Hunter Schafer rose to stardom in her debut role as Jules on the hit HBO series Euphoria. She began modeling for Marc Jacobs and Dior in New York City in 2016, per IMDB. Within three years, she was cast by HBO after Instagram hosted a casting call for “Euphoria” on their platform. Now, with over 7 million followers on Instagram alone, Schafer is making waves in the entertainment industry both as a model and as an actor, and future projects are already in the works.
Success came pretty quickly for Schafer after the premiere of “Euphoria” in the summer of 2019. She told Allure, “I think every presence I have in the public figure world presents itself as a little more collected, but I’m messy. I’m just trying to figure out how to be a 21-year-old.” She went from being a private to millions of people who followed her on social media and recognized her whenever she went public. In 2020, Schafer told Yahoo !that she was even bullied by fans when she tried to shop for underwear at Urban Outfitters.And one thing that didn’t go unnoticed by Schafer’s followers was who she was romantically linked to.
Hunter Schafer may have dated another model
Rumors circulated that Hunter Schafer was dating another model and transgender woman, Massima Desire, a few years ago, per Daily Advent. Between 2019 and 2020, multiple photos of the couple becoming closer and spending quality time together circulated on Twitter, though neither of them confirmed or denied their apparent romance. When a viral tweet in 2021 claimed the actor was gay, she replied, “As much as I wish this were true, I want to be vaguely clear that unfortunately I’m like bi or pan or something,” via Gay Times . However, during her rumored romance with Desire, she told Dazed that she was “closer to what you might call a lesbian.”
It’s unclear if Schafer and Desire were in a committed relationship or casually exploring their romantic connection, as the couple have never spoken publicly about the matter. According to F-Word magazine, Desire has modeled for brands such as Coach and Marc Jacobs. For years she lived in New York City, where she also attended college and had occasional modeling opportunities. Eventually, Desire signed with Next Model Management. The pair appeared to have a lot in common, but their connection was clearly fizzled.
While it’s relatively unclear what kind of relationship Schafer and Desire previously shared, fans seemed convinced they did end up dating at some point. In the summer of 2019, one even tweeted, “Hunter Schafer and her friend Massima Desire are so hot it’s unbearable.”
She is currently linked to one of her Euphoria co-stars
Hunter Schafer was recently romantically linked to one of her colleagues, Dominic Fike. In January, the couple sparked relationship rumors when they were spotted holding hands together as they left West Hollywood hotspot The Nice Guy, according to People. The couple met on the set of Euphoria while filming the show’s second season. In February, romance rumors began to circulate after Fike posted a photo of him and Schafer kissing on his Instagram story (via People). He captioned the photo, “happy birthday, happy birthday,” despite both having their birthdays in December.
According to W Magazine, Fike and Schafer made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in March. In May, Fike told GQ that he was very much in love with Schafer and that their relationship began while filming Euphoria. “It’s in those moments that your relationship is accelerated because you’re so vulnerable right away,” Fike explained. “We developed an attraction – it accelerated so quickly. We really got to know each other so quickly.”
Though Fike directly confirmed their romance in May, fans were beginning to believe that Schafer and Fike broke up earlier this summer. One even tweeted, “I think Dominic Fike and Hunter Schafer have broken up which just means it’s time for him to start dating me.” However, the couple still seem to be going strong. They were just spotted holding hands at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in August.