You might recognize Jamie Campbell Bower from the newest season of Stranger Things, but he has had quite the acting career! From The Mortal Instruments to Sweeney Todd, the only thing that might be more impressive then his acting chops are the ladies he’s dated!
Jamie is an expert at YA fantasy series. No, seriously. Not only did he star in The Mortal Instruments, he also had roles in the Twilight franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!
Two of the previously stated movies ended in romances for the actor! Lily Collins, who starred in The Mortal Instruments with Jamie, and Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny in the Harry Potter series.
Bonnie and Jamie confirmed their relationship at the BAFTAs in February 2010. “Yes, we’re dating,” Bonnie told a reporter at the ceremony. “We’ve been seeing each other for a few months. It’s good.” Following going public, the couple announced their engagement on April 10, 2011. “I am engaged. I’m very happy. It’s a wonderful, wonderful time,” Jamie told The Daily, confirming the pair had a wedding on their minds.
Sadly, the duo called it quits nearly a year later. The news of the couple calling their engagement off broke in July 2012. “Bonnie and Jamie split a while ago,” an insider informed US Weekly at the time. “It was amicable, but things had not been going right for some time. It’s sad.”
Soon after his split with the Harry Potter actress, Jamie started an on-again, off-again relationship with Lily. The relationship originally began when they first started filming The Mortal Instruments, until it ended shortly before the movie hit theatres. They rekindled in May 2015, with Lily posting an Instagram pic of her and her beau with the caption, “Life works in mysterious ways….” They would then split for a second time later that year.
But, it wasn’t over yet! Lily and Jamie reconciled in January 2018 one last time until they broke up for good in July 2018, with Daily Mail reporting the split was amicable.
Lily and Bonnie aren’t the only actress’ Jamie has dated, either! Scroll through our gallery for the Stranger Things actor’s dating history.
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The eerily handsome villain from season four of Stranger Things, Vecna (also known as One, Henry Creel, et cetera), may have set fans’ hearts ablaze, but we have bad news for you fangirls and boys… Jamie Campbell Bower, the actor behind the telekinetic monster, is not single.
James Metcalfe Campbell Bower has gained critical acclaim for his performance as Henry Creel/One/Vecna in the fourth series of Stranger Things (Credit: Netflix)
In fact, the 33-year-old actor has been in some rather high-profile relationships over the years, including an engagement with one of his former Harry Potter co-stars.
Here is everything we know about Jamie Campbell Bower’s relationship status, both past and present.
Jamie Campbell Bower is currently dating Jess Moloney
Currently, 33-year-old Jamie Campbell Bower is dating girlfriend Jess Moloney, a 32-year-old creative and talent agent.
Though we know little about the pair’s relationship, we do know that they have been spotted out and about together for the last two years.
Jamie Campbell Bower is dating Jess Moloney, the co-founder of Ice Studios (Credit: Xavier Collin / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Though her beau has shot into the spotlight following the success of Stranger Things 4, Jess Moloney is a career-driven sight to behold in her own right.
She co-founded Ice Studios in cooperation with fellow creative Renell Medrano, through which she manages many types of talents across the world. With offices based in both New York and London, Jess Moloney can frequently be spotted on photo and film sets around the world.
Jamie Campbell Bower and his girlfriend Jess Moloney attend Netflix’s “Stranger Things” season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022, in Brooklyn, New York (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)
Jess Moloney’s Instagram account is a work of art, showcasing beautiful and cutting-edge photography featuring A-list stars and models alike, with artistic shots from her own daily life peppered in.
Don’t expect to see Moloney post a plethora of shots with Jamie Campbell Bower, though! The pair are rather mum about their relationship, but she does post the occasional artistic photograph of the couple together.
One example is this gorgeous photo reel, taken on the set of a Saint Laurent fashion show campaign. They look every inch the high-fashion couple!
Jamie Campbell Bower kisses his girlfriend Jess Moloney on the red carpet at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception at Television Academy on September 9, 2022, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Xavier Collin / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Though Bower and Moloney don’t have a huge online presence, they still show up for one another in public. For example, Jess Moloney arrived on her boyfriend’s arm at the premiere of Stranger Things 4, adorably holding hands as the pair cruised down the red carpet.
We don’t blame them for keeping their relationship out of the spotlight. As two professionals in the entertainment industry, they know that their romance is more likely to be scrutinized, which has been the downfall of many of our favorite celebrity couples—including one of Jamie Campbell Bower’s own.
