Are ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ Stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi Still Friends?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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While filming The Kissing Booth, stars Jacob Elordi and Joey King began courting. But quickly after the movie launched, the 2 deleted one another’s photos from their social media accounts amidst a rumored break-up. Now that they’re returning for the sequel, many are questioning if Elordi and King are nonetheless buddies. 

Jacob Elordi and Joey King in 'The Kissing Booth'
Jacob Elordi and Joey King in ‘The Kissing Booth’ | Netflix

‘The Kissing Booth’ stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi met on set

Back in 2018, simply earlier than The Kissing Booth premiered on Netflix, Elordi and King shared quite a lot of loving photos of one another on their Instagram pages. It was apparent the 2 have been shut, however then in numerous interviews for the film, they confirmed they have been courting.

“Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship,” King informed Bello Magazine in an interview. “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. 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.”

For months, all through 2017 and 2018, Elordi and King have been seen collectively. And they posted photos with one another touring, dancing, and goofing round. 

They broke up in late 2018

Toward the top of 2018, Elordi and King started engaged on completely different initiatives. Elordi went on to movie the HBO drama, Euphoria. And King shaved her head to play Gypsy Rose Blanchard on the Emmy Award-winning Hulu miniseries, The Act

In November 2018, The Kissing Booth stars deleted all their lovey-dovey Instagram photos of one another, main followers to imagine they broke up. King continued posting images of her household and buddies, however Elordi briefly deleted his Instagram account.

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Jacob Elordi and Joey King return for ‘The Kissing Booth 2,’ however are they nonetheless buddies?

Elordi and King’s careers actually took off after The Kissing Booth. For her efficiency on The Act, King was nominated for a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Elordi’s HBO collection, Euphoria, was acquired with vital acclaim and was renewed for a second season.

Now the actors are reprising their roles as Elle Evans and Noah Flynn in The Kissing Booth 2. Considering the 2 are exes, followers are curious to know if they’re nonetheless buddies. 

Well, in an interview with the Mood with Lauren Elizabeth podcast, King talked about how a lot she cherished working along with her different co-star Joel Courtney. But when requested about the way it felt kissing Elordi once more, she known as it “crazy,” and mentioned she did it for her love of the film. 

“It was a wild experience, but honestly, it was a really beautiful time because I learned a lot about myself and I grew as an actor, I grew as a person,” mentioned King. “I’m very a lot, like, a frickin’ enormous fan of The Kissing Booth,  I’m a fan of the way it resonated with the world and it resonated with me. So going again, and doing that, and making the sacrifice, clearly, what everybody is considering. I’m not outwardly addressing, however what I’m kinda on the sly addressing, making these sacrifices was completely price it.”

From King’s tone, it doesn’t really feel like the 2 actors are the perfect of buddies. Knowing this, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how their present relationship resonates on-screen.

The Kissing Booth 2 hits Netflix on July 24.

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