Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards, SAG Awards

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It's been over three years since Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer first sparked romance rumors. While their relationship is no longer a secret, the Strangers Things stars did keep things under wraps in the beginning.

The 26-year-old actor is asked why the two were "cagey" in the initial stages during a new interview with GQ.

"We didn't really know what the relationship was," Heaton tells the magazine, insisting they weren't trying to be sneaky.

Still, they didn't fool The Duffer Brothers.

"That first audition, we did a chemistry read with [Heaton and] Natalia," Matt Duffer, one of the creators of the show, tells the publication, "and sparks were flying."

While the Jonathan Byers and Nancy Wheeler celebs started stirring speculation in 2016, they wouldn't make their red carpet debut as a couple until 2017. Still, they tend to keep their personal lives private. However, they have made a few rare comments about the other on social media and in interviews.

"It's an interesting thing to work with somebody who you go home with," the 25-year-old actress told Refinery 29 in 2019. "It's always really fun. We're really comfortable with each other, so we can play and feel more free, and we can talk about it before."

Fans are already looking forward to seeing Heaton and Dyer in the fourth season of Stranger Things. While the exact release date hasn't been revealed, Netflix dropped a trailer for the new season last week.

To read Heaton's full interview, check out the March issue of GQ.

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