Rachel Ziegler And Josh Andres Rivera Just proven that they are relationship goals.
during filming The Hunger Games: Song of Songbirds and Snakes In 2022, Ziegler, 22, and Rivera, 28, revealed that they passed notes to each other. Rivera said the tradition of passing notes during filming began when he was “doodling one day in my little academy notebook.”
“[Rachel] “She asked me to draw her as a flower,” Rivera explained during an appearance on Friday, November 17 The Kelly Clarkson Show. “So, you know, I did this simple drawing of a flower with a little smiley face on it and some legs, and I just handed it to her.”
In a video, Rivera is seen sliding Shazam! The wrath of the gods Actress P.S. At first, Ziegler was visibly touched by the gesture, saying she thought it was “a nice thing!” – But she laughed after she opened the piece of paper.
“After that, I started drawing. “I feel like I’ve improved a lot,” Rivera joked. “He really tapped into his ability,” Ziegler added. Rivera continued to pull out a drawing of a dog he had drawn for him. Kelly Clarksonwhich looked like it was done by a newbie.
The couple previously confirmed their relationship in February 2021 when Ziegler wrote to X, formerly known as Twitter: “I love Josh Andres Rivera.”
Ziegler, who portrays Lucy Gray-Bird in hunger Games A prequel to Clarkson, 41, said she initially turned down the role. Rivera, who plays Sejanus Plinth, remembers immediately calling Ziegler as soon as he was cast and telling her, “This thing you were going to do, I’m going to do it.”
Eventually, Ziegler changed her mind and said she was “really happy” she did. “I’m pretty sure we ended up officially saying yes on the same day, too, because I remember that FaceTime call,” Ziegler said.
This isn’t the first time Ziegler and Rivera have shared the screen. The pair met on set Steven Spielberg‘s West Side StoryFilming began in the summer of 2019.
In March 2022, Ziegler paid tribute to her boyfriend during her National Board of Review acceptance speech, where she won Best Actress.
“Thank you for holding my hand in my dreams and in my reality,” Ziegler said. “I love life with you. Thanks for making me laugh.”
The Hunger Games: Song of Songbirds and Snakes It opened in theaters on November 17.