When Cameron Monaghan and his ex-girlfriend Peyton List broke up in 2019, they left an army of fans in tears and tatters. Fans had long held the Disney star and the Shameless actor as couple goals.

E! was the first to break the news of their split. Eventually, the couple came out with statements of their own. 

In Hollywood years, a long time has passed since 2019, and naturally, fans are curious: Who Is Cameron Monaghan's Girlfriend?

Cameron Monaghan's Mystery Girlfriend

On October 8, 2020, Monaghan uploaded a risque couple of snaps framing him making out with a woman outside a camping tent. The first snap saw them playfully wrestling right outside what appears to be a camping tent. 

The second one saw Monaghan land a kiss on this mystery woman. 

"Mentally still here," the caption read, suggesting that the picture was taken a while ago. So, who was this mystery woman?

This post marked Monaghan going Instagram official with the stunningly gorgeous Lauren Searle. Searle is an LA-based model who routinely works with two of the biggest modeling agencies ever: Vision LA and Heros Model. 

The girlfriend featured Monaghan for the first time on her socials a month later, on November 6, 2020. The post featured a picture of Searle reaching out with a fried pickle while a handheld the dipping sauce for her. 

The tag revealed that the hand belonged to none other than Monaghan. And this time around, she outright announced that Monaghan was her sauce holder and lover. 

Going by the social media posts made by the couple since, it can be inferred that they are still going strong. 

Cameron Monaghan's Relationship with Ex-girlfriend Peyton List

Before he began dating Searle, Monaghan was in a relationship with Disney Channel starlet Peyton List. 

Monaghan and List began dating in 2017 after they met on the sets of the indie drama Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, which they both star in. 

Ironically, the former flames were out promoting the release of the same movie when the rumors of them breaking up started circulating. 

Apparently, Monaghan and his then-girlfriend didn't take much time to build a connection, partly because of how the logistics were organized. 

During an interview with Build magazine (E! Online), List explained that the whole cast of the movie shared a trailer and were all staying in the same hotel since they were shooting in a small town about two and a half hours from Vancouver.


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She added,

So we all really got to know each other and all became so close. And then sort of in the middle of it, Cameron and I started realizing we liked each other and started dating after

Behind Cameron Monaghan's Gay Speculations 

While all of this was going on, there was a segment of Monaghan's fanbase that questioned if he was gay. Their confusion stemmed from the fact that he starred opposite Noel Fisher in the long-running Shameless.

Although Monaghan and Fisher have been good friends to one another even when the cameras stop rolling, it can be said with almost absolute certainty that neither of them is gay.