Are Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan Dating? The Rumors, Explained

It's not a bunch of ~nonsense.~
Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Mar 11, 2024

The Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan dating rumors aren't all nonsense, after all. Fans of the 24-year-old Disney star-turned-singer and Saltburn actor have been anxiously awaiting confirmation that recent outings and paparazzi photos mean the two are officially together. While neither person has publicly commented on the status of their romance, their public appearances don't lie.

So, who is Sabrina Carpenter's boyfriend? We break down everything to know about actor Barry Keoghan and his budding romance with the "Feather" singer, including their complete relationship timeline.

  • Who is Sabrina Carpenter dating? It's rumored that she's spending time with Irish actor Barry Keoghan.
  • While unconfirmed, Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan reportedly met at Paris Fashion Week in September 2023.
  • After being photographed on several dinner dates in LA, Sabrina Carpenter and rumored boyfriend Barry Keoghan were photographed attending W Magazine's Grammy's after-party together in February 2024.
  • In March, Barry Keoghan was spotted attending Taylor Swift's Eras Tour in Singapore to support his girlfriend, who is featured as the opening act.

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Who is Sabrina Carpeter's Boyfriend? Details About Barry Keoghan

While still unconfirmed, it's rumored that Sabrina Carpenter's boyfriend is Barry Keoghan. You probably know the Irish actor from his breakout role in the 2023 psychological thriller Saltburn. The 31-year-old began acting in 2011 and gained mainstream notoriety after starring in movies like Dunkirk and The Green Knight. In 2022, he won a BAFTA and secured Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his role in The Banshees of Inisherin. He also stars alongside Austin Butler in the 2024 AppleTV+ series Masters of the Air.

Before his rumored romance with Sabrina Carpenter, Barry Keoghan was in a relationship with Alyson Kierans. They share one child together, a son named Brando, who was born in 2022. In a profile with GQ, the actor confirmed that they split in mid-2023.

How Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan Met

While it's unconfirmed exactly when and how Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan met, they reportedly crossed paths at Paris Fashion Week in September 2023.

Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan's Relationship Timeline

Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan
Photo 1: Pascal Le Segretain | Getty Images For Paco Rabanne; Photo 2: Monica Schipper/GA/The Hollywood Reporter | Getty Images

So, when did this buzzy romance begin? Here's what we know about Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan's relationship timeline.

September 2023: Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan Reportedly Meet at Paris Fashion Week

Although they weren't photographed together, it's rumored that Sabrina Carpenter and her alleged boyfriend met at a show during Paris Fashion Week in 2023.

December 2023: Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan Are Photographed on a Dinner Date

The first official sighting of Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan came in December 2023, when they were photographed getting dinner together in Los Angeles.

Just days into the new year, the two were spotted on another date together, this time at an art gallery in the same neighborhood.

February 4, 2024: Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan Attend a Grammys Party Together

Although Sabrina Carpenter walked the Grammy's red carpet solo, she wasn't alone for the whole night. After the awards show, she attended W Magazine's star-studded after-party at Bar Marmont with her rumored flame.

In a photo shared on the brand's Instagram page, Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan can be seen sitting next to each other inside the event, though the singer coyly covered her face by holding a drink up to the camera.

February 12, 2024: Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter Are Seen Out in LA

Before Sabrina Carpenter left town to continue her stint as an opening act on Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, she was able to squeeze in one more date night. Just before Valentine's Day, Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter got dinner at Delilah in West Hollywood—and judging by the photos exclusively obtained by People, they looked as happy as can be. In the paparazzi shots, the two could be seen smiling and laughing as they headed to another bar.

March 2024: Barry Keoghan Supports Sabrina Carpenter at The Eras Tour

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot Barry Keoghan in the audience at The Eras Tour in Singapore, where he supported his rumored girlfriend's opening act performance. In a video shared on X, Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan can be seen hugging backstage after her set.

March 2024: Sabrina Carpenter and Boyfriend Barry Keoghan Attend the Oscars After-Party Together

Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan at the Oscars
Photo: ave Benett/VF24 | WireImage for Vanity Fair

Once Sabrina Carpenter's time in Singapore wrapped up, she was back in Los Angeles to attend the Oscars...with her S.O. by her side. Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan posted for photos at Vanity Fair's After-Party, where the actor could be seen rocking a "Sabrina" friendship bracelet. Goals!

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