Fans in tears as rumors of Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridger’s ‘split’ spread online

Paul Mescal is rumored to have split from his singer-songwriter girlfriend Phoebe Bridgers after online gossip labeled the couple’s relationship as “over.”

The couple has long been a fixture of internet rumours, with fans who previously speculated they were engaged now believing they’ve called it off.

Neither Maynooth native Paul nor his American love Phoebe have addressed the allegations.

Anonymous celebrity gossip account Deuxmoi “announced” their split last month based on reports from unknown sources.

Since then, social media has exploded as fans say they are ‘grieving’ the loss of the famous couple’s relationship.

“I’m not really stressed by rumors that Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal have broken up,” one of them said.

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“Please don’t say Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers are broken up,” wrote another.

“I’m going to cry,” said another fan.

Confused fans have spread rumors like wildfire, partly in response to a photo that 1975 frontman Matty Healy shared on Instagram last week.

In it, he is caught locking lips with Phoebe as comedian Bo Burnham puts his arms on their shoulders.

Mescal became world famous for his role in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, since he rose to fame with the critically acclaimed film Aftersun.

Grammy-nominated Phoebe has been described by Paul as his rock.

“Having someone to lean on during such a crazy, crazy time has been invaluable,” he told GQ.

“Really, I don’t know where I’d be without her.”

The couple spent their “best Christmas ever” last year in the actor’s local Kildare, Phoebe confessed to British Vogue.

“Last year I stayed with my friend’s family in Ireland.

“It was like a full rom,” said the award-winning singer.

Fans have long been raving about the famous couple, who met via Twitter when Paul starred in Normal People.

Although they were rumored to be dating, Paul appeared in the music video for Phoebe’s song Savior Complex directed by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

A few days later, Paul finally revealed he had a girlfriend during an interview with GQ, describing his partner as a “lifesaver”.

After making their red carpet debut together in November 2021, the pair officially confirmed their relationship in December with a sweet Instagram post.

It’s clear they share a love of Ireland as it was reported last year that they were considering a home in West Cork.

When Vogue asked for advice on a “successful relationship,” she said a clear sign is “when you prefer to be with each other.”

She also shared their “typical date night”: “Laying in the park for hours, then going home and watching TV.”

Paul has been touring the US with Phoebe and has admitted that he enjoys spending time with his long rumored fiancée.

“I really enjoy being with her and her band and her friends,” he told Bustle.

“It’s also great to see a country I don’t know.”

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