By the time their relationship made headlines in early 2020, Aimee had been sharing Instagram posts about Connor for more than a year, according to the Evening Standard.
She had even written him a loving tribute on his birthday. “Happy day of birth, Swindells, you beautiful magnificent man,” she wrote, per BuzzFeed. “You’ve been a warrior king forever in the hundreds of lives you have already lived, but now you’re my [king]. And I don’t give an F if anyone thinks that is cringey, ‘cause I’m trying to be as brave as you are. I’m owning my narrative.”
She went on: “Big thank you to Adam Groff and Aimee Gibbs [their Sex Education characters] for making all this possible. Not going to say any more because I feel vulnerable, but you know the rest.”