As for the actors who play high school kids in Sex Education, there are two who date each other in real life. Find out who they are, how they met, and what their relationship is like.
Netflix’s Sex Education series launched in 2019 and received rave reviews. The television series features a teenage boy named Otis whose mother is a sex therapist. Due to his proximity, Otis has access to a multitude of resources related to sex education. Naturally, Otis uses his knowledge and resources to offer counseling services to his classmates.
Connor Swindells and Aimee Lou Wood have been together for years
Connor Swindells and Aimee Lou Wood met while filming Season 1 of Sex Education in 2019. Swindells’ character Adam is the director’s son. Wood’s character, Aimee, is his girlfriend at the start of the series. She is a close friend of Maeve (Emma Mackey). In a series that is all about love, lust, and relationships, it’s no wonder some of Sex Education’s co-stars fell in love while filming.
The couple got comfortable with the show’s first season. From there, their relationship turned into a true love story, embellished with cute couple photos on social media.
They didn’t start dating until the filming of Season 1 of Sex Education was over. In the first season, the characters they play on the show were lovers for some time. However, it didn’t affect their decision to start dating. Swindells told a news outlet that “there is no confusion between our sex scenes and our personal lives.” The actors also benefited from an intimacy coach to help them with the sex scenes of the series.
Now Swindells and Wood have been dating for a few years. Although some fans only recently discovered it. Wood said he “posted a lot of stuff about him and me before Sex Education came out, without really thinking.” He was just my boyfriend, so I posted him. “
“Then when it came out, people commented and looked at my old dates. At first, I felt vulnerable. But now I’m so used to it, ”added Aimee Lou Wood of the public scrutiny that comes with being famous.
The characters of Sex Education and their relationship in real life
Adam is the school bully on the show. Aimee, meanwhile, is a popular girl who some consider a little cheesy. The two actors are different, but they do share some similarities with their on-screen counterparts. Wood said she was bullied at school and was not very popular. Until people started to compare her to a popular model back then, and that’s when she started developing body dysmorphic issues, which she spoke about quite frankly.
Connor has some similarities to his character Adam. As a child, Connor was a rebel. His mother died when he was young and he had to live with his father and grandparents. So like his character, he struggled with his relationship with his father. The relationship between the two characters in the series did not last beyond Season 1 of Sex Education. However, their relationship in real life lasted.
“We’re very different, but that’s why there is a good balance,” Aimee Lou Wood said of her partner.