A Complete Timeline of Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter’s Relationship

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Rumors of a relationship between pop star Sabrina Carpenter and Saltburn actor Barry Keoghan have been circulating since late 2023, though neither party has confirmed anything yet.

Keoghan recently split from Alyson Kierans, a dental nurse and orthodontic therapist, with whom he shares a son named Brando, born in August 2022. The couple broke up in July 2023 after two and a half years together. A source told The Sun that the former couple are “determined to do the best for their son....They’ve grown apart over recent months and things have finally come to a head….As far as she’s concerned, it’s over.”

As for Carpenter, she was last romantically linked to Shawn Mendes in early 2023.

It was suspected that the Irish actor would make his first public appearance with Carpenter at the Golden Globes in January 2024, but the two wound up walking the red carpet separately. That doesn’t mean they’ve stopped seeing each other, though. Here’s Carpenter and Keoghan’s complete relationship timeline so far.

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Sept. 20, 2023

Carpenter attended an advanced screening of Saltburn in New York City on September 20. She was photographed posing with a fan and may have already been a fan of Keoghan herself.

Sept. 28, 2023

Both were seen at Givenchy’s spring/summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28. Though they were photographed separately, it’s supposedly where they first met.

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givenchy photocall paris fashion week womenswear springsummer 2024
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Dec. 4, 2023

In photos shared by Daily Mail, Carpenter and Keoghan were spotted having a “romantic dinner” in Brentwood, California.

Jan. 7, 2024

It was suspected the new couple might attend the Golden Globes together. A source claimed in The Sun that the Eternals star gave Kierans a heads up about his planned relationship reveal.

“Barry thought it was best that Alyson was the first to know about him and Sabrina so she wouldn’t be hurt if she found out on social media,” the source alleged. “He is spending a lot of time in the States and has invited Sabrina to be his ‘plus one’ at the Golden Globes. Alyson and Barry still communicate for the sake of Brando, and he has been open about his new relationship.”

Alas, the two were ultimately photographed separately on the red carpet.

Jan. 13, 2024

The pair were seen at Luna Luna, an interactive art museum in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 13.

“It definitely seemed like a date,” an eyewitness told People, adding that they were “cute” together and “shared a little kiss.”

Feb. 4, 2024

Carpenter and Keoghan made their first public appearance together at W’s Grammys after-party, seemingly confirming their rumored romance. While Carpenter walked the red carpet by herself, she was reportedly seen cozying up to the Saltburn star inside during the event. W even posted a photo of the two of them together, but both of them were bashfully covering their faces.

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w magazine, mark ronson, and gucci's grammy after party
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Feb. 8, 2024

On Thursday, February 8, TMZ asked Keoghan about his plans for Valentine’s Day after catching up with him in an alley in Los Angeles. The actor was signing autographs and taking selfies with fans and even answering questions about a Jacob Elordi bathwater candle. But when questioned about Sabrina Carpenter...he stopped responding.

Feb. 22, 2024

Carpenter was similarly coy when she made an appearance on Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery on February 22. The show’s host, Smallzy, otherwise known as Kent Small, asked Carpenter if she’d seen Saltburn, Keoghan’s popular movie.

“You know, I have,” she replied.

Smallzy pushed the question, asking, “Did you love it?”

Carpenter replied, “Oh, I loved it. Such a good movie...anyways, I gotta go to the bathroom.”

They then moved on to other topics.

Feb. 24, 2024

On Friday, February 24, Carpenter shared some clips and photos from her duet with Taylor Swift in Sydney, Australia, where she was the opening act for the Eras Tour. A weather-related issue delayed the show recently, meaning Carpenter couldn’t perform, but Swift invited her onstage to sing a mashup of “White Horse” and “Coney Island,” which thrilled the younger pop star.

She wrote on Instagram: “9 year old Sabrina singing ‘White Horse’ would never see this sh-t coming! I love you so so so dearly Taylor. Always have always will.”

In the comments, Keoghan left a queen emoji in support.


March 2, 2024

In a photo shared by fan account Pop Crave, Keoghan could be seen at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert in Singapore, where Carpenter was the opening act.

He appeared to be alone in a closed off section of the arena, wearing a cream tank top and matching long shorts, plus a red hat.

March 4, 2024

Footage surfaced on social media of Carpenter running into Keoghan’s arms after one of her Singapore shows.

