Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan speaks out against rumors she’s dating co-star amid speculation

Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan speaks out against rumors she's dating co-star amid speculation

The pair will star together in the new series Bridgerton, which will be released on Netflix this week

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan has spoken out about dating rumors ahead of the third season.

The first part of Bridgerton season three drops on Netflix on Thursday (May 16) and the second part arrives on June 13.

Back in April, Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope, told us that the upcoming season is the “most romantic” yet.

She said: “We had moments on set where the crew would say, ‘Oh, that’s really beautiful. And that’s the kind of love everyone deserves.”

“And when the crew says, you know what, they don’t do that, like you. They actually mean it.

“And then when they respond, you’re like, ‘Oh, okay, I think we’re on to something.'”

Considering that fans are *obsessed* with Polin (aka Penelope and Colin’s on-screen romance), it’s not surprising that they’re manifesting this off-screen as well.

How will romance blossom for Penelope in season three?  (Netflix)

How will romance blossom for Penelope in season three? (Netflix)

Ahead of the release, Nicola has addressed rumors that she is dating co-star Luke Newton (who plays Colin Bridgerton).

“We think it’s very sweet, I think because we really love each other,” Nicola told Extra.

“He is a very special person in my life and I got to have this experience with him.”

She added: “I will never do anything like this again, on this scale… It’s so nice to have such a lovely friend to do all this with.”

In an effort to find out everything there is to know about the new series, Tyla also sat down with us Bridgerton‘s Eloise (played by Claudia Jessie) for the inside scoop.

Who's looking forward to the new part?  (Netflix)

Who’s looking forward to the new part? (Netflix)

She opened up to us about the dynamic between Penelope and Colin, telling us, “We have two people that we’ve known since season one, and we know where it’s going.

“We’ve all been waiting for it! So I think audiences will be very excited that we finally get to see this story on screen.

“When they said ‘friends to lovers,’ they meant it.

“I also feel like a lot of this season is about people discovering who they are and what they want. I think everyone will be very excited and they will get what they are used to. Bridgerton.”

And if you expect the usual steamy Bridgerton scenes, you won’t be disappointed.

Claudia told us: “Yes, of course! I can’t believe I have to say this again: ‘Friends – to – lovers!’.

“There’s… love. They’re lovers! Okay? I don’t know how to talk about steamy scenes, ha! You’ll get them, okay? You filthy pigs!”

We can hardly wait.

Part one of Bridgerton season three will be released on Netflix on May 16.

Featured image credits: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/James Gourley/Getty Images for Netflix

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