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Joe Keery Opens Up About His ‘Big Breakup’ From Maika Monroe

By Michael Jun 8, 2024

So happy together. Joe Keery and Maika Monroe have been in a relationship since 2017 — the same year they made their red carpet debut at the Stranger Things season 2 premiere.

Although the couple is relatively private about their relationship, they have attended numerous award shows and premieres together over the years. According to a 2021 GQ profile on the Stranger Things actor, Keery met Monroe at a party in Los Angeles.

The Massachusetts native told GQ that the gold necklace he wears at all times was a gift from the It Follows actress. “I found it while we were traveling, and then it busted. For Christmas, she got it remade for me,” he said. Although he joked that he sometimes worries the necklace is haunted, the actor and musician admitted, “Things have been pretty good for me, so I can’t say.”

Monroe and Keery both appeared in the 2018 film After Everything. Monroe stars as Mia, who begins a relationship with Elliot (Jeremy Allen White) shortly after he is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Before Mia meets Elliot, she goes on a bad Tinder date with a guy named Chris, played by Keery. The film also stars Sasha Lane, Dean Winters and Marisa Tomei.

Before she met the Molly’s Game actor, Monroe was previously linked to her Independence Day: Resurgence costar Liam Hemsworth. In 2015, an eyewitness told Us Weekly that the pair had gotten cozy at a Fourth of July party thrown by director Roland Emmerich. “His hand was on her butt as she was grinding into him and they were making out at the bar,” the source said. “Liam was draped all over her. It was so PDA and in-your-face!”

An insider close to Monroe told Us at the time that the 5th Wave actress and Hemsworth were “not official but their chemistry is ridiculous!” In a November 2015 interview with Men’s Health & Fitness, Hemsworth opened up about the challenges of dating following his 2013 split from Miley Cyrus. “Dating’s really difficult. I’m constantly traveling, and I don’t go out to clubs or anything like that. I have a great small group of friends in my life, but I barely ever meet anyone new. It’s tough to have a relationship in this industry, though not to the point where it makes me depressed,” he told the outlet.

Monroe also sparked dating rumors with Twilight alum Taylor Lautner after they were spotted at a Dodgers game together in 2013. In 2016, she was photographed holding hands with Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook in West Hollywood.

Past flings and dating rumors aside, Monroe and Keery are going strong. Scroll through for a timeline of their relationship:

October 2017
The couple made their red carpet debut at the Stranger Things season 2 premiere after meeting at a party in Los Angeles earlier that year. While posing for pictures together, Monroe kissed Keery on the cheek.
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January 2018
Keery and Monroe attended the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards together. Stranger Things was nominated for four awards in the best drama series categories: ensemble, male actor, female actor and stunt ensemble.
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September 2018
The duo attended the 70th annual Emmy Awards together and walked the red carpet together. Stranger Things was nominated for five awards including outstanding drama series and outstanding writing.
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October 2018
Their film After Everything was released. In the movie, Keery and Monroe’s characters go on a mediocre Tinder date.
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June 2019
Monroe supported her beau at yet another Stranger Things event. They were photographed together at the season 3 premiere of the Netflix sci-fi series.
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February 2020
Both donning custom Salvatore Ferragamo designs, the couple were photographed at a Paris Fashion Week showcase.
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September 2020
Monroe took photographs of Keery wearing a face of white makeup for his music project, Djo. She shared the photos via Instagram.
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August 2021
In an interview with GQ, the Stranger Things actor gave a glimpse into his relationship with Monroe. “Over quarantine, it was like we spent so much time together, which was rare,” he told the magazine. “I mean, that’s one of the disadvantages of dating someone else in the industry. There are advantages as well: somebody who kind of understands what’s going on with you in a pretty deep way. But yeah, I think she’s like me. She doesn’t take it all too seriously.”
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December 2021
The couple sat courtside at a Lakers game together, sipping drinks.
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March 2022
Monroe and Keery attended the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty together. The Independence Day actress wore a strapless platinum gown while the Slice actor rocked a black tuxedo with no tie.
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