Joseph Gordon Levitt’s new girlfriend is educated, non-famous & she builds robots


For years now, I’ve heard rumors and blind items attributed to Joseph Gordon Levitt and his sexuality. I don’t know the truth, and I don’t really get a “feeling” about him in general, like I do with, say, Bradley Cooper. If you wanted me to put money on it, I would say that JGL is probably undercover bisexual, and he just doesn’t talk about his personal life all that much. Anyway, People Mag had a nice little write-up about JGL’s new, non-famous girlfriend. You can see a photo of them out together here. She sounds pretty cool:

Sorry, ladies! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is off the market – and his girlfriend sounds like a keeper. The Don Jon star, 33, stepped out over the weekend in Los Angeles with Tasha McCauley, the co-founder and CEO of Fellow Robots, a robotics company based at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California.

Late last year, the actor admitted to Howard Stern about dating a non-showbiz gal whom he had met through mutual friends.

“I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public,” he said, declining to give her name. “The girl that I’m with, she really doesn’t want to be a part of that.”

So just how far removed is McCauley from Gordon-Levitt’s starry world?

After earning her B.A. from Bard College and a graduate certificate in robotics from Singularity University (she went on to teach students about “rapidly accelerating technologies there), McCauley – who speaks English, Spanish and Arabic and has traveled to Antarctica and Cuba – picked up an International Business Education and Research MBA from the University of Southern California in 2013.

With her impressive background and non-Hollywood job, sounds like McCauley’s the perfect fit for Gordon-Levitt, who’s always had a “phobia” of “getting attention from girls for [being famous],” as he told Stern.

[From People]

I think this must be the new thing following George Clooney’s engagement to a “civilian” – now Hollywood men are going to be looking to date women who have accomplishments beyond “completing a week-long juice fast” and “getting pap’d on Robertson.” That’s the trend now! Take note, Benedict Cumberbatch. Honestly though, Joseph’s girlfriend sounds badass – she builds robots and she has a million degrees. But do you think they have anything to talk about? Maybe. Joseph is a smart, ambitious guy and I’m sure he can hold up his end of a technical conversation about robotics. Maybe? Hopefully.

By the way, I can no longer fight the urge to make a joke – saying “I have a girlfriend, she’s not famous and she builds robots” is the new “my girlfriend lives in Canada.”


Photos courtesy of WEN.

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  1. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Clooney must be jealous ….JGL ‘s girlfriend has more degrees than his one

    ( NB: i always thought he was gay )

    • Blankverse says:

      Funny you should mention Clooney because I wonder, and I may be wrong, if the Bryan Singer case hasn’t spooked the closeted or more private gay/bi men in Hollywood. Just my theory (and I have absolutely no proof to back it up) but I think that Clooney’s name may come up on the trial and so that is why he has suddenly and very publicly announced an engagement and wedding. Other actors may also have PR teams who are encouraging them to squash any rumours of being gay to offset any chance their clients may be even innocently implicated. only takes one fake or real twitter or FB posting to get people talking.

      • don't kill me i'm french says:

        At this point,all actor who worked with Singer can be worried and all actor rumored gay or bisexual also
        You noted how any journalist asked to McAvoy or Fassy or Jackman about Singer against accusations.They just asked to Ellen Page because she did her coming out

      • kri says:

        Sighing lots today. I like him-I think he may be quite bright, and he makes some interesting choices. To be honest, I also thought he was gay, but maybe he is straight or bi. Whatever. I like his Old Hollywood look.

      • Isadora says:

        Interesting theory, Blankverse!

  2. erni says:

    how about zooey?

  3. blue marie says:

    They’re cute together, good for them.

  4. Duri says:

    awww so happy for JGL, I have a soft spot for him.

    I always thought he was gay though, looks like I was wrong in my assumption.

    • Shiksa Goddess says:

      We can’t rule out bearding right away though. The body language in those photos is awkward.

      • Jules says:

        I agree SG. Odd body language.

      • lunchcoma says:

        It’s awkward, but I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. She’s not used to being photographed in these kinds of situations. It’s probably kind of freaky for her.

      • Duri says:

        well it’s just one photo so I won’t judge as of yet. They look good together though

      • Shiksa Goddess says:

        In my opinion, he’s the one that looks more uncomfortable. She seems fine with it.

      • Mark says:

        Are they just uncomfortable with being photographed?

      • LadySlippers says:

        But why ‘beard’ in private? They’ve been dating for about two years. (When he announced it last summer he was dating, he mentioned something to the affect that they’ve been an item for a year)

        Bearding is something that needs to be obvious and conspicuous. It’s meant to create a ‘stud’ image for the public. This relationship has been one of the most private ones in Hollywood which flies in the face of what bearding tries to create.

      • Isadora says:

        LadySlippers, I think there are several forms of bearding around. Yes, the one you mentioned seems to be the most popular one. But we don’t know if JGL just wants a “girlfriend” on stand-by if the need arises – not to create a stud image, but to dispel gay rumors. Maybe she really is a good friend and doesn’t want to be totally in the limelight, but is okay with being mentioned if JGL wants to mention someone. Very private bearding has the advantage that you don’t have to stick together like white on rice and it’s less suspicious BECAUSE they are so private.

      • Dizzle says:

        @Isadora my thoughts EXACTLY. You’re my new favorite. :)

  5. Erinn says:

    Sigh. Well, at least she seems like an intelligent lady. I think I’m okay with this.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Same here. Its only fair since I’ve married another that he can cheat on me.

      JGL – She sounds completely badass and like a total package. Just wink at me shirtless every now and then and tote around a new puppy soon. Thanks.

