How many boyfriends does Dakota Fanning have?

Dakota Fanning and her ex-boyfriends – Freddie Highmore (slide 1) and Henry Frye (slide 2).

Who is Dakota Fanning?

Dakota Fanning is an American actress. She gained fame as a child actress, playing “Lucy Dawson” in the 2001 film “I Am Sam.” Dakota was only 7 years old then. She is also known for her stellar performance in films and TV shows such as “Uptown Girls” (2003), “Dreamer” (2005), “The First Lady” (2022), and “The Equalizer 3” (2023), both as a child and adult actress.

Dakota’s full name is Hannah Dakota Fanning. She was born on February 23, 1994, in Conyers, Georgia. The “I Am Sam” actress is 30 years old as of March 2024.

About Dakota Fanning’s parents

Dakota Fanning is the first child and daughter of Steven J. Fanning (father) and Heather Joy (mother). Both of her parents were professional athletes. Her father, born in May 1967, was an ex-league baseball player who later became an electronics salesman in Los Angeles.

Fanning’s mother, on the other hand, was a tennis player and is distantly related to the royal family. According to reports, Dakota and her sister Elle are the 22nd great-granddaughters of King Edward III. Dakota speaks highly of her parents, describing them as supportive.

In her words:

“I feel really lucky, and I think it’s got a lot to do with my family — our parents are so removed from this business, and so happy just to be our parents. I can honestly say I have a completely normal life. Probably more normal than normal people!”

Sadly, Dakota’s parents divorced in 2018 after 25 years of marriage.

Young Dakota Fanning and her sister Elle with their parents, Steven and Heather Joy.

About Dakota Fanning’s siblings

Dakota Fanning’s only sibling is her younger sister, Elle Fanning. Just like Dakota, Elle is an actress. The Fanning sisters seem to share a great bond, as they always flaunt each other on their social media pages. Dakota’s sister Elle was born on April 9, 1998. She is 25 years old as of March 2024. 

Elle gained recognition for starring in the 2002 miniseries “Taken” alongside her sister. She also appeared in the 2001 film “I Am Sam” playing the toddler version of her sister. Elle Fanning has graced the screen appearing in films such as “Phoebe In Wonderland” (2008), “Super 8” (2011), and “Maleficent” (2014), among others. 

Elle Fanning has had her fair share of relationship rumors. The “Taken” star has been linked to the likes of actor Zalman Band, Dylan Beck, and Max Minghella.

Dakota Fanning and her sister Elle Fanning.

About Dakota Fanning’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article, Dakota Fanning is neither married nor officially engaged to anyone. However, the actress has always been open about how much she values marriage and her desire to have children.

While Dakota is not married yet, she has been romantically linked to several men, including celebrities. Her most recent publicized relationship was with her boyfriend, Henry Frye. However, it remains unclear whether the lovebirds are still together as of 2024.

Dakota Fanning’s last known relationship was with Henry Frye.

List of Dakota Fanning’s boyfriends

Dakota Fanning has had many boyfriends despite her claims of not being a fan of dating. The “I Am Sam” actress has reportedly dated over 4 men ranging from Freddie Highmore, Jamie Strachan, and Henry Frye, among others.

Below is a full list of boyfriends Dakota Fanning has reportedly had:

1. Dakota Fanning and Freddie Highmore (2009)

Dakota Fanning reportedly dated British actor Freddie Highmore in 2009. Not much information is available about their relationship, except for the several dinner dates and public events they attended together. They also interviewed each other for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” in 2018.

British actor Freddie Highmore was Dakota Fanning’s boyfriend in 2009.

2. Dakota Fanning and Cameron Bright (2009-2012)

Dakota Fanning and Canadian actor Cameron Bright were rumored to be lovers after they both starred in the 2009 series “Twilight Saga.” However, the movie stars reportedly broke up in 2012.

Dakota Fanning and Cameron Bright in “The Twilight Saga” series.

3. Dakota Fanning and Jamie Strachan (2013-2016)

Dakota Fanning dated English model Jamie Strachan for three years (2013–2016). Rumors about their relationship ignited in September 2013 after they were pictured holding hands in New York City. Dakota and her ex-boyfriend Jamie also attended a few public events as a couple. 

Despite the 13-year age gap between the ex-lovers, Dakota had shared with The Times that she was super happy dating the English model.

She said:

“I’m super-happy. I think love is very important and it’s really fun to have someone to experience things with. It makes everything a bit more special”.

Unfortunately, Dakota and Strachan called it quits in 2016, after being together for about 3 years.

Dakota Fanning and her ex-boyfriend Jamie Strachan.

4. Dakota Fanning and Theo James (2015)

Dakota Fanning was romantically linked with British actor and filmmaker Theo James. The rumor about their relationship hit the media in 2015 after they starred as a couple in the drama film “The Benefactor.” However, it turned out that they were just on-screen lovers.

Dakota Fanning and Theo James.

5. Dakota Fanning and Logan Markley (2016)

Dakota Fanning and Logan Markley sparked relationship rumors in 2016 after they were spotted locking hands in New York City. Dakota’s former boyfriend Markley is reportedly a commercial real estate broker.

According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the pair were high school sweethearts and they only rekindled their romance in 2016. Sadly, their romance lasted for barely a year. Meanwhile, the reason for their split remains unknown. 

Dakota Fanning and her former boyfriend Logan Markley.

6. Dakota Fanning and Henry Frye

Dakota Fanning reportedly started dating her boyfriend Henry Frye in 2017. They made their relationship public in October 2017 after Fanning posted a photo of them together with the caption “Lovers.” She also occasionally shared their loved-up pictures on her IG page. 

In February 2018, Dakota posted a picture of Henry with the caption “My Valentine.” However, the former child actress has since stopped sharing pictures of her beau. While some reports claim that the lovebirds broke up in 2019, other reports say they decided to keep their relationship private.

Not much information is available about Henry Frye but his Facebook page says that he studied at the University of Vermont and resides in New York. Frye starred as himself in an episode of the documentary, “WRAL Murder Trials.”

Dakota Fanning and her boyfriend Henry Frye pictured sharing a kiss.

Dakota Fanning’s children

As of the time of writing this article (March 2024), Dakota Fanning has no children, and she is yet to be a mother.

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Hannah Idowu is a Mass Communication graduate, writer and tutor. She is an avid reader and book collector.

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