John Boyega and Letitia Wright are the internet's new favorite couple, but are they a couple?

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Letitia Wright and John Boyega arrive at the 2018 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” on May 7. (Photo: Principia/Splash News )

John Boyega and Letitia Wright were the perfect pair at Monday’s Met Gala.

When the Star Wars actor, 26, picked up the Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther actress, 24, at the Carlyle hotel en route to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the fashion megaevent, he ‘shipped her appropriately. “Look at her! Look at her! Look at her!” he gushed as she climbed into the car all pumped up. “Look at this! You look ahhhh.” His video cuts off before he finished, but we’ll go ahead and finish for him: You look ahhhh-mazing.

Boyega and Wright walked the famous stairs red carpet, posing together perfectly. They partied together inside, with Wright marveling at all the “black excellence” at the event. Note: You may need sunglasses before hitting Play, ’cause there’s a lot of star power in these videos.

But really before they even made their way up the staircase, the internet had basically already fallen in love with the pairing we didn’t even know we needed.

Though rightfully there were questions. The main one being: Yes, they’re a pair on the red carpet, but are they also a romantic pair?

People weren’t sure, but they continued to hop on board the Wright-Boy train.

The internet even cast them in future projects because based simply on this appearance their chemistry was real.

The internet also merged their movie taglines because of course the force should be with Wakanda.

So what is the deal? Boyega later wrote on Instagram that, before they were famous, he and Wright, who both grew up in London, used to talk “about the future in McDonald’s after drama classes.” He ended the post with, “Look at God and look at this amazing woman.”

So we loved that story hard, but we were still confused. Friends? Lovers? What’s up? Let’s toss it to Wright.

Image: Letitia Wright via Instagram

She posted a video of herself posing solo on the carpet, and then she said, “John, do you want to pose together?” He appeared with her in the next video, which she captioned to make sure it was clear it is a platonic — or familial — situation.

All the attention they were getting online led to a second post from Wright about their being in the friend zone. She again used the “big bro” bit and said he accompanied her “so I wouldn’t be nervous.”

All that just made fans love them even more.


Especially the McDonald’s part.

Oh, we see them — and we hope we get to see much more in the future.

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