Let’s not mince words: It’s been a rough summer, in ways small (it’s hot out!) and large (there’s…still a pandemic going on). I, for one, have completely succumbed to what I like to call August Adjacency Syndrome, a condition in which I become limp and useless in and around the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Afc North Division Signatures Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this month of August. There are only two known cures: 1) the advent of a mid-September breeze, or 2) two of my all-time favorite celebrities dating one another
That’s allegedly what’s going on with Normal People star (and recent Emmy nominee) Paul Mescal and indie singer Phoebe Bridgers, who have been rumored to be seeing one another. The physical evidence is a little sparse, and is based on Bridgers visiting a cafe in Ireland with Mescal and the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 Afc North Division Signatures Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this two doing an Instagram Live session together, but—more promisingly—Bridgers has referred to Mescal as her “internet crush.” (Get in line, buddy.) Is it possible that an online flirtation during lockdown turned into an actual, IRL, post-quarantine courtship?