Is Shadowhunters' Matthew Daddario Gay? Who Is He Dating Currently? Details About His Affairs

News by Saburo Published on 25 Aug,2017 Updated on 03 Jul,2018

The 2016 hit Freeform’s fantasy show Shadowhunters introduced to us an openly gay character Alec Lightwood who dated Magnus Bane in the series. Actor Matthew Daddario who played the role of Alec Lightwood impressed millions of her hearts with his outstanding performance. But many of his curious fans are confused about his sexual orientation and wondering if the actor is gay in real life?

Is Matthew Daddario gay in real life? Who is he dating currently? Let's learn more about his personal life and find out the truth. 

Is Matthew Daddario Gay in Real life? Who is he Dating Currently?

Many fans are confused regarding Matthew Daddario's sexual orientation. Is he gay like his character in Shadowhunters, since his performance is so natural everyone is insisting he is? But to the dismay of his many gay fans, the twenty-nine years old actors is not gay in his real life.

In fact, he is currently in a relationship with a girl. Matthew Daddario is dating his long-term girlfriend, Esther Kim. According to a source, the couple is dating since 2013. Kim is a media sensation with nearly 98k followers on her Instagram account and around 13k plus on her Twitter, as of June 2018. 


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A simple scroll through both of their social media sites and you instantly fall in love with the couple. They have many cute pictures of them together. They constantly post pictures of their dinner dates and adventures on Instagram. 


Not only Daddario's, Kim's Instagram is also full of their romantic moments, dates and vacations. Recently, the media sensation shared a picture of their romantic date and she captioned the picture, " Very tough to get in touch with their leasing office."


The cute pair also frequently makes their public appearance. They together appeared in GLAAD award, a moment from which Kim shared on her Instagram on April 2, 2017.



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Observing their Instagram post, we can assume that Matthew Daddario and Esther Kim share a healthy relationship and they are totally in love with each other.

Matthew Daddario's Career

Daddario was introduced to the Hollywood industry with his debut movie from Breathe In in 2013. He then appeared in a supporting role as Channing in the comedy film Delivery Man the same year.

Daddario then did a film called When the Game Stands Tall co-starring Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, and Alexander Ludwig in 2014. The following year, he performed in the comedy-drama Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List where he interestingly enough plays a gay character. 

CAPTION: The Shadowhunters star Matthew Daddario SOURCE: The Tempest

He rose to fame after being cast as a gay character as Alec Lightwood on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters. The series first aired on January 12, 2016, and is currently in production for season 3. His most recent appearance was in Cabin Fever starring Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis in 2016.

 Matthew Daddario Quick Facts

  • Daddario was born on October 1, 1987, in New York City, New York.
  • He is the son of Christina and Richard Daddario.
  • His parents were both lawyers.
  • He has an older sister Alexandra Daddario and with a younger sister, Catharine Daddario.
  • His birth sign is Libra
  • He studied at the Collegiate School and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2010.
  • His hobbies are amateur astronomy, cooking and Sci-Fi books.