Is Anya Taylor-Joy Gay and Does She Have a Boyfriend, Partner or Husband?

Anya Taylor-Joy is not gay, neither is she queer. She currently has a husband named Malcolm McRae but before him she dated the likes of Eoin Macken and Ben Seed.

Anya has been the subject of speculation regarding her sexuality despite being open about being straight. Some fans speculate about this due to her role as a bisexual character in the popular Netflix movie, The Queen’s Gambit. However, her dating history supports her claim, as she has only been romantically involved with men. In this article, we are going to be discussing Anya Taylor-Joy’s sexuality and her relationships, both past and present.

Is Anya Taylor-Joy Gay or Queer?

Anya Taylor-Joy has clarified that she is straight and has only been romantically involved with men. She dated Irish actor Eion Macken from 2016–2018 and was spotted with photographer Ben Seed in 2020. Currently, she is in a happy romantic relationship with musician Malcolm McRae, whom she reportedly started dating in May 2021.


The couple has been keeping their relationship private, but Malcolm shared a photo on Instagram in October 2021 with the caption “Oof, supremely happy.” In March 2022, Anya referred to Malcolm as her hobby and described how they enjoy reading together.

Rumors have recently emerged that the two were actually engaged, as she was photographed wearing a diamond ring on her finger in June 2022. But before Malcolm McRae, Anya Taylor-Joy had relationships with people of the opposite gender which also gives credence to the fact that she is not gay or queer.

What Is Anya Taylor-Joy’s Sexual Orientation?

From the foregoing, we have established that Anya Taylor-Joy’s sexual orientation is straight. she is neither queer nor gay and has been known to have dated only men who are also straight and not queer. Seeing that she is now married, it will perhaps put a rest to all the questions being asked about her sexuality.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Previous Relationships have Mostly Been with Men

In an interview with Marie Claire magazine published earlier in March 2023, the young celebrity explained that “marriage isn’t for me… “I never even thought about getting married until recently, but I just don’t think it’s my destiny.”

This statement, however, appeared to be false because she’s actually currently married as you will soon get to find out. But before we delve into her marriage, let’s take a look at some of the people (mostly men) she dated in the past.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Relationship with Eoin Macken Started in 2016

In 2016, the “Queen’s Gambit” actress was rumored to be dating Irish actor, model, and filmmaker Eoin Macken. Macken has appeared in films like “Resident Evil,” “Close,” “Killing Jesus,” and “Centurion,” as well as posed for GQ, Ralph Lauren, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Little is known about the actor’s relationship with Anya Taylor-Joy, but it was reported that they met on the set of the short film “Crossmaglen.”

In November 2016, Taylor-Joy appeared on the actor’s Instagram. Macken shared a photo of them and praised the actress for her “talent.” They never stated when they began dating but in July 2017, Taylor-Joy posted a photo of herself with her alleged lover in New York City.

When the actress appeared with a ring on her finger at the 61st BFI London Film Festival Awards a few months later, everyone assumed they were getting married. The actress was seen kissing Macken and showing off her ring in December 2017, but neither of them confirmed the engagement rumors.

Anna Taylor-Joy and Eoin Macken Split in 2018

However, it was revealed in 2018 that they had split up and that she had removed the “engagement ring.” Nobody knows how long they were together because they kept their relationship private. Neither has spoken publicly about the split since then; however, it is believed that their busy schedules made it difficult to maintain a long-distance relationship as both stars have gone on to pursue successful careers in Hollywood since then. 

Despite no longer being romantically involved with each other, Anna Taylor-Joy and Eoin Macken remain good friends today – something which was evident when they reunited at an event last year for the premiere of her film Emma (2020). Anna Taylor-Joy’s past relationship with Eoin Macken was short but sweet, proving once again that sometimes even if things don’t work out between two people romantically there can still be a strong bond of friendship afterward!

Anna Taylor-Joy and Ben Seed’s Rumoured Relationship Started in 2020

Not much is known about Taylor-Joy and Seed’s relationship, but the two were romantically linked in May 2020 when they were spotted on a stroll together during the London lockdown. Taylor-Joy had previously modeled for the photographer, but their relationship didn’t last long. After a while, Seed and Anna never appeared publicly, leaving many to wonder what happened between him and Taylor-Joy.

However, with her relationships with the likes of Eoin Macken and Ben Seed being in the past, Anya Taylor-Joy moved on a long time ago and is currently a married woman as reliably reported by Page Six. The news of her marriage to Malcolm McRae also comes to dissuade her initial disinterest in marriage.

Meet Anya Taylor-Joy’s Husband, Malcolm McRae a Musician and Actor

Malcolm McRae is the husband of British-American actress, Anna Taylor-Joy. He is the vocalist of the rock band “More,” which consists of two members, McRae and Kane Ritchotte. They currently have a deal with Warner Records.

Anya Taylor-Joy started dating Malcolm McRae in May 2021. The two were first seen kissing in New York City before the actress confirmed their relationship in an interview in 2022.

The couple made their Instagram debut in October 2022 when the musician posted a cute photo of them on his account. In February, the couple made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Earlier in 2023, Anya revealed that she had finally found someone who would happily sit in silence with her while she read.

Anya Taylor-Joy and her husband Malcolm McRae
Anya Taylor-Joy and her husband Malcolm McRae

The Couple got Married in July 2022

Taylor-Joy and McRae were rumored to be engaged after the “Northman” star was photographed wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger in June. Then, in July 2022, Page Six revealed that Taylor-Joy and McRae had gotten married.

According to the outlet, the actress and the musician married in a small courthouse ceremony in the United States before returning to Australia to continue filming “Furiosa,” the prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Although Anya Taylor-Joy and Malcolm McRae made their marriage legal, sources say they are still planning a larger ceremony with more guests once they return to the United States for a longer period of time. The couple has never responded to the reports of their wedding.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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