'Bodyguard' Star Richard Madden Hangs with Sam Smith's Ex Amid Romance Rumors

Tuesday April 9, 2019

British actor Richard Madden, star of the U.K. smash series "Bodyguard" who will also appear in the Elton John biopic "Rocketman," is making tabloid headlines this week after he was spotted hanging out with "13 Reasons Why" actor Brandon Flynn, who was once linked with singer Sam Smith.

The Daily Mail reports Madden, 32, and Flynn, 25, have reportedly moved in together as the "Game of Thrones" actor tries to further his career in Hollywood. Over the weekend the pair were seen together in Los Angeles while doing errands. The newspaper points out Flynn was carrying a pack of marijuana cigarettes.

"Richard's career is going from strength to strength — the world is really his oyster," a source told The Sun (via The Daily Mail). "He never really used to like Los Angeles, but went there a couple of times at the end of last year and fell in love with the place."

In another article, The Daily Mail reports the men were seen out Monday evening, picking up pizza and bumping into couple Kate Mara and her husband Jamie Bell.

Smith, who dated Flynn, deleted photos of their relationship from his social media accounts. The British newspaper The Times reports the "Stay with Me" singer is "devastated" about the breakup and that Flynn was "the most significant" romance of his life.

"I'm still trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me. It's still quite raw," he recently told The Times.

Madden, who recently won a Golden Globe for his work on "Bodyguard," will play John Reid, Elton John's former manager and one-time lover, in "Rocketman." It's been reported that he and Taron Egerton, who plays the music icon, have some risqué scenes together.

After reports of Madden and Flynn hanging out together, Twitter quickly speculated that the two may be a couple.

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