The Truth About Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy's Relationship After Met Gala 2023 Appearance

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Love Actually star Bill Nighy sparked romance rumors after walking the Met Gala 2023 red carpet together. Find out if they are actually dating.

By Brett Malec May 01, 2023 10:17 PMTags
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Editor's Note: A previous version of this article referred to Wintour and Nighy's outing as their red carpet debut as a couple. The article has since been updated.


Could this be fashion's new it couple?

Anna Wintour and actor Bill Nighy made their red carpet debut together during the Met Gala 2023. The Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Love Actually star sparked romance rumors by posing for pics together on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's staircase in NYC on May 1. (See every star on the Met Gala 2023 red carpet here.)

Wintour, who is co-chairing the annual event alongside Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer and Dua Lipa, looked très chic in a sleek pearl column dress under a stunning floral patterned coat with green and lavender petals on it by Chanel, a nod to the night's theme of Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The bobbed media mogul was all smiles while holding on to her date's arm. Wintour completed her glam getup with a giant diamond necklace.

As for Nighy, the British star looked dapper in a navy blue suit and tie with his signature black glasses.

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And though the two seemed very much like a couple on the red carpet, his rep confirmed to E! News they are just longtime pals. "Bill and Anna have simply been great friends for two decades," the rep stated. "They are not in a relationship."

Wintour and Nighy were first romantically linked in 2021 when they were reportedly spotted on a dinner date together.

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Fast forward to last December, she attended a private screening of his film Living at The Crosby Hotel in New York where they were photographed mingling with friends, further fueling speculation of a secret relationship.

Wintour was previously married to husband Shelby Bryan before their split in 2020 while Nighy and longtime partner Diana Quick broke up in 2008.

Keep scrolling to see all the actual celebrity couples who enjoyed date night on the Met Gala red carpet.

A$AP Rocky & Rihanna

Rihanna in Valentino and Bulgari jewelry, A$AP Rocky in Gucci and Boucheron jewelry

Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

Serena in Gucci

Brittany Mahomes & Patrick Mahomes

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

In Valentino; Priyanka in Bulgari jewelry

Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner

Karlie in Loewe

Suki Waterhouse & Robert Pattinson

Suki in Fendi; Robert in Dior Men by Kim Jones

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade

In Prada

Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola Peltz

In Valentino

Taika Waititi & Rita Ora

In Prabal Gurung

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

Nicole in Chanel

Salma Hayek & François-Henri Pinault

Salma in Gucci

Sabrina Dhowre & Idris Elba

Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn in Chanel

Jeremy Strong & Emma Wall

Jeremy in Prada

Viola Davis & Julius Tennon

Viola in Valentino

Nnamdi Asomugha & Kerry Washington

Kerry in Michael Kors

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh in Zegna, Deborra-Lee in Tom Ford

Brittney Griner & Cherelle Griner

In Calvin Klein

Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe

In Tom Ford

Hannah Bagshawe & Eddie Redmayne

In Alexander McQueen

Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Brosnan

Lisa Liberati & James McAvoy

James in Dunhill

Josh Groban & Natalie McQueen

Liberty Ross & Jimmy Iovine

Tom Sturridge & Alexa Chung

In Roisin Pierce

James Corden & Julia Corden

Roger Federer & Mirka Federer

Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin

And visit E! Online's 2023 Met Gala page for every photo and must-see moment from fashion's biggest night.