What’s more confusing than “sex education”? At least for viewers, it’s definitely the relationships on “Sex Education” — which might come as a surprise given the show’s steamy nature. The Netflix hit series Sex Education, which wrapped up its third season last year, has gone viral on social media for its fast-paced plot, cast relationships and jaw-dropping moments — which has sparked debate online for many, she said use of prostheses.
A little less fast-paced, but still just as confusing for fans, are the relationships on the show — more specifically, between two main characters, Otis Milburn and Maeve Wiley, played by Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey (the Margot Robbie look-alike). To put it simply, these two have a lot of history, and no, they don’t the kind of story. Instead, Otis and Maeve have always worked together, initially starting their sex therapy business at school before realizing over time that they had intimate feelings for each other.
But if you thought that just because these two had feelings for each other they would automatically be together, you were wrong. Instead, these two can’t get their relationship on the same page, leaving fans impatient for the couple’s union to go from complicated to committed. But as fans wait for that to happen, they have questioned Otis and Maeve’s relationship — including whether Otis and Maeve’s real-life dynamic is that complicated.
Is Emma Mackey Dating Her Co-Star Asa Butterfield?
We might be hoping Otis Milburn and Maeve Wiley, played by Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey, end up together in Sex Education, but alas, these two are little more than friends in real life.
While Butterfield appears to be per Elle at the moment, the star has a glittering dating history with previous celebrities, including a former co-star of his, Ella Purnell. Butterfield and Purnell met on the set of the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, where they both played the lead roles. But don’t overdo the fact that Butterfield dated his co-stars because you think that means he and Mackey are dating, because Butterfield’s relationships with former co-stars stop there.
Instead, Emma Mackey still appears to be taken with her longtime friend and fellow actor Dan Whitlam. Mackey and Whitlam appear to have been together since 2018, when Mackey made their relationship official on Instagram, although that post has now been deleted as Mackey pulled the plug on her social media. However, even before Mackey deleted social media, these two kept their relationship so private that it even led to speculation that the two called it quits and chose not to announce the breakup. With neither Mackey nor Whitlam yet to confirm or deny the speculation, who really is Mackey’s off-screen friend Dan Whitlam?
Who is Emma Mackey’s boyfriend Dan Whitlam?
While Emma Mackey is big on the TV screen, her boyfriend Dan Whitlam is big on the stage. In recent years, the UK-based actor has become known for and has appeared in major stage productions such as ‘The Flood’, ‘Teechers’ and ‘Julius Caesar’ where he starred as Brutus due to his acting profile.
And it seems that while Whitlam supports Mackey while she shines on screen, he stays on stage as his only credit as a television actor comes from his work as Lance in The 7 Deadly Sins of the Animal Kingdom. But that doesn’t seem to bother Whitlam either. Instead, the quite private star rarely posts about his acting on Instagram, only his poems.
But while fans love Whitlam’s passion for poetry online, that doesn’t stop her from wondering where her favorite on-screen star, Emma Mackey, is on his Instagram. However, it seems fans will just have to keep waiting for it – as neither star has posted anything about their relationship and Mackey has deleted social media. But don’t worry fans, just because they don’t post doesn’t mean they aren’t dating! It just seems like until confirmation of their love — or breakup — comes through, we’ll have to delve deeper into Whitlam’s poetry for answers relating to him and Mackey.