In news that will appeal to the girls, gays and theys, a shirtless Jeremy Allen White has been papped going for a sweaty run in Los Angeles over the weekend. To put it bluntly, the pictures are enough to make you say: oh yes, chef.
Of course, the hot men running genre isn’t new—we have an 80s-moustached Harry Styles to thank for that—but Allen White has certainly piqued our interest with his activewear choices, or lack thereof.
Yes, a shirtless White running through the Hollywood Hills (and stopping to do a series of pushups) was not the news we expected to land across our desks this morning, but perhaps the news we needed.
In the images, which you can see here, White is literally and figuratively one step further to becoming the bear, to cite Twinkspeak, and taking cues from Troye Sivan’s music video for his single for Rush.
The pulsing bicep! The chain bracelet! The ribbed tank tucked into micro shorts smaller than Jacob Elordi’s! White delivered a Fire Island fantasy and turned the heat up without even being in the kitchen.
While most of the discourse following the actor surrounding his $95 classic white shirt from The Bear, it’s clear that the 32-year-old doesn’t need the confines of clothing to capture our attention.
The anything-but-inconspicuous run came amidst rumours that White is dating Selena Gomez. According to anonymous gossip blogger, DeuxMoi, White is alleged to have moved on from his ex-wife, Addison Timlin, with the Only Murders In The Building star.
“A recently separated Golden Globe winner whose show just premiered its second season is *casually* dating again,” the site posted on their Instagram.
“He met this A-List singer-actress during a cover shoot for Vanity Fair, and they’ve been in touch since she returned to the States from filming overseas,” alleged the unknown account owner, seemingly referencing Gomez.
Was this very public form of exercise his attempts to make Gomez notice him like some sort of Runyon Ken? If not hers, at least the thousands of social media users quietly salivating from behind their screens and literally lost for words.
If a picture says a thousand words, let this photo do the talking.