Life that imitates art? Taylor Zakhar Perez is not shy about his feelings for The Kissing Booth 2 Co-star Joey King, which led some fans to believe the two are an item. Now he sets the record straight.
“I love her. I love her very much. I would do anything for her,” said the actor, 28 years old Entertainment tonight on Wednesday, August 5. “We are not dating. I will end it with that. ‘
Although King, 21 and Zakhar Perez are not together, he described the close bond they share, accidentally fooling their followers. “We did a little bit right. When we were in South Africa, we had dinner together, ‘he recalls filming the Netflix sequel, which was released in July. “I cooked for her, she cooked for me. We just became kind of best friends. ‘
The to trade alum stuck to her new on-screen love interest when she reunited with her ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi for the movie. “I’m sure it was strange for her to go back to a production with someone she dated,” admitted Zakhar Perez. “And so I am this new castmate and Joel [Courtney] be there and Meganne [Young], we were all really well put together. ”
The coronavirus pandemic threw the friends for a curve ball, but only made their friendship stronger. “When we got back to Los Angeles, we just kept hanging around. We live very close together, ”he said. “And then the quarantine came, and we just needed someone I could trust at the time, like,” Okay, I know you’re not going out. I know who you see. “So we just got really close. ‘
King and Zakhar Perez enjoyed a weekend getaway earlier this month, sparking dating speculation. According to him, the rumors have been ‘cracked’ [King and I] up. The pair just traveled with friends to celebrate her birthday and ‘had a good time.’
The actress dated Elordi, 23, after meeting him on set The Kissing Booth in 2017. They split up before filming The Kissing Booth 2 began.
King continued with producer Steven Piet, with whom she was connected in September 2019, and Us weekly confirmed in February that the Euphoria star dates with his costar Zendaya.
King (Elle Evans), Elordi (Noah Flynn) and Zakhar Perez (Marco Peña) star as teenagers trapped in a love triangle in The Kissing Booth 2. The trio returns for The Kissing Booth 3, which has already been filmed and will appear on Netflix in 2021.
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