Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein is dating British comic Beth Rylance

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Brett Goldstein plays the foul-mouthed, crotchety Roy Kent on Ted Lasso. Roy is a legendary player who dominated his sport. We love him because he has a heart of gold beneath his cross veneer. Plus, he’s smart enough to hook up with Keely who is several shades of amazing. Brett brings such talent and humanity to Roy. Not only is he an actor, obviously, he’s one of the main writers for Ted Lasso. He’s also brilliant at Twitter and adored by his co-stars. Phil Dunster, who plays Jamie Tartt, lost his mind Sunday when Brett won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And Hannah Waddingham, who pays team owner Rebecca, is incapable of conducting an interview without mentioning Brett. Their interaction is such that many have speculated that maybe their relationship off-screen was more than just good friends. Alas, if you were routing for Goldingham, you’ll need to recalibrate. When Brett made his f*** riddled speech at the Emmy’s, he said he wanted to thank, “my mum, my dad, Tara, Matt, Zebbie and Bo. And Beth, I love you.” I thought those were all relations, but “Beth” is Beth Rylance, comedian and Brett’s girlfriend.

Ted Lasso” star Brett Goldstein may be the show’s heartthrob — but sadly for fans, he’s dating fellow British comedian Beth Rylance, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

Goldstein picked up the 2021 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sunday for his role as gruff but lovable soccer player Roy Kent in the Apple TV+ show.

In his expletive-ridden acceptance speech, the 41-year-old actor told Rylance — no relation to famed actor Mark Rylance — he loved her, to which she responded on Instagram, “I wanna cry so bad, but I don’t think I can spare the moisture.”

Ever the comedian, Rylance also joked on Twitter about her Emmys Sunday versus her newly minted A-list boyfriend’s.

“Today is the day that my boyfriend goes to the Emmy’s [sic] as a Best Supporting Actor nominee and I am at home on my second load of laundry,” she wrote, then joking, “Just to confirm, my boyfriend is Kenan Thompson off of SNL.”

After Goldstein picked up his trophy, Rylance tweeted, “My godmother has just text [sic] me to say congratulations on my boyfriend’s Grammy award and this is why I love her.”

During the UK’s pandemic lockdown, Rylance frequently posted clips of Goldstein appearing in small comic skits online.

[From Page Six]

I admit I’ve not heard of Beth prior to this story. As the article mentioned, she is no relation to the actor Mark Rylance and she notes that fact in all of her bios, so clearly, it’s a question she fields often. Her latest work is on Laugh Lessons which is a collection of comedy shorts that showcases new comedians. Just going of her IG, she seems quite clever but also politically and socially active.

As of this writing, none of her social media accounts are verified, but that will probably change soon. Just as I was writing this, the last two IG posts she’d added during the Emmys were taken down, so clearly fans – and possible trolls – have already found her. I scrolled through her IG and found posts with Brett in August of last year. They made a series of shorts called Lone Island together. But I think this might be him as well, is it? And that’s from 2018. Anyway, they’ve been together for a while, they’re in love and now the world knows. Congratulations to both of them. I hope social media is kind to her.

BTW, you all know Brett has a podcast, right? Films To Be Buried With on Apple and he has a different celebrity guest each episode. It’s charming.



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23 Responses to “Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein is dating British comic Beth Rylance”

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  1. TeamAwesome says:

    Films to be Buried With is SO GOOD. I was totally on the Brett and Hannah ship because he’s the living embodiment of get you somebody that looks at you/ talks to you like Brett Goldstein does Hannah Waddingham.

  2. Nev says:

    Love the character. He’s cute too. Haha

  3. Abby says:

    I love that video of the guy who plays Jamie cheering for Brett. Makes me smile!

  4. Normades says:

    That’s funny that she mentions it in all her bios because it’s the first thing I thought…omg he’s dating Mark Rylance’s sister!!!!

  5. Livvers says:

    Looks like James Acaster in one of those pics! Now I want to hang with them all, fly on the wall style.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Anyone who quotes Lucille Bluth gets bonus points!
    Ted Lasso seems to have a really great cast of people who care about each other and the show.

  7. Becks1 says:

    aw they seem like a good fit. I love him lol. I love Roy’s relationship with Rebecca, and how he gives her very no-nonsense relationship advice.

  8. Mia4s says:

    Awww, I’m pretty sure Hannah has been with her partner a long time and has a daughter. But I get it! And good for him.

    Oh and for anyone who didn’t see this picture of Brett and Phil on the Emmys red carpet? You’re welcome. (Roy and Jamie are killing me! 😁)


  9. Louisa says:

    I fell in love with BG after watching him in the Ricky Gervais show Derek. I also recommend a movie he wrote, directed and starred in – Superbob. It’s very cute. And the podcast Films to be Buried with is my go-to while walking my dogs.

  10. Juls says:

    oh, i saw Beth in youtube videos from Adrian Bliss a couple years ago.

  11. Cee says:

    And her IG is down. Sadly the online harassment has begun just because she’s in a relationship with the newest British Boy.

  12. Natters says:

    She is pretty! What a cool couple.

  13. Gemgirlaaa says:

    Huh. I am a slightly less pleased about the Ted Lasso writing crew after reading this. Seems like they completely cut out the “Guy” who had a hand in creating the whole story. Super Lame!

  14. Tiffany :) says:

    According to Wiki, Brett has a degree in Film and FEMINSIM. What a man!

  15. Jessica says:

    When hot men date smart, funny and successful women is the Tagline in my imaginary erotic fantasy novel. Every. Damn. Time.

  16. EBS says:

    When Brett was promoting his series Soulmates in 2020, he gave a number of interviews referencing his wife who he had newly married (a woman called Kerry?) I get that lockdown was tricky for relationships but that’s a quick turnaround.