Besides a rogue Instagram account, what other evidence do we have?
Although the picture published by Page Six of Zoë with her arm around Channing, 41, is pretty damn cute, and we want to say it’s totally on, they’ve kind of had other plans regarding their side of the story.
In January, People Magazine published a statement on behalf of Zoë’s team, which attempted to debunk the news.
“They’re working together on an upcoming project, and it’s not true that they’re dating,” said the source.
E! News also released an article that completely shut down any discussion about the pair in January.
The tabloid wrote, “It’s all a big little lie because E! News has exclusively learned Zoë and Channing are not dating.”
However, January has come and gone, it’s eight months later, and perhaps our gut feeling and blind trust in Deux Moi is the real yellow brick road for celeb gossip.
How did Zoë and Channing meet?
In 2017, the actors worked on The Lego Batman Movie, but because of the nature of animated films, it isn’t unlikely that they never actually met.
While they could have locked eyes at industry events or struck up a good chat at a private party, it’s been reported that they became closer because of their new movie Pussy Island.
The film is Zoë’s directorial debut, and she’s worked very closely with Channing to bring the project alive because she chose him to act and help develop her script.
Deadline reported that Zoë was keen on working with the 21 Jump Street actor because of his values and past work.
“Chan was my first choice, the one I thought of when I wrote this character,” she said.
“I just knew from Magic Mike and his live shows, I got the sense he’s a true feminist and I wanted to collaborate with someone who was clearly interested in exploring this subject matter.”
There is a lot to take away from this, but our favourite titbit is knowing on full Zoë authority that Channing is a “true feminist.”
Who else have Zoë and Channing dated?
Channing was famously married to Jenna Dewan for 10 years after they met on the Step Upset.
They officially divorced in 2019 and co-parent a daughter called Everly.
His most recent relationship was an on-and-off romance with British pop star Jessie J, which ended in October 2020.
Meanwhile, at the close of 2020, Zoë announced she and her husband, Karl Glusman, had ended their marriage after 18 months.
Alas, we may not know if the 2020 heartbreak brought Zoë and Chan true love, but It’s almost cuffing season in the United States, so perhaps an official Instagram post is on the horizon.
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