'Stranger Things' stars Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton owe their love story to their characters on the show
Dyer and Heaton kept their relationship a secret but once Nancy and Jonathan had professed their love for each other, the couple decided to make the news public.
On-screen romance might often lead actors to really fall for each other after all that intense love happening between their characters. While on one hand, some of those relationships when brought off camera did not last very long, there are several couples who have actually got their happily ever after. We already know the magical story of Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas who fell in love on the sets of the fantasy series, 'Once Upon a Time', and even today Dallas completely gushes about his wife at every interview. Similarly, Will Smith, who met Jada Pinkett Smith when she auditioned for 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' in 1994, immediately fell in love and the couple has been together since despite all complications. Let's just say 'Stranger Things' stars, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton too have joined the list of actors who of found love on set.
Dyer plays the role of Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series, a seemingly nerdy girl who dates the hot jock, Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) in high school in order to fit in as one of the cool kids. On the other hand, Heaton is cast as Jonathan Byers, the quiet sensible older brother of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who is perhaps the only sane boy in his school. The two characters do not spark any romance until they meet to follow up on Will's disappearance in Season 1, and with that Dyer and Heaton themselves began to come close even off-screen. Although the rumor about the two dating started way back in 2016, the couple officially made their red-carpet debut at the Fashion Awards in London, in 2017.
Ever since, along with their characters, it seemed their own relationship began to take its course. Season 1 was mostly spent with Jonathan trying to suppress his feelings for Nancy who was pretty confused about her relationship with Steve. However, over the course of the season, the two did become good friends and by Season 2, things began to go differently. With Barb's disappearance and no one to help her, Nancy sought Jonathan's help to find her. The two soon teamed up to investigate Barb's disappearance but, as expected, they soon realized their true feelings for each other and Jonathan took the initiative to confess his feelings to Nancy.
Similarly, Dyer and Heaton had been quite a private couple for a long time but after their red carpet debut, the couple gradually grew comfortable appearing in public together. In fact, both the actors individually confessed that working with their partners as co-stars made things far easier. In an interview with VMan, Heaton had said, "You can break the walls down with your partner. Because we work in the same industry and have had similar trajectories, we’ve gone through it together. Sharing that does bring you closer. They understand something that maybe no one else would." As for Dyer, she is glad that her co-star who also happens to be her special other is an extremely talented actor.
In an interview with TeenVogue, she said, "He's talented, like everybody in the cast. They're all super, just great to work with." Reportedly, the couple has been obsessed with each other and according to sources who spoke to the US Weekly, Heaton has always got Dyer's back. A source had revealed, "She had a dress malfunction at one point and he helped her clasp it back together. She flashed him a cute smile to thank him.” Another source mentioned, "At one point, Charlie cuddled up to Natalia and started dancing with her. He had his hand on her cheek, and she was gazing lovingly into his eyes. They seem totally obsessed with one another.”
Season 3 will see Nancy and Jonathan pick up their lives as probable journalists since the two had already proven their investigative skills in Season 2. Chances are with a new and more dangerous monster coming to Hawkins the duo will have to face some challenging situations while working out their own relationship. 'Stranger Things' Season 3 premieres on Netflix on July 4.