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Who Is Elle Fanning's Boyfriend? All About Gus Wenner

Elle Fanning’s boyfriend Gus Wenner is the CEO of Rolling Stone

<p>Michael Kovac/Getty</p> Gus Wenner and Elle Fanning at The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2023.

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Gus Wenner and