‘Fargo’ costars Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons are a couple now: surprised?

This is good news, maybe? Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund split up a few months back, this time for good. There were a lot of rumors about who got dumped and whether there was anyone else involved. But now, a few months after the split, there’s a new, exciting and possibly shady new chapter to the saga: Kirsten is dating Jesse Plemons, her Fargo costar! There were photos of Jesse and Kiki out and about in LA over the Memorial Day holiday – go here to see the pics. They were obviously couple-y and they even got pap’d kissing.

If you watched Season 2 of Fargo, this news probably makes you pretty happy. Both Jesse and Kiki did great work in the show, and they played an entirely believable married couple in the 1970s. While their on-screen marriage wasn’t perfect, I really loved their relationship and the way the two actors worked with each other. They had a lot of chemistry. And so now I wonder… were they happening while they filmed Fargo? Or did they start up after the show, and after her split with Garrett Hedlund? Is Jesse Plemons the reason for the split? Hm.

Also: Jesse is 28 and Kiki is 34. I thought they were the same age, and he often comes across as “older” to me. He’s also an actor making some very smart career choices. Pretty great for a guy who is mostly known as Meth Damon.


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  1. Bros says:

    he’s a good actor, but not attractive imo. he looks kind of like a hard boiled egg had a baby with a ham.

    • Bobo says:

      Nooo lmao! I actually think he is more attractive than Matt Damon. Meth Damon, Fat Damon…this guy gets no breaks for his looks.

      I loved him and Kiki on Fargo. I like this couple.

    • elle says:

      bwahahahaha! I find him shockingly unattractive.

    • Rhiley says:

      I hadn’t heard the Meth Damon name before but it is pretty funny. I know him from Friday Night Lights, which he was great in, but yeah, very awkward and pimply which was perfect for the part of Landry Clarke, but Landry Clarke did nothing for me.

    • Yolie C says:

      I think they look more like brother and sister. It’s kind of like Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, they have too many similarities and it gives me the willies…

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      Omg, that has to be one of the best descriptions i have ever heard. I am laughing so hard 5 minutes later.

    • Samtha says:

      That made me cackle. Amazing.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      He looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman. Not to speak ill of the dead, but as great an actor as Hoffman was, I don’t think anybody thought he was good-looking in the least. RIP Phillip.

    • Amide says:

      Agreed. He looks like a skinned frog

  2. Angelica says:

    Meth Damon! Sorry, I kinda hated him on Breaking Bad but after another watch of the series, he grew on me. He was the only redeemable character on Fargo, for me at least, on season 2. It’s cute that they’re dating. They’d make cotton haired babies.

    • QQ says:

      Bwahahahahah COTTON HAIRED BABIES OMG Bring It On!!

    • Aiobhan says:

      I heard about this story on another site and someone called him Ginger Meth Damon. Now I cannot unsee it.

      Peggy and Hanzee were my favorite parts of Fargo season 2; his character was a close second. I just wanted him to buy a clue about Peggy and how bad their marriage really was.

    • Pinky says:

      I love this pairing! They did have some chemistry and were the comic relief of Fargo Season 2.


    • minx says:

      He was excellent on Breaking Bad! He started out as such a vanilla good guy and then…so EVIL.

  3. roxane says:

    I love this guy since Friday Night Light, so althought i’m still sad over her breakup with Garrett I like the new couple.

  4. Splinter says:

    I know relationships are not based on looks (hopefully), but he looks so diiferent from Garrett!

  5. QQ says:

    HAhahahahahahahaha Idk if it’s leftover affection from Fargo but this made such a delighted cackle bubble up in my belly!! ( In fact im gonna screencap this for my bf, he’ll love this and neither one of us are Kiki People!)

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      I was just thinking I need to send this to my boyfriend too, lol…but he’s not into celeb gossip like I am. Love them together. I think they’re both super cute and talented!

      • QQ says:

        LOL Mine Replied already Why Are we really excited for them LOL maybe Peggy will be nicer this go round!

  6. Insomniac says:

    Awwww. Peggy and Ed got together — I think that’s adorable!

  7. Tiffany says:

    YES. Kiki dates pretty boy’s.

    • Emily says:

      Yes, she does. This guy isn’t her type. Rebound and low-hanging fruit?

      • Cindy Lou says:

        Come on Emily, give them both a break. I think it is a case of she has finally wised up and is choosing substance over flash.

        I do not think he the best looking but he has the look of a good man. They are both lucky.

      • Emily says:

        Cindy Lou:
        I wasn’t commenting on his looks. I simply agreed with the previous commenter that she likes pretty men and he is not her type. When someone gets together very quickly after a break-up with a partner who is vastly different from her previous partners (Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton; Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn), it’s natural to assume the person is on the rebound and in that rebounded state grabbed on to a person who was in close physical proximity.

  8. Frosty says:

    Aw! Adorable!

  9. FingerBinger says:

    They look like they could be related.

    • mkyarwood says:

      Then they’re totally getting married.

    • KB says:

      Those relationships are usually more successful. Something about you’re kinder and I’ve the benefit of the doubt to someone with similar features or something, you empathize better.

