The fans lost their minds when they first came to know of Sabrina Carpenter and Joshua Bassett together. This “rumored” couple, who happen to be great singers and actors, are the two up-and-coming artists in America. Furthermore, even the slightest hint of these two being in a relationship really made fans live their reality – their favorite celebs in love!
On the contrary, no one ever got to know whether they were actually in a relationship, or just working together. In simple words, their relationship was a rumor that never go its clarity. So, what is the truth? Are Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter dating in real life?
This article contains all the answers you were searching for. Here, we bring you 7 such facts about the Carpenter-Bassett relationship. Let’s get started!
Sabrina Carpenter & Joshua Bassett Dating Rumors Surfaced In 2020
The rumor of Sabrina’s relationship with the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actor first saw the light of day in 2020. Sources confirm that this couple was caught together in a Black Lives Matter protest in LA – this is how it all started. Fans did not need any further explanation to assume that they were together.
Following this, their speculations reached heights when Joshua’s ex-cum-co-star posted a TikTok video of her, which led the fans to believe that she and he had broken up. In the video, Olivia Rodrigo was seen eating a muffin, with her song, All I Want, playing in the background. Moreover, in the caption, she wrote,
“And that’s on failed relationships.”
Therefore, it then did not take the artists’ fans to believe that their favorite stars were dating.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License Caused A Bit Of A Hassle In Their “Relationship”
Olivia Rodrigo was Joshua’s then-girlfriend before he moved on with Carpenter. These two were so-stars on HSMTMTS and were rumored to be in a relationship in 2019. Unfortunately, their love did not last long, as Bassett moved on with The Hate U Give actress.
As the news of this Disney+ show actor moved on, Rodrigo released her new song, Drivers License – this caused a lot of chaos in this whole “rumored” fiasco.
The main theme of Olivia’s song was about an ex who moved on with a different girl. Moreover, fans immediately thought of Joshua Bassett as they heard the whole song. Even more so, in one of the verses, the Good For You singer points out that her lover loved on with a “blonde girl”. Even more so, sources confirm that the original words in the verse were “brunette girl”. Many then started to believe that she was trying to vent through her song about her ex moving on with Carpenter.
Joshua & Sabrina Released A Duet Together
Around January 2021, Bassett planned to release an extended play of his music. Furthermore, the early tracklist of the EP featured a duet between him and Sabrina, We Both Know.
In addition, Bassett also confirmed this good news in an interview with Febre Teen. According to him, he slid into Sabrina’s duet to pitch the idea for the song and request her to sing it with him. Fortunately, she agreed.
Sad as it is, in February 2021, Bassett informed his fans that he was removing the duet and adding another song, Telling Myself. He said that it was his and Carpenter’s mutual decision to give up on their song together. Moreover, in an interview with Billboard, the actor said,
“I didn’t want my EP to be overshadowed by some other narrative that people were trying to make. I really want the focus to be on the art instead of some of the talk and the chatter. You shouldn’t live to please everybody, but at the same time, there are ways to be sensitive to situations where maybe [‘We Both Know’] has a better chance at a different time.”
This news was saddening to most of their fans since they really were eager to see the rumored love birds together.
Did You Know That Joshua Bassett Is A Member Of LGBTQI+? Sabrina Was His Supporter
In May 2021, actor-cum-singer, Joshua Bassett indirectly came out to the world. How, you ask? In an interview, he talked about how “hot” Harry Styles is – he later confirmed that it was him trying to “come out of the closet”.
Following this, he released a statement on his Insta addressing the question of his fans. He wrote,
“My entire life people have told me my sexuality. People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance. Love who you love shamelessly. It’s ok to still be figuring out who you are. Life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win. I choose love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜”
This filled the fans’ hearts with deep love and respect for the actor. In addition to all this, Sabrina showed her support towards him by commenting a heart on his post.
Bassett Has (Or Had) Great Respect For The 23-Year-Old Artist
Joshua Bassett, during his time with the GQ, talked a little about Carpenter. He mentioned that Sabrina is one of the artists he “looks up to” the most.
Furthermore, a few questions about the speculations of his affair with the actress were also answered. Bassett expressed that people really did not know what was underneath all the rumors that they heard or were hearing at the time.
In 2021, The Rumor Of Their Breakup Shook Their Fans; What Is The Truth?
After the release of her music, Skinny Dipping, Sabrina Carpenter posted on her TikTok that made fans question the unthinkable – Did she and Bassett breakup? The video featured audio from Lindsay Lohan that talked about how she was “recently single and was looking for someone to spend life with”.
Thus, the rumor of her breakup with Joshua began. Furthermore, Joshua even confirmed later on that he is single in December 2021.
The Carpenter-Bassett Relationship Started With A Rumor And Also Ended With One; Did They Even Date?
If we give it a thought, the relationship between Sabrina Carpenter and Joshua Bassett started with one rumor and ended with another. Neither of the two stars ever confirmed their relationship with each other. Furthermore, everything that we know is only based on the rumors brought up by the public.
However, we do believe that these stars did date each other at some point; they were just too shy to admit it or wanted to keep the whole thing a secret.
Regardless of what happened, they are thriving beautifully in their individual careers and have not yet failed their fans with their dazzling qualities.