Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney are definitely not dating. Twitter says so. Reedus posted his denial of the dating rumors on Twitter after the statement by his rep failed to convince excited Walking Dead fans. Reedus’ rep spoke to Just Jared on June 17, and made the non-dating status of the Walking Dead stars clear.
“We can confirm that they are not dating,” the rep said.
Fans were eager to see Norman and Emily together and didn’t want to believe the rep’s statement. They’ve been following the chemistry between Beth and Daryl on the Walking Dead, and a lot of people thought that a “Normily” relationship would make up for not letting Daryl and Beth love on the show.
Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney dating irl makes up for not allowing some “Bethyl” love in The Walking Dead
— Rachel Stögdill (@rachst0g) June 18, 2015
Norman Reedus is dating Emily Kinney??? I wanted that to happen on The Walking Dead
— Brad Nelson (@brad_nelson_24) June 18, 2015
But hope is dead for a relationship between Emily, 29, and Norman, 46, according to Reedus’ himself. Norman had some fun with the romance rumors with “one magnificent tweet.” He tweeted a photo about a new couple alert, but the photo was of Reedus and Arnold Schwarzenegger while they were out together having a beer at the CMT awards.
new couple alert pic.twitter.com/M04I27vzir
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) June 17, 2015
Later in the evening, Schwarzennegger posted a snapchat video that showed he was having a lot of fun with Reedus.
“Look who I found — we have something in common by the way. Yes, we both kill zombies! Yes, zombies are dead!”
Some fans are ignoring Reedus. They still want to believe that Norman and Emily are together, and they’re hoping that one day, it will happen.
Apparently Emily Kinney and Norman Reedus are dating I’m so happy right now Although now I’m remembering Beth is dead I shall cry now
— c-g (@ChayGiles1) June 18, 2015
Twitter user Kirstie agreed with a KISS 92.5 tweet that said they’re willing the Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney romance to be true.
— KiSS 92.5 (@KiSS925) June 17, 2015
I know the story is over but I just like this one too. Sorry. https://t.co/LYjpBBoJ0N
— Kirstie (@kreyzytalk) June 18, 2015
After the heartrending death of Beth on the Walking Dead, fans were so disappointed about “Bethyl” that they started a Change.org petition asking for Emily Kinney’s character to be reanimated. They wanted Beth back on the show, and they wanted Daryl and Beth together. One fan said that Emily and Norman belong together on Walking Dead and in real life.
— Laurie K. Conway (@hischild1970) November 2, 2014
The incredible chemistry between Emily and Norman on the show was real, even if the romance isn’t. There are plenty of pictures of the two showing how physical they are and how much they look like a couple.
— Maxwel John ☊ (@sherlocknorms) June 18, 2015
When Us Weekly broke the news of the Reedus and Kinney relationship rumor, a source close to Norman and Emily said they’d always had a connection.
“They had a connection early on in the show, but the romance developed recently.”
Fans already knew that, but Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney don’t seem to agree with fans about their romance destiny. What do you think? Should there be a “Normily,” a “Bethyl,” or both?
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