ALERT: SPOILERS FOR STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2. If you've watched Stranger Things Season 2, then you already know that Nancy and Jonathan finally hooked up. It was long overdue, especially since you could cut the tension between them with a knife. (Also, sorry, Steve Harrington.) If you consider yourself a hardcore Jancy shipper, then you'll probably be excited to hear that Natalie Dyer and Charlie Heaton might be dating in real life.
There have been rumors circulating for some time around these two and their supposed romance. It all started in September 2016, when they both shared Instagrams at the same time while traveling in Spain. Heaton posted a beautiful scenic photo featuring a person that could possibly be Dyer. As for her, she posted an image of her on-screen flame covered in birds and wrote, "Wow congrats @charlie.r.heaton on his new one man show Stranger Wings!! Sure gonna miss you s2 but happy you're doing what you love."
Then, in November 2016, "an eyewitness" spoke with Entertainment Tonight and said they saw the two holding hands at a Nashville restaurant. Although, it wasn't until January, when people started to notice their interactions even more.
What really got fans' attention was when Heaton posted an Instagram on Jan. 11 of himself wearing Dyer's shoes. Next to it, he wrote, "@nattyiceofficial Need my converse back!" Funnily enough, they were spotted going through LAX in Los Angeles together after the Golden Globes on Jan. 9 and Dyer was wearing Converse. They could easily just be friends who share shoes, but this does sound more like something a couple would do. Also in late January, after the SAG Awards, they caught another flight together at LAX.
According to a source who spoke with Life & Style in January, "They’ve been together since before Season 2 of the Netflix series began filming in October." The source also said that Dyer and Heaton spend "every waking minute together, on set and off."
In March, TMZ actually asked them point blank outside LAX if they are dating. To that, Dyer answered, "Whether people are dating or hanging out, I think that our cast just is cool with each other." She added, "I mean, I won't speak for anybody else but it's been, you know … We're all one big family." They haven't confirmed or denied their status, but there were photographed holding hands (above) in New York City in October. Hmm... they sure look like a couple.
On Nov. 4, Heaton posted an Instagram of Dyer in Paris. However, before you get too excited, some of the Stranger Things cast, including Joe Keery, traveled to the French city for Paris Games Week. So they were definitely there for work, but they were also seen holding hands. There's also a couple photos of Heaton with his arm around Dyer.
Who knows if they are or aren't more than friends, but there's no denying fans really hope it's true. Just take a look at some of the following responses.
This Woman Is So Lucky
She probably doesn't even know it.
The Typical Reaction
Grab The Tissues
It's an emotional experience, for sure.
The Best News Ever
That sounds about right.
They're Totally Shippable
It makes complete sense.
There is something exciting when two actors, who also play love interests on either the small or big screen, get together. It's like the couple you are rooting for is becoming a reality in real life — and how can you not be excited about that? Who knows how Dyer and Heaton define their relationship, but that doesn't mean you can't just stare at all of their adorable photos or, you know, watch Nancy and Jonathan's big moment in Stranger Things — again.