Here’s Why Fans Think ‘Stranger Things’ Star David Harbour Is Dating This Singer
David Harbour has solidified himself as a fan favorite for playing the burly, surly, awkward singleton Sheriff Jim Hopper on Stranger Things. With an extensive and growing résumé that’s been keeping him tied up with acting gigs, it’s almost a wonder how he squeezes in time for love. Harbour’s last love connection was with actress Alison Sudol, who played Queenie in the Fantastic Beasts films, but now he’s being linked to a British pop star.
Harbour and Sudol split earlier this year
Last year, Sudol and Harbour were spotted sharing some PDA during the Golden Globes, putting the questions to rest about whether or not they were a couple. And so it was. They were seen out and about together at premieres, sharing and supporting one another on Instagram, and according to Esquire, got a puppy this summer and named it Gertie, after Drew Barrymore’s ET character.
According to various reports, including ET Canada, the couple split sometime in July but remain good friends. Neither of them scrubbed their social media accounts and old posts like this one are still up for everyone to see.
Fans think Harbour is romancing a British pop singer
Photos of Harbour with British singer Lily Allen started making their rounds on the internet in early August, leading fans to believe that the pair are an item. E! News reported that they were seen leaving a play during intermission at London’s Piccadilly Theater, then went for a stroll and on to dinner. All smiles, the two shared a cab after their meal. At the time, fans weren’t sure if they were just friends or something more.
This weekend, both Allen and Harbour were seen getting cozy in the crowd at a boxing match in London. While at the Hugo Fury versus Alexander Povetkin fight at London’s O2 Arena, Metro UK caught a snap of Harbour sitting with his arm around Allen’s shoulders, and both were dressed to kill.
It should be noted that Harbour is filming Marvel’s Black Widow in London right now, which began production in the U.K. in June.
Lily Allen has been single for months
In January, Allen was a guest on the How to Fail with Elizabeth Day podcast where she revealed that she and boyfriend DJ Meridian Dan had broken up. During the chat, she stated, “I’ve always had a boyfriend. I don’t at the moment. I’m single for the first time since I was about 15.”
Allen added that in the past, she struggled with being alone, but the split helped her to mature:
“I think the fact that I haven’t called him and been like, ‘Hey, wanna come around for a cuddle?’ means that it’s big for me because ordinarily when things get difficult, I need to have somebody around to share those problems. So the fact that I’m dealing with it all on my own, I’m growing up.”
She and Dan were together for about four years. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter also shares two children with ex-husband, Sam Cooper, with whom she remains on good terms since ending things in 2015.
Neither Harbour nor Allen have confirmed the dating rumors, but along with what’s known about their “single status,” the latest photo has fans believing these two are indeed sweet on each other.