Megastar actor Pedro Pascal has pretty much cemented his Hollywood A-lister status after his run on iconic shows like Game of Thrones, Narcos, The Mandalorian, and The Last of Us. (Plus, the fact that he’s “the internet’s daddy” probs helps, too ¯_(ツ)_/¯.) Either way, it’s safe to say Pedro has been a hot topic as of late, and his popularity shows no signs of slowing down as fans grow more and more interested in everything from his career moves to his personal life—the latter of which is significantly more low-key than the former. 👀
But don’t worry! That’s where we come in. Ahead, find everything you need to know about Pedro’s rumored and confirmed love interests for those of you brave enough to seek any and all Pedro Pascal girlfriend intel. Let’s get into it, shall we?
Yep, Pedro and the Orange Is the New Black actor were once linked for a hot (read: incredibly long) sec in the early ’90s after they starred in an episode of Law & Order together. At the time, Pedro portrayed a man named Tito Cabassa opposite Maria’s character Sugar, and the rest is history.
According to a report by The Sun, the duo went on to date for an entire decade. But in the time since they parted ways, Maria has married playwright Will Eno, with whom she shares one child.
Fanbases have strong feelings when when their fave TV show characters end up together IRL. And that feeling is only amplified when the show happens to have a reach like the hugely-popular fantasy series Game of Thrones. Back in 2014, co-stars Pedro and Lena—who played Oberyn Martell and Cersei Lannister, respectively—fueled romance rumors/got stans’ hopes up after they began to spend tons of time together outside their filming schedules.
The speculation only continued to grow around April 2014, when Lena posted a pic of herself and Pedro getting cozy alongside the caption, “Sunshine love.”
^This screams Nashville filter, and I’m not mad about it.
In December that same year, the actors were also spotted shopping at The Grove in Los Angeles, California, per pics obtained by the Daily Mail. But sadly (or luckily, depending on your level of Pedro obsession), neither actor ever publicly confirmed whether their bond was more than platonic.
The closest thing fans got to clarity was a Reddit Q&A (per the Daily Mail) around that same time wherein The Last of Us actor was asked about his relationship with Lena, to which he replied, “Lena is one of my favorite persons. And she is so funny and so smart, such a good person, a good friend and a good mother, I think everyone on that set and anyone who comes in contact with her develops an instant crush.”
“Talk about male or female, you’re going to get a crush on her easy,” he added. In-ter-est-ing!! Fast-forward to February 2015, and the news that Lena was pregnant with her second child—she’d had her first, Wylie, with ex-husband Peter Loughran in 2010—was revealed. Her news sparked more speculation, and Lena quickly cut the talk short by confirming that Dan Cadan—whom she has since divorced—was expecting the baby with her. Now in 2023, Lena is married to actor Marc Menchaca.
In 2015, Pedro was linked to yet another actor, Robin Tunney. The two were even photographed at various events together, including the 2015 Emmy Awards…aka a totally not casual and beyond glamorous setting. Witness:
In July 2015, Pedro and Robin were also spotted together while on a stroll in Hollywood. Before paparazzi strolls or awards show afterparties, Pedro had actually appeared on Robin’s hit show The Mentalist a year earlier in 2014.
But it really does seem like these two were always just friends, since at the time Robin was engaged to interior designer Nick Marmet, who proposed to her during Christmas 2012. The couple is still together and has since welcomed two kids.
And that’s pretty much it! Pedro clearly likes to keep his private life just that: private.
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Gretty Garcia is the assistant news editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers all things news, entertainment, and pop culture. Before joining Cosmo, Gretty was a social strategist for Mrs. Dow Jones and a features and special projects editor at Editorialist. She holds an MS from the Columbia Journalism School and studied art history at Harvard College.