March 7, 2024

Keoghan gave Carpenter a public shout-out—and shared more proof they are dating. At an Academy Awards dinner with Louis Vuitton and W magazine in Los Angeles, the actor was seen wearing a Taylor Swift-style beaded friendship bracelet that reads “Sabrina.”

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w magazine and louis vuitton's academy awards dinner
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He also wore the bracelet the day before at an event with Vanity Fair and Instagram.

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Carpenter was wrapping her performances up in Singapore when Keoghan wore the accessory in a tribute to her.

March 27, 2024

For her digital cover with Cosmopolitan, Carpenter talked dating and relationships.

“A lot of it, for me, has been fate. I know that’s super broad, but I don’t actively look for it. The relationships that I actually want to put my energy into have to be so interesting or invigorating because they take me away from the other things I love. So yeah, it’s fun and it’s messy. I think I’m still just at this place where I’m really enjoying the newness of all of it,” she said.

The author of the Cosmopolitan profile noted: “Sabrina and I had breakfast on January 8, when rumors of her and Saltburn actor Barry Keoghan were fuzzy at best. Now, based on sleuthing candid pics and Instagram comments, their romance seems to have blossomed further, but her team did not respond to a request for comment on the matter...so do with that what you will.”

April 12, 2024

During Coachella, Keoghan played the supportive boyfriend as Carpenter took the stage for her first performance at the music festival ever. Attendees shared a clip on X, formerly known as Twitter, of Keoghan in front of the stage filming Carpenter throughout her set.

Another video showed him stopping to watch and enjoy Carpenter singing amongst the rest of her fans. They were later seen leaving her show together.

April 17, 2024

On Wednesday, April 17, TMZ shared pictures of Keoghan and Carpenter at Disney’s California Adventure with a group of friends. A source told the publication that the group headed to the theme park’s Mendocino Terrace for some wine. In the photos, the actor is wearing a blue baseball cap and matching graphic T-shirt. He appears to give Carpenter some sweet looks as she holds his hand and sips from an orange drink. She’s wearing blue denim and a white patterned shirt and carrying a small white handbag.

April 19, 2024

On Friday, April 19, Carpenter changed the outro of her hit “Nonsense” while onstage at Coachella, singing, “Man his knees so weak, he had to spread mine. He’s drinkin’ my bath water like it’s red wine.”

She added, “Coachella, see you back here when I headline.”

The new lyric sounds like a reference to Keoghan’ film Saltburn, which involves some explicit bathtub scenes to say the least. Fans reacted to the lyric change with screaming and clapping in the crowd. While Carpenter did not headline the festival this year, she did have a mainstage time slot before Lil Uzi Vert, Peso Pluma, and headliner Lana Del Rey.

May 6, 2024

Keoghan and Carpenter both attended this year’s Met Gala, and while they opted to walk the red carpet separately, fans got something just as good. After they each made their way up the steps, they stopped together for some photos at the top, and the full moment was captured on video. For the event, Carpenter wore a black and blue Oscar de la Renta mermaid-style gown, while Keoghan wore a brown velvet suit by Burberry with a ruffled Victorian dress shirt and top hat. One fan tweeted that their ensembles resemble Alice and the Mad Hatter from Alice Into the Looking Glass.

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the 2024 met gala celebrating sleeping beauties reawakening fashion red carpet
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May 11, 2024

Keoghan threw Carpenter a party for her 25th birthday. The singer shared pictures from the event, which included a cake reading, “Is 25 that sweet? I guess so!” in reference to her hit single “Espresso.”

She had a second cake with a Leonardo DiCaprio meme printed on it reading, “Nooo don't turn 25 your so hot aha.”

According to People, the event was a surprise that Keoghan arranged at DUMBO House in Brooklyn with 100 guests, including rapper Ice Spice. In a video shared by TMZ, Carpenter is clearly stunned. She can be heard saying, “I just walked in so confused.”

Ice Spice reportedly shared an Instagram Story of Carpenter blowing out the candles on her Leonardo DiCaprio cake and then Keoghan leaning in to give her a kiss.

June 6, 2024

Keoghan appears in Carpenter’s “Please, Please, Please” music video, and the two play a criminal couple. The song is about her hoping her new partner doesn’t make her look bad, with lines like, “I beg you don’t embarrass me / Mother fucker,” and “I heard that you’re an actor / So act like a stand up guy.”

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