On episode 196 of the podcast Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine, Noah Galvin shared the news. “I’m just gonna—” he says, then does the audible version of “af;lkdjsf” — “Ben and I are dating,” Noah laughs. “I asked him this morning, I was like, are we allowed to talk about this? And he’s like, ‘Don’t go into our nitty gritty, but yeah, people can know.’ It’s still relatively new.” Noah and the host go on to talk about how two other actors who have played the titular role in the Tony award-winning musical Dear Even Hansen are also dating — Taylor Trensch and Ben Levi Ross. Noah says, “It’s so incenstuous. But, it makes sense. We all went through the war together. We all feel very connected.”
Actress Molly Gordon initially introduced Beanie Feldstein and Ben Platt (who grew up together) to Noah, and, well, the rest is history. And by that, I mean they’re all best friends now and do ideal group costumes such as:
On the podcast, Noah talks about his birthday, which was last week on May 6 (he turned 26), and how Ben, also 26, is already winning the best boyfriend award for his gift. “Long story short… Ben, very sweetly, for the past three months has been putting together this birthday video for me, and it’s all my favorite drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and beyond. And then, all my friends in drag. Everybody wishing me a happy birthday.” (Release the video!)
Anyway, if this news gives you some feelings, you’re not alone. Here are some excellent reactions from Twitter:
1. This is how I found out about the Noah x Ben news, so, same, Zach.
I HAVE A FEW NOTES FOR THE NYTIMES FRONT PAGE TODAY pic.twitter.com/zvlxF0unSA
— Zach Schiffman (@schlife) May 11, 2020
2. Maybe, just maybe!
ben platt and noah galvin are dating and maybe there is some good in this world
— kaycee :)! (@wowthanksdarren) May 11, 2020
3. GOOD MORNING TO BEN PLATT AND NOAH GALVIN!!
GOOD MORNING TO BEN PLATT AND NOAH GALVIN ONLY! pic.twitter.com/iMLxqWZuVg
— ✰ ella ⋆ NSFR ✰ (@loverontours) May 11, 2020
4. 2020, you are starting to redeem yourself.
ben platt and noah galvin are boyfriends … finally a good thing to come out of 2020
— mandy (@starkdreyfuss) May 11, 2020
Mazel tov to the happy couple. We’ll be back when we have more details, obviously.
Image of Ben Platt by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic; of Noah Galvin by Theo Wargo/Getty Images.