Rachel Zegler Boyfriend: West Side Story Star's Relationship History and Timeline!

Dec 13, 2021 @ 0:39 GMT-0500

Rachel Zegler is getting her moment in the spotlight with West Side Story and her boyfriend/relationship details are taking over the internet. So, here is everything you need to know about the actress.

From being a Youtuber to a singer to an actress, Rachel Zegler has achieved success at such a fast pace. Starring as the lead  Maria Vasquez in the 2021 film adaptation of West Side Story, soon appearing as Snow White in a live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film, the astonishingly successful career of the star attracted the attention of many. Thus, many want to know more about the rising phenomena, especially about her boyfriend.

Born on May 3, 2001, in Hackensack, New Jersey, to Gina Zegler, Rachel's mother is of Columbian descent while her father is Polish. A very bright person made for the stage, Rachel starred as  Belle in Beauty and the Beast in 2016, Ariel in The Little Mermaid in 2017, Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street in 2018, and Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical in 2019, in her school's musicals. She was able to receive Metro Award nominations in the Actress in a Leading Role category.

The doors to Rachel's career opened when director Steven Spielberg posted an open casting call via Twitter for the film remake of West Side Story. Without any delay, the musical superstar responded to the casting call tweets with videos of herself singing Tonight and I Feel Pretty. She was then selected among 30,000 applicants for the role of Maria. For someone whose career began big, it's natural for the audience to want to know more about them. So, here's everything we know about Rachel Zegler's boyfriend.

Rachel Zegler Boyfriend: Relationship Details

rachel-zegler-boyfriend-west-side-storyRachel Zegeler and the Chino actor Josh Rivera have become close. Rumors of boyfriend are circulating on the internet.
Image Source: Rachel Zegler Instagram

For someone who is a newbie, Rachel Zegler's progress has been so swift, it left many astonished. A very bubbly and fun type of person, fans are curious to know who she might be dating. People want to know who the lucky guy might be. So, to answer all your questions we dug deep to find out who her current love interest might be.

If we were to look at the star's socials, Rachel Zegler is someone who likes to show her gratitude and love towards people in her life. She forms close bonds with those around her and has a very positive and loving outlook towards life. Looking through her posts and everything available, it's quite difficult to figure out whether she has a boyfriend or if she is single.

Could Rachel Zegler be Dating Her West Side Story co-star Josh Rivera?

Who might be one of the most common faces that keep on appearing on Rachel Zegler's Instagram? You might have guessed it! Josh Andres Rivera! The pair's closeness had many wondering if they are dating now or are they just "close friends"?

Starring alongside each other in West Side Story, the pair's closeness appears more than that of "just co-stars". Rachel has recently been posting more of Josh on her Instagram. Rachel's very recent post at the premiere of West Side Story features a black and white picture of herself with Josh. The pair look more like couples, thus many are shipping the two. Another premiere post also includes Rachel and Josh close together with each other. Thus, raising more questions if the pair are together.

While the pair's closeness may make us all wonder if they are together, there's no exact evidence that they are couples. While Josh appears a lot on Rachel's posts, Josh on the other hand hasn't posted a thing hinting at any relationship between them. It can be presumed that the two are just close friends and Josh Rivera is not yet the boyfriend of Rachel Zegler. Rachel Zegler could either be single and purely focusing on her career, or she might be in a secret relationship, waiting for the perfect time to make it official.

West Side Story marks the triumph of Rachel Zegler's career

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story is a magnificently lensed and powerfully choreographed musical that stands out from the original not only in time and visual perspective but also in passionate respect to an American cinema classic. Its increased realism, modern resonance, fluidity of spatial dimensions, and depth of field liberates it from what Jerome Robbins had envisioned for theater and cinema.

Starring as the lead Maria, and also being the first-ever project of her career, West Side Story marked the triumph of Rachel Zegler's career. A musical theater lover, Rachel always had that passion for performing on stage. “It’s kind of crazy to look back on that girl who was singing show tunes in her bathroom, and I wonder what she would think of me now,” said Zegler in an interview with Variety.

She further explained that hers was the second self-tape seen by Spielberg during the casting call of Maria. Months later she received a call to meet Spielberg in person and was cast as the lead Maria. Following her incredible performance in the musical, Rachel won Best actress in the National Board of Review and was also nominated for Best Youth Performance by Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards. The actress will soon be appearing as Snow White in the live adaptation of the classic Disney animated film.

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In comparison to the original, Spielberg's version of the iconic musical strives to better recognize Puerto Rican history and represent more historically accurate portrayals of the characters of the period. The story takes place in a hellhole where even love's ability to cure is threatened by hatred. Before drifting away to start over, Maria begs Tony to stay away from the gang he co-founded with his best friend Riff. And the musical begins unfolding the story of love, hatred, family, and bonds.

The cast includes Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as María, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Mike Faist as Riff, Rita Moreno as Valentina, Brian d'Arcy James as Officer Krupke, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino.

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