‘The Kissing Booth 2’: Are Joey King and Taylor Zakhar Perez Dating? Some Fans Think Elle Picked Marco In Real-Life

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joey King as Elle and Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco in

[Spoiler alert: The Kissing Booth 2.] Netflix viewers had been torn when Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) was launched as Elle’s (Joey King) love curiosity in The Kissing Booth 2. The newcomer swooped in straight away and stole everybody’s hearts. He even swayed Elle, regardless of her romance with Noah (Jacob Elordi). 

In the top, Elle adopted her coronary heart and selected her boyfriend from the primary movie. Though some Kissing Booth followers are questioning whether or not a number of the on-screen chemistry between Elle and Marco spilled over into real-life. But are King and Perez relationship now? Here’s why followers are so curious in regards to the relationship.

Why ‘The Kissing Booth’ followers assume Joey King and Taylor Zakhar Perez are relationship

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When The Kissing Booth 2 was launched on Netflix, King and Perez saved issues playful on their Instagram accounts. The co-stars would regularly post on one another’s posts. Then some hawk-eyed fans noticed a few comments had been edging on flirtation.

For instance, Perez not too long ago launched an Instagram video that includes King to rejoice their new film. The brief clip highlighted the co-stars goofing off, and King jokingly slapped Perez after he pretended to scare her. 

“Guys! Midnight! Tonight! Like legit anywhere in the world you live, midnight!!!!” Perez wrote within the caption. “You’re gonna have as much fun watching it as we did making it for you all!”

King commented, “Can you at least address in your caption that I’m not abusive to you and you actually care about me a lot or?” Perez responded, “They’re love taps. I know.”

Meanwhile, King and Perez got together to hang out following the Kissing Booth 2 premiere, regardless of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In her Instagram Story with Perez on July 25, King wrote, “Got tested just so we could hug today.”

Then after King posted on her Instagram, followers questioned whether or not she was in a romantic relationship with Perez.

“Elle didn’t choose marco, but joey king did,” a fan wrote on Twitter

“In real life, Elle and Marco might have a happy ending,” another viewer wrote.

Are Joey King and Taylor Zakhar Perez single?

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Despite the hypothesis from The Kissing Booth fandom, it appears King and Perez should not relationship. When talking with Glamour in July 2020, Perez confirmed he’s at present single.

“I’m not dating anyone,” he mentioned. 

But curiously sufficient, Perez did deliver up his co-star when requested whether or not he would ever date a fan.

“I’m a fan of Joey and wish that she would date me, you know what I mean?” Perez mentioned. “I feel like it’s different if you’re in the same industry with each other and a fan of each other’s work. I don’t want to say no, because you never know. What if you date someone that doesn’t know who you are but then becomes a fan of your work?”

Meanwhile, King beforehand dated Elordi when the primary Kissing Booth movie dropped on Netflix. Then after the co-stars broke up, King was linked with The Act producer Steven Piet in 2019. The pair walked down the Emmys pink carpet collectively. Though King and Piet by no means confirmed their relationship to the general public.

‘The Kissing Booth 3’ has been introduced on Netflix

Joey King as Elle and Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco in 'The Kissing Booth 2' on Netflix
Joey King as Elle and Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco in ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ | Marcos Cruz/Netflix

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Whatever their relationship standing, King and Perez will proceed to work collectively, as The Kissing Booth 3 has been confirmed for 2021. On July 26, the movie’s solid revealed the large information throughout a particular livestream to thank the followers. 

“I want to thank the fans for their tremendous support and love they’ve shown for our amazing franchise,” King mentioned on the time. “The explosion of love has been so real. It’s because of everyone on here that this all happened.”

King and Perez additionally shared they may each return for the third movie, which has already been filmed. So count on extra from these two when The Kissing Booth 3 promotions decide again up within the new yr.

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