‘This gives me WAY more joy than it should!’ Netflix viewers go gaga after discovering the on-screen couple in the site’s popular new rom-com The Kissing Booth are dating in real life
There’s only one thing better than watching your favorite characters get together at the end of an cheesy romantic comedy and that’s realizing they’re dating in real life.
And lucky for fans of Netflix‘s The Kissing Booth, the actors who play the characters, Noah Flynn and Elle Evans, are actually in a serious relationship and have been since they started filming nearly a year ago.
The movie premiered on the streaming service earlier this month and follows a high school student played by 18-year-old actress Joey King who finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush, played by Australian actor Jacob Elordi, 20, when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival.
Real life: Lucky for fans the actors of Netflix’s The Kissing Booth (pictured), Joey King, 18, and Jacob Elordi, 20, (left) are in a serious relationship
Young love: The movie (above) premiered on Netflix earlier this month and follows a high school student who finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush
Long-term: Jacob and Joey have been dating for nearly a year since the movie started filming
The Netflix original doesn’t have the best reviews (it got a 20 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes) but that hasn’t stopped fans from sharing their excitement on Twitter over the fact that Joey and Jacob are dating.
One person tweeted: ‘Joey King and Jacob Elordi a.k.a Elle and Noah of the kissing booth is a Real life couple??? omg’ while another tweet said: ‘The fact that Joey King and Jacob Elordi are actually a couple in real life.’
And more fans took to the social media platform to post about their approval over the pairs relationship ans about their height difference (Jacob is 6’3 and Joey is 5’4) with a tweet that said: ‘So the height difference between Jacob Elordi and Joey King aka Noah and Elle on #thekissingbooth is almost one foot???’
‘And they look so good and cute together both in the movie and in real life!!! I just want a Noah Flynn! Where can I buy one!’
Can’t handle it: Since finding out about their relationship, fans have taken to Twitter to share their excitement over the news
Too cute: One person tweeted ‘the fact that Joey King and Jacob Elordi are actually a couple in real life’
Short and tall: And someone else used the social media platform to bring to attention to Joey and Jacob’s height difference
Mom and dad: Another person said that Joey and Jacob are their new parents after finding out about the relationship
Complete: And another fan said she was ‘complete’ after finding out the two are actually in love
Another fan tweeted: ‘I just watched #kissingbooth and found out Joey King and Jacob Elordi are dating in real life so now they’re my new parents bye.’
More fans shared their happiness over their relationship with one person who tweeted: ‘I thought I was complete after watching The Kissing Booth, they are actually in love I’m actually complete.’
And another fan took to Twitter to share that she wasn’t surprised to hear that the two were dating because of their ‘realistic chemistry.’
The tweet said: ‘My f*****g heart Joey King and Jacob Elordi are in a real fucking relationship together in real life no wonder their chemistry in the kissing booth was so realistic. Making me cry and s**t in class.’
Chemistry: Another fan wasn’t surprised about their relationship because their chemistry was so realistic
Full heart: Twitter user @brockkabigail said that knowing Jacob and Joey are dating made her happy
Adorable: Someone else tweeted that ‘the fact Noah and Elle go in real life’ was heartwarming
Joyful: And someone else admitted that their relationship gave them more joy than it probably should
Repeat: Twitter user @soph_xo admitted she had seen the movie multiple times and knowing Jacob and Joey are dating made it ’10x better’
And another tweet said: ‘The fact that Jacob and Joey are dating in real life just makes my heart.’
But they weren’t the only person who swooned at the idea of the pair dating with one person who said: ‘The fact that Noah and Elle go in real life is the most heartwarming thing ever.’
Someone else tweeted their excitement over the couple and their love for the movie with a tweet that said: ‘So spoiler alert! I’m in love with Netflix’s #kissingbooth – it’s like my inner 16-year-old is screaming with glee over Noah!’
‘And knowing that Joey King and @JacobElordi are dating in real life just gives me way more joy than I think it should.’
And for one person simply knowing that Joey and Jacob were dating made the movie that much better.
Starting slow: The Ramona and Beezus actress revealed that it wasn’t love at first sight but rather a relationship that started out as a friendship
Handsome: Joey also said that when she first met Jacob, she thought he was ‘very cute’
More than a friendship: Joey said that they talked about gross things with each other and before long, she realized she liked him
Quality: Of the experience, she said it was ‘interesting’ because the pair would spend the majority of the day together
The tweet said: ‘Have literally watched kissing booth on repeat and then to find out Noah and Elle are dating in RL [real life] makes the whole thing 10x better.’
But the Ramona and Beezus actress revealed to Bello Magazine that it wasn’t love at first sight but rather a relationship that started out as a friendship.
She said: ‘Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. Right away we were talking about gross things with each other. But before long I started to realize, “Hey, I think I kind of like this person!”
‘It was such an interesting experience meeting your boyfriend on set because you spend so much time together and become so close so fast,’ she added. ‘We were spending 17 hours a day together, and all of us would hang out after work and watch movies together and stuff. It was great.’