The Truth About Zoe Kravitz's Romantic History

Zoë Kravitz is a Hollywood icon at this point. The stunner put her acting talent to work as Catwoman in "The Batman," alongside Robert Pattinson. Of all the curious approaches to preparing for her role, Kravitz decided to study literal cats to get into character. She told The Guardian that she focused primarily on big cats rather than house cats. "It was fun to play with different ways of walking, of being agile," Kravitz explained. "You know, you can't read cats, which is why a lot of people feel uncomfortable around them."

Kravitz herself has been an interesting study over the years. As the daughter of actor Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz, she grew up winning not only the genetic jackpot but also a creative one. So it's not a huge surprise that she followed in their footsteps. Kravitz shared with The Guardian, "We used to joke that my version of rebellion would be, like, to become a lawyer or something. My dad would say that sometimes, because I'm good at arguing. But I don't know how I could ever have an office job. I struggle with that kind of structure or authority in general."

She inherited a stepfather in Bonet's second husband, Jason Momoa, and became a half-sister to their two youngsters, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. While she's had a strong sense of family, Kravitz has also forged an interesting path on her own, and this includes the relationships that shaped her.

Ben Foster and Zoë Kravitz's brief relationship

One of Zoë Kravitz's first recorded relationships began in 2008 with actor Ben Foster. Kravitz began acting when she was a teenager and got her first part in 2007 in the film "No Reservations," where she played a babysitter for Catherine Zeta-Jones' character. Things quickly took off for Kravitz, and in 2008, after a few other roles, she was cast as Gillian in the family drama film "Birds of America." It was on the set of "Birds of America" where Kravitz first met Foster, who was playing the character Jay. For his part, he had been working since 1996 and had appeared in Judd Apatow's "Freaks and Geeks," HBO's "Six Feet Under," and movies like "Kill Your Darlings."

Kravitz was 19 when they started dating, while Foster was 27, and they were spotted at the Los Angeles airport that year. They were also seen at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, going to the Metropolitan Opera House. They split up and both moved on to other relationships. Foster went on to marry Laura Prepon of "Orange is the New Black." As People notes, Foster and Prepon have known each other since they were 18 and like to keep things very private, seemingly in New York sometimes. "In New York, you're just on the street," Prepon told Marie Claire before she and Foster were married. "I feel a lot more exposed being here, but I do love the city." Clearly, these things were meant to be.

Rumored romance with MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden

Zoë Kravitz kept a low profile while dating her rumored 2008 boyfriend, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden. Their musical link was obvious. Not only does Kravitz come from a music background thanks to dad Lenny Kravitz; she also began her own band, Lolawolf, in 2013, Grazia explains. Kravitz's band didn't exist when she was supposedly dating VanWyngarden, but the musician intrigue was likely there. You'd think Kravitz would have no end to dating prospects, but she shared that men have a hard time approaching her. "No one ever asks me out," she told Complex once. "When I tend to meet a guy who's into me, they're like, 'You're so cool that I can't handle it.'"  

Clearly, VanWyngarden passed the test, and they both serve chill vibes. He told the New York Post that MGMT was founded out of fun. "We just bonded over making synthesizer noises and laughing at the crazy sounds we'd make," he explained. "It really wasn't us trying to start a band."

Kravitz's band might have been a little more deliberate in its inception, but they, like MGMT, aren't ones to stress out. Their 2014 debut album is called "Calm Down," for goodness' sake. They've also recorded their work in the Bahamas. On their Twitter feed, the band posted a Christmas tribute to their fans in 2014, saying: "Happy X-MA$ from the Bahamas gangbangerz." Even though Kravitz and VanWyngarden didn't stay together for long, we can understand how they got together.

Zoë Kravitz's relationship with co-star Ezra Miller

In 2010, Zoë Kravitz began dating Ezra Miller after meeting on the set of the film "Beware the Gonzo," a rom-com about nerds and misfits, with Miller playing Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman and Kravitz starring as Evie Wallace. "Ezra had the part and we met, before I was actually hired, just to get ready for a chemistry read, and there was chemistry. We became best friends immediately," Kravitz told Collider. At the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, they were apparently spotted kissing, per the Daily News. After Kravitz and Miller split, they continued to do films together. Both starred in the 2016 film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and later in the sequel, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

Miller has long identified as a queer person and told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 what this means for his identity. "Which is to say, I don't identify. Like, f**k that," Miller said. "Queer just means no, I don't do that. I don't identify as a man. I don't identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human." In November 2018, Miller was interviewed by Playboy and explained that he was in a polycule, a romantic group of individuals. "I'm trying to find queer beings who understand me as a queer being off the bat...and I feel like I'm married to them 25 lifetimes ago from the moment we meet," he explained, discussing his approach to relationships as a departure from monogamy.

Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz stayed connected over the years

Zoë Kravitz began a relationship with actor Chris Pine in 2010. Their first public sighting was at the Met Gala that year, which featured the theme American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. After the Met Gala, Kravitz and Pine weren't linked again until three years later in London, according to Us Weekly. Interestingly, Kravitz doesn't look back on her twenties with too much fondness. "I never want to go back. I was a mess," she told Elle. "I wasn't making choices based on what felt good to me." 

The "Star Trek" star and Kravitz stayed close, though. In 2019, when she married Karl Glusman in Paris, Pine attended, according to E! News. Pine went on to date Annabelle Wallis in 2018. In 2020, he told Extra that he was planning to spend Christmas and quarantine with Wallis: "The first time in 40 years I haven't been with my family, but I will be with my girlfriend and her family... I'm going to open myself up to new rituals." However, in March 2022, Us Weekly announced that they had split up.

Prior to Pine's split from Wallis, he and Kravitz were photographed having dinner at Sushi Park in Los Angeles in November 2021, Page Six reported, and they were captured giving each other a hug. Kravitz was, by all reports, dating Channing Tatum at this time, and Pine was presumably still with Wallis, so it was likely just a friendly catch-up.

Michael Fassbender met Zoë Kravitz on set

After meeting on the set of the 2011 film "X-Men: First Class," Michael Fassbender and Zoë Kravitz began dating in 2010, despite a 12-year age gap. Fassbender played the character Erik Lensherr while Kravitz played Angel Salvadore. "They're really low-key, but they have a great time together just talking music or movies," an insider told Us Weekly.

Fassbender and Kravitz split up in 2011, but things seemed amicable. In 2013, Kravitz attended the premiere of Fassbender's film "The Counselor" in New York, where they were spotted talking. It happened again in 2014, when Kravitz attended a party for Fassbender's next film, "Frank." They were photographed posing together, and obviously speculation amped up about their possible reconciliation.

That didn't happen, however, and in 2017, Fassbender married Alicia Vikander, according to People, after meeting on the set of "The Light Between Oceans." "I think he's one of the absolute best actors I've worked with," Vikander told Vogue in 2018. "Of course he'd done more films than me, but immediately when we started to work together he was so open to wanting me to chip in new ideas and thoughts." They married in Ibiza in an extremely intimate ceremony. "It's not about being secretive," she said to Vogue. "It's just about choosing the few things that you keep private." They had a child in early 2021.

Penn Badgley and 'earth-shattering love'

Zoë Kravitz met Penn Badgley when both actors were post-breakup. She had just split from Michael Fassbender while Badgley had broken up with his "Gossip Girl" co-star, Blake Lively. Badgley and Kravitz's romance reportedly started in 2011, and they eventually moved in together in New York City, Glamour noted.

They were dating when the series finale of "Gossip Girl" premiered, and hilariously, in an interview with Vulture, Kravitz missed the beat when asked what they were doing the night of the finale. "For what?" she asked, and added, ​​"That's so funny! We don't have any plans. I think we were celebrating when Penn was done working on the show, but I don't know about any plans to watch the finale. I'm just really excited for people to see what he can really do [in 'Greetings From Tim Buckley']."

In Badgley's next film, which Kravitz alluded to, his relationship with her deeply informed the character he played, Jeff Buckley. "At that time I was falling madly in love in a way that was changing me and opening me up," Badgley told Movieline in 2013. "And it was an integral part of playing Jeff. ... Honestly I needed it. It was like this cosmic intervention where, if you're going to play somebody like Jeff you've got to at least be in love, you know?" Badgley called his feelings for Kravitz "real, true, earth-shattering love." They split amicably in 2013, per Us Weekly.

Zoë Kravitz dated bandmate James Levy

Following her split from Penn Badgley, Zoë Kravitz dated fellow band member James Levy. Their band, Lolawolf, included producer and drummer Jimmy Giannopoulos, Levy, and Kravitz herself. The band members told Allure in 2014 how they formed. "Me and Jimmy used to work in a bar together in Brooklyn, and Zoë was skating outside, and she looked pretty cool," Levy explained. Kravitz chimed in: "They were all hitting on me." So, they requested that she join their group.

The band's genesis was a casual one. Kravitz told Grazia: "We had been messing around and playing music before but just for fun, but we always said we wanted to do more but never did it. I thought that was a good opportunity for us to make more music together." She agreed that it started almost by accident.

