Lewis Capaldi Was Spotted At The BRITs With This Scottish Actor

The pair have reportedly been dating for the past few months.

by Bustle UK
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Lewis Capaldi attends The BRIT Awards 2023
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Smashing through Ed Sheeran’s record for the UK’s most streamed song of all time with his 2018 hit “Someone You Loved” in Nov. 2022, Lewis Capaldi is still going from strength to strength in 2023. The Scottish singer is known (and loved) for his brilliant sense of humour and his openness when discussing how Tourette's Syndrome affects him personally. But what about his personal life? Since famously dating Love Island star Paige Turley, who else has Capaldi been romantically linked to and who is he seeing now?

Well, after the recent BRIT awards, Capaldi has drawn a lot more intrigue when it comes to his love life. The 26-year-old performed his popular song “Forget Me” at the ceremony before heading to London’s 180 Strand for Universal’s after-party. At the event, Capaldi was reportedly seen with Ellie MacDowall, a Scottish actor who he has supposedly been dating in secret for the past few months. Onlookers also reportedly saw the couple share a few kisses while cuddled up on a sofa at the party.

A source close to the couple told The Sun, “It’s official, Lewis is in love and he couldn’t be happier. He has been dating Ellie for some time now and while they are usually very low key, he couldn't keep his hands off her at the after-party. It was very sweet to see him so happy, and Ellie clearly adores him too.” MacDowall, 23, has previously starred in short films such as The Proposal and Mohini.

The duo were first spotted together in November 2022 following an evening out at London restaurant Chiltern Firehouse, but neither Capaldi nor MacDowall commented on their pairing in the media. However, MacDowall often shares stories of the couple on her Instagram, back in December, the actor posted photos from a hike they went on. Bustle has approached both Capaldi and MacDowall’s representatives for comment but have yet to hear back.

But before this, Capaldi was a self-confessed singleton, often poking fun at his relationship status on Twitter. Hilariously, he also revealed that he’s turned to Hinge after being thrown off both Tinder and Bumble because people thought he was impersonating himself. Quizzed on what kind of woman he was looking for, Capaldi quipped: “I would say good sense of humour, low standards, not too worried about the size of certain things, a small lady with small hands.”

When asked about what attracted him to dating apps, Capaldi had a succinct answer at the ready: “I like hanging out with new people and . . . sh*gging and that, I guess,” the artist told Bartlett. On a more serious note, he added: “I don't want to use my fame, or for that to have any influence over someone I'm dating. What, am I only supposed to date people who are famous? That's a really weird thing. I'll admit being on Tinder is a bit weird but I met my last girlfriend on Tinder and she's f**king great.”

As well as his rather hilarious commentary about single life on Twitter, Capaldi has also joked around with radio hosts in the past. In fact, Capital FM's Roman Kemp took it upon himself to set up three 'blind dates' with fans on the show once. You can watch the dates taking place during this video on Capital FM, where Capaldi took a shining to a fan named Laurel, who he said he would wine and dine at his local Nandos. Sounds pretty decent if you ask me.

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