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Meet Noah Centineo, Hollywood’s (and everyone’s) dream boyfriend

You know the name, you’ve seen his swoon-worthy persona on The Fosters, How to Build a Better Boy, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, and The Perfect Date, but he’s mostly known for his role as Peter Kavinsky in the Netflix hit movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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The heartthrob’s name may ring a few (or more) bells for younger millennials as well as Gen-Zers. He also appeared in Disney’s Jessie, Shake It Up, and Austin & Ally.

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I was today years old when I found out that he’s the one who played Camilla Cabello’s love interest in her music video for “Havana.” That just goes to show that Noah can adapt to any role!

The 6-foot-2, 25-year-old certainly has had a lot going for him as far as film and television go. But let’s get to know Noah Centineo, diving into Noah Centineo movies and TV shows and all of your other burning questions about this Hollywood stud! 

Let’s start with Noah Centineo in The Fosters, shall we?

Jesus Adams Foster, originally played by Jake T. Austin, was taken over by Noah Centineo. Why? According to CBR, the reason was simply that Jake T. Austin wanted a “more substantial role.” When it’s revealed that Jesus did not die in the car crash at the end of season 3 of The Fosters, Noah Centineo took over Jake T. Austin’s role. 

And may I just say, he did a very good job portraying that ostensible “brokenness” of a young teenage boy who was suffering from mental health problems, even though it was obviously a different actor.

No one handled replacing a character better than Noah Centineo.

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Did they really think we wouldn’t notice?!

Before he was Jesus, he was a Disney icon! (I mean, come on.)

Noah Centineo was on several Disney TV shows including Jessie and Shake It Up. You may not have recognized him in Austin and Ally because of that baby face and his shaggy brown hair (anyone else reminded of first boyfriends with that shaggy haircut?! I know I am!). 

Nevertheless, Noah Centineo played Dallas in only three episodes of Austin and Ally as Ally’s (played by Laura Marano) love interest…gotta love a guy who works at a cell phone accessory cart. I mean c’mon, we all know in the end Austin (Ross Lynch) and Ally belonged together. 

In Jessie, Noah Centineo played Rick Larkin, who was actually a “bad boy” — literally. In fact, according to the Fandom page for Jessie, the character Rick Larkin was named after Link Larkin of Hairspray because Link (Zac Efron) breaks the blonde girl, Amber’s  (Brittany Snow) heart. But in the case of Jessie, Rick (Noah Centineo) breaks Emma’s (Peyton List) heart by flirting with another girl. But to his karma, he gets shut down.

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In Shake It Up, he had a very small cameo, but was, yet again, a love interest for CeCe (Bella Thorne). But he also had a dog… named Taco… that should’ve been a win for CeCe all on its own!

All of these cameos make Noah Centineo a Disney icon, right? Right.

Even before that, there was the Noah Centineo TV show T@gged

In this creepy thriller series about the darker sides of social media, Noah Centineo appeared in the second season as Hawk Carter. Although it wasn’t a starring role, Noah once again played the boyfriend! That’s right, he played the boyfriend of the character Hailey (Lisa Marie Johnson). 

^^ a hot take that is sure to spark a debate

Find out more about Hailey and Hawk’s short-lived love (I say short-lived because the series, unfortunately, didn’t last long) on Hulu.

Then there was the iconic Noah Centineo movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is 100% considered Noah Centineo’s breakout role. GQ reports that the Hollywood actor went from 300,000 Instagram followers to 11 million in only 7 DAYS.

I couldn’t help but watch this famous Netflix movie when it first came out. And I couldn’t help but think that Lara Jean did in fact, belong with Peter Kavinsky. I mean that kissing scene at the end of the first movie? So ‘80s, and we live for those till this day! But don’t get your hopes up because Lana Condor and Noah Centineo actually made an IRL ‘best-friend professionals’ contract while filming the series, according to Teen VogueNoah Centineo said in a February 2020 interview with NPR:

I feel like you can’t say ‘Break my heart into a thousand pieces,’ and ‘I love you’ without being vulnerable. Those are very very honest statements. And I feel like that’s what we all want … And being pent up and not releasing your emotion is something that as men for a very long time, we’ve been conditioned to think is normal. And it’s led to so many psychiatric ailments.”

With that being said, this was probably the most vulnerable role that Noah Centineo took on in his career. In 2020, he reprised his role as Peter Kravinsky in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever in Feb 2021. 

Thankfully, you can watch (and rewatch) Noah Centineo in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever on Netflix!

With all this talk about love…let’s talk about Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren 

Noah Centineo’s relationship with the model, Instagram influencer, and Dancing With the Stars alumna, Alexis Ren was most likely the more public romance that Noah Centineo had in his career as a celebrity. The relationship was confirmed when Us Weekly reported that the couple packed on some PDA at an airport in Palm Beach, Florida where Noah went to pick her up.

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But the couple was dating for at least nine months before news officially broke that they were, indeed, a couple. Style Caster confirmed that Alexis Ren was absolutely head-over-heels for Noah Centineo and that he really has a “heart of gold.” The pair ultimately split in April 2020. 

Who is Noah Centineo’s current girlfriend?

Meet Stassie Karanikolaou — better known as Kylie Jenner’s BFF and model for Khloe Kardashian’s jeans brand, Good American. There were reportedly rumors that the pair eloped in Las Vegas in October 2020, but those rumors were quickly dismissed. 

However, nothing stops them from packing on PDA at friends’ gatherings, according to Parade. There was also an Instagram post of Stassie wearing Noah’s jacket and claiming it’s “their jacket” now.

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