The formation of Lolawolf was deeply significant to Kravitz in terms of her wellbeing. She told Complex that prior to the band's inception, she was struggling with an eating disorder, and she was playing a character in that same situation. Her relationships with Levy and Giannopoulos helped a lot. "[They] kept me company, and kept me sane," she explained. A major vibe for the band is looks. When Allure asked about the band's aesthetic, Kravitz said: "Overwhelmingly good-looking. Electric James Dean." Levy and Kravitz's relationship spanned a chunk of 2012 but didn't go on much longer, though the band continued to create music.

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Smooching Drake at a Beyoncé concert

In a very appealing romantic union based on musical talent, Zoë Kravitz was spotted with Drake in 2013. Amping up the musical element even more, they were seen at Beyoncé's concert in Brooklyn, according to Vibe, where they cozied up in the front row. This wasn't all. The pair was seen eating out in Venice, California, and she was also spotted on his tour bus.

Drake's interest in Kravitz goes way back, and he wasn't shy to document it on social media. She played the character Pearl on the irreverent TV series "Californication," and in 2011, Drake tweeted his appreciation: "Zoe Kravitz on two favorite things in the world. But she's not a thing...she's everything." OMG! We love it. 

While the relationship didn't last, Kravitz spoke about it years later. In 2017, she appeared on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" and was asked if she actually dated Drake. "We hung out for a minute," she said. "But we are very good friends," she added. Cohen wanted a little more clarity on what "hung out" meant, and Kravitz was just as evasive. "We hung out a little bit, you know. It's like how I hang out — I don't know how you hang out." Cohen had some thoughts. "Well, if I was hanging out with Drake, I'd know what I'd be doing with him." Kravitz added of Drake at the end, "He's a cutie." Yes, girl, he definitely is.

Touring the world with Noah Gabriel Becker

In 2014, Zoë Kravitz was spotted with DJ Noah Gabriel Becker, five years her junior, in New York City, according to OK! magazine. The two walked hand in hand and looked every bit the romantic pair. They certainly have famous parents in common. Becker hails from model mother Barbara Feltus while his father is German tennis star Boris Becker. In fact, his father is something of a legend in the tennis world. At 17, Boris Becker won the men's singles at Wimbledon and became the youngest player to hold the title. Kravitz and her new beau went to Coachella and toured Berlin together, OK! noted, so clearly globetrotting was a part of their romance, in addition to taking in Manhattan.

But Kravitz and Becker have an interesting parental link, too. Her father, Lenny Kravitz, is apparently close to Becker's mom. He was Barbara Feltus' best man in her wedding to Arne Quinze, a conceptual artist who hails from Belgium, per People. But this isn't all. Lenny's connection with Becker's mother goes way back because in 2004, the "American Woman" singer was spotted in Miami with a young blonde he met through Becker's mother, the Irish Examiner noted. An insider explained, "He's been hitting all the Miami hotspots with a 21-year-old blonde called Sandi. They were introduced by Barbara in Paris this summer." Clearly, love was in the air for everyone.

Zoë Kravitz dates and performs with Twin Shadow

In 2015, Zoë Kravitz began dating Twin Shadow (George Lewis Jr.), and the two collaborated on a cover of Sade's iconic 1992 song "No Ordinary Love," which they performed on "Late Night With Seth Meyers." The pair definitely served an aesthetic vibe. In January 2016, Vogue reported on Kravitz and Twin Shadow's amazing looks when they attended the Critics' Choice Awards. Kravitz wore a bright orange Dior look with her hair long and pulled back. Meanwhile, Twin Shadow sported head-to-toe Calvin Klein and rocked short blond hair. The couple was often photographed sporting coordinated outfits and slayed every time, prompting Vogue to ask the fair question, "Does the couple who dress together, stay together?"

Kravitz and Twin Shadow also prompted a nostalgic reconsidering, because the duo looked so much like her parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Honestly, Kravitz does look so much like her mother, and Twin Shadow looks just like the "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" rocker. Kravitz has addressed her striking similarity to her mother but says that her parents' celebrity also made life intimidating for her. "My mother's a... beautiful woman, and I think, in some ways, I felt intimidated by that sometimes," she told Complex. She added of her rocker father: "My dad dated a lot of supermodels." Kravitz admitted that she can struggle to see her own beauty compared to her mom: "Everyone sees themselves in some weird, obscure way."

