Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage Sets record straight on their relationship.
After weeks of fan speculation, Chris Appleton is finally setting the record straight about his relationship with Lukas Gage. Appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show this week, the celebrity hairstylist confirmed that he and Gage are a couple.
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“I’m very happy,” Appleton says in a clip from Friday’s episode that the show posted on social media. “I’m very much in love and I feel very grateful to be able to share my time with someone very special.”
He goes on to note: “Love is a really special thing, and I think meeting someone that you really connect with is really, really special.”
Romantic Getaway Sparks Dating Rumors
While Appleton doesn’t mention Gage by name in the teaser, he affirms that the White Lotus and You actor is, indeed, his boyfriend when a photo of their February trip to Mexico is displayed. The two men first sparked romance rumors last month when they posted photos of a shared vacation on their respective Instagram accounts. Last week, they appeared on the red carpet together at an event in Los Angeles hosted by Vanity Fair and TikTok.
Lukas Gage Addresses Relationship Speculation
Gage addressed the rumors in an interview with The New York Times, but shrugged off the implication that the photos should be taken as a formal announcement of a relationship.
“If they want to think that, they can,” Gage said last week. “I’m a pretty open book about most things in my life, but I have a problem with the culture of everyone needing to know everybody’s business, and nothing can be sacred. It’s a weird line that I’m still trying to figure out.”
Who is Chris Appleton?
Appleton is a renowned British celebrity hairstylist known for working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. He has created signature looks for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, and Katy Perry. With his exceptional skills and innovative approach to hairstyling, Appleton has established himself as a sought-after stylist and gained significant recognition in the fashion and beauty world.
Who Is Lukas Gage?
Lukas Gage is an American actor. He gained fame from HBO’s The White Lotus and the thriller series You. Gage appeared in other shows like Euphoria, American Vandal, and T@gged. He co-wrote and starred in Down Low, a dark comedy that premiered at South by Southwest in 2023. The film explores an unlikely friendship between a repressed middle-aged gay man (Zachary Quinto) and a young masseur (Gage).