Bridgerton fans SHOOK at Claudia Jessie’s real age

And there we were thinking she was 18...


by Asher Brandon |
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The new series of Bridgerton is back, in fact, it returned to Netflix less than a week ago and already everyone is obsessed with the love affair between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. Us included, obv.

Now that we're on our third season of the period piece - four, if you include the Queen Charlotte spin-off which you should definitely watch because it is ICONIC - fans will be familiar with Claudia Jessie who portrays the role of Eloise Bridgerton.

Claudia Jessie Bridgerton

Although the character that the British actress plays is a teenager you will not believe your eyes when you read how old Claudia really is.

While audiences are used to actors playing roles a lot younger than their actual age (take Euphoria, for example), many were shocked to find out that Claudia is actually 34 years old.

We're going to need her to drop that skincare routine, pronto.

Claudia ©(Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Fans of the show also lost it after discovering Claudia's real age, taking to Twitter to express their shock.

One person wrote, "32 yrs old isn’t old but Claudia Jessie looks wayyyyyy younger than her age. HOW?"

Another wrote, "Duuuude! She’s my age!! Can you believe that? Amazing! Claudia Jessie, Looking good ❤️."

Well, if the news of Claudia's age caught you off guard wait 'til you hear this; Nicola Coughlan, the actor who plays Penelope (a character also supposed to be a teenager) is 37 years old.

This will blow the minds of anyone who has watched Derry Girls, as Nicola plays 16-year-old Clare Devlin.

Nicola Coughlan Derry Girls
©Channel 4

Twitter was brimming with Bridgerton views voicing how shook they were by the revelation.

One wrote, "I just googled Nicola Coughlan and she is MY age in real life but passes for a teenager?!"

Another tweeted, "So, I was asking my mom: "mom, how old you think the girl from Bridgerton, Penelope, is?" And she: "hum, 12" and I laughed and said the real age and she be like 😱. And now I NEED KNOW what you doing to be like that @nicolacoughlan? Tell me your secret, pls!!!!"

There ain't nothing wrong with being thirty years old (or older, we don't age shame here) but the two frenemies don't look a day over twenty. Twenty five at a push.

Claudia Jessie and Nicola Coughlan Bridgerton

Where is Claudia Jessie from?

The actress was born in Birmingham and grew up on a canal boat which might just be the coolest thing we've ever heard.

FYI, her full name is actually Claudia Jessie Peyton but she just goes by Claudia Jessie.

Was Claudia Jessie on Line of Duty?

Claudia Jessie is one of many Bridgerton actors to have also had a role in Line of Duty(honestly, we're still waiting on the crossover tbh). Before she joined Bridgerton she played Jodie Taylor, Line of Duty's Season 4 Detective Constable whose loyalty to Thandie Newton's DCI Roz Huntley almost proved her downfall. Her character went down well with fans of the show, but sadly not seen again post season 4.

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claudia jessie ©Photo by Arturo Holmes/WireImage

Was Claudia Jessie House of Anubis?

Before achieving fame through her role on Bridgerton, Claudia starred in the 90 minute finale movie of the House of Anubis, The Touchstone of Ra. She played Sophia Danae.

Does Claudia Jessie have a boyfriend?

She has previously hinted at being in a relationship but Claudia comes across as rather private; she doesn't even have social media, and is barely seen out with her potentially significant other.

Does Claudia Jessie have Instagram?

She does not. Boo.

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