What Really Happened Between Sam Smith And Brandon Flynn?

Because celebrities are in the public eye so often, they try to keep their private life away from the spotlight. Especially when it comes to dating, celebs are notorious for keeping their relationship out of the media — for as long as possible.

For the most part, Sam Smith has kept a low profile regarding their love life. According to J-14, the "Stay With Me" musician has reportedly been in five relationships since they first exploded onto the scene in 2012. Smith's first known celebrity romance was with model Jonathon Zeizel, whom they dated in 2015. However, their romance was fleeting, and the couple parted ways after two months. That same year, it was speculated that Smith was in a relationship with Charlie King, although they never confirmed the rumors.

The following year, the Grammy winner began dating model Jay Cimmereli. Cimmereli confirmed their relationship in an interview with The Mirror. He said, "It's early days with Sam and I, but we have been hanging out a lot having drinks, like at Shoreditch House. People have noticed." However, not long after the interview, the couple broke it off. Smith was then rumored to be involved with Andry Newton Lee, though neither party confirmed the speculation. While most of Smith's relationships have flown under the radar, the young talent had one connection that gripped our attention: Their relationship with "13 Reasons Why" star Brandon Flynn.

Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn's relationship started strong

Sam Smith and "13 Reasons Why" star Brandon Flynn had a relationship unlike any of the singer's previous flames. The two A-listers were notably at the height of their respective careers when they began dating, and because of this, people couldn't take their eyes off the couple.

According to Cosmopolitan, the two first garnered people's attention after they were spotted kissing and having a smoke together in October 2017. Although the singer was known for keeping their dating life private, something about Flynn made them change their perspective. The "Stay With Me" singer confessed that they were in a relationship during an appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" after Degeneres asked if Smith was single. They responded, "No, I'm not, which is crazy." The singer went on to share they were "happy" in their relationship, although they never name-dropped Flynn, specifically. Not long after the interview, Flynn made their relationship Instagram official.

In January 2018, Flynn and Smith made their first public appearance together at the 2018 Grammy awards. According to Us Weekly, the couple didn't walk the carpet but kept things friendly inside the venue. Things were getting so serious between the two: Not only were they taking trips together, but Smith had reportedly met Flynn's parents in April 2018. However, as they say, all good things must come to an end — and the two celebrities did decide to call it quits.

Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn had a cordial breakup

Things seemed to be going well between Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn. So, when the duo announced their breakup, fans were left stunned. As we all know, a parting of ways can sometimes lead to a messy situation, especially if you're a celebrity. But, unlike most celebrity breakups, Smith and Flynn had a mutual and respectful end to their partnership, as noted by People.

According to The Sun, their crazy lives played a role in their decision to separate in 2018. Smith is a well-known musician, and Flynn, an actor, both had demanding schedules. A source told the outlet, "Sam and Brandon had a real whirlwind romance. They really fell for each other. But they are both so busy with their careers and unfortunately, things just haven't worked out." The source revealed that the "Unholy" singer was absolutely "devastated" by the breakup. Seeing as this was one of their lengthiest romances, it was sure to affect the Grammy winner.

Several months after the two called it quits, Smith was still trying to process the relationship, according to The Times. They shared, "I'm still trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me." Despite going their separate ways, Smith had nothing but nice things to say about their ex-boyfriend. They said, "Brandon was wonderful. All my relationships have ended in a nice way, never nasty."