Lukas Gage is reportedly dating Chris Appleton.
The You star sparked relationship rumours with the hair stylist, who is best known for working with stars such as Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande, when he shared photos from their recent vacation to Punta de Mita, Mexico.
In the various photos, which were also shared by Appleton, the two are seen on top of a four-wheeler, driving around with helmets and posing in the sea.
Appleton simply captioned his photo “joyride” while Gage wrote “la mejor,” which translates to “the best”.
More flirtacious-ness occurred as they respectively wrote “stud” and “buenos” on each other’s posts.
Appleton’s “work wife” Mary Phillips seemingly confirmed the rumours as she wrote beneath his post, “IG official”. And according to Just Jared’s sources, the two are indeed an item, although that’s all we know for now.
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Earlier this month, Gage went viral with his queer sex scene on You.
The actor made his debut in the fourth season of Netflix’s psychological thriller series as Adam Pratt, a wealthy brat and the son of a rich East Coast family.
In the second episode, Joe discovers Adam’s secret fetish as he witnesses the pretentious American expat enjoying a bit of watersports with an unidentified waiter.
It marks Gage’s second explicit queer sex scene in the past couple years after his character was memorably rimmed by Murray Bartlett’s hotel manager Armond in the first season of HBO’s The White Lotus.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Gage revealed that it was his idea to “wear the goggles”, before adding: “With that scene, and in The White Lotus, I wasn’t doing it to be sexy, but for comedic value.
“I didn’t think it was going to be hot for people. But I did want to go as far as possible. It can’t be a half rim job, or a half golden shower — although we did use a water machine with yellow food coloring.”
Gage explained that he’s no longer shy about engaging in boundary-pushing sex scenes, saying he’s “a little more European in my thoughts on nudity right now”.
“I’m not begging to take my clothes off, but I’m comfortable with it. I want to keep a sense of truthfulness, too: If there’s a scene where I’m having sex with my boss, it’s gonna be pretty fucking weird if I have clothes on,” he said.
“Those scenes are so mechanical in their filming, anyways. There’s nothing sexy about a director telling you you’re thrusting weird.”
The actor celebrated the media’s new era of sex positivity in an interview with People, saying it would “be a disservice to never see” explicit love sequences depicted on screen.
Gage said “really good writing and fully formed characters [means] their sexuality and their sex life are a part of that,” adding: I think we’re entering an era of just truthful storytelling and authenticity… So I’m okay with it. I’m here for it.”
In developing the character with You’s creators/executive producers Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, he shared that it was “really important for us to not kink-shame ever and [to] be sex positive.”
“We’re never making fun of anyone’s kinks or anything. It’s a part of him,” he continued. “I think there are underlying reasons for everyone’s likes and kinks.”
Gage’s other film and TV credits include Assassination Nation, Euphoria and Love, Victor.