How Anya Taylor-Joy and Boyfriend Malcolm McRae Made Long Distance Relationship Work
For Anya Taylor-Joy, casual dating was never a thing she wanted to do. So, when she found her boyfriend, Malcolm McRae, she found someone compatible.
Their relationship is predicated on spending time together doing mundane things and finding fun in those. It's also mostly a long distance one.
The couple kept their relationship a secret for the longest time, and even now, when she talks about it, she does not reveal much.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Boyfriend Malcolm McRae’s Relationship Timeline
March 2021 was the first time she talked about having a boyfriend. While talking to Elle, she gave her interview from her bathroom because her partner had just gotten home and was moving his musical equipment around.
This also meant that he was a musician. But she divulged nothing else about their relationship.
In June 2021, The Sun came out with claims that said Anya and Malcom were "practically" living together. At the time, they were reportedly living at her LA home and were "inseparable."
The first public spotting of the couple came in September 2021. At the time, she was rumored to be dating Matt Smith. So, this kiss at Venice, during the 78th Venice International Film Festival, squashed rumors with Matt.
Malcolm took to Instagram on October 19, 2021, to post a picture with Anya. The two looked happy, holding hands in front of what looked like a shop's reflective view window.
Anya Taylor-Joy with her boyfriend, Malcolm McRae. (Photo: Malcolm McRae/Instagram)
"Oof supremely happy," he captioned the post, thus making the relationship official.
Anya and Malcolm graced the Vanity Fair's Oscars after-party red carpet in March 2022, thus making their relationship officially official. Since then, red carpet appearances have become more frequent, and so have posts on Instagram.
How Anya Taylor-Joy Feels about Long Distance Relationship with Boyfriend
Anya and Malcolm's relationship has mostly been a long distance thing. They both have a career to take care of, with Anya probably the one who travels more between the two.
The couple, who were once thought to be inseparable at her LA home in June 2021, had moved to England by late March 2022. Then, they sometimes lived at her home in London while she spent most of her time in the US.
And even though she had to travel a lot, they still spent decent time together, mostly reading. An avid reader, she read a novel a day when she had the time.
In Malcolm, she found someone perfect to read with.
"I said to my partner the other day that he was my hobby," she confessed while talking to Vogue in March 2022. "I see reading as something that I have to do."
Malcolm loved what she said because, according to her, he was the same.
"I’ve finally found someone who will happily sit in silence with me reading," she added. "We’re basically 80 years old and seven at the same time and it works really well."
She admitted that a long-distance relationship was difficult, but it was also fun.
"it’s also kind of great because when you’re together you’re really valuing the time that you have," Anya gushed. They found fun doing chores together.
She loved "going to the petrol station with him" and "going to get breakfast." Malcolm put an end to her days of watching Sex and the City when "down and out about love."