A timeline of Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter’s relationship

Pic: Instagram/Barry Keoghan

It’s official: the Espresso singer and Saltburn actor are dating, and what better way to show the world you are no longer single than to release a music video starring said boyfriend. Two words: power move

Sabrina released the music video for her new song ‘Please, Please, Please’ on the 7th of June. The video features Barry being arrested numerous times before being released and driven away by his love interest played by Sabrina herself. The steamy and bad boy-esque music video delighted fans who have become invested in the pair’s relationship.

To save you the trouble of finding out how ‘Bar-Ina’ became a thing we did some sleuthing of our own and have put together a timeline of events leading up to the couple’s very public hard launch.

Pic: Instagram/Barry Keoghan

7th June 2024: Please, Please, Please

Sabrina, who has previously been linked to Treat You Better singer, Shawn Mendes released her song and music video Please, Please, Please starring Barry as her love interest. The song features a line saying: “I heard you’re an actor, so act like a stand-up guy” clearly referring to the actor’s occupation.

6th May 2024: Barry and Sabrina make an appearance at the Met Gala

Like Elon Musk and Grimes in 2018 or Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, many couples have chosen this prestigious event to make their relationship red carpet official.

The couple first posed separately with Barry sporting a velvet Burberry suit and Sabrina looking dreamy in an Oscar De la Renta gown featuring a black bodice and puffy satin skirt. The couple then made their debut together at the top of the famous Met steps.

14th April 2024: Sabrina puts on a show at Coachella, whilst Barry cheers her on in the crowd

The former Disney Channel actress cheekily waves at Barry as he stands in the crowd during her performance in the Californian desert.

12th April 2024: Barry Comments under Sabrina’s Instagram Post

Rumours of the couple’s relationship skyrocketed when the Irish actor commented: “Tuuuuunnne M’darlin !!” under the singer’s Instagram post captioned: “My give f**ks are on vacation… espresso is out now”. The comment garnered over 20k likes.


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10th March 2024: Vanity Fair Oscars After Party

The famous couple posed together for the first time at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s After Party. Barry, who shares son Brando with ex-girlfriend Alyson Sandro, was pictured wearing a Sabrina Carpenter friendship bracelet in the snap.


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2nd March 2024: Barry supports Sabrina as she performs with Taylor Swift in Singapore

Barry nearly stole the most supportive boyfriend title from Taylor’s own Beau, Travis Kelce. He is spotted cheering and singing along as the Nonsense singer put on a spectacular show during Taylor’s Eras tour in Singapore.

24th February 2024: Barry comments with queen emoji

On the 24th of February, eagle-eyed fans spotted Keoghan’s comments of a queen emoji under Sabrina’s Instagram.

The post was a sweet tribute to the Anti-Hero singer, as the pair are pictured singing Taylor’s song ‘White Horse’ together.


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9th February 2024: The couple are spotted together in LA

The Banshees of Inisherin actor and the former Girl Meets World star were spotted on a date night in the Japanese restaurant, Nobu, before heading to the Hotel BelAir.


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15th January 2024: The rumoured couple are pictured at Luna Luna in LA

According to People Magazine, the couple enjoyed each other’s company at the interactive art museum, Luna Luna. A source told the magazine that “it definitely seemed like a date”.

Pic: Instagram/Joey Cantu

28th September 2023: The couple reportedly meet for the first time

The Givenchy Spring/Summer 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week is where the current Hollywood it couple reportedly first met. It’s called the city of love for a reason, we suppose.

Pic: Instagram/Sabrina Carpenter

So, there you have it – a round-up of how the Irish actor and the pop princess found love in 2024.

Words by Olivia O’Dwyer

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