The internet cannot stop talking about Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan‘s hot and heavy kiss at the MTV Movie and TV awards. Yep, the He’s All That costars shared in a big ol’ smooch while presenting the award for Best Kiss on Sunday, May 16, and viewers are totally divided over it.
Addison Rae And Tanner Buchanan Are Not Dating
Naturally, after they locked lips on national television, some people started to wonder if the two stars were dating. But it turns out, they’re just promoting their upcoming movie, He’s All That.
For those who missed it, the new flick is actually a remake of the ’90s rom-com She’s All That, but with the gender roles flipped. According to Digital Spy, it will follow “an influencer, Padget, who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser, Cameron, into prom king.” The star of the OG movie — Rachael Leigh Cook — will return for the new version, but this time she will play the mom of the main character (who is going to be portrayed by Rae). It will also star Matthew Lillard, Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy. As for its release date, you might want to mark your calendars, people, because it will premiere on Netflix on August 27, 2021.
A Lot Of Fans Are Not Here For The Kiss
After the award show aired on TV, a lot of people took to Twitter to share their feelings on the kiss, and it turns out, some fans were not here for it.
“I better not see Addison Rae kiss someone on stage again. That was so awkward and embarrassing,” one user wrote, with another adding, “I wish it was still five minutes ago when I hadn’t seen Tanner Buchanan kiss Addison Rae.”
“OK, but the kiss between Addison and Tanner made me uncomfortable,” a third fan twitter.
Addison Rae’s Ex-Boyfriend Shaded Them Afterwards
It turns out, they weren’t the only ones who were uncomfortable by the kiss. Yep, Rae’s ex-boyfriend Bryce Hall seemingly shaded the situation on Twitter, and fans were pretty shook over it.
“Sucks, but moving on,” he wrote, right after the kiss aired.
For those who missed it, the TikTok stars were in an on-and-off relationship for almost two years. They posted their first video together in October 2019, and after that, they quickly became inseparable — hanging out all the time, sharing lots of pics together online and flirting in so many TikTok videos. Things were a little confusing, however, because despite their constant PDA, they both insisted that they were not dating.
Rae explained to Entertainment Tonight in January 2020, “We got super close [in October] and we were really, really, really good friends. We were talking and kind of on and off. Just trying to figure things out… Things happen and then we just decided we’re better off as friends for now.”
But a few months later, Josh Richards referred to Rae as Hall’s boyfriend in a video, seemingly confirming that the pair was in a relationship. But when Entertainment Tonight asked Hall about their status a few days later, he explained, “We are hanging out. We’re still, like, really good friends. Like, we never broke … we never separated for real bad reasons, you know? We were just busy doing our own things. Now with quarantine, not so busy. I’m not saying anything, but we’re friends. We’re really good friends.”
Confusing, we know. Then, one month later, Hall admitted that something was going on between him and Rae! He said they were “testing the waters” with their relationship during an interview on the “Mom’s Basement” podcast.
“I’m not dating anybody. I’m like single, but… You just want me to say it. I’m seeing Addison — I’m not like old me, where I was just going around. I settled down a little bit. A lot a bit,” he dished. “We’re testing the waters. We were kind of a thing, back in November. We were busy — super busy. And then quarantine happened. Less busy. That’s all … It’s hard to find somebody out in LA, especially.”
Finally, in October 2020, they confirmed that they were officially boyfriend and girlfriend in a YouTube video!
“We are dating, and we’ve been dating since October 13. We’re dating, officially, and this is going to be really interesting to see where this goes,” the social media star said in the vlog.
But unfortunately, the pair split five months later — in March 2021. At the time, E! News reported that they were both “very busy concentrating on their careers.” They also unfollowed each other on social media, and Rae referred to Hall as her “ex-boyfriend” in a video.
Addison Rae Was Linked To Logan Paul Recently
“I’m not dating Addison Rae. She’s a friend. I think she’s great,” the YouTuber said in a video. “We hung out and played volleyball at the beach. I enjoy fostering relationships with people who I like in Hollywood, that’s all. But yeah, no, we’re not dating. She’s a great girl.”
Rae also spoke out about it while chatting with paparazzi, and she too denied that they were more than friends.
“There’s rumors that you and Logan Paul are dating, is that true?” the photographer asked her, to which she responded with, “No.”
So it looks like there’s nothing went on between them after all. Over the years, there were also rumors that Rae dated David Dobrik and Jordan Tucker after they collaborated on some videos, but both of those relationships seemed to be simply speculation and didn’t go anywhere.