The Kissing Booth is a new movie that premiered on Netflix on May 11th, 2018. The title is super cute and is about a girl named Elle Evans (played by Joey King) and her BFF Lee Flynn. When she starts to like his brother, Noah (played by Jacob Elordi), it's a whole thing and tons of drama ensues. That's not so fun IRL... but it's super enjoyable in a movie.
It turns out that romance was in the air on the set of this movie because that's how stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi met and started dating. They're a super adorable, sweet couple and are often posting photos on social media together, and there are tons of pictures of them all around the Internet, too. There's nothing better than a new celebrity romance. It's hard not to get nosy and want to know everything that went down and all of the juicy details. Okay, maybe if they meet cute on a movie set — that makes a star-studded love story even more interesting. That's pretty cool and always something that gets us excited.
Want to know more? Here are 20 facts about The Kissing Booth stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi.
20 The Beginning: They've Been Together Since The Spring of 2017
How long have Joey King and Jacob Elordi been dating? It seems like it's been just over one year.
According to Popsugar, Joey posted a photo of her and Jacob on her Instagram account in June 2017, and Jacob did so in April 2017.
We often think about relationship milestones and one of the first is having "the talk" about whether or not you're going to be in a relationship.
Another early milestone is the first couple selfie that you take and post on social media. It's comforting to know that even celebrities, like the stars of a new and popular Netflix movie, do this, too. (Of course, they definitely got more likes than us, but we're not jealous...)
19 The Early Days: They Joked Around A Lot When They Started Filming
According to Popsugar, Joey King said that she and Jacob Elordi joked around a lot when they met on the set of The Kissing Booth: "Right away we were talking about gross things with each other."
This is so sweet and it's hard not to smile when we read that quote, right? Most of us would agree that when we're thinking about who we want to date, we want someone who is funny. They say that laughter is the best medicine and it's nice to be with someone who makes us laugh and can make ordinary situations more fun and entertaining.
18 Friends First: They Were Platonic Before Things Got Romantic
It can be nice to be friends with someone before starting a romantic relationship. You really get to know them and feel more comfortable with them.
When Joey King was talking about how she and Jacob Elordi started dating, she said that they were friends first.
According to Metro UK, Joey said: "But before long I started to realize, 'Hey, I think I kind of like this person!' It was such an interesting experience meeting your boyfriend on set because you spend so much time together and become so close so fast. We were spending 17 hours a day together, and all of us would hang out after work and watch movies together and stuff. It was great."
17 Love At First Sight? Joey Said It Wasn't
A lot of insiders have quoted the same interview from above and said that Joey said it wasn't "love at first sight" for her and Jacob. According to PopSugar, she said: "Was it love at first sight? Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship."
Some of us might believe in the concept of love at first sight and others might think that it's unrealistic and would never really happen. There's no right or wrong answer, of course. It's a totally personal thing. It's interesting to know that although this sounds like a dream scenario (and something out of a movie, really) since the two actors met on a movie set, they were friends first and didn't think that it was love right away.
16 Child Star: Joey Has Been Acting Since She Was 10
If the name Joey King sounds familiar, that's probably because we've seen her in something before The Kissing Booth. She was a child star.
Joey King began her acting career when she was ten years old, according to PopBuzz. She was in The Suite Life Of Zach and Cody and has a lot of other credits to her name, too, like the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love.
She's 18 now, so she's been at this for quite a few years.
Most recently, she starred in the horror movie Wish Upon, was on the TV show Fargo, and is in the 2018 movie Slender Man.
15 Girl Squad: Joey Has Star-Studded Friends
We've heard a lot about T-Swift's girl squad by now, and we know that she hangs out with very famous friends on a regular basis. As it turns out, Joey King knows Taylor, and a lot of other stars, too.