  10. Talie says:

    He’ll be someone who has a looooooong career and will probably end up with a best supporting actor oscar someday.

    • Caity says:

      I agree with that, Lainey compared him to Bryan Cranston, someone who might not get “big” until his forties, but will have a lifetime of excellent work to back up his stardom.

      I haven’t seen Fargo, but he was so great in FNL

    • Josefina says:

      That’s exactly the career I see for him, too. He’ll always be working steadily but won’t exactly break through until much older. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Actors his age come and go.

    • siri says:

      He reminds me of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  11. tifzlan says:

    Jesse will always be sweet, sweet Landry Clarke to me… tho i agree with the commenter who said he looks like a hard-boiled egg lmfao

    • Zooey says:


      He isn’t conventionally handsome, but he has an interesting Philip Seymour Hoffman vibe.

    • Chicken says:


    • Lex says:

      I am watching FNL now and he looks albino but I can’t find anywhere online that confirms this… (I grew up with a very close albino friend – I am genuinely not being snarky!)

      He looks awful on FNL but is much more attractive these days.
      Or maybe it’s just that I was always oogling Riggins…

  12. Nicole says:

    A couple of days ago there was this BI posted by Lainey: http://www.laineygossip.com/Breakup-and-Tune-up-blind-riddle/43995 I thought it was Kiki

    Embedded below:
    She exited a long relationship not too long ago. While they were together, they definitely partied, but he preferred a more chill vibe while she was getting too into the pills. Which is why he claims they ended it. Turns out, around the time of her split, she went to rehab for a tune-up and is now sober and re-focusing on her work. Her work, recently, was rather high profile, a prestige assignment. But she was miserable in that environment, not only trying to avoid bad habits but, apparently, not getting along with her colleagues; supposedly they never wanted to hear her opinions.

    Now that she’s clean, her perspective has changed too. So she’s going around telling people that the reason she’s not with him anymore is because he’s not stimulating enough intellectually even though she was so attracted to him. There were a lot of romantic gestures, like dedicating his art to her, but ultimately she’s revised their history to read that she left because she wants someone smarter.

  13. OSTONE says:

    Lainey reported this yesterday, saying he “ahem makes smart choices” alluring to the blind of the breakup.

  14. meme says:

    Oh! Lydia, oh! Lydia, say have you met Lydia

  15. Rocío says:

    Good for them! They make a lovely couple… and off topic, she’s 34?!!! Wow!!! I thought she was 29 tops.

    • mp says:

      right? I think it’s because she’s been soooo long in the business. Kiki’s my girl, hope she’s happy 🙂

  16. hey-ya says:

    …he was great in battleship too…sheesh..another 5 sec lala land relationship…

  17. Samtha says:

    I have a soft spot for Kiki, so this makes me happy.

  18. Unmade_bed says:

    Lucky him!

  19. isabelle says:

    As a Fargo fangirl. This match makes me smile….and think he is cute. not Hollywood hot but he looks like an average good looking guy.

  20. Happy21 says:

    I LOVE him! I watched him on Breaking Bad and was so impressed with his acting chops. Then I happened to watch Olive Kitteridge and there he was again and then I binge watched Friday Night Lights and there he was AGAIN! I haven’t watched any of Fargo – Season 1 or 2 but I’m thinking I might need to.

    I think he’ll go places. I think Taylor Kitsch was the expected breakout star of Friday Night Lights and while I do think he’s a really good actor, I think Jesse is an exceptional actor.

    I’m not a huge fan of hers but I actually like this pairing.

  21. Salsgal says:

    Less Matt Damon and more Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP). In one of those photos, she’s got the look of love in her eyes. Good. She’s has spent long years with pretty boys who had no intention of putting a ring on it.

  22. ell says:

    i’m really into this.

  23. Lucy2 says:

    I like them both, and it sounded like they really bonded as friends during the filming of Fargo. It’s sweet that turn into a relationship, good luck to them.

  24. Lambda says:

    They’re actualized now.

  25. MSgirl says:

    Good for her. He’s been a favorite since his role in Friday night lights. He’s a cutie.

  26. Truthful says:

    “that much older than him” bwahahaha! soon funny!

  27. Nicole says:

    Albino Matt Damon, I love you and Crucifictorious!

  28. Zuzus girl says:

    They were both so good in the 2nd season of Fargo. They worked so well off each other. I know I’m the only one hear who could care less who various stars mate with. I just like when they do their jobs well.

  29. Eva says:

    Jesse is not good-looking but he has insane charisma on screen. Which makes him more attractive than any bland pretty boy. LOVE him in any role!

    • notsoanonymous says:

      He is incredibly watchable. I agree with some of the comments above discussing him having the ability to make his acting into a long, steady career.

  30. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I love this, go Kiki! They were so great in Fargo together. He might not be as traditionally handsome as some of her other b.f.’s but he has that killer talent/Philip Seymour Hoffman quality that makes him attractive in most things I’ve seen him in.

  31. Victoria says:

    Wow, folks are really harsh with the comments regarding his looks. 😕

  32. Kate says:

    This is so sweet! I loved Jesse in FNL. I had the biggest crush on Landry! I hope they’ll be very happy together