Phoebe Bridgers makes Instagram official with Paul Mescal’s Prada leather jacket

Almost exactly a year ago, Phoebe Bridgers released the most zeitgeisty music video of 2020: a music video for her single “Savior Complex”, directed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and starring Normal people‘s Paul Mescal – with an Instagram-famous little Chihuahua named Charlotte. Bridgers and Mescal first logged in on Twitter after the former made her way through the tearful adaptation of the BBC’s Sally Rooney, quickly tweeting: “Done Normal people and now I’m sad and excited – oh wait… ”Mescal’s immediate response? “I am officially dead.”

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The exchange quickly led to a blossoming friendship – and this video collaboration. “He tackled it,” said Bridgers Vogue to work together creatively at the time. “He said, ‘I’m a fan of you, let’s do something cool.’ And he told me about the Rolling Stones video [Mescal starred in “Scarlet”], and then I brought it to Phoebe and she was like, yeah it’s too coincidental not to, the fact that I told you to watch Normal people and now you are friends.

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Twelve months later, the couple officially beat Charlotte at her own game, breaking Instagram by making their relationship official. Bridgers shared a windswept image of the pair in matching all-black outfits on a cold beach, with Mescal wearing a Prada anorak that distinctly feels Timothée Chalamet. The post comes shortly after the twenties made their red carpet debut together at the LACMA Art + Film 2021 gala. And for all those girls leaving ‘it should’ve been me’ style messages in comments ? Maybe just get into your feelings while listening to Bridgers’ collaboration with Taylor Swift on the Red reissue.