Taylor Swift's music video for her song "Mean" included Joey King, who was in the audience as the singer sang on stage. According to PopBuzz, Joey King attended the 18th birthday party that Taylor Swift had for singer Camila Cabello. Hailee Steinfeld and Selena Gomez were a few of the famous people who were there. (We would have loved to be a fly on the wall at that party.)
14 Jacob's Backstory: He's Australian
A lot of actors will do an American accent for a movie or television role, and that's the case with Jacob Elordi.
Sometimes we can't even tell that they have another accent and they do such an amazing, awe-inspiring job.
The actor is Australian, as per PopSugar. He calls L.A. his home now, and so does Joey King. According to Just Jared, the star is from Brisbane, Australia. Just Jared reports that in an interview with King, Jacob mentioned some words from his native Australia, and he said that he would call an "eraser" a "rubber." Joey laughed and it was super adorable.
13 Behind-The-Scenes: Jacob Learned To Ride A Motorbike On Set
It's always cool to learn behind-the-scenes facts about a movie. We would love to know more about what goes down on a movie set since it's not something that we're familiar with. According to Seventeen magazine, when Jacob Elordi was filming The Kissing Booth, he actually learned to ride a motorbike since that's what his character was doing.
He was interviewed by Just Jared and he said, "On the set of The Kissing Booth, I learned how to ride a motorbike and have been obsessed since. Mum, if you’re reading this… I’m buying a motorbike." He also said, "I love my mama." Awwww.
12 All In The Family: Joey's Sister Is An Actress, Too
There are a lot of Hollywood families where it seems like every member is a star of some sort. For Joey King, acting is all in the family, and she's not the only one starring on the big and small screen.
According to PopBuzz, Joey's sister is named Hunter King and she's also an actress.
She's older than Joey, at 24 years old, and has been in a lot of TV shows.
She currently plays Tyler's girlfriend/wife Clementine on the sitcom Life In Pieces and was on the shows Hollywood Heights and The Young and the Restless. She has also been in one episode of ER, Roswell, Hannah Montana, and Dexter.
11 Sporty Guy And Girl: They're Both Baseball Fans
The couple that goes to baseball games together stays together? Is that how the saying goes? Okay, maybe not, but that should totally be the saying.
All jokes aside, Joey King and Jacob Elordi are baseball fans, and they love the same team, the Boston Red Sox. This is an adorable photo of them at a game.
It's pretty great that they're a fan of the same team since imagine how dramatic and tense things would get if they rooted for opposite teams?! People get so passionate about sports fandoms. It's cool that they have a common interest that they can bond over.
10 Wanderlust: They've Even Gone On Trips Together
There are some couples who seem to have endless wanderlust and travel all the time, and then there are others that generally stick close to home.
It's all about whether or not you're a homebody and if you and your partner both enjoy traveling and seeing the world and other cultures.
According to Popsugar, the celeb couple has gone on a few trips together. They have gone to Australia, Boston, and South Africa (which was where they met). We love seeing any photos of this cute couple, and this one them at an airport is really great. They are just so charming.
9 Age Difference: Jacob Is Two Years Older Than Joey
It seems like people are really interested when a couple has some sort of age difference. Maybe because it sounds like a more dramatic love story if there's a difference of a decade or more. But, honestly, celebrity couples are just interesting in general, and we'll take any details and information that we can get. We totally want to read it all.
This is another celebrity couple who has an age difference between them. It's not huge, though; it's only two years. Joey King is 18 years old and Jacob Elordi is 20 years old. That's truly no big deal.
8 Super Social Media: Joey Has 3.9 Million Followers
When a celebrity has over 1 million followers on Instagram, we can pretty much say that they've made it, and that's true of Joey King for sure.
She's gotten a lot of media attention after starring in The Kissing Booth.
The star has 3.9 million followers on her Instagram account. It seems like she passed the 3 million mark after The Kissing Booth premiered on Netflix, as she wrote in her caption on this photo that she had gotten 3 million followers: "My girl Elle Evans and I am completely overwhelmed with how kind you all are!! This is crazy! CRAZY!! Thank you so much, my heart is bursting."
