Recently, Stranger Things star Joe Keery was in the news because his Twitter was hacked and a number of inappropriate comments were sent out to the public. But this handsome and enigmatic star is mostly pretty good about avoiding the limelight.

While Joe"s Steve Harrington isn"t the star of Netflix"s Stranger Things, he"s certainly built himself a fanbase. The same can be said for Stranger Things" main star, Millie Bobby Brown who has become a massive celebrity; which makes it even more eyebrow-raising that she was rejected by the creators of Game of Thrones. Never the less, Millie is making a ton of projects outside of the beloved Netflix show.

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But the same can be said for Joe Keery, who has also been cast in other high-profile projects such as Aaron Sorkin"s Molly"s Game and Ryan Reynold"s upcoming film Free Guy.

Other than that, we really don"t know much about the actor or his absurdly stunning girlfriend, Maika Monroe.

But here"s what we do know about her and their mysterious relationship...

Who Exactly Is Maika Monroe?

Well, Maika"s an actor. But given the fact that she looks like one, is definitely recognizable, and is dating one, this shouldn"t be surprising.

Maika was born and raised in California to a sign-language interpreter mother and a construction worker father. Although she was born with the name "Dillion Monroe Buckley", she legally changed it to "Maika Monroe" which she had gone by for years. In an interview with Under The Radar, Maika had this to say about her name:


"It was probably first or second grade, I was asking my mom if there was any other name she was going to name me, and she said Maika was another one. And I was like, "That"s my name. I want that to be my name.""

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The beautiful blonde was clearly free spirit as she moved to the Dominican Republic to learn how to kit and finished her high school diploma online.

It was only when she returned to California that she decided to become an actor.

As soon as Maika signed with an agency and acting coach, she started a very steady stream of work. At first, she was only cast in B-movie and bit parts on TV shows. However, in 2013, Maika was featured in two high-profile projects, Sofia Coppola"s The Bling Ring and Labor Day with Kate Winslet. This led her to be cast in a leading role in the cult-horror flick It Follows. The film was utterly successful and remains beloved by horror fans.


After the film"s release, Maika"s career just exploded!

Her resume includes The 5th Waves, Hot Summer Nights (where she played the lead alongside Timothee Chalamet), Independence Day: Resurgence, Greta, Tau, Honey Boy, and The Sound Of Philadelphia.

Then there"s After Everything, which is the film that introduced her to her future boyfriend.

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Inside Maika Monroe"s Relationship With The Stranger Things Star

According to Nicki Swift, Maika met Joe on the set of the film After Everything. The two instantly hit it off but didn"t formally announce their relationship until the premiere of the second season of Stranger Things in October 2017.


Most of the time Maika and Joe are seen together, they are attending a swanky industry event. But both actors have remained completely silent about the details of their partnership.

However, we do know that they spent a great deal of time with their dogs. They also get followed by the paparazzi when they go out for coffee or the juice bars around Beverly Hills, Brentwood, or Culver City.

Perhaps because Maika and Joe are so secretive, the paparazzi want to dig up even more information on them. That, and the fact that these two are straight-up hot. However, no one has actually been able to find out anything significant or remotely dramatic. The two seem happy as can be and seem to truly get along.


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Their Instagram account sheds a little more light on their dynamic, but mostly they just show the rare photo of the two of them hiking or horseback riding.

On top of this, Maika and Joe both care about important issues facing America and the entire world. We know this because they"ve also been spotted hand-in-hand at various rallies and marches for causes such as Black Lives Matter.

It truly appears as though things are wonderful between her and the Stranger Things star and they are in it for the long haul. We certainly wish them all the luck in the world.


Next: Millie Bobby Brown Marks ‘Stranger Things’ Anniversary: ‘4 Years Ago My Whole Life Changed’



Dylan Parker (977 Articles Published)

Dylan Parker is a list and content writer working for Valnet Inc. He"s written for The Things, The Talko, Baby Gaga, Moms, and Screen Rant. He specializes in entertainment, film, and celebrity news. Dylan has also written for Narcity and various other entertainment, food, and travel publications.

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