Sydney Sweeney Says She and Glen Powell Think Dating Rumors About Them Are "Really Funny"

Sydney Sweeney is finally commenting on those dating rumors surrounding her and Glen Powell. In an Aug. 9 Variety profile, Sweeney shared that she found all the buzz about her and Powell somewhat entertaining. "It's a rom-com," she said. "That's what people want! Glen and I don't really care. We have so much fun together, and we respect each other so much; he's such a hard worker, and I'm a hard worker. We're excited for the press tour, and I literally just left ADR with him. We talk all the time like, 'That's really funny.'" She also added that she's happy to entertain the masses with a little gossip. "They want it," she said. "It's fun to give it to 'em."

Powell also told the outlet that he was impressed with how Sweeney dealt with the rumors. "Sydney is brilliant at a lot of things, including how to deal with social media; she didn't emotionally internalize it," he said. "It was crazy, but after a while it became normal."

The rumors began to swirl after Powell and Sweeney finished filming their upcoming rom-com "Anyone but You." While the duo were on set in Australia, they shared lots of photos in which they seemed super close. Soon enough, rumors started to spread that the pair had become involved on set, despite the fact that Sweeney is engaged and Powell was believed to be in a relationship with model Gigi Paris. Powell and Sweeney appeared at CinemaCon on April 25 to support their new film, and they were glowing on the red carpet together.

On April 25, TMZ reported that Paris had unfollowed Sweeney on Instagram. Paris, 30, and Powell were first linked in January 2020. TMZ followed that report up with another, noting Sweeney and Powell are not dating and Sweeney is still engaged to Jonathan Davino, 38, who works in the restaurant industry. A source added that Sweeney and Powell's flirty vibes are "tied to the rom-com." Reps for Powell and Sweeney did not respond to POPSUGAR's request for comment at the time.

On April 26, reports surfaced that Powell and Paris had split. The news broke shortly after Paris also unfollowed the actor on Instagram and posted a video of herself walking down the street, captioned, "know your worth & onto the next." Neither Paris nor Powell officially confirmed the split. A source told People on April 26 that their breakup, which happened earlier in April, was not the first time they'd split. The source explained, "They had been on the rocks since 'Top Gun' came out. Gigi was never happy with the long distance filming and when she came to Australia they both decided to break up for good." Another source told the outlet that the split had "nothing to do with Glen and Sydney" and the breakup "wasn't about infidelity."

Powell first attracted fans when he starred in the 2018 rom-com "Set It Up," and he appeared in 2022's "Top Gun: Maverick." Meanwhile Sweeney broke out in "Euphoria" and season one of "The White Lotus." Their new movie "Anyone but You" is an updated version of Shakespeare's enemies-to-lovers classic "Much Ado About Nothing," in which Sweeney and Powell play college rivals who reunite at a friend's destination wedding before sparks fly. The movie is directed by Will Gluck, who helmed "Easy A" and "Friends With Benefits." At CinemaCon, Powell said of the movie, "Sydney plays a character [who is] a real nightmare," while Sweeney called his character "an assh*le," per People. "And what better place to put a nightmare and an assh*le than on the other side of the world in the most romantic setting imaginable?" Powell added.

The buzz surrounding Sweeney and Powell is far from the first time an onscreen pairing has generated speculation. For example, many fans were convinced Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were in love during the promotion of 2018's "A Star Is Born," but the pair were never romantically attached. But of course there are lots of couples who did meet on set and are still going strong. For now, it seems Sweeney and Powell were just marketing their rom-com — and in terms of starting conversations, it's definitely working.