Luke Evans is Single, Considering Fatherhood

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday January 11, 2021

Luke Evans confirmed that he and most recent boyfriend Rafael Olarra have broken up, The Daily Mail reports.

In an interview with The Times (London), the "Beauty and the Beast" star summed up the split as "it is what it is."He also said that he has been thinking about fatherhood and would like to have children before he gets "old."

"I thought about it many times and as I get older I'm thinking maybe I should get on and do it. I don't want to be an old dad... but I would like to be a dad.

"There's a lot of satisfaction to passing on your experiences and rearing a strong, open-minded, kind, respectful human being who can go out in the world and do something good."

Evans and Olarra began dating in Summer 2019, making the relationship publicly known via social media in February last year. They were thought to be separated in October after each unfollowed the other on Instagram, and with Evans going so far as to delete pictures of the couple. However, days later, they refollowed each other.

While they appeared to have gotten back together, Evans posted a photo of the couple on horseback, captioned "good times." Olarra also posted a photo of the duo sitting on his bedside table, writing "so far and so close." Evans' photo, and other posts of his featuring Olarra, have since been deleted.

Around the time of their split, Evans and Olarra had been based in Australia while Evans filmed the upcoming limited series "Nine Perfect Strangers." In the series, Evans will play openly gay divorce attorney Lars. "It was a lovely character to delve into and to calibrate and deliver this complex person. But, yes, it was nice to play a gay character after all these years of doing roles on stage and screen," the actor said.

Olarra is based in Miami and serves as the art director at Faena, a luxury hotel chain.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.