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Simply the Mes-t Paul Mescal spotted in Dublin with girlfriend Phoebe Bridgers

The actor was first linked to the Grammy nominated singer last summer, when they were spotted grabbing brunch together at a café in Kinsale

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Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal (Instagram)

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal (Instagram)

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal (Instagram)

Paul Mescal is home for Christmas with his American girlfriend Phoebe Bridgers in tow.

The actor, who shot to fame last year after starring as Connell Waldron in the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel Normal People, was first linked to the Grammy nominated singer last summer, when they were spotted grabbing brunch together at a café in Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Now, after going Instagram official earlier this month, the pair appear to be spending Christmas in Ireland as fans have spotted the couple out and about in Dublin over the weekend.

Taking to Twitter yesterday afternoon, one fan expressed her delight at a friend bumping into the famous faces on Grafton Street, writing: “Not my friend just seeing phoebe bridgers and Paul mescal in grafton street.”

Later in the day, a TikTok user shared a photo of herself meeting Paul and Phoebe while she was out for a walk in Dalkey.

Captioning the post, she wrote: “WENT ON A WALK MET PHOEBE BRIDGERS AND PAUL MESCAL”

Following the reported sightings, Irish Twitter has blown up with excitement and dozens of memes about Phoebe spending Christmas in Paul’s native Kildare have left fans in stitches.

Some hilarious tweets have joked that the lovebirds will spend the holidays watching the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special, while others have been left in tears at the thought of the songwriter attending midnight mass.

Meanwhile, a number of people have been sharing fictional sightings of the pair in random spots across the country, including Super Macs in Galway’s Eyre Square and the hot press in someone’s house.

While they were rumoured to be dating, Paul appeared in the music video for Phoebe’s song ‘Savior Complex’, which was directed by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The video was shared on Phoebe’s official Facebook page, just days after Paul finally revealed that he had a girlfriend. The couple only officially confirmed their relationship this month.

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