It is a tale as old as cameras. Two actors fall in love on set when their onscreen romance transitions into something more. Jacob met his first A-list girlfriend on the set of his Hollywood debut The Kissing Booth in 2017.
Joey King has been working in Hollywood since she was a child, and her relationship with Jacob when she was 18 marked her first public union. After some whispers of the co-stars linking up started swirling in June, Joey made the couple Instagram official and soon after, they began to post lots of loved pictures and shared PDA on red carpets.
In a feature for Bello magazine, Joey spoke about their slow burn connection: “Was it love at first sight? Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. Right away we were talking about gross things with each other. But before long I started to realise, Hey, I think I kind of like this person!"
Unfortunately, in 2019 the couple called it quits a few months before they had to film The Kissing Booth 2.
Hollywood couples breaking up and then having to film a sequel together has happened before. Still, this situation was made uncomfortable as it was revealed Joey felt it was “a sacrifice."
Although Joey paints a positive picture while chatting on the podcast Mood With Lauren Elizabeth, it is evident that the actress’ ability to be a professional helped her through the tricky shoot.
"I'm a fan with how it resonated with the world, it resonated with me. So going back and doing that and making the sacrifice of what, obviously, everyone is thinking about — outwardly addressing, but what I'm kind of on the sly addressing, making those sacrifices was totally worth it," Joey revealed.
Another indication that the whole situation threw Joey for a loop was when Howard Stern asked her on The Howard Stern Show if she would date another actor again.
"No. I couldn't," she said. "I think that it's awesome to date someone in your field, who gets it, but doing the same exact thing as somebody is tough. It's really tough."
Jacob was briefly linked to model Carli Flowers who has modelled for Kylie Cosmetics, Forever 21 and Victoria's Secret in June 2019.
Rumours of a fling sparked on Instagram when Carli posted a series of cosy photos of her with the actor.
There was kissing, shirtless pics and cryptic captions like “Friends in Australia” that gave fans enough information to start drawing conclusions.
But the blink or you’ll miss it union dissipated shortly after when keen fans noticed Carli had deleted the pictures from her Instagram.
It wouldn't be wrong to assume that Jacob wasn't scarred from his co-star dating experience with Joey because reportedly, his next public relationship was with his Euphoria co-star Zendaya.
While they never confirmed that they were in a relationship, there were some paparazzi pictures of the couple together including an adorable snap of Jacob kissing Zendaya's head.
If they were indeed together, we're assuming they wanted to keep it as low-key as possible.
But back to those pics, fans of Jacob went nuts when they saw him sweetly kissing Zendaya on the head when they were out and about in New York. They had also been pictured at farmers' markets, on holiday in Greece, and arriving at Sydney airport.
In an interview with GQ Australia, Jacob did not confirm the relationship, but he did give some insight into their friendship.
"Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She's super dope to work with. She's an incredible artist and a very caring person to all of us," said Jacob.
Regardless of what happened between these two, Zendaya seems head over heels for her Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland ATM. And we love to see it.
After dating for around a year, Jacob and American top model Kaia Gerber - the daughter of Cindy Crawford - sadly recently called it quits.
The couple were originally spotted together in Malibu in September 2020 before making things Instagram official when debuting their Halloween couple's costume - Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
Following this, Jacob and Kaia seemed to be going strong and in September this year even made their red carpet debut at LA's Academy Museum of Motions Pictures' opening gala.
But sadly, two months later, a source confirmed to E! News that "they split and it is amicable".
In a December interview with Men's Health, Jacob sung his ex's praises, saying "she handles herself wonderfully publicly".
"I’ve learned so much from her about how to handle it, how to deal with it and just kind of be whatever about it, you know?” the actor said.
Same dates, different gals
While dating, Kaia and Jacob were frequently photographed together, but one date in particular sparked an interesting public revelation.
Jacob took his model girlfriend to a farmer’s market in Los Angeles, which would be sweet, except that he had taken former flames Joey King and Zendaya on the same date.
We guess the dude may just love a good farmer’s market…?
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