Who Has Euphoria Star Hunter Schafer Dated?

Hunter Schafer quickly became a breakout star in her debut role as Jules on HBO's hit series "Euphoria." She started out in 2016 as a model for Marc Jacobs and Dior in New York City, per IMDB. Within three years she was cast by HBO after Instagram hosted a casting call for "Euphoria" on their platform. Now, with over 7 million followers on Instagram alone, Schafer is making waves in the entertainment industry as both a model and actor with future projects already in the works.

Success happened quite quickly for Schafer following the premiere of "Euphoria" during the summer of 2019. She told Allure, "I think whatever presence I have, in the public-figure world, presents itself as something more collected, but I'm messy. I am just trying to figure out how to be a 21-year-old." She went from being a private person to having millions of people following her on social media and recognizing her whenever she went out in public. In 2020, Schafer told Yahoo! that she would even get mobbed by fans while trying to buy undergarments at Urban Outfitters. And one thing that didn't go unnoticed by Schafer's followers was who she was linked to romantically.

Hunter Schafer may have dated another model

Rumors began circulating that Hunter Schafer was dating another model and transgender woman, Massima Desire, per Daily Advent, a few years ago. Several photos of the pair getting close and spending a lot of time together were spreading on Twitter between 2019 and 2020, although neither of them confirmed or denied their apparent romance. When a viral tweet in 2021 claimed that the actor was lesbian, she replied, "As much as I wish this were true I would like to vaguely clarify that unfortunately I am like bi or pan or something," via Gay Times. During her rumored romance with Desire, however, she told Dazed that she was "closer to what you might call a lesbian."

It's unclear if Schafer and Desire were in a committed relationship or casually exploring their romantic connection because the pair has never publicly spoken on the matter. According to F-Word magazine, Desire has modeled for brands such as Coach and Marc Jacobs. She lived in New York City for years, where she also attended college, and occasionally took up opportunities to model. Eventually, Desire signed with Next Model Management. The pair seemed to have a lot in common, but their connection evidently fizzled. 

While it's relatively unclear what type of relationship Schafer and Desire previously shared, fans seemed to be convinced that they were dating at some point. During the summer of 2019, one even tweeted, "Hunter Schafer and her gf Massima Desire are so hot it's unbearable."

She's currently linked to one of her Euphoria co-stars

Hunter Schafer has been romantically linked to one of her fellow cast members, Dominic Fike, recently. In January, the pair sparked relationship rumors when they were spotted holding hands as they left West Hollywood hotspot The Nice Guy together, per People. The pair met on set of "Euphoria" while filming Season 2 of the series. In February, romance rumors circulated after Fike posted a photo of him and Schafer kissing on his Instagram story (via People). He captioned the photo, "happy birthday happy birthday," although they both have birthdays in December.

Fike and Schafer made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in March, per W magazine. In May, Fike told GQ that he was very much in love with Schafer and that their relationship took off while filming "Euphoria." "In those moments, your relationship is accelerated because you're so vulnerable with someone, immediately," Fike explained. "We developed an attraction—it sped it up so fast. We just really got to know each other so quickly."

Despite Fike directly confirming their romance in May, fans began to think that Schafer and Fike had broken up earlier this summer. One even tweeted, "i think dominic fike and hunter schafer broke up which just means it's time for him to date me." However, the couple appears to still be going strong. They were just seen holding hands at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in August.