Daniel Radcliffe and his fiancée Erin Darke made a rare public appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his new film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story premiered. The Harry Potter actor wore a patterned shirt under a navy blue suit, while his girlfriend chose a bright sky blue outfit. As they smiled at the cameras, the couple seemed at ease and in a good mood.
The couple’s recent red carpet outing comes after Radcliffe revealed his romance to People in March. He stated at the time:
“I have a wonderful life. I have been with my girlfriend for about ten years. We are overjoyed. I just completed the Weird Al movie, which has been one of the most fun and exciting experiences of my career.”
Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke met on the set of their 2013 film Kill Your Darlings and began dating shortly after. Despite mostly hiding their romance from the public, the couple has been together for over ten years.
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A look at Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke’s relationship
In 2013, Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke met on the set of Kill Your Darlings. In the film, the former portrayed a youthful Allen Ginsberg, while Darke’s character had a brief affair with Ginsberg. The pair were first seen off-screen together in 2013 at the Sundance Picture Festival promoting their film. At the time, a source told US Weekly:
“They were clingy for most of the night.” They were a bit more visible outside the arena when they left.”
Radcliffe then acknowledged their connection during an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen later that year. He claimed:
“I’m in a relationship.” And my type is… the kind I keep to myself. My type is observant.”
Radcliffe and Darke made their red carpet debut at the 2014 Tony Awards and attracted media attention for their height difference. Darke is slightly shorter than the Lost City star, who stands at 5 feet-5. During a 2014 interview with US Weekly, the former child star revealed more about his friendship with Darke, saying that the actress was one of his greatest friends:
“I believe this is the kind of connection I always want to have with someone I’m dating.” You want to be best friends with that person. In Erin’s case, we certainly are.”
He also told Parade that same year that he first met Darke and felt an immediate connection to her:
“It was one of those direct things where you think, ‘Oh, I really like this person.’ You just have a connection with someone, and then it becomes very easy to talk to that person.” It was one of those circumstances.”
The following year, a video of Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke rapping Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady at karaoke became popular online, and it also featured a romantic kiss between the two.
Radcliffe said in 2018 that his partner loved the beard he had to grow for his role in Miracle Workers.
“She really doesn’t mind. Apparently I have a soft beard that doesn’t itch, which is a good thing. But yeah, I think that was a bit too long, even by her standards.”
Daniel Radcliffe told Vulture in March 2020 about his incarceration with Darke:
“Because we wanted to be super responsible and self-quarantine, we haven’t left the flat for… 11 days? We’ve never been so grateful not to have a child, or so upset that we don’t have a dog. But overall, we’re doing extremely well compared to a lot of people.”
Ahead of their final appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, the pair were spotted together at a screening of The Lost City in New York earlier this year.