Actors falling in love on set doesn't seem like that surprising considering the long days and nights they spend together to make movie magic. But there's nothing like a little art imitating life to keep love alive in Hollywood. TV couple Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are rumored to have gotten engaged over Golden Globes weekend, according to Page Six. (Bustle has reached out to Dunst’s rep for comment, but did not receive an immediate response; Plemons’ rep could not be reached at the time of publication). The two play Peggy and Ed Blumquist on the FX show Fargo and were both nominated for Emmys for their portrayals. But when did they start dating in real life? Let's investigate.
Signs of a Dunst-Plemons partnership first emerged in May 2016 when they were seen in full PDA-mode in Studio City, California. The twosome were seen were seen seemingly smooching behind a fence, according to JustJared.com. At that point, Dunst was fresh out of four-year relationship with fellow actor Garrett Hedlund. Interestingly enough, while Hedlund starred in the film Friday Night Lights as footballer Don Billingsley, Plemons played Landry Clarke in the TV series. Hollywood just keeps getting smaller and smaller, huh?
A couple of months later, in September, the blonde duo went out to lunch L.A. But they couldn't hide their love for long, the talented pair were reportedly caught kissing at an Emmys after-party. A source told E! News Dunst "leaned into Jesse and very passionately kissed him on the lips after she caressed his cheek very affectionately."
Later on, in October, news broke that Plemons will join the cast of the film adaptation of The Bell Jar, which is being directed by none other than, you guessed it, Kirsten Dunst. Unfortunately, they won't have an on-screen reunion as Dunst cast Dakota Fanning in the lead role of Esther Greenwood rather than herself. However, Dunst and Plemons won't be far away from each other leaving even more room from their love to grow.
If the rumors about Dunst and Plemons are true, congrats to the newly engaged couple. It's nice to start 2017 off on such a loving note. Hopefully, Hollywood has more on-screen to off-screen engagements up it's sleeve!