Zoë Kravitz met Karl Glusman through a friend

In 2016, fate took a different turn, and Zoë Kravitz began dating actor Karl Glusman. The duo met thanks to a friend, who brought Glusman to a bar in New York City in hopes that he and Kravitz might hit it off casually. Kravitz spoke about the serendipitous meeting with British Vogue in June 2019. "I love that it wasn't on an app and that it wasn't on a movie set," she said. "My friend knew that I wanted to meet someone — not even to get serious, I think just to get laid, to be completely honest with you — and he brought Karl."

Kravitz felt sure from the moment she met Glusman: "I instantly felt something — then he turned around and started talking to the blonde girl next to him and I was like, 'Wait, what?' But he later told me that he was just nervous."

They certainly made New York City their oyster in the early months of their relationship. They ate together at The Fat Radish on the Lower East Side with a group of celebrity friends including Cara Delevingne, Dakota Johnson, and Taylor Swift, according to People. They went together to a Kings of Leon concert in New York in late 2016 and attended the 2017 Emmy Awards as a couple. Kravitz also became a regular feature on Glusman's Instagram feed (though the pics were deleted), so it was obviously a real and serious relationship.

Married in Paris

Karl Glusman proposed to Zoë Kravitz at home, since their work schedules didn't allow for much else. Kravitz told Rolling Stone in October 2018, "I was in sweatpants. I think I was a little drunk. I could feel his heart beating so fast — I was like, 'Baby, are you okay?' I was actually worried about him!" She added, "I love that it wasn't this elaborate plan in Paris. It was at home, in sweatpants." The lack of romance makes it somehow even more romantic. They wed in Paris in June 2019 at dad Lenny Kravitz's stately home there and invited close friends and family, including Zoë's stepdad, Jason Momoa, according to People.

In January 2020, Kravitz spoke with Elle about balancing her work and her relationships in life. "Karl has his own career and needs to focus on that, but we've been together for a few years now, and we know where we are. If anything, the best part of being married is being able to have the odd fight and knowing neither of us is going to walk out the door. The commitment feels safe," she said. That May, the "Big Little Lies" star spoke with Dax Shepard on his "Armchair Expert" podcast and gushed about her happy marriage. Kravitz said that she and Glusman quarantined together during the pandemic, and she called it "pushing a restart button" because they didn't have to travel and were instead staying together without being interrupted by work.

Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman get divorced

After what appeared to be a happy start to their marriage, Zoë Kravitz filed for divorce from Karl Glusman in January 2021 after being married for 18 months, Us Weekly reported. They were together for a total of four years. During the coronavirus pandemic, Kravitz and Glusman hunkered down in upstate New York, but the experience brought its own transformation. "My life changed after that," Kravitz told Elle. "It was a gift, just taking the time."

When asked if quarantining as a couple brought up some previously unseen issues, Kravitz said: "I don't really want to go into that." She added, "Karl's an incredible human being. It really is less about him and more about me learning how to ask myself questions about who I am and still learning who I am, and that being okay. That's the journey I'm on right now." 

But Kravitz wasn't shy to talk about the pain of the divorce. She spoke with AnOther magazine in October 2021 and said (in reference to the music she was creating), "I got married. I got divorced. Separations, breakups are sad but are beautiful things too. It's about the bittersweetness, that beginning and that end." But Kravitz also tapped into hope. "It's so complex, that space, when you're in between heartbroken and mourning the loss of something and excited for what's ahead of you." Clearly, she saw a bright future despite things not working out with Glusman.

Channing Tatum steps in

Love came again for Zoë Kravitz in the form of Channing Tatum. In 2017, they both did voiceover work in The Lego Batman Movie, with Tatum voicing Superman while Kravitz was the voice of Catwoman. Both were in relationships with other people at the time. They came together again to work on Kravitz's film "Pussy Island," which she co-wrote and directed, according to Deadline. Tatum plays the character Slater King.

Kravitz told Deadline in 2021 that Tatum was her top choice for the film. "I just knew from 'Magic Mike' and his live shows, I got the sense he's a true feminist and I wanted to collaborate with someone who was clearly interested in exploring this subject matter," she said.

Sure enough, Kravitz and Tatum were spotted taking in New York City, People noted, and by August 2021, it was pretty clear that they were a couple. Family members seem to approve, too. Jason Momoa posted a photo on Instagram of himself with Tatum to celebrate Kravitz's role as Catwoman in "The Batman." Tatum also commented on Lenny Kravitz's Instagram photo, showcasing his abs. "It's not natural. Do you just do abs like all day?" Tatum joked and Lenny replied, "Dude, I'm just trying to get in the next Magic Mike. Any connections?" (via People). In February 2022, Kravitz spoke with Elle and was notably hush-hush about her relationship with Tatum, except to say, "I'm happy." Girl, that's everything.