Rumors about Theo James and Shailene Woodley dating are still a hot topic of discussion, and questions about his relationship with longtime girlfriend Ruth Kearney abound. So, are they or aren’t they?
Following the massive success of the Veronica Roth adaptation and the obvious chemistry the pair had on screen, there have been suggestions that the 27-year-old hunk and Kearney may not be an item any longer.
Or maybe it’s just the fans’ wishful thinking, since many seem to want to see the Divergent hot couple become a couple in real life, a la Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
One thing is for certain, Theo James has been partly at fault with his talk about kissing Shailene Woodley in the fantasy movie. And she has been guilty of adding fuel to the fire as well, when she recently said of her Divergent co-star and their physical attraction:
“Their relationship was a slow build, which is how I feel. You don’t know somebody over night, especially if they’re a lover or someone you want to involve yourself with intimately.”
Her co-star is in complete agreement with Shailene’s statement, adding:
“I think that means that when they finally get together, they kiss, that it’s earned. It’s a good pay-off rather than there rather for the sake of it in the movie as the perfunctory smooching scene, whereas you want it to happen because it’s been a slow burner.”
So all this kissing talk naturally has led many to believe that perhaps, just perhaps, Shailene and Theo are dating. They certainly look very taken with each other while attending the various worldwide red carpets and press events for their movie, while he is rarely seen with Kearney.
— PageToPremiere.com (@PageToPremiere) April 2, 2014
Can Theo James and Shailene Woodley just date already? pic.twitter.com/NtAfQQIP0F
— cinthia. ♡ (@cinthiabieber_) April 1, 2014
Despite all the rumors, several fan sites, by way of social media, including Divergent Spain, have confirmed that Theo is still dating Kearney and not Woodley.
Theo James and his girlfriend Ruth Kearney. They have been dating for 5yrs… But but…. I ship Theo and Shai pic.twitter.com/LzwNNWAkEp
— Ariane Nuñez (@arianepaulette) April 10, 2014
But nobody can deny the chemistry between Theo James and Shailene Woodley is there and neither of them makes any effort to hide the obvious affection they have for each other. Whether it’s romantic in nature or not, we will eventually find out if they decide to date.
[Image via Divergent World/Twitter]