Who Is Penn Badgley Married To and Who Has He Dated Before? His Wife, Dating History – Does He Have Kids?

Is Penn Badgley married? Sadly for his many admirers, Yes! Let’s meet his wife and all the popular actor’s ex-girlfriends.

Fans of You may be wondering if Penn Badgley is married. For those of us who are in love with the actor, sorry to say, the answer is yes. Penn has been married to Domino Kirke since 2017.

Let’s get to know Domino. What is her relationship with Penn like today (it’s nothing like Joe Goldberg’s relationship with You, by the way)?

Penn and Domino

Is Penn Badgley married to the love of his life? We’d say yes.

Penn met single mom Domino in 2014, according to People. If her last name sounds familiar, that’s because her sister is actress Jemima Kirke of Girls fame. Domino is a doula, per Harper’s Bazaar, and has helped the likes of Amy Schumer through her pregnancy and birth, according to Page Six.

In 2017, Penn and Domino married.

According to E! News, it was the star’s curiosity about every aspect of who Domino was that won her over. “The fact that he was even willing to spend time with me as a mother and explore that was very moving to me,” she told the outlet in October of 2022, adding, “I saw how many other places he could’ve gone, the kinds of women he could’ve been with, the spaces he could’ve entered into, that he just didn’t based on who he is.”

For his part, on Instagram, Penn has described his wife as having a “lovely effervescence and uncanny emotional intelligence.” He also professed his love for her. In another post, Penn gushed about Domino in part, “I’m really glad we’re married.”

Penn and Domino have a child together.

When the You star met his future wife, she was already a mom to a son named CassiusAccording to Us Weekly, the couple also became parents together in 2020.

In a 2020 interview with Access, Penn talked about how becoming a dad impacted his take on playing Joe on You.

“The funny thing is I was curious what my new fatherhood, how that would influence my experience with Joe and acting with him, and sometimes it was almost not helpful because I was having such light and joyful experience – still am – and Joe is so petrified,” he related.

According to Elle Australia, Penn and Domino prefer to keep their son out of the spotlight, but the outlet did report that the parents named him James.

‘You’ fans will appreciate Penn’s first TikTok.

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Although Penn has been on Instagram for a while, he only joined TikTok in October of 2022. His first post is one that both Taylor Swift fans and You devotees will enjoy, since he paradies his role as serial killer Joe, set to her song “Anti-Hero.”

First, we see Penn running through an apartment, seemingly terrified. Then, he’s Joe, baseball cap and all, and mouthing the lyrics, “I’m the problem, it’s me.” Fans loved the video, with many welcoming the star to the platform, and one commenter summing up the overwhelming emotions induced by Penn’s arrival on TikTok by saying,”screaming crying throwing up.”

What is Penn Badgley’s dating history?

We’ve decided to take a look into Penn’s past dating history. First off, he dated his Gossip Girl co-star (and on-screen girlfriend!) Blake Lively (who is now happily married to actor Ryan Reynolds) from 2007 until 2010, although the beginning of their relationship was secretive. And so was their break up.

“The shocking thing was, I found out on the set of the Season 2 finale that Blake and Penn had broken up months before,” executive producer Joshua Safran previously told Vanity Fair.

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Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

“They kept the breakup hidden from the crew, which you could never do now. I don’t even know how they did it,” he added. “They kept it from everybody which is a testament to how good they are as actors. Because they did not want their personal drama to relate to the show.”  

Luckily for Upper Eastsiders, they managed to stay civil to finish out the final two years of Gossip Girl. “I remember there was one point where we were just afraid of how our personal lives overlapping our work life could be perceived by our bosses,” Blake said.

“[But then] we were like, ‘Oh no, that’s exactly what they want.’ They wanted us all to date,” she continued. “They wanted us all to wear the same clothes that we’re wearing on the show. They wanted that, because then it fed their whole narrative. People could buy into this world.”

After Penn’s relationship with Blake came to an end, the actor moved on with another familiar Hollywood face… Zoë Kravitz. The two dated for two years, from 2011 until their 2013 split.

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Penn Badgley and Zoe Kravitz

And just like Penn’s split from Blake, his breakup with Zoe was reportedly amicable as well. “It wasn’t a sad breakup. It is all good between them,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “They are at two different stages in their careers. They just didn’t have time for each other.”

We can’t wait for Season 4 of the Netflix show to come out in 2023!

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