      • Erinn says:

        Ahaha, I’m getting hitched this August. I suppose we’ve both betrayed him. As long as he delivers with the shirtless baby animal toting requests.

  6. hunaww says:

    Oh my god,I am a computer engineer specialising in artifical intelligence ,come to ME Joseph.

  7. QQ says:

    So no more Michael Pitt fooling aroundness for JGL?? :(

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Because they knew each other or had a story together?

      Do you know Pitt harrassed Eva Green after a filming ? Her boyfriend broke him his face and he stopped to harrass her

    • Mark says:

      It was written on the internet so it’s true

  8. Tatjana says:

    I get all her accomplishments ( three languages are pretty cool, too) – but what is so amazing about travelling to Cuba? I get Antarctica, but Cuba?

    • Renee28 says:

      It’s hard for Americans to visit so I think it’s cool when someone can actually go. My friends/colleagues travel often and I’ve only met one person who has ever been.

    • Original Lee says:

      forbidden fruit – the US has an embargo on traveling to Cuba.

    • Tatjana says:

      Really? I never heard that.
      I know loads of people who went there so it didn’t seem like a particularly hard thing to do.

      • LadySlippers says:

        But Americans can’t go. Unless they get special permission and/or are dual citizens and are traveling on their other passport.

      • lrm says:

        LadySlippers: Americans can fly from mexico-weekends and 3 day trips are advertised all over cancun. Cuba will not stamp the passport. This is a known thing. So you don’t need a special permission or have a second passport necessarily. I haven’t been myself but i did see the trips and travel agents in cancun and know of americans traveling this way.

  9. Lucy says:

    I know I should be super jealous (which I am, just a bit), but this only makes me love him more, for some reason.

  10. KatNotNice says:

    Okay…. how did they come up with all this info about the girlfriend though? And he should get a medal becausehe is dating a non famous? Re-okay….

    • OhDear says:

      That kind of information’s fairly easy to find. If they know her name, then people can find out a lot about her through a Google search.

      Though given that this information is in People Magazine, his team probably sent it in.

      Good on them, though? I never know how to respond when celebrities announce that they’re dating someone.

  11. Godwina says:

    We’re getting “feelings” about Bradley “I can’t believe they made that guy happen” Cooper, and not Ryan Reynolds? If anyone’s in the closet in H-wood, it’s RR.

  12. flavia_deluce says:

    “Take note, Benedict Cumberbatch.”

    You are always stealing the words right out of my mouth regarding our Cumberboyfriend, Kaiser. What is it about that man that inspires this mania? I’m adult for christssakes, I can’t be this focused on my celeb crush.

    On another note, glad JGL is dating a cool smart lady. He seems like a cool smart dude.

  13. Kiddo says:

    It’s part of a long term JGL plan of word domination through robots. Prepare to welcome your overlords.

  14. Santolina says:

    I like the reasons he gives for not oversharing about his personal life; it’s in service to the craft. Meeting through mutual friends always bodes well for a relationship. She sounds interesting. As a fellow paleface, I admire the fact that she doesn’t feel the need to have a spray tan.

  15. Lori says:

    Michael Pitt must be crushed

  16. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    I cant lie, I rushed to the picture of him and her because he’s my OTP (outside of Hubs, duh) and I really wanted her to be knock out stunning, because then I’d know I really never had a chance if we met…but she’s not a stunner, she’s beautiful and average and someone you could walk by on the street and for some reason that makes this news even sadder to me.

    That being sad, I am happy that he seems happy because I think he’s one of the most genuine people in HW. <3

    Ugh. I love this dude.

  17. Sumodo1 says:

    Maybe there WILL be a spate of rush-job girlfriend announcements. Gawd, what a bunch of scaredycats there may bbe in H-wood due to Singer.

  18. happyfeet says:

    Unfortunately it’s easier to cheat on educationally accomplished women who aren’t that attractive. Notice how neither him nor clooney went for educationally accomplished women who were exceedingly beautiful. There are plenty of women who are sexy and smart. They are considered a threat to insecure men like him and clooney. Amal and this chick are average meaning that they are not headturners which further lend credibility to the insecure male celebrity. The educated woman is just another accessory to the celebrity man.

    • Isadora says:

      That’s kind of mean, isn’t it? Personally I think Amal is stunning! And not in a “for a lawyer” way, but generally. She could be a Hollywood actress. JGL’s girlfriend is not as stunning to me, but pretty nontheless. But so what.. maybe she is not only educated and smart, but funny, easy going, great and overall wonderful. And maybe he fell in love with her. So he shouldn’t be together with her because there could be – somewhere – another female out there that has all these qualities but is even more pretty? Screw feelings and all?

    • Dizzle says:

      @happyfeet Could not agree more. Hopefully she’s not too invested in the relationship. Perhaps she’s created a robot to deal with such situations when he’s off on location hooking up with randoms. He’s set to film in Montreal late May thru July. And a previous commenter mentioned they’ve been dating for two years? Why then is this the first ever photo op? Just saying. Publicity is a marvelous thing. Rant over

  19. Anesthetizes says:

    Omg! So happy for them both :-D . JGL seems so genuinely awesome and kind, like Jeff Bridges or Julianne Moore. Yay, cheesy posts like this make my day!

  20. Marianne says:

    I have no idea whether he’s gay, bi or straight. But since he publicly identifies as straight, thats what I will go with.

    Personally, I think many celebs who are gay/bi stay closeted because Hollywood is still pretty homophobic. Once an actor is out, how many roles do you see them play where they aren’t gay? They just don’t seem to get as many roles (or as many different roles). It’s like producers have this idea in their head that women will not find a gay man attractive.

    Hollywood is still pretty racist and sexist when it comes right down to it as well.