The pair looked happier than ever inside the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards after going solo on the red carpet

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January 27, 2019 09:18 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton may have stayed apart on the red carpet at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the pair didn’t hide their affection once they got inside the show.

The couple looked in great spirits as they sat next to each other during the awards show, an insider tells PEOPLE.

“They’re glancing at each other and exchanging knowing laughs during the show,” the source says. “He also checked in with her before leaving the table during a commercial break like a boyfriend would.”

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The pair walked the carpet separately before heading inside — Malek, 37, in an all-black Dior Men suit with a Cartier watch and Boynton, 24, wearing a multicolored gown with a sheer polka dot overlay, Harry Winston jewels and a black velvet bow in her hair.

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They first met on the set of SAG-nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody, where the actor portrayed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and Boynton played Mary Austin. Austin was Mercury’s former fiancée and lifelong confidant who inherited half of his estate when he died from complications of AIDS in 1991. The acclaimed biopic earned a SAG nomination for Best Cast in a Motion Picture.

“I love Freddie Mercury’s style. I thought for starting out it was just going to be the ’80s that I dug a lot but I got to sa there is something about the glam rock I can get down with as well,” Malek told PEOPLE on the red carpet.

  • The official pre-show, People, Entertainment Weekly and TNT Red Carpet Live: 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, will livestream beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on PEOPLE.com, EW.com, tntdrama.com/sag-awards and sagawards.org, in addition to being broadcast live in Times Square.

Malek, who is also nominated for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, confirmed his relationship with his costar just weeks before their SAG Awards date night.

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“Thank you, Lucy Boynton. You have been my ally, my confidant, you are my love,” he said as he shouted the actress out at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Film Awards Gala while accepting the award for breakthrough performance. “I appreciate you so much.”

But despite only recently going public with their romance, Malek and Boynton haven’t shied away from showing some P.D.A.

In August, the two were spotted grabbing lunch together in Los Angeles while walking arm-in-arm. At one point, they shared a kiss while sitting next to each other while grabbing food. And the duo was also seen together in May at a U2 concert in Los Angeles.

Bohemian Rhapsody took the world by storm, racking up just under $1 billion in the world box office and over $200 million in the U.S. box office. The film, which hit theaters in November, follows the story of Mercury and his bandmates Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before his death.

 

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