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Joe Keery and Maika Monroe’s Relationship Timeline: Inside the ‘Stranger Things’ Star’s Romance with His Girlfriend

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jul 15, 2022
08:40 P.M.
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Joe Keery's girlfriend is just as famous as the "Stranger Things" star. Here's a glimpse into the timeline of Joe Keery and Maika Monroe's quietly adorable romance.

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Joe Keery has gained many praises for playing Steve Harrington in the Netflix series "Stranger Things," whose character went from being a school bully to a protective babysitter. He previously appeared in several TV shows and films, including the "Empire" series in 2015 and "The Charnel House" in 2016.

Amid his meteoric rise to fame, Joe Keery has kept everything about his romantic life a total secret. Despite his best efforts, his fans have figured out who his girlfriend is. Get to know Joe Keery's girlfriend, Maika Monroe.

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the Saint Laurent Men's Spring Summer 20 Show on June 6, 2019, in Malibu, California. | Source: Getty Images

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the Saint Laurent Men's Spring Summer 20 Show on June 6, 2019, in Malibu, California. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS MAIKA MONROE?

Like the "Spree" actor and musician, Monroe works in Hollywood. Keery's girlfriend is an actress, born on May 29, 1993, in Santa Barbara, California. The actress's real name is Dillon Monroe Buckley.

Monroe stated that when her mother was pregnant, she preferred the names Dillon and Maika, but she chose Dillon. The actress said she insisted on being called "Maika" since she was a kid as she likes it over her real name.

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Monroe made her acting debut in the 2012 thriller "At Any Price" and appeared in many more films. She is now dubbed the "Scream Queen" after being featured in many horror movies. Her most recent film was "The Watcher."

She previously wanted to be a professional freestyle kiteboarder before becoming an actress. She began kiteboarding at 13 and relocated to Cabarete, Dominican Republic, at 17 to pursue the sport. She's also an emerging fashion icon.

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JOE KEERY AND MAIKA MONROE'S RELATIONSHIP TIMELINE

Keery met at a party in Los Angeles, California. They went public with their relationship at the premiere of the second season of "Strange Things" in October 2017.

Despite keeping their romance under wraps, Keery and the "It Follows" actress have made no bones about showing their PDA in public. One afternoon, the pair strolled the streets of Soho, New York City.

Fans couldn't get over how cute it was that Monroe cozied up with the 30-year-old actor. The power couple strolled hand in hand, both dressed in similar outfits. They shared a sweet kiss on the pavement.

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Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the premiere of IFC Films' "The Tribes Of Palos Verdes" on November 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the premiere of IFC Films' "The Tribes Of Palos Verdes" on November 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Aside from their PDA-filled stroll in New York, Keery attended several awards shows with Monroe throughout the years. They attended the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2018.

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The pair attended actress Chloë Grace Moretz's 21st birthday party in February 2018. No strangers to social events, Keery and Monroe continued to grace several occasions together.

Monroe and the "Free Guy" actor showed off their tenderness and elegant appearances at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2018, the year "Stranger Things" was nominated for five awards.

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The adorable couple also appeared in the drama-comedy film "After Everything," released in October 2018. Monroe portrayed Mia, while Keery played the actress's dreadful Tinder date.

The busy schedules of both Keery and Monroe did not prevent them from spending time with one another. Keery brought her as his date to the June 2019 red carpet premiere of "Stranger Things" Season 3.

Once again, making an appearance in public in January 2020, Keery attended the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with his stunning girlfriend. They both looked gorgeous in Saint Laurent outfits.

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the premiere of Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 3 on June 28, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the premiere of Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 3 on June 28, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The fashionable couple also appeared at Paris Fashion Week in 2020, where they were greeted with acclaim by the crowds and the press. They were pictured wearing clothing designed by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Monroe was a natural in front of the camera, but she also had an impressive eye for photography. In August 2020, she photographed Keery for Interview Magazine.

Meanwhile, Keery opened up about his relationship with Monroe in an August 2021 interview with GQ Magazine. Spending time with his partner was rare for him.

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the Saint Laurent show of the Paris Fashion Week on February 25, 2020, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the Saint Laurent show of the Paris Fashion Week on February 25, 2020, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

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He also explained the drawbacks of dating someone in the entertainment business, such as having conflicting schedules. But the benefit is that they share a deep understanding of their careers.

The couple's love and, of course, their fashion sense have continued to wow the public. Monroe wore a strapless platinum gown at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in March 2022, while Keery wore a shimmering black tuxedo.

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Joe Keery and Maika Monroe attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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MAIKA MONROE REPORTEDLY DATED SOME FAMOUS MEN BEFORE JOE KEERY

Monroe allegedly dated prominent stars before Keery. After they were photographed enjoying dinner at Eveleigh in West Hollywood in 2016, she ignited dating rumors with "Narcos" actor Boyd Holbrook.

Monroe's reported affair with actor Liam Hemsworth also made headlines in 2015. Both co-starred in "Independence Day: Resurgence," where they displayed on-screen chemistry.

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At the time, insiders claimed to have seen Hemsworth and Monroe kissing at a bar. They were also seen getting some beverages in Malibu. The couple, however, never made their connection public.

Monroe was also linked to "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner in 2013 when they were photographed holding hands and hugging at a Dodgers baseball game. It's unknown if they became an item, but Lautner is now engaged to his girlfriend, Taylor Dome.

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