Who Is Asa Butterfield’s Girlfriend? Dating Story And Family Of Sex ‘Education’ Star

English actor Asa Butterfield was in a relationship with Ella Purnell

The ‘Sex Education’ actor Asa Butterfield has a history of dating his co-star, so many ask if the scenario with his current girlfriend is the same.

Since he was an on-screen love interest of Emma Mackey‘s character Maeve in the Netflix series, queries ran errands if the two were dating.

Previously, Butterfield was in a relationship with Ella Purnell, his co-actor from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016). So, who could be Asa dating at the moment? Get more on his girlfriend and family details in this article.

Asa Butterfield Girlfriend In 2024: Who Is The ‘Hugo’ Actor Dating Now?

Even with paparazzi roaming around and eagle-eyed fans awaiting relationship hints on his social media, no report of Asa Butterfield’s new girlfriend is out for now.

With that said, some began to allege that the English actor mastered the art of secret dating life, while some tagged his relationship status as single.

However, amid those wild claims, it didn’t armor him from rumors of being “gay” as he’s not had a publicly known girlfriend in a couple of years. Quite harsh claims, huh?? That’s Hollywood for you!

English actor Asa Butterfield Girlfriend
English actor Asa Butterfield is away from a dating scene with a girlfriend at the moment | Source: Instagram

In recent years, Butterfield has rarely talked about his relationship in the media; the one fateful talk was in September 2021 during an interview with GQ.

When asked if he answers to fans’ obsession asking him if he’s single, he answered, “No, I want to keep them guessing.”

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Are Butterfield & Emma Mackey, Boyfriend-Girlfriend?

Given Asa Butterfield’s dating history with his co-actor with whom he had an on-screen relationship, it was obvious that fans shipped him with his Sex Education co-star, Emma Mackey.

The London-raised actor’s character, Otis Milburn, and Emma’s character  Maeve, became fan favorites as their bitter-sweet chemistry turned to romance in Season 3 of the Netflix series.

No denying, that the obsession of fans would surge in their dating rumors. However, the two actors are not a couple in real life, instead, they are good friends.

Asa Butterfield was rumored to be dating his Sex Education co-star Emma Mackey
Asa Butterfield was rumored to be dating his Sex Education co-star Emma Mackey | Source: IMDB

Emma Mackey, who portrayed Physicist Barbie in the box-office hit Barbie (2023), has a boyfriend, whose name is Martin Aleman. Her beau is a film director & photographer.

She went official about her boyfriend Aleman after they attended the 76th BAFA Award together on February 19, 2023. They reportedly have been dating since 2022 after meeting during a photoshoot for a magazine.

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Was He In A Relationship With Mimi Keene? More Dating Rumors

There were rumors that Asa was in a relationship with his Sex Education co-star Mimi Keene in 2021, as their characters Otis and Ruby Matthew, had casual “s*x” relationships in the series.

It turns out the chemistry was only for the plot, and also, they seemingly have their bond platonic off the screen.

Moreover, some even began to take shots in the dark shipping him with another co-star of the series, Aimee Lou Wood.

Another of Butterfield’s dating rumors was with The Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev. The two portrayed an on-screen couple in the film Then Came You (2018), but nothing significant about their romance ever got to light.

Also, the Merlin actor was linked with the 2013 film Ender’s Game co-stars Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin, but none stood the test of truth.

Asa Butterfield’s Ex-Girlfriend, Ella Purnell: Why Did They Break-Up?

Between 2015 and 2016, the Young Hollywood Award-winning actor dated fellow London native actress Ella Purnell. The two reportedly got into a relationship after they met on the set of the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2015).

The former duo portrayed on-screen love interests, Jake Portman & Emma Bloom, in the fantasy film. Off the set, they often shared cozy pictures on their social media.

However, unlike their movie, it was not a happy ending to their relationship. They broke up after a year of dating but didn’t open up the reason for their split.

Butterfield with his ex-girlfriend Ella Purnell
Butterfield with his ex-girlfriend Ella Purnell | Source: Facebook

As for a fact, Purnell is the first-ever publicly disclosed girlfriend of Butterfield.

Despite their split (which seemingly was amicable), the former couple are on good terms with each other; they even follow each other on Instagram.

Currently, Ella is dating Max Bennett Kelly, a singer & musician. They’ve been in a relationship since March 2022.

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Asa Butterfield’s Parents Are Divorced: Does He Have Siblings?

Born to Jacqueline Farr, a psychologist, and Sam Butterfield, an advertising copywriter, Asa is the youngest of two children of his parents. He has an elder brother, Morgan Butterfield.

In a December 2019 interview with The Guardian, the Slaughterhouse Rulez actor talked about his parents who separated when he was young & said, “They split up when I was young. But they stayed good friends”.

Later, both (his dad and mom) moved on with their relationship, as a result, he has a younger half-sister named Marlie Butterfield, from his father’s side. From his mother’s side, he has another younger half-sister named Loxie Farr.

Asa Butterfield Family- Parents and Siblings
Actor Asa Butterfield with his parents, elder brother & half-sisters | Source: Insider

Even though his dad & mom went separate ways, their compassion for their son kept no barriers to co-raise him. Thanks to his parents, he began acting at Young Actors Theatre Islington at the age of 7.

With his father & brother, he developed a turn-based video game for iPad, named Ra.cing Blind.

What Is Butterfield’s Age And Height?

The X+Y actor was born on April 1, 1997, in Islington, London. As of 2024, Asa is 27 years old. He has a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and has blue eyes & dark brown hair.

Asa Butterfield Has A Different Name In Passport, Why?

Instead of his full name Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield, the Hugo actor has the name “Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield” in his passport. He changed his middle name from “Maxwell Thornton” to “Bopp”.

So, what’s so special about the name Bopp? Well, it is named after Comet Hale-Bopp, which last came nearest to the Earth on April 1, 1997 (it was Asa’s birthday).

The comet will come nearest to the Earth in the year 4380.

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