Sex Education season 3 has featured a whirlwind romance for Asa Butterfield and Mimi Keene’s characters Otis and Ruby.
But fans of the Netflix show now seem to think that the two young stars may have extended their entanglements even off-screen.
In the show, Otis and Ruby first get together during a party and have secret casual sex over summer before a rumour of their affair spreads throughout school. The pair then to own up to it and eventually start dating properly.
Ruby opens up to Otis about her family and was vulnerable with him in ways she never was with anyone else before.
But when she tells him ‘I love you’ and he doesn’t reciprocate, their relationship comes to an end, with Otis ultimately finding his way back to Maeve (Emma Mackey).
In a recent TikTok, user espinacaconpure has dug through Asa and Mimi’s social media accounts and has found something quite interesting.
Back in June, both stars posted pictures of themselves in an idyllic buttercup field.
Asa captioned his post: ‘Bill and Ben could never’ in reference to the 1950s BBC children show Flower Pot Men, also hinting that he might have had a partner in his outdoors shenanigans.
Mimi’s caption also seemed to potentially hint at a connection with her co-star: ‘Do you like butter?’ she wrote.
The fan speculates that it could both be a reference to the old myth about buttercups showing if you like butter by reflecting yellow under your chin or a direct link to Asa’s surname.
The Sex Education fan base seems to be thrilled by this idea, with the TikTok having received over 570,000 likes at the time of writing.
While some rightfully argue that there is more than one buttercup field in Britain and the posts were shared a few weeks apart, some couldn’t help but share their excitement.
‘Oh so that’s why they had such good chemistry,’ noted one person.
Someone else also noted that both stars have since changed their profile pictures to snaps from their respecive buttercup field posts.
Could it be another subtle hint at their romance, or are fans just desperately wanting life to imitate art?
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