This week, White Lotus co-stars Meghann Fahy and Leo Woodall seemingly confirmed their relationship when they were seen sharing a kiss in New York City. The couple were out walking in the rain and standing together under an umbrella as they leaned towards one another for a smooch. It appeared the two had been shopping, as Woodall was carrying a Zara bag in one hand.
The new couple did not really share the screen in season two of the hit HBO show. Fahy plays an unhappy wife named Daphne managing life with a philanderer for a husband, while Woodall was a playboy named Jack charged with seducing another young woman away from her boss. But it appears that off-screen they have the chemistry for two-person scenes.
Here’s the complete timeline of Fahy and Woodall’s relationship so far.
Fahy and Woodall likely met in February 0f 2022, when production on White Lotus season two began at the Four Seasons San Domenico Hotel in Taormina, Sicily. They don’t appear in the show together because of differing storylines, but it was probably close quarters.
Romance rumors began in September that year after Woodall shared a carousel of Polaroid photos on Instagram including most of his castmates. The very first photo is of him and Fahy and later in the collection there’s a picture where he has his finger in the actress’s mouth. He captioned the post, “That’s amore.”
She then commented, “I love you! I love these! I love you! 😘♥️” to which he replied, “Love you right back.”
In December, Fahy contributed to the Instagram hints with another carousel of photos that included a selfie with Woodall and a pic of him lying on the ground with a camera in hand. There’s also one of him posing in the street while carrying a drink.
“Sizzley Sicily,” Fahy wrote in the caption, and Woodall commented, “💣🐚”
In January, Fahy got grilled about the romance rumors while on an episode of Watch What Happens Live. She teasingly replied to a fan question about Woodall by saying, “Oh, I don’t kiss and tell! Come on, guys!”
Host Andy Cohen then added, “It would be delicious. It would be delicious. We would all love it.”
Fahy answered, “You would? For you, I’ll say, sure…I was kidding! Just because you wanted me to say it, so I said it.”
She then insisted they were just friends.
They were photographed together at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2023 at The Savoy Hotel in London.
On November 21, they made their public debut as a couple in New York City while enjoying a shopping day in drizzly weather. The pair were photographed kissing under a shared umbrella, both wearing long warm coats in the cold weather. They reportedly stopped for food at Russ and Daughters and walked around arm-in-arm.
They were seen again the very next day, still in Manhattan and bundled up for the cold. They chatted as they walked down the street, but did not stop for anymore kisses in front of the cameras.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.