Season 2, and fan excitement is reaching the boiling point — but now fans are just as thrilled about what's happening behind the scenes, because two of the stars of the show are apparently dating in real life.
Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton, who play Nancy Wheeler and Jonathan Byers respectively, have been spotted walking through New York City holding hands. Rumors have circulated for months around the possible relationship between the two costars, but these new images seem to confirm it.
Dyer, 20, seemed to be visibly happy as she held the hand of the 23-year-old British actor.
Rumors of the two dating started circulating around the start of 2017. They came about after the pair were spotted catching flights from a local airport a number of times. Since then, they have been spotted being rather close at May's MTV Movie & TV Awards and at August's San Diego Comic Con. They have remained relatively silent about their romantic situation, but all power to them!
The duo will be both appearing on the new season of Stranger Things, which takes place a year after the original, leading to significant advances in a lot of the characters' stories. So it'll definitely be interesting to see where Nancy and Jonathan are relationship-wise; either way, the apparent off-screen relationship between Dyer and Heaton will likely add to their on-screen chemistry — so, in many ways, this will only add to the quality of the new season as the characters face off against the new sci-fi monsters coming to the town of Hawkins.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix on October 27.