Paul Mescal is the name that appears in headlines for allegedly dating most of Hollywood’s greatest actresses and singers. His charming personality and good looks seem to be working wonders for him. After recently being associated with Zendaya during the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards ceremony, Paul Mescal was reportedly thirsted upon by Jenna Ortega.
Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Jenna Ortega revealed about having an awkward moment with Paul Mescal. It was previously reported that Zendaya rejected Mescal and proved her loyalty to Tom Holland. Soon after that incident happened during the awards shows, Ortega met Mescal out of oblivion and thus spoke about the incident on live television.
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Jenna Ortega Sparking Rumors With Paul Mescal
Jenna Ortega, famously known for her current hit series Wednesday, appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show after presenting at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. While having a fan girl moment, the Yes Day star nervously met Paul Mescal during the awards ceremony when he introduced himself. The 20-year-old star was to sit at the same table as Zendaya and Mescal.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC, Jenna Ortega shared how she freaked out while meeting the Irish actor. Recalling the moment when Ortega was shown her table where Zendaya and Mescal were already seated, she mentioned how her heart was thumping. Ortega shared “But I was kind of freaking out because she was sitting next to Paul Mescal, who I think is so talented and so good,” clearly admiring Mescal.
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“And I was so nervous to meet him and I knew he was going to be at my table. He introduced himself to me when I wasn’t expecting it.”
Getting into detail the Wednesday star added, “He was like ‘oh hi nice to meet you I’m Paul’ and I was so nervous I kind of couldn’t look him in the eye”. Intimidated by the Aftersun actor’s presence, Jenna Ortega sparked romance rumors while speaking about him. Audiences and fans felt either a fangirl or a hopeless romantic vibe from The Fallout actress.
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Zendaya And Paul Mescal’s Awkward Award Show Moment
Paul Mescal has been previously associated with famous personalities like Phoebe Bridgers and even Angelina Jolie. While his relationship with Bridgers was official, his meet-up with Jolie at a coffee shop definitely sparked rumors. Further, after his split from his long-term girlfriend and fiancé Phoebe Bridgers, Mescal was spotted trying his way with Zendaya.
Footage appeared of the Foe actor attempting to hold Zendaya’s hand at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards while presenting. However, in the video Zendaya appeared to have turned down Mescal’s attempt of holding hands, therefore proving her loyalty to Tom Holland. The situation came up when Paul Mescal provided his hand to Zendaya while walking up the stairs to the stage. Rejecting his help while accepting his chivalry, Zendaya held out her elbow for the Normal People actor to hold.
🔔 | Zendaya awkwardly swerves Paul Mescal after he offers arm at SAG Awards
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Although, ever since the incident happened and the video went viral, people are having mixed feelings about it. However, most netizens seem to be in support of Zendaya, especially since Mescal has been wildly associated with famous female personalities in Hollywood. Right after their presentation, Jenna Ortega seemed to have been starstruck with Paul Mescal, when he approached her.
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