In a recent episode of the podcast, Chicks in the Office, the 28-year-old Netflix star continued to stir the pot of speculative rumours he’s dating (or at least wants to date) Joey King.
“It’s been interesting how everyone has been trying to make something out of it but it’s fine. I mean, hey, I would love to be dating Joey King, she’s dope,” he said.
“We were quarantine buddies so I would see [King] all the time because we lived five minutes away from each other. We know what our relationship is, we love each other dearly,” he continued.
Earlier this month, the pair shared a holiday getaway with friends on the same weekend as King’s birthday, with an adorable pic of the two by the beach. Many were quick to interpret this as proof that they’re more than just friends but, even if the two aren’t romantically involved, Zakhar Perez knows exactly what he’s doing to us with these comments.
“I’m a huge fan of dating your friend, someone that you know and you trust because that’s where it all starts right,” he added when asked about his relationship with Joey King. “For me, non-sexual intimacy is so much more important to me at first. I’m all about the sensitive stuff.”
“I’m all about the ROI, what’s the return on investment. If I’m investing this much time into someone I’m gonna be dating, I’m gonna make sure this is more than a three-month thing.”
“I’m more into long-term goal wise when it comes to work and relationships and everything…life’s short and you want to make sure you are spending it with the best people. I’m so much more turned on by emotional intimacy than sexual intimacy at first. I love that.”
And we love that for you and a special someone… maybe Joey? Alas, according to a new interview, Joey is actually seeing The Act producer Steven Piet.