Who Is Eliad Cohen’s Boyfriend? Is He Dating Luke Evans?
It looks like the openly gay Israeli model Eliad Cohen has a new boyfriend.
Fans speculated that Luke Evans, most recently seen on Hulu's Nine Perfect Strangers, was the Israeli model's new boyfriend.
Are Eliad Cohen and Luke Evans Dating?
Cohen was seen with Evans on the beach in Miami, which he shared on Instagram.
But the model is yet to confirm if Evans is his boyfriend. As of this writing, the rumor of them dating is just speculation.
Before Evans, Cohen was linked to Aaron Schock last year.
The two were seen getting cozy at the plush Fasano Hotel during the annual Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, which were full of LGBTQ travelers from all over the world.
But Cohen's association with Schock raised eyebrows as Schock previously voted against the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and opposed same-sex marriage.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is an act that prohibited all gays, lesbians, and bisexuals from disclosing their sexual orientation or anything related to it, like their marriages while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Eliad Cohen and Boyfriend, Gustavo Oliva
Cohen might be dating new people, but he has not forgotten his late boyfriend, Gustavo Oliva.
The Israeli gay model rarely speaks about his love life, but in 2014, he confirmed on his Facebook page Oliva passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 17, 2014, from a cardiac arrest.
Every year on Oliva's death anniversary, Cohen pays a tribute on Instagram.
Eliad Cohen and his late boyfriend, Gustavo Oliva (Source: Eliad Cohen Instagram)
He uploads a photo with his partner and writes long and heartfelt messages for him.
In these messages, he revealed that he and Oliva met at one of his parties in Tel Aviv, and even though there were over 2000 people, he only had eyes for Oliva.
Cohen added they danced together for hours, and at the end of the night, they changed numbers and couldn't stop talking on FaceTime.
During their Facetime sessions, Cohen would answer as a different character; Batman, a funny Cowboy, or whatever he could think of to see his partner laughing.
And every year without fail, he ended his post asking his followers to light a candle in Oliva's name.
Who is Eliad Cohen?
For the unversed, Cohen is more than just a model. He is a producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
After completing his military service, Cohen took to modeling, and his career took off after gracing the cover of the Spartacus International Gay Guide for the 2011-2012 issue, which led to fronting many other magazines' covers worldwide.
From there, he co-founded one of the most famous queer events, the PAPA party. The dance party has a presence in over 30 countries.
The Israeli model also launched his fashion line in early 2021 in partnership with Spaniards Jesus Jimenez and Jose Garcia.
They sell shirts, tank tops, and sneakers, but it has since expanded to include swimwear collections for men.
And thanks to his large fan base, he became the ambassador of VOTE PROUD, a "non-partisan movement to inspire the LGTBQ+ community to register and vote to combat voter apathy among all marginalized Americans."