How Euphoria's Colman Domingo Met His Husband Through Craigslist

Colman Domingo, known for roles on Euphoria and Fear the Walking Dead, recalls how he ended up meeting Raúl Domingo, his husband, through Craiglist's Missed Connections.

By Corinne Heller Feb 04, 2024 1:07 AMTags
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Almost two decades ago, actor Colman Domingo found the love of his life on Craigslist.

In a new interview, the Euphoria star recalled the unexpected way he first met the man who in 2014 became his husband, Raúl Domingo.

"You're in Berkeley, California in 2005 and you're minding your business going into a Walgreens," Colman said on the Feb. 2 of The Graham Norton Show. "I'm just going there in Berkeley to get a mask for the night, you know, facial mask. So I'm walking in and I see someone walking out, has beautiful hair down to here, lip piercing, beautiful. I see this guy and we look at each other. I'm like, 'Oh my God.' And I'm on the phone and I come outside and we look at each other and he's talking to this young woman and she seemed to be angry about something."

The Fear the Walking Dead star said Raúl keep looking at him. "I get off the phone," he said. "They walk off down the street but he keeps looking back and I wave, but he just keeps going and then I'm just dumbfounded."

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The Emmy winner said he ended up in a Blockbuster video store across the street. "I don't even know what I'm doing but I decided to look at my watch and it was 8:03," he said on the show, "and I came back outside and I thought, 'Is he here?' and I thought, 'Well, maybe I'll come back next Sunday and he'll be here.' I'm that kind of hopeless romantic."

Three days later, Colman found himself on Craigslist, searching for a used computer but finding himself on quite a different section of the classifieds website. "I thought maybe I'll place one of those 'Missed Connections' ads. I wondered if they work, because I would read them on the subway. I go to page two of them. As I'm reading and I see, 'Saw you outside of Walgreens. Berkeley.'"

The 54-year-old continued, "He placed an ad for me two hours before. I jumped up, I was like, 'Are you kidding me? That's me!' He described me with my fauxhawk—it was 2005."

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Colman said he and Raúl met up three days later and had their first date, which ended up with the two of them spending the night together.

"I was trying to be a good boy and go home. He said, 'Can you stay over?' I said, 'Sure but let's just cuddle,'" he recalled. "We cuddled. I thought he was asleep—4:00 in the morning. I couldn't sleep and I said, 'I think I love you and you're about to change my life.' And we've been together for almost 19 years."

Colman, who also spoke about meeting his husband in a 2021 GQ interview, noted his tendency to try to manifest his wishes. "I think I'm just somebody who just believes that magic happens," he said. "I really do believe that and so I feel like, 'Oh, if I want this thing, it'll happen.'"

Look back at the love lives of Euphoria stars below:


You'd have to be living under a rock to not know that Zendaya and Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland are dating. In July 2020, the actors were photographed kissing as they drove through Los Angeles, with a source telling E! News, "They became friends and started getting romantic a few months ago. They both are such great people."

And while Tom is busy breaking box office records, he's more than willing to make a cameo on Euphoria. In December, he told fans, "I want to be in Euphoria!" So keep your eyes peeled for Peter Parker in season three of the HBO series!

Dominic Fike & Hunter Schafer

It seemed love was in the air on the set of Euphoria. After weeks of speculation, Dominic and Hunter confirmed their offscreen reationship in February 2022.

However, their romance fizzled out by July 2023, with Dominic saying at the time that he's "just done being in relationships right now."

Later, in April 2024, Hunter confirmed the duo had officially split in April of the previous year, and was staying single for the time being, saying, "I want to make sure I’m good all the way before I jump into something else.”

Angus Cloud

The actor—whose Fezco character struck up a romance with Lexi (Maude Apatow) on season two of the HBO show—was rumored to be dating model Sydney Martin prior to his death in July 2023.

"My heart is so broken," she wrote in the wake of his passing. "I love you forever."

Jacob Elordi

After previously dating Kissing Booth co-star Joey King and model Kaia Gerber, the actor began a romance with Olivia Jade. As of January 2024, the two are still together, a source told E! News.

Sydney Sweeney

She may be in a love triangle in Euphoria, but Sydney's actual dating life is much simpler. The actress is engaged to former restaurateur Jonathan Davino, who she has been dating since 2018.

"I don't date actors or musicians or anyone in entertainment because I can just be normal Syd that way and it's easiest," she told Cosmopolitan in 2022. "I have a great support system."

Barbie Ferreira

While Kat questioned her love for Ethan in season two of Euphoria, there's no doubt that Barbie loves partner Elle Puckett, a musician who also goes by the pseudonym Rosie Ugly. The pair started dating in 2019 and even quarantined together during the pandemic, but Barbie keeps their love live private.

Alexa Demie

Like the rest of her co-stars, Alexa keeps her personal life off the 'gram. But she's reportedly in a long term relationship with musician Christian Berishaj, better known as JMSN. Clearly, she's his muse, as she starred in his "Act Like I'm Not Here" music video in September 2020. Plus, she's one of only two people he follows on Instagram. 

Colman Domingo

The actor, who plays Rue's sponsor and mentor, married Raúl Domingo in 2014. It was love at first sight for the pair, who began dating after Raúl placed a Missed Connections ad on Craigslist days after they walked by each other in front of a Walgreens pharmacy in Berkeley, Calif.

Maude Apatow

The daughter of Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow is apparently dating someone, according to an Architectural Digest apartment tour she gave in Feb. 2024. Although she didn't say the name of her "boyfriend" in the video, she's been linked to a number of celebrities, including season one Euphoria star Lukas Gage.

Meanwhile, her little sister, Iris Apatow, went Instagram official with Kate Hudson's son, Ryder Robinson, on Valentine's Day 2022.

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