Bad news for everyone who's been shipping Joey King with her The Kissing Booth 2 co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez: Girl is not dating another actor again after her breakup with Jacob Elordi. As we all know, Joey and Jacob got together while filming The Kissing Booth in 2018, but their romance eventually fizzled out. But since Joey and Taylor have been spotted on vacation recently, it made everyone wonder if the two had a ~thing~ IRL.
Well, Joey just right about crushed the Joey-Taylor ship in her new interview on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show. Talking about her ex-boyfriend Jacob, Joey actually only had sweet words to say about their time together. "I think it's a good thing we dated in the first place. I learned the most I've ever learned in my life from him," she said. But when asked if she'd date another actor again, Joey replied, "No. I couldn't. I think that it's awesome to date someone in your field, who gets it, but doing the same exact thing as somebody is tough. It's really tough."
Taylor, on his part, also denied those dating rumors and clarified that he and Joey are just super-close friends. Speaking with Access Hollywood, Taylor said, "We went away this weekend for a friend's birthday and her birthday and everyone kind of freaked out about it. But I will say that we are NOT dating. We just became really close during filming. We became even closer after filming because we live really close to each other."
Boo, mmmkay. Might as well re-watch The Kissing Booth 2 to live out our ~fantasies~.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
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