Asa Butterfield’s girlfriend: who is the Sex Education star dating?

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Asa Butterfield Sex Education girlfriend

by Hannah Mellin |

Sex Education series three has definitely put a much needed smile on all our faces.

Yep, if you’re yet to binge the new series of the hit Netflix show to see where Otis, Eric, Maeve, Ruby and co are up to, what are you waiting for?

Thanks to the show's success, a fourth series has ALREADY been confirmed to be in the works, with Netflix confirmed the exciting news at its Tudum fan event, also dropping a short clip in the style of a Moordale News broadcast.

The announcement said, "IT’S COMING!!! Sex Education has been renewed for Season 4!"

Viewers have witnessed the likes of Otis, who is notoriously awkward and openly struggles with his mum's occupation as a sex therapist, tackle teenage life.

And just like many cult TV classics, we often grow a huge soft spot for the actors who play our favourite characters and their lives off screen – especially their love lives.

So, is Asa Butterfield single? Is he dating anyone? We’ve got the lowdown…

Is Asa Butterfield single?

According to many reports, Asa is currently single. However, he has admitted that he is a “notoriously private person” so he may be dating in private, away from prying eyes.

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In a recent GQ interview, he was quizzed on his love life and asked, “Your fans are obsessed with asking if you're single. Do you want to answer that?”

“No, I want to keep them guessing,” he responded.

So mysterious.

He is definitely in love with his cats though, who he regularly posts snaps of on Instagram.

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Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn and Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley

Who has Asa Butterfield dated?

Despite remaining coy about his love life, Asa has had a pretty colourful dating life and was linked to actress Hailee Steinfield in 2015 when they starred in in Ten Thousand Saints together. In the same year he dated Ella Purnell who he met on the set of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Despite appearing very loved up and enjoying holidays together, they decided to call it quits after a year of dating.

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The electrifying on-screen chemistry between Otis and Ruby in the third series Sex Education (plus a load of cute snaps of them hanging out IRL) got a lot of people talking about whether the pair were dating. However, it looks like the pair are just flirty friends as both Asa and Mimi are currently single.

Speaking at a round table event before the premiere of season three, the pair said that they were “already friends” before filming their first kiss and that by the end they were “like professionals” when it came to the intimate moments.

Despite many fans shipping Ruby and Otis, his relationship with on/off love interest Maeve (played by Emma Mackey) is a huge storyline in the third series.

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