Rege-Jean Page’s date revealed! Bridgerton star had friend Menik Gooneratne at his side at the Emmys


He’s one of Hollywood’s most swoon-worthy stars, after his sexy run on Bridgerton.

So many were wondering who Regé-Jean Page decided to bring to the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday.

It turns out the British actor, 31, went with an old friend, wrangling his Mortal Engines co-star Menik Gooneratne for TV’s biggest night.

Buddies! Regé-Jean Page brought old friend and Mortal Engines co-star Menik Gooneratne to Sunday’s Emmy Awards

Both actors had supporting roles in the 2018 post-apocalyptic action film, where Rege played airship Captain Khora and Menik played ally Sathya Kuranath.

The Netflix star does have another special lady in his life.

Earlier this month he made a rare public appearance with his girlfriend Emily Brown while leaving the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London. 

The pair keep their relationship out of the spotlight but did buy a London home together last February.

Heartthrob: Page made fans swoon as he arrived to the 2021 Emmy Awards in a Giorgio Armani Made to Measure suit on Sunday night

Heartthrob: Page made fans swoon as he arrived to the 2021 Emmy Awards in a Giorgio Armani Made to Measure suit on Sunday night

Co-stars: Both actors had supporting roles in the 2018 post-apocalyptic action film, seen at the premiere above

Co-stars: Both actors had supporting roles in the 2018 post-apocalyptic action film, seen at the premiere above

It was clean Brown, who is a freelance copy-writer and part-time soccer player, was a lucky lady.

Page simply made fans swoon at Sunday’s affair, looking devilishly handsome as he walked the red carpet with a beaming smile across his face.

The star was nominated for his role as Simon Basset on Netflix’s steamy historical romance, but ending up losing to Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles on The Crown.

Looking his best, Rege-Jean wore dark slacks, velvet loafers and Cathy Waterman platinum and sapphire stud earrings.  

Love interest: Earlier this month he made a rare public appearance with his girlfriend Emily Brown while leaving the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, above

Love interest: Earlier this month he made a rare public appearance with his girlfriend Emily Brown while leaving the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, above

Dashing: He became an instant heartthrob with the Netflix period romance

Dashing: He became an instant heartthrob with the Netflix period romance

Looking good! The 31-year-old English actor looked devilishly handsome as he walked the red carpet with a beaming smile across his face in Los Angeles, California

Looking good! The 31-year-old English actor looked devilishly handsome as he walked the red carpet with a beaming smile across his face in Los Angeles, California

Upon learning of his nomination in July, the heartthrob posted a polaroid photo of himself looking down with a sweet grin as he sat on the couch. 

‘It’s a joy to be seen,’ he gushed. ’12 @televisionacad Emmy nominations for the dazzling group of artists @bridgertonnetflix.’ 

While Page, who has no plans to return to Bridgerton, was able to attend, many members of the cast were forced to skip the event as they film season two in England. 

The Duke: Page, who is nominated for his role as Simon Basset on Netflix's steamy historical romance, wore dark slacks and velvet loafers

The Duke: Page, who is nominated for his role as Simon Basset on Netflix’s steamy historical romance, wore dark slacks and velvet loafers

In April, it was reported Page’s shock departure from the show came after a fallout with executive producer Shonda Rhimes over ‘creative differences.’

While many speculated he was in the running to take over the role of James Bond, a source claimed to Page Six that Page’s decision to quit Bridgerton was sparked by tension with Rhimes over the fact that his character was not going to be the ‘focal point’ of the second season.

‘Regé is not coming back to Bridgerton because of creative differences with Shonda Rhimes and her team,’ a ‘Hollywood source’ told the publication.

Grateful: Upon learning of his nomination in July, the hunk posted a polaroid photo of himself looking down with a sweet grin as he sat on the couch

Grateful: Upon learning of his nomination in July, the hunk posted a polaroid photo of himself looking down with a sweet grin as he sat on the couch

The insider added: ‘He wasn’t happy with what was planned for his character for season two, which would have kept him a player but not the focal point of the show.’ 

Page shot to global stardom after appearing as handsome heartthrob Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings, in the first season of the show, which centered on his character’s romance with leading lady Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor.

Netflix said in the first 28 days that the show was online, Bridgerton was streamed in 82 million households, and it came as little surprise when it was renewed for a second season in January.

At the time, the streaming giant revealed that the second installment of episodes would focus on Daphne’s brother, Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, and his quest to find a wife, although it was initially suggested that Daphne and Simon would still feature in the show, just not in leading roles. 

Coming back! In January, Netflix renewed the hugely popular series for a second season

Coming back! In January, Netflix renewed the hugely popular series for a second season

Shocking: Bridgerton's social media accounts announced in April that Page would not be a part of season two

Shocking: Bridgerton’s social media accounts announced in April that Page would not be a part of season two

But much to the disappointment of Page’s most dedicated fans, Bridgerton’s social media accounts announced earlier this month that the actor would not be a part of it.

‘Dear Readers,’ the notice — written by Lady Whistledown herself — began. ‘While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.

‘We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.’

Rhimes, meanwhile, added: ‘Remember: the Duke is never gone. He’s just waiting to be binge watched all over again.’ 

Next up: Page is set to star and executive-produce a reimagining of The Saint for Paramount Pictures

Next up: Page is set to star and executive-produce a reimagining of The Saint for Paramount Pictures 

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