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17th Aug 2022

Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers are buying a home in West Cork

Fiona Frawley

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal on a pier by the sea, Phoebe smiling as Paul kisses her forehead

Beats queueing for 8 hours to view a rental accommodation in Dublin, in fairness.

Normal People actor and musician and official sad girl representative Phoebe Bridgers are looking to buy a home in the scenic town of Schull, West Cork.

The couple first got together back in 2020, after Phoebe binged Normal People and tweeted about it (it’s how all great love stories start, tbh).

On finishing the series, Phoebe wrote “finished normal people and now I’m sad and horny oh wait”, to which Paul replied “I’m officially dead”. Phoebe opted for a classic response –  “noo don’t die your so talented aha”, and the rest, as they say is history.

After speculation from fans as Phoebe was spotted out and about in what looked suspiciously like GAA shorts, the couple went Instagram-official in 2021. Irish Twitter collectively lost their minds when Phoebe and Paul were spotted on Grafton Street last December, and Phoebe reportedly introduced Paul as her fiancé at this year’s Coachella.

Daisy Edgar Jones, Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal after the Met Gala, image via Instagram/phoebebridgers

Fast forward to now, and the happy couple are reportedly buying a house somewhere between Schull and Ballydehob, joining a number of celebs including Saoirse Ronan who own homes in scenic West Cork.

According to the Examiner, the couple have told friends that they are buying an old farmhouse along the Wild Atlantic Way, and the the off-market property deal is said to be still in train.

Some have speculated online that celebrities choose to spend time in West Cork because they’re not bothered by anyone there, and that locals treat them the same as anyone else. It makes sense to be fair – it’s definitely the last place in Ireland you’d be permitted to have notions about yourself. No doubt Phoebe will be out delivering turf and helping with the lambing in no time, relishing being told that she’s a “fine worker” by neighbouring farmers over pints at the local.

Header image via Instagram/phoebebridgers

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