Is Gavin Casalegno Gay? Is the Jeremiah Actor From the Summer I Turned Pretty Gay in Real Life?

No, Gavin Casalegno is not gay. The Jeremiah actor from The Summer I Turned Pretty is straight in real life since he has been dating his girlfriend, Larsen Thompson, for a very long period of time.

The Summer I Turned Pretty is an American coming-of-age romantic drama television series made for Amazon Prime Video by author Jenny Han and based on her novel trilogy of the same name where Lola Tung plays a teen caught up in a love triangle with two brothers, Christopher Briney, and Gavin Casalegno.

The series’ production began in 2021. It debuted on June 17, 2022, with seven episodes in the first season. It was renewed for a second season ahead of the series launch, which begins on July 14, 2023, and will consist of eight episodes.

In the series, actor Gavin Casalegno plays the role of Jeremiah, a queer who has relationships with both girls and guys. As a result, many viewers have been speculating he might be gay in real life, too. Well, if you are seeking an answer we are here to help.

Previously, we revealed the sexual orientation of Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Hill.

Gavin Casalegno Is Not Gay: The Summer I Turned Pretty Update!

Gavin Casalegno (@gavincasalegno) has not yet addressed his actual sexuality, however, he is more likely to be straight than gay. The Jeremiah actor is currently in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Larsen Thompson. However, they are yet not married.

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Fans of The Summer I Turned Pretty know that in the books, Gavin Casalegno’s character is solely attracted to women, while in the TV, he is attracted to both men and women. Later, Jenny Han, an author and one of the showrunners, told Variety that they changed his sexuality to make a more contemporary story, saying

To me, the essence of the character is still the same. It’s just, how would I write this person in 2022 versus how I wrote them 13 years ago?

Likely, Gavin Casalegno also disclose that he auditioned for Jeremiah since the character reminded him so much of himself. He even inquired as to how  Han learned so much about his past. Later. speaking to Popsugar, Gavin told,

I actually told Jenny this the first time [I met] her. I was like, ‘Did you talk to my mom or something? How? Did you read my diary? What’s going on?’ I was like, you know, this character is so similar to who I am, it would be a shame if I didn’t do it.

Later, in an interview with Seventeen, Gavin Casalegno told that he admired the show’s efforts to diversify, expressing his support for the LGBTQ+ community. He went on to say that he loved being a part of the movement for diversity:

I was so honored to be a part of that change and that direction of where we were taking it and [bringing] that diversity. And I think it’s so important to have that. I think it’s so special. Jeremiah is always he’s figuring out, more and more, who he is and that’s just a part of him.

More About Gavin Casalegno and His Girlfriend’s Relationship Status!

Gavin Casalegno and Larsen Thompson have been together for more than five years. However, he described himself as a hopeless romantic who will go to tremendous measures to convey his feelings for someone. The actor also claimed that the most insane thing he’s ever done was fly to his girlfriend’s birthday party and pretend to propose to her in front of her parents. He did this after only a week of dating. Later he explained,

I secretly bought a plane ticket out to go surprise her for her 16th. Her parents brought her to some restaurant at Universal Studios and I jumped out of the corner and fake proposed with a Hershey’s kiss. Little did I know her dad was standing right there, and so that was the first time meeting him. It was hilarious. We laugh about it now, but I haven’t found a length that I wouldn’t go to make a romantic gesture.

Gavin Casalegno is currently dating his long-term girlfriend, Larsen Thompson. celebsindepth.comGavin Casalegno is currently dating his long-term girlfriend, Larsen Thompson.
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Furthermore, Gavin Casalegno and his girlfriend frequently post images of one other on Instagram, displaying their close friendship. Larsen promoted a Pandora padlock and key dangle charm in February 2022 by posting a selfie of herself and Gavin. She wrote,

To me, this Valentine’s Day the most special gift is @theofficialpandora Padlock and Key Dangle Charm. I can look down to be reminded that I have @gavincasalegno with me wherever I go – and now he can do the same.