7 Hobby Time: Jacob Loves Photography And Film
We might think that celebrities have very different (and fabulous) lifestyles from us, but of course, they all have their own hobbies and interests. What they do on the weekend and in their spare time really doesn't look that much different from what we do, and that's cool and comforting. It's like those gossip magazine pages that say "Stars: they're just like us!"
According to Just Jared, Jacob Elordi is a big fan of photography and that's one of his hobbies, and he likes film, too, which makes sense since he's an actor. They wrote, "In his spare time, Jacob likes taking photos, going to the movies and motorbiking."
6 Funny Girl: Joey's A Big Comedy Fan
It's always interesting to learn what types of interests celebrities have. Joey King is a big fan of comedy and she posted a photo on her Instagram account of her and her favorite comedian, John Mulaney. He has a recent Netflix special, Kid Gorgeous.
She mentioned in the caption that she was able to "share a stage" with him at the Largo in L.A.
We always figure that we're going to totally freak out when we meet our idols and favorite celebrities (and sometimes we do), so it's cool to see that celebs get excited when they meet their favorite celebs, too. No one is immune to that experience
5 Acting Idol: Jacob Loves Heath Ledger
Creative people are often asked in interviews where they get their inspiration from, and we would assume that an actor would be inspired by other actors, roles, or people in the film industry and Hollywood. It just makes a lot of sense; people who make movies are definitely inspiring for a lot of us laypeople, and for aspiring actors especially!
According to PopBuzz, one of Jacob Elordi's favorite actors is the late Heath Ledger. That makes sense, too, since Heath was also from Australia and became a huge Hollywood sensation for roles such as The Joker. It seems like maybe Jacob grew up watching his movies and was always a fan.
4 Date Nights/Date Days: All About Theme Parks And The Farmer's Market
Date nights are important since couples need to have quality time together, and if things are both romantic and fun, that's even better. Joey King and Jacob Elordi like their date nights to take place at theme parks like Disneyland, as reported by PopSugar.
How cute is that, I mean could they get any cuter?
It doesn't seem like it's possible.
The celebrity couple has also been photographed going to a farmer's market, so it seems like that is something else that they enjoy doing. Theme parks and fresh produce: sounds pretty good to us. These are great date ideas since they're fun and not stuffy or pretentious.
3 First Kiss: Joey's Was With Keegan Allen
The first time that we kiss someone is a nerve-racking thing, and we definitely didn't know what we were doing, whether this happened for us when we were in junior high, high school, or our first year of college.
Who was Joey King's first kiss? That would be actor Keegan Allen, as told by Just Jared. She revealed: "My very first kiss was on a film set with Keegan Allen, in a movie directed by James Franco. Keegan was so sweet and he made me a lot less nervous, but he was nervous, too, because he knew it was my first kiss!”
(If he sounds familiar, that's Toby from Pretty Little Liars.)
2 Fandom: People Love That This Couple Is Dating IRL
According to The Daily Mail, people were pretty excited on Twitter when it became public knowledge that Joey King and Jacob Elordi were together. The story mentions a tweet that said "And they look so good and cute together both in the movie and in real life!!! I just want a Noah Flynn! Where can I buy one!'"
Another fan's reaction was basically "omg."
We get it. It's always exciting to learn that the stars of a romantic movie or actors who played a couple on a TV show are dating IRL. It's basically the best news ever.
1 Christmas 2017: They Celebrated Together
There are certain milestones that we hit in a relationship and they are a really big deal. Celebrating Christmas together is one of them. Sure, celebrating any major holiday is going to count for a lot, but there's something special and magical about this winter holiday that makes it super romantic.
According to Popsugar, the celebrity couple spent Chrismas 2017 together. It seems like things are going super well for Joey King and Jacob Elordi, and we can't wait to see where their relationship takes them next. We'll definitely be watching (and re-watching The Kissing Booth, but that goes without saying).