Who Is ‘Blonde’ Star Ana de Armas’s Boyfriend, Paul Boukadakis?

You probably recognize actress Ana de Armas from Blonde, Knives Out, The Gray Man, Deep Water or Blade Runner 2049. (Oh, and she's got an Oscar nom for her total transformation into Marilyn Monroe in Blonde). But did you know that she’s currently dating entrepreneur Paul Boukadakis?

If he looks familiar, it’s probably because he accompanied the War Dogs actress to the Venice Film Festival in 2022. But who is Ana de Armas’s boyfriend? And how did they meet? Keep scrolling for details.

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1. Who Is Ana de Armas’s Boyfriend?

Paul Boukadakis is an entrepreneur slash director. He began his career as a music video director, which fueled his desire to launch a video sharing app called Wheel (originally Ferris). He has also starred in a number of different film shorts. Now, he serves as the Vice President of Tinder. (NBD.)

2. Has He Ever Worked Alongside de Armas?

Unfortunately, Boukadakis has never directed or starred alongside de Armas, and now that he's the Vice President of Tinder, we're not sure when (or if) he'll ever return to the filmmaking world.

However, in his career, he has starred alongside a number of big names, including Dianna Agron (Glee), John Patrick Jordan (Them) and Ashley Rae Spillers (Rugrats).

3. How Did They Meet?

According to Elle, the couple met through a mutual friend during the pandemic. Since they couldn’t go out in public, they spent the early days of their relationship hanging out in the comfort of their homes. Now that they’re official, they reportedly live together in New York City. And, of course, they spent Christmas together in 2022 (as seen in the third pic of the slideshow above).

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4. Have They Made Their Red-Carpet Debut?

The pair indirectly made their relationship “official” when they attended the 79th annual Venice International Film Festival in honor of de Armas’s film, Blonde. Unfortunately, they didn’t pose for photos together on the red carpet.

The actress could possibly bring Boukadakis to the 95th annual Academy Awards, where she is nominated for Best Actress (and is actually the first Cuban actress to be nominated in the category). She’s up against Cate Blanchett for Tár, Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie, Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans and Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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