Sebastian Croft’s Boyfriend Rumors and LGBTQ Advocacy

Sebastian Croft, the 'Heartstopper' actor, has reportedly formed close connections with his fellow cast members, with rumors circulating about him dating his boyfriend from the cast.

By Chakku HaruPublished on: April 8, 2024 Updated on: April 9, 2024
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Sebastian Croft, the English actor renowned for his role as Young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones (2016), is openly gay. Despite the rumors linking him to various famous actors, Croft currently appears to be single.

He got a BAFTA Children’s Award nomination for his portrayal of Atti in Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019). His recent work includes a starring role as Ben Hope in the Netflix series Heartstopper from 2022 to 2023.

Beyond his professional achievements, Croft is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community, using his platform to support and raise awareness for LGBTQ rights and issues.

Has Sebastian Croft Ever Been Linked To Charlie Besso?

Over time, Croft, 22, has maintained silence about his relationship status. His portrayal of a gay character in Heartstopper has significantly magnified interest in his personal life, particularly regarding who the actor might be dating. Amid this curiosity, speculation has arisen that Sebastian was once in a relationship with internet personality Charlie Besso.

Charlie Besso and Sebastian Croft
Croft and Besso.

Several Reddit users have suggested that Charlie and Sebastian were in a secret relationship, though there has been no official confirmation.

One user noted, “Besso wrote ‘happy wife happy life’ for Bash on his birthday, I think. So yeah, they are dating but since they are fairly young, I wouldn’t expect an official post or outing.”

Another added that the ex-duo had once faced homophobic abuse and mentioned, “they have both posted pictures from ‘date nights’ and referred to each other as ‘wifey,’ etc.”

However, since January 2024, there has been a noticeable absence of interaction between them on Instagram, leading to speculation that they may have separated.

As of late, there have been rumors that Charlie is dating Sam Greisman, son of Sally Field. Sam has shared numerous affectionate photos with his possible boyfriend Charlie on his Instagram.


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Croft Is Also Said To Be Dating Joe Locke

The Game of Thrones actor has also been rumored to have a connection with the actor Joe Locke. Speculation about their potential romance gained traction following their roles in Heartstopper. In the series, Joe played Charlie Spring, a Year 10 student at Truham Grammar School, while Croft took on the role of Ben Hope, Charlie’s first secret love interest.

Their relationship off-screen, however, seemed to diverge significantly from their fictional narrative. In July 2022, Sebastian and Joe were seen at the Soho House Festival in Gunnersbury Park in close companionship, which starkly contrasted their on-screen dynamic. Joe’s character, Charlie, in the Netflix series, faces bullying and humiliation by Sebastian’s intimidating character. However, at the festival, they were photographed enjoying each other’s company.

A close source told MailOnline, ‘The couple put on an incredibly loved-up display…”

“The pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other, except to have their photos taken with fans. They appeared to be completely smitten, which was heartwarming to see.”

Their affectionate interaction continued in the presence of friends and family, including Sebastian Croft’s mother.

To further confirm their alleged rumor, several Redditors have commented on the abundance of evidence supporting their romantic involvement.

One wrote, “There’s a lot of people who are willing to deny they’re a couple despite plenty of evidence. We have photos of them with heads in laps, Joe sitting on Bash’s lap, cuddling, and so on, plus them attending plenty of events with just the two of them there and no other HS cast.”

The conversation continued, “They’ve met each others families. Joe’s grandad even rang up the Gabby Roslin podcast to say that Bash was nothing like Ben.”

Sebastian and Joe were once rumoed to be dating.
Sebastian and Joe.

Thus, these details and their frequent public appearances hint that Sebastian and Joe may have shared a private relationship.

He Is a Strong LGBTQ Supporter

Sebastian has extended his advocacy for LGBTQ rights beyond his acting roles, actively supporting gay Pride. His engagement with LGBTQ issues is visible in his collaborations, such as partnering with an LGBTQ designer for the “Queer was always here” T-shirt campaign. This initiative not only promotes queer visibility but also contributes to charitable causes. Part of the proceeds supports LGBTQ refugees through organizations like Choose Love and Rainbow Railroad.


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In addition to its advocacy, the campaign emphasizes environmental responsibility, offering the T-shirts on a pre-order basis to minimize textile waste.

About Author: Chakku Haru

Chakku, a seasoned celebrity content writer with a profound passion for the entertainment industry. With years of experience in the field, Chakku specializes in capturing the essence of actors, singers, YouTube stars, and journalists. His expertise extends to providing in-depth insights into their lives, from their career milestones to personal anecdotes that resonate with fans worldwide. Through his captivating writing, Chakku brings the stories of these luminaries to life, leaving readers inspired and engaged