Then, in an interview with Glamour, Perez said he was single and jokingly admitted he is “a fan of Joey and wished that she would date me. I’m a huge proponent of dating friends or people you’ve had heart-to-hearts with before you become intimate.”
"We just kind of hit it off,” Perez continued about his friendship with Joey King to Entertainment Tonight. “When we were in South Africa [shooting the film], we had dinner together. I cooked for her, she cooked for me. We just became kind of like the best of friends."
"I’m sure it was odd for her to go back into a production with someone that she dated," he added. "And so me being this new cast-mate and Joel [Courtney] being there and Meganne [Young], we kind of just all meshed really well together."
But, is the newcomer to the Netflix teen rom-com trilogy actually dating Joey King? Are the rumours true? Well, fellow Team Marco fans, we’re sad to report, any romance between the two will only be on-screen… for now.
"Last weekend we went to celebrate her birthday and a friend of mine’s birthday," he told Entertainment Tonight. "We just went together and had a good time."
"I love her. I love her dearly. I’d do anything for her," he added, before stating, "We’re not dating. I’ll end it with that."
Well, you heard here, folks. Taylor Zakhar Perez isn’t dating Joey King. But, maybe, he could date us?