Jamie Campbell Bower was previously engaged to Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright
If there is anything we’ve learned about the cast of the Harry Potter films after the franchise has (technically) come to a close, it’s that the actors are still very close.
In any film franchise that features a young cast, you would assume that there’s bound to be a few romances that pop up here and there, but for the most part, there was a surprisingly small amount of romance drama amongst the main cast.
Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright met on the set of Harry Potter, got engaged in 2011, and split in 2012 (Credit: Richard Young / Startraksphoto)
However, in one crazy Harry Potter franchise crossover, Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright got together. In fact, they were together for two years between 2010 and 2012—even getting engaged—before calling it quits.
You may be thinking, “But wait! Jamie Campbell Bower wasn’t in the Harry Potter movies!”
Oh, but he was!
While you certainly recognize Bonnie Wright as Ron’s mischievous and bold younger sister, Ginny Weasley, Jamie Campbell Bower was a bit easier to miss.
Bonnie Francesca Wright portrayed Harry Potter’s main love interest Ginevra Molly Weasley in the films based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novel series (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
In fact, Jamie Campbell Bower didn’t appear until he made a small cameo role in the penultimate film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One. He played the role of a young Gellert Grindelwald, the older of which was played by Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Of course, the latter was later replaced by Mads Mikkelsen following Depp’s high-profile legal battles. [One could also argue that Colin Farrell has also played the role of Gellert Grindelwald, but we’re not trying to get too deep into the lore of the Harry Potter universe right now.]
It was on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One where Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright first met. At the time, Bower had just turned 21, while Wright was merely 19 years old.
The fresh-faced pair first sparked romance rumors due to their closeness on set but didn’t officially confirm their relationship status until the couple showed up arm-in-arm at the BAFTAs in February of 2010.
Just one year later, in April of 2011, the young couple excitedly announced that they were engaged to be married.
Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright announced their split in June 2012 after one year of engagement (Credit: Richard Young / Startraksphoto)
“I am engaged! I’m very happy,” Bower gushed to The Daily following their official announcement. “We are [planning the ceremony], but I won’t say when and I won’t say where. Or how!”
Though the couple attempted to keep news around their romance on a need-to-know basis, perhaps they should have been more secretive about their relationship. As mentioned, the pressure of a relationship in the public eye is more than most people—celebrities or not—are able to handle.
After only a year of engagement and two years together, Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright called it quits in June 2012.
Neither actor commented on their separation, but as with any high-profile breakup, there is always a “friend” willing to dole out information, as one of these so-called “insiders” graciously told Us Weekly following their split: “Bonnie and Jamie split a while ago. It was amicable, but things had not been going right for some time. It’s sad.”
Jamie Campbell Bower had a thing for dating his co-stars
Following his allegedly “amicable” split from Harry Potter’s Ginny Weasley, AKA actress Bonnie Wright, Jamie Campbell Bower managed to fall for another one of his co-stars in 2012.
While filming another book-to-film adaption, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (which, despite its terrible score on Rotten Tomatoes, is actually rather entertaining for a guilty pleasure-themed movie night—but back to the article!), Jamie Campbell Bower began a relationship with his on-screen love interest, Lily Collins.
You may know Lily Collins best for her work on titles such as Mirror Mirror, Okja, 90210, Emily in Paris, or Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile—or perhaps you would recognize her bold brows.
Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower met in 2012 while filming The Mortals Instruments: City of Bones and announced their breakup in July 2013
Both were 24 at the time, and things seemed to be going well for the pair for a short while… until it wasn’t.
Like many young lovers, their relationship was constantly on-again-off-again, breaking up and rekindling their romance all the way up until the end of July 2013.
Lily Collins as Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace in the 2013 urban fantasy film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)
Luckily, Jamie Campbell Bower’s and Lily Collins’ many breakups truly do seem amicable. After one of these splits, Bower lovingly told E! News, “Lily and I are very, very close. Very close. Always have been, always will be.”
Jamie Campbell Bower has also dated a bevy of models
A serial dater of coworkers and a model himself, it’s no wonder that Jamie Campbell Bower has dated his fair share of models and other fashion industry professionals.
Jamie Campbell Bower and fashion designer Zoe Graham dated from 2007 to 2009 (Credit: Goff / INFphoto)
Though these relationships were not as publicized as his romances with Bonnie Wright, Lily Collins, or current lady-love Jess Moloney, Jamie Campbell Bower has also dated:
Jamie Campbell Bower looked short next to his girlfriend Matilda Lowther, whom he dated from March 2014 to November 2017 (Credit: Jayne Russell / Future Image / Startraksphoto)