Hairstylist Chris Appleton Confirms Romance With Lukas Gage

Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton revealed he was "very much in love" with White Lotus actor Lukas Gage amid several recent outings—including a vacation to Mexico.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Mar 15, 2023 8:39 PMTags
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The celebrity hairstylist recently confirmed his relationship with How to Blow Up a Pipeline actor Lukas Gage, revealing on The Drew Barrymore Show that he's "very happy" and "very much in love."

"I feel very grateful to be able to share my time with someone very special," Appleton told host Drew Barrymore during a preview of the March 17 episode. "Love is a really special thing, and I think meeting someone you connect with is really, really special so."

After showing a February photo of him and the White Lotus actor going 4-wheeling in Mexico, Appleton added, "Yeah, that is Lukas. That's in Mexico."

The comments come a week after Gage, 27, addressed the romance rumors, while remaining tight-lipped about his relationship status.

"If they want to think that, they can," Gage told The New York Times in an interview published March 9. "I'm a pretty open book about most things in my life, but I have a problem with the culture of everyone needing to know everybody's business and nothing can be sacred. It's a weird line that I'm still trying to figure out."

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Since returning from their Mexico vacation, the pair had been spotted out together several times in Los Angeles, including the red carpet for Vanity Fair and TikTok's Vanities: A Night for Young Hollywood event on March 8.

The two have continued to exchange flirty messages on social media, with Appleton calling Gage "Hot & talented" on his Instagram Stories alongside a photo from the You actor's New York Times interview. The 39-year-old further commented on Gage's March 9 post about the profile, adding, "Proud" with a red heart emoji.

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As for Gage, the 27-year-old reacted to a post of Appleton at the 2023 WME pre-Oscar party, commenting on March 13, "Hot alert."

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