Joey King is opening up about her split from Kissing Booth co-star and on-screen love interest Jacob Elordi. The pair began dating in 2017 on set of the first film, however, they called it quits before filming began on the next two films. Despite breaking up in real life, Elordi and King's characters stay together.
“No one’s thinking to themselves, ‘That was easy,’ because it wasn’t,” King told Cosmopolitan of filming with her ex. “I’m sure people will analyze every moment and every detail. And you know what? Let them. There’s so much I want to say. What’s the most, um, correct way to go about this? Elle Evans needs her Noah Flynn, and whatever that means for my personal life, I’ll do anything to make sure the story of my character, who I care about so much, is complete.”
According to Us Weekly, King also spoke about her relationship with Elordi in another recent interview and explained why she wouldn't date another actor in the future. “I think it’s a good thing we dated in the first place,” King said. “I learned the most I’ve ever learned in my life from him.”
“No. I couldn’t,” she said of dating another actor. “I think that it’s awesome to date someone in your field, who gets it, but doing the same exact thing as somebody is tough. It’s really tough.”
King has been linked to producer Steven Piet since September 2019, while Elordi is reportedly dating his Euphoria co-star Zendaya.