24 July 2020 00:44
If you've watched The Kissing Booth, Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship timeline may surprise you. Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship started in 2017 when they filmed Netflix's The Kissing Booth, a teen rom-com about Elle Evans (King), a teenage girl who dates her best friend's older brother Noah Flynn (Elordi.) Despite its mixed reviews, The Kissing Booth, based on the novel of the same name by Beth Reekles, has been watched by millions of Netflix users, many of whom wondered about Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship in real life. Well, much like their characters, Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship was also a whirlwind romance. But while Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship seems to be over, Elle and Noah's romance continues. As luck would have it, The Kissing Booth 2 filmed after Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship ended, which means we're sure there were some awk moments on set.
Fans have also noted that Elordi seems to be missing from a lot of The Kissing Booth 2 press, though we don't blame him if he feels uncomfortable around his ex. As we obsess over The Kissing Booth 2 and hope for a third movie, let's look back on Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship timeline. January 2017: How did Joey King and Jacob Elordi meet? Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship started in January 2017 when The Kissing Booth first started filming in Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa, where some scenes were filmed at the University of Capetown. Filming, which started weeks after King was first announced as the lead of The Kissing Booth, continued until April 2017.
April 2017: When did Joey King and Jacob Elordi confirm their relationship? Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship became Instagram official in April 2017 when he posted a photo of them in front of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles. August 2018: What was Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship like? In August 2017, King opened up about her relationship to Elordi in an interview with Us Weekly at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. In her interview with Us Weekly, King revealed that Elordi being an actor like her was a positive in their relationship.
August 2019: What was Joey King and Jacob Elordi's relationship like during The Kissing Booth 2? Less than a year later, King and Elordi reunited for The Kissing Booth 2. Netflix announced in February 2019 that both King and Elordi had signed on to reprise their roles as Elle and Noah. Other cast members were announced in May 2019 and filming for The Kissing Booth 2 sequel finished in August 2019. In an interview on the "Mood With Lauren Elizabeth" podcast in October 2019, King opened up about what it was like to film with her ex for the sequel. Still, despite her history with Elordi, King told Elizabeth that she still loves the film. August 2019: When did Jacob Elordi and Zendaya start dating? Though it's confirmed, fans believe that Elordi started dating Zendaya around the time he and King finished filming The Kissing Booth 2. September 2019: Who is Joey King's boyfriend after Jacob Elordi? And ahead of Netflix's Friday release of The Kissing Booth 2, in which King returns to her lead role as Elle, she takes Vogue on an indoor trip through her skincare staples and "everyday makeup" look. "I've always, always loved makeup since I was a little girl," says King, who started navigating XXL eyeshadow palettes after she starred in Oz The Great and Powerful and was gifted Urban Decay's makeup collaboration with the film. Vince Marcello, co-writer and director of "The Kissing Booth 2," knew he needed an opening scene that quickly updated fans of the original with what Elle (Joey King) did over the summer after high school sweetheart Noah (Jacob Elordi) graduated and left for Harvard. Adding to the degree of difficulty: Marcello had to create visual references to Los Angeles in the sequence, even though the sequel, which hits Netflix on July 24, was shot in South Africa. A key moment in the opening montage was how to feature the Hollywood sign that was so iconic in the first film, as the spot where Elle and Noah first make love. "Through the magic of visual effects, we had Joey King in South Africa and had it appear as if she were in L.A.," Michos says. Marcello, who notes that fans on Twitter had called for an update on Elle, sees the shot — and the montage — as the best way to quickly deliver the goods. It stars Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, and Molly Ringwald. Jacob Elordi As Noah Flynn