Jodie Comer said she was “in love” in an April 2020 interview. Comer, 27, is perhaps best known for her role as Oksana Astankova/Villanelle on the BBC series Killing Eve. Comer has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a BAFTA for her role.
On July 8, Comer began trending on Twitter under the hashtags, “JodieComerIsOverParty.” The trend came after users accused Comer of dating a Donald Trump-supporting Republican named James Burke. Users began accusing Comer, a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ causes, of being a hypocrite. There is no evidence that Comer’s boyfriend is a supporter of Donald Trump. Comer has yet to comment on the allegations. Comer does not follow anybody named James Blake on her Instagram page.
Comedian David Baddiel responded to the Twitter trend by tweeting, “As Twitter luminaries tell us canceling isn’t a thing Jodie Comer gets piled-on for dating someone called James Burke. Who may be a Republican – which is totally up to her. But the mob doesn’t even know: he may, in fact, be the science bloke who was never off the telly in the 70s.”
Comer Said in April 2020: ‘I Think Love Is the Best’
Comer has never publicly identified a boyfriend. In an April 2020 interview with the British edition of Vogue, Comer said that she was “in love.” The interviewer pointed out that not much has been written about Comer “and love.” Comer continued saying:
I’m very much in it. I think love’s the best. I’d been single for a while and just kind of going with the flow and doing my thing. That’s the thing, isn’t it? When you’re relaxed and letting the universe do what it’s doing, things kind of fall into place. Which is very much what happened. Which is great.
Comer Still Lives in Her Home City of Liverpool & Says She Has No Plans to Relocate to the U.S.
Comer did not identify her boyfriend merely saying that the relationship was “fairly new.” Hello Magazine in the United Kingdom reported in May 2020 that Comer was still living in her home city of Liverpool alongside her parents and brother. Comer said in a May 2019 interview with Town and Country Magazine that she had no plans to move to Los Angeles.
Comer said in a March 2019 interview with The Sun that she was at her happiest in Liverpool, watching TV with her brother, Charlie.
Comer Broke Up With Her Last Boyfriend in Early 2019
Comer told The Daily Telegraph in a September 2018 interview that she had a boyfriend in Liverpool. Comer said, “He isn’t in the industry so this is an interesting job for him to understand.” The Sun reported in March 2019 that Comer had “recently” broken up with a boyfriend. Comer told the tabloid, “I am very much work-focused at the minute. I feel like if I meet someone at the right time that would be great, but at the moment I am cool with just being by myself. It’s nice.”
In May 2019, Comer said in an interview with The Australian that she had “zero” love life. Comer went on to say,” I don’t know if it’s particularly because I’ve played a psychopath. I don’t get approached at all. which is fine – I’m never in one place long enough.”