When Rose McIver met boyfriend George Byrne, she was still in a relationship
Rose Mclver, a New Zealander, moved to Los Angeles in 2011 and experienced substantial emotional and professional changes as a result of her decision.
Back home, the struggling actress supplemented her income by distributing Fair Trade bananas on the back of a scooter and doing occasional acting gigs. However, moving to the bright lights of Hollywood provided numerous chances, including roles in films such as iZombie and A Christmas Prince.
The changes were even more evident in her personal life, as the New Zealander had to deal with the split of a long-term partner while meeting and starting over with her current boyfriend, George Byrne.
Continue reading to learn about the changes in the actress’ relationships, from a rumored breakup to a quiet life in the east side of Los Angeles with her present boyfriend.
When Rose McIver met boyfriend George Byrne, she was in a relationship
Prior to Bryne, the Auckland-born artist was in a 12-year relationship with architect Benjamin Hoeksema.
Rose and her former lover Hoeksema, according to some sources, originally met in 2005. The exact date of their relationship isn’t known. While there aren’t many photos of the former partners together, the architect was seen with the actress at the opening of The Lovely Bones.
Meanwhile, according to some accounts, the two moved to LA together in 2011 and began a live-in relationship. Things, on the other hand, did not work out between them. According to her Instagram, the iZombie star is no longer in a relationship with Hoeksema. George Bryne, a visual storyteller, is rumored to be her boyfriend.
The Lovely Bones actress hasn’t shied away from a public expression of adoration towards Bryne, despite keeping her connection with her former partner under wraps.
According to an article from Now To Love, Rose met her current Australian partner, Bryne, after coming to Los Angeles in 2011, implying that she was still seeing Hoeksema at the time.
Why and why the Christman Prince actress broke her 12-year relationship with Hoeksema is unknown. Nonetheless, it’s safe to infer that Rose reconnected with Bryne and began dating in 2017 after splitting up with her previous beau.
In Los Angeles, Rose McIver spends time with her boyfriend
Rose and Bryne now live in a lovely home on LA’s East Side, tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle. As evidenced by many Instagram postings, the two have been enjoying each other’s company.
Even throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns, the lovely pair made the most of their time together.
In a July 2020 post, the iZombie alum wished Bryne a happy birthday and praised his patience and ingenuity. Although they were unable to celebrate with a formal dinner, the creative partner did construct an outside fireplace out of cardboard boxes.
“Happy birthday @george_byrne. 2020 has only made it even more apparent how wonderful (read: patient) you are. I especially love how you designed our outdoor fireplace out of la croix boxes. Innovation is key”
The actress also shows her support for her boyfriend’s creative professional work by accompanying him to his exhibitions and sharing them on Instagram.
Visits to Rose Mclver’s Native Home and Boyfriend’s Family
In an interview with Now To Love, the Lovely Bones actress said that she misses her native New Zealand, despite being happy with her decision to leave for better job opportunities.
“I’m on the other side of the world and all my school friends are watching each other have babies, get married, and get on with life. But at the same time, you’re like, …how dare I complain about an opportunity that I could only have dreamed of?”
Nonetheless, The Christmas Prince star loves visiting friends and family back home whenever the opportunity provides, especially during festivities.
While talking to the Cosmopolitan, Rose shared her 2019 Christmas plans, which involved flying back to New Zealand and spending time with her family solving jigsaw puzzles. In the same interview, the famous celeb also admitted to spending time with Bryne’s family, which apparently included a lot of swimming.
If that is any indication, then it should tell just how serious both of them are regarding their relationship.