Actress Olivia Cooke is making headlines nowadays with her new show, House of the Dragon. She is portraying the role of Alicent Hightower in the forthcoming fantasy drama — the prequel to the Game of Thrones.
Cooke came to the limelight through her role as Emma Decody, the series’ protagonist, in the drama-thriller Bates Motel, which aired on A&E from 2013 to 2017. She also rose to fame after playing Becky Sharp in the 2018 historical drama miniseries Vanity Fair.
Now that she is making headlines with one of the most anticipated shows of 2022, many people are curious about her dating history and personal life.
To date, Cooke has only been in one publicly known relationship — with her boyfriend, actor Christopher Abbott. However, it is unknown if the pair are still dating or if they have split.
Olivia Cooke and Christopher Abbott
It is reported that Cooke and Abbot started dating at least in 2015 before parting ways in 2020. The couple has not talked about their relationship in public to date.
However, they were photographed in various instances throughout the time they were dating. Similarly, they posed as each other’s dates at multiple events and on red carpets.
It is unknown when the pair started dating. Until the IFP Gotham Film Award in late 2015, the relationship between Olivia and Christopher was kept a secret.
So, it is possible that the pair started dating before that. The couple attended the Save Venice Ball on April 15, 2016, in New York, wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
The same year, Cooke and Abbott had attended the 31st annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 27, 2016.
Years later, in 2019, Daily Mail photographed the two cozying up in public. Since then, they have not been seen together, leading many to believe that the pair have split.
Olivia Cooke and Christopher Abbott started dating in 2015 and split in 2020. (Source: Facebook)
Similarly, Pimiso reported that Cooke and Abbot parted ways in 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown. Neither of them has confirmed their breakup.
Moreover, since the couple never talked about each other while they were dating, it is likely that the pair will not address their alleged split.
Who is Christopher Abbott?
Abbot, whose full name is Christopher Jacob Abbott, is an actor from the United States. According to IMDb, he has 43 acting credits to his name, out of which six of them are yet to be released.
Martha Marcy May Marlene was Abbott’s first feature picture released in 2011. Hello I Must Be Going (2012), and The Sleepwalker are two of Abbott’s other famous films (2014).
Abbott featured as the title character in the critically praised film James White in 2015. In 2017, he co-starred in the psychological horror film It Comes at Night with Joel Edgerton.
The same year, the actor played the role of Mason Tannetti in the series The Sinner. In 2018, he starred as astronaut David Scott in First Man and as a reporter in Vox Lux.
Abbott played the role of John Yossarian in the 2019 miniseries Catch-22, based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name. He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.
He co-starred in the films Black Bear, Possessor, and The World to Come in 2020.
He has six more projects in the upcoming year — Sanctuary, Entergalactic, Poor Things, Kraven the Hunter, Swimming Home, and Fear is the Rider.