‘The Kissing Booth 2’: Taylor Zakhar Perez Responds to Rumors That He’s Dating Joey King

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Zakhar Perez in 2018

Lots of viewers who watched Netflix‘s The Kissing Booth 2 truly rooted for Elle (Joey King) and Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) versus Elle and Noah (Jacob Elordi). So in fact, everyone seems to be all into these speculations that Perez and King might be a pair in real-life. Perez addressed all of this in a brand new interview.

Taylor Zakhar Perez in 2018
Taylor Zakhar Perez in 2018 | Donato Sardella/Getty Images for GUESS

Here’s why folks started to suppose Taylor Zakhar Perez and Joey King had been courting

Fans observed that the duo would steadily post pictures and movies with one another and go away feedback that added gas to the fireplace. For instance, a Instagram post that Perez made for King’s birthday had folks suppose that possibly the real-life actors who play Elle and Marco had been actually the endgame.

Perez wrote partly, “Honestly I could write about this woman all day. She is the reason I joined the KB2 family, she welcomed me with open arms and love, she supported me, she pushed me, she made me laugh (like pee my pants laughter and had to check my underwear), she inspired me to be a bettter actor, she shared her family with me, THE LIST GOES ON. Grateful for you forever.”

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Fans went wild within the feedback as King commented on the post and mentioned, “Can’t imagine my life without you. I heart you T.”

The actor addressed the rumors as they started to unfold

In a latest interview with ET Online, Perez spoke brazenly about his relationship with King. “We just kind of hit it off,” he mentioned. When we had been in South Africa, we had dinner collectively. I cooked for her, she cooked for me. We simply turned form of like the very best of buddies.”

After filming, he says that they started hanging out throughout quarantine and each wanted somebody to lean on throughout these occasions. He defined, “When we got back to Los Angeles we just kept hanging out. We live really near each other. And then the quarantine hit and we kinda just needed someone to trust during that time, like, ‘OK, I know you’re not going out. I know who you’re seeing.’ So we just became really close.”

“Last weekend we went to celebrate her birthday and a friend of mine’s birthday,” he added, noting that the group of buddies all bought coronavirus (COVID-19) exams to be secure. “We just went together and had a good time.”

However, regardless of them being very shut, Perez denies that he and King are greater than buddies. “I love her. I love her dearly. I’d do anything for her,” he mentioned. “We’re not dating. I’ll end it with that.”

Joey King has truly dated a ‘The Kissing Booth’ star earlier than

Before these rumors, King was in a relationship with one in every of her solid mates from The Kissing Booth. She dated Jacob Elordi, however they broke up in 2018. By the time they started filming The Kissing Booth 2, the couple was not collectively. One would suppose that might have contributed to awkwardness, one thing that Perez additionally addressed within the latest interview.

“I’m sure it was odd for her [King] to go back into a production with someone that she dated,” he mentioned. “And so me being this new castmate and Joel [Courtney] being there and Meganne [Young], we kind of just all meshed really well together.”

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King and Elordi appear to be on good phrases, although she did delete a tweet during which she known as him out after he claimed in an interview that he had not watched The Kissing Booth 2.

The Kissing Booth 3, which has already filmed, will debut on Netflix in 2021.

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