The Real Life Partners Of The Cast Of Manifest

The Season 3 finale of NBC's "Manifest" was a doozy! And the first two seasons of the mysterious thriller recently dropped on Netflix. The show tells the story of Flight 828, which took off from Jamaica and landed back in New York City five years later — long after the families and friends of the passengers assumed they were dead. To the passengers of Flight 828, no time had passed. After some mid-flight turbulence, they thought they were landing a few hours after taking off, as scheduled, per NBC.

The Stone family is at the center of the show. Siblings Ben and Michaela got on Flight 828 with one of Ben's twins, Cal, who suffered from leukemia. When Flight 828 lands five years later, Cal is leukemia-free — and his twin, Olive, who wasn't on the flight, is now five years older than him. On top of that, the passengers of Flight 828 are all experiencing visions they call callings. It's a lot to take in!

The real-life partners of the cast of "Manifest," meanwhile, have dealt with the crazy schedules of their spouses and partners throughout the show's three seasons to date. Let's take a look at who those people are in the lives of cast members Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, J.R. Ramirez, Matt Long, Athena Karkanis, and Holly Taylor. 

Josh Dallas met Ginnifer Goodwin on 'Once Upon a Time'

Josh Dallas plays Ben Stone on "Manifest," but this isn't his first long-running television show. He also appeared on ABC's "Once Upon a Time," as Prince Charming, per IMDb. When he started on the show in 2011, he had been married to actor Lara Pulver since 2007, and the pair were "barely separated" when rumors about Dallas and his costar Ginnifer Goodwin began to circulate, according to E! News. But sparks flew between Dallas and Goodwin almost immediately, he shared with US Magazine in January 2020. 

The couple announced their engagement in 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported, and they were married on April 12, 2014, per E! News. Since then, Dallas and Goodwin have welcomed two sons, Oliver and Hugo.

Goodwin praised Dallas' fatherhood skills to US Magazine in January 2020, saying, "[My husband] also has not slept since mid-May. I'm always telling him, 'You can sleep,' but he won't, he always helps," she said. She also called him her "knight in shining armor." Aw!

Melissa Roxburgh and J.R. Ramirez met their partner on set

Melissa Roxburgh plays police detective Michaela Stone on "Manifest." When "Manifest" started, Roxburgh's character was wrestling with the decision to marry (or not) her boyfriend, Detective Jared Vasquez, played by J.R. Ramirez. When Flight 828 lands and it's five years into Michaela's future, Vasquez has moved on and is married to Michaela's best friend, per Manifest Fandom.

In real life, Roxburgh and Ramirez are a couple, per Page Six, and things are much simpler for them than for their characters. The outlet reported in January 2020 that the two actors had been dating for months but were trying to keep it on the down-low. At least they don't have to worry about "Manifest" plot secrets around each other!

During the pandemic in 2020, Ramirez shared a (masked up) selfie with Roxburgh and his cute dog on Twitter. Some online speculation (via Reddit) believes the couple has since broken up, but because they've kept their relationship so private (outside of a few red carpet appearances together), it's hard to tell!

Matt Long has been married for 16 years

Matt Long plays Zeke Landon, Michaela's husband, on "Manifest." In real life, the actor from Kentucky has been married to Lora Chaffins since April 23, 2005, per IMDb. Not much is known about their relationship, as Long keeps his private life out of the limelight.

Per Long's Instagram account, he and his wife have a son who was born on March 22, 2020. He posted a photo and captioned it, "My son was born Sunday afternoon. As those of you with kids know it is the most intense, incredible, and emotional experience of your life. He was only a few moments old when I took this pic of his tiny little hand grasping mine with all the strength he had as he screamed his new life into the world ..."

He and his wife also appear to have a cute cat named Frank whom they dress in ties sometimes. They're one happy family!

Athena Karkanis is reportedly dating a Canadian journalist

Athena Karkanis plays Grace Stone on "Manifest." She bears the brunt of the emotional labor in the show, as her husband, sister-in-law, son, and their fellow passengers of Flight 828 are traipsing in and out of her home, disrupting her life, and often putting her life and the lives of the people she loves in danger. Plus, she had five years alone with her daughter, Olive, to grieve and start a new relationship before her family returned out of thin air. Following the Season 3 finale, Karkanis' costars shared sweet Instagram tributes to her in recognition of her departure from the show.

In real life, Karkanis is from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. In addition to "Manifest," she's been in "House of Cards," "The Expanse," and "Suits," among other credits, per IMDb. She also appeared in the films "Saw IV" and "Survival of the Dead."

Karkanis and Parveen Kaur are two more "Manifest" cast members who keep their private lives out of the public eye. That said, Karkanis has reportedly been dating a Canadian journalist based in Toronto since 2009, according to Affairpost.

Holly Taylor has been in a long-term relationship for years

Holly Taylor is a new "Manifest" cast member in Season 3. She plays the mysterious and creepy Angelina Meyer. Previously, she was on FX's "The Americans," playing Paige Jennings, the daughter of Keri Russell's and Matthew Rhys' characters, per IMDb. Taylor was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and she moved with her family to Wayne, New Jersey in 2000, when she was three years old. She started taking dance classes that year, and when she was four, she told her parents she was going to dance on Broadway when she grew up. She made that happen by the time she was 11 and cast in "Billy Elliot," dancing in eight shows a week for two years. 

Taylor has been dating Phil Pawlak for a long time. He has a tweet from 2017 referring to her as his girlfriend, and she has an adorable photo on her Instagram from summer 2020

In a 2018 interview with The New York Times, Taylor revealed she loves the Wayne Hills Diner in suburban New Jersey because she's been going there since she was a kid. And in high school, her boyfriend took her there on dates because he knew she liked the chicken fingers. That boyfriend was Phil Pawlak. Taylor graduated from high school in 2016, so these two have been together for a very long time!

Parveen Kour and Daryl Edwards keep their love lives private

Parveen Kaur plays Dr. Saanvi Bahl and Daryl Edwards plays the mysterious Robert Vance on NBC's "Manifest." Kaur is Canadian and grew up in British Columbia. She moved to Toronto, Ontario at 18 and decided to pursue a career in acting in her 20s. She got her first big break with a recurring role in Guillermo Del Toro's horror series "The Strain" in 2015, per IMDb

Daryl Edwards is a veteran actor who has credits dating back to the early 1980s. His longest-running roles are on "Manifest" and "Daredevil," but he has a long list of guest appearances on television shows over the past four decades. He's appeared on "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" several times, per IMDb.

When it comes to their relationship statuses, Kaur and Edwards have one thing in common: They do not publicize their private lives at all. Whether they have partners, spouses, or are single, we have no idea, because they aren't offering that information up to the public. 

Luna Blaise keeps her love life private

Luna Blaise plays Olive Stone on "Manifest." Olive and Cal are twins, but when Flight 828 goes missing, time stopped for those on board. When the flight lands in the pilot episode of the series, Olive has aged five years — the amount of time Flight 828 was missing — while Cal had not aged, so the twins are now five years apart in age, per IMDb. This doesn't affect their twin bond, however. 

On a personal front, Blaise is 19 going on 20. She was born in Los Angeles into a showbiz family. Her father, Paul Boyd, is a director and writer and her mother, Angelyna Martinez, is a talent manager. Blaise had a talent for acting from a very young age, per IMDb. In addition to acting, she is a singer and a dancer who studied Russian ballet for 10 years. She is a fierce advocate for equal rights within the LGBTQ+ community. She has quoted as saying, "love has no labels, period," per IMDb.

When it comes to her personal life, well, this teenager is keeping her love life, if she has one, under wraps!