Maya Hawke’s sexuality – Her dating history in detail

Maya Hawke may be the daughter of prolific actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman but she is carving a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. After her debut performance as Jo March in BBC’s Little Women, Hawke made her breakthrough as Robin Buckley in the third season of Stranger Things and became a part of the show’s ensemble cast.

Although she had a part in making her Stranger Things character a lesbian, Hawke is not queer in real life. She has not clarified her sexual orientation but it is safe to say that she is straight based on her dating past. Apart from acting, Hawke is passionate about music and has found love in her boyfriend who is also a musician.

Maya Hawke is reportedly dating the indie-pop musician Spencer Barnett

Maya Hawke was publicly spotted with the indie-pop musician Spencer Barnett on Valentine’s Day in 2022 on the streets of Manhattan, New York City. The pair were undoubtedly close and were engaged in a display of affection, sparking rumors about them dating.

As private individuals, Hawke (24) and Barnett (20) have not made any statements either confirming or denying their relationship. However, they have since attended a few red carpet events together and made their presence at this year’s Dior Fashion Week.

Barnett emerged into the music scene in 2015 as a cover artist before dropping his first single “Whatever” in 2017. He then released his debut EP “Reckless” in 2019. He is the son of Roger Barnett, the CEO of Shaklee Corporation, and Sloan Barnett, a former Manhattan district attorney.

It is presumed that Hawke and Barnett met through her brother Levon Hawke as it turns out that Levon is a friend of Barnett. Moreover, Maya dabbles in indie music and released her debut album “Blush” in 2020, hence it is not unlikely for two musicians to be on each other’s radar.

The couple has not made their relationship “Instagram official” and it is no surprise as both are relatively offline. Also, Hawke has said in a 2017 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that she prefers to connect with a potential partner in person instead of via online dating apps.

“I’m not particularly interested in my phone. I’m interested in human contact. I think phones have created a certain social incapacity; it’s made people socially deficient. And if it’s fun to spend time alone, then there’s not the incentive to go out and meet people and make yourself vulnerable,” she said.

Maya previously dated actor Tom Sturridge for a year and a half – they had a 13-year age gap

Before her romance with Spencer Barnett, Hawke had come out of a long-term relationship with The Sandman actor Tom Sturridge.

Hawke and Sturridge dated for a year and a half from July 2020 to January 2022. The relationship was mostly known for the pair’s 13-year age gap which did not sit well with her fans.

At the start of the relationship, Hawke was 22 years old while Sturridge was 35 years old. He also had an eight-year-old child from his previous relationship with fellow actress Sienna Miller.

Hawke’s dating history also includes a short-term relationship with the now President and CEO of Rolling Stone Gus Wenner, who was the then Chief Operating Officer of the magazine. They dated for a few months at the beginning of 2019 when she was 21 years old and he was 30 years old.

Unlike her later relationships, she and Wenner were public about their dating lives and had even posted about each other on Instagram.

In the past, Hawke had alluded to not being able to find someone to date and said that she ‘scares men’:

“I had a wonderful, loving relationship that lasted a year. It just ended and I’m single. I think I scare men. I was given the impression that being 19 and single in the world means you’ll be fending off the wolves, but I can’t find a wolf to save my life.”