Entertainment TV Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers Seemingly Confirm Relationship on 2021 LACMA Gala Red Carpet The pair first sparked dating rumors in 2020 when Phoebe Bridgers referred to Paul Mescal in an interview as "the cute boy" from the BBC series Normal People By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 7, 2021 05:36 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers. Photo: Amy Sussman/WireImage Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers seem to have confirmed their romance! On Saturday evening, the Normal People star, 25, and the singer, 27, walked together on the red carpet at the 2021 LACMA Art + Film Gala, which was presented by Gucci. Taking place in California at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mescal sported a black tuxedo while Bridgers wore a cream-colored, lace blouse that she accessorized with a red tartan skirt. At one moment on the red carpet, Bridgers rested her head affectionately on Mescal's shoulder as the duo smiled for cameras before them. 22 Hot Photos of Normal People's Paul Mescal to Make Your Day That Much Better During the event, Bridgers sent out a tweet where she playfully teased Mescal for a misnomer during their meal. "Paul thinks thousand island is called hundred years sauce," she wrote. Rich Fury/Getty Representatives for both Mescal and Bridgers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment on their relationship status. Back in 2020, the pair first sparked dating rumors during an interview Bridgers gave to NME. There, the "Savior Complex" singer explained that she had just started watching Mescal's popular BBC series and referred to him as "the cute boy." She also noted that the actor followed her on Instagram, which prompted her to tell the outlet, "I got a little pitter-patter in my heart when I saw." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In May of that year, Bridgers then tweeted that she finished watching Normal People, writing, "Finished Normal People and now I'm sad and horny oh wait," which Mescal responded to, stating, "I'm officially dead." Bridgers then replied back, "nooo don't die your [sic] so talented aha." Following that interaction, NME reported that Bridgers later sent her album Punisher to Mescal before interviewing him on Instagram Live for his first fashion magazine cover feature.