The thought of dating an aspiring actor who lands a Netflix show which happens to go on to become the most-watched in the streaming platform’s history, simultaneously propelling that actor from ‘aspiring’ to ‘really, really famous’ is my literal worst nightmare. But that’s exactly what happened for Bridgerton’s lead actor, Rege-Jean Page and his longtime girlfriend, Emily Brown.
Until the weekend, no one knew much about Page’s love life, but many who watched the popular period drama assumed he was single. In fact, there were even rumours that he was dating his co-star and on-screen love interest, Phoebe Dynevor IRL. But on Valentine’s Day, Page was spotted leaving his North London home with Brown, who he embraced on the street before getting into a car headed for New York City (it was later announced that he would be appearing on Saturday Night Live).
In the photos, taken by The Daily Mail, Page and Brown hug before he gets into the car, with one photo showing him holding her face and looking into her eyes. Fit for London’s winter weather – a beautiful -2 degrees on Sunday – Brown wore grey sweatpants, boots and a big puffer jacket.
So, who is the woman who’s stolen Hollywood’s next big thing’s heart?
Brown isn’t famous, she’s a freelance writer and soccer player
Refreshingly, Brown isn’t in the entertainment industry. When she’s not playing soccer for South-West London team, FBB Warriors, the 30-year-old is a freelance writer who does copywriting for brands, such as Nike, Converse and Uber, according to The Daily Mail.
The couple own a house together
Though it’s unconfirmed how long they’ve been together, Page and Brown are serious enough to not only be living together, but to own a house together, which they bought late last year in North London.
Brown went to Manchester University
The Daily Mail also found an interview Brown did with Manchester University student publication The Tab, where she talked about her experience at the school. “I managed to sneak a giant vase, about 75 cm [30in] tall, from a club without anyone noticing, even though there were flowers poking out of it. I also decided I wanted curtains for my room so I stole a blind,” she said in the piece, adding, “and a guy from the band Faithless gave me a load of weed once when I was in Ibiza.” We love her already.
Page and Brown keep their relationship off social media
Brown hasn’t appeared on Page’s Instagram account, which he usually uses for work and which, since Bridgerton aired, is now followed by over 4.8m people. She doesn’t seem to have her own public Instagram either, which is probably a good thing given how many people are publicly thirsting over her boyfriend on the app.