Rachel Zegler is lucky to go through Hollywood with her boyfriend by her side. The 22-year-old is dating Josh Andrés Rivera, who has co-starred with Rachel on two popular films. They met on the set of the 2021 West Side Story remake and reunited for the Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. In an interview with Elle in April 2022, Rachel revealed how Josh keeps her grounded as she deals with fame.
“There’s always this deep understanding of what I go through. Since [his experience was] on a different scale, he’s able to bring me back to earth and tell me when it really doesn’t matter,” Rachel shared. “Because he’s removed from it to a certain degree, he’s able to just snap me out of it, and tell me to stop checking my phone, or remind me of what actually matters, and remind me to be present, and to not focus on the opinions of 3,000 faceless strangers on the internet.”
Keep reading to learn more about Josh and his relationship with Rachel.
Josh Andrés Rivera Is an Actor.
Josh’s first major acting role was in West Side Story. He was cast in the role of Chino, the arranged fiancé of Rachel’s Maria. Josh went on to star in the 2023 independent psychological thriller Cat Person opposite Emilia Jones from CODA and Nicholas Braun from Succession. Most recently, Josh played Sejanus Plinth in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.
Josh Andrés Rivera Is Dating Rachel Zegler.
Josh and Rachel have been dating since October 2021. After spending Christmas Eve together, Rachel confirmed her relationship with Josh by posting a cute selfie of the pair on Valentine’s Day 2022. The following month, Rachel called Josh the “love of my life” in her National Board of Review written acceptance speech. “I wish to extend my thanks to the love of my life, who I was blessed enough to meet on the set of this film many moons ago. Thank you for holding my hand in my dreams and in my reality. I love doing life with you. Thanks for making me laugh,” she said.
Josh and Rachel have attended various Hollywood events together, including the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards in 2022, the Shazam! Fury of the Gods premiere in March 2023, and the TIME100 Next event in October 2023. The lovebirds also went to Heidi Klum‘s annual Halloween party dressed up as Fred and Daphne from Scooby-Doo.
While doing press for Hunger Games, Josh spoke to PEOPLE about how he feels “really lucky” he got to work with his girlfriend on the film. “It was a really great source of comfort for me to have her with me so far away from home. We were in a different country. We got to explore that country together. It was absolutely lovely,” he said. “I feel very fortunate.”