Richard Madden's Mysterious Dating Life Includes A Doctor Who Star

“I’ve never talked about my relationships.”

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Fans of Richard Madden will know him best for his acclaimed performances in the likes of Game of Thrones, The Bodyguard, Rocketman, Eternals, and, more recently, in Amazon’s action-thriller series Citadel. Due to his continued success, many might now be curious to know whether the dashing Scottish actor is single, and, if not, who is Richard Madden dating? Well, as it turns out, the answer is unclear and likely won’t be revealed any time soon.

Right now, the actor doesn’t appear to be publicly linked to any one person — and his social media presence doesn’t give much away in regard to his love life, either. As per The Sun, Madden was romantically involved with fellow actor Ellie Bamber for about two years between 2017 and 2019, before the pair eventually split. “They’re both absolutely gutted but it was a decision made for the best,” a source claimed to the outlet at the time. “They were arguing almost daily toward the end and, despite considering couples therapy, it became evident there were far too many issues that could not be fixed.”

Prior to that, the Scottish actor was rumored to be dating model Suki Waterhouse (whose name you may recognize if you keep up with Robert Pattinson’s love life), former Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore, and Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman, though none except Coleman were long-term relationships.

After Madden’s split with Bamber in 2019, he was photographed with actor Brandon Flynn, Sam Smith’s ex and Madden’s former roommate. But in a New York Times profile later that year, when asked if they were an item amid dating rumors, Madden didn’t confirm or deny the reports. “I just keep my personal life personal,” he said when asked directly about Flynn. “I’ve never talked about my relationships.”

Richard Madden and Jenna Coleman in 2015.Barry King/FilmMagic/Getty Images

In the years since that profile, Madden has kept his promise and left fans in the dark about who he may or may not be dating. While it’s highly possible that Madden could be happy in a relationship, we’ll have to be content with keeping it a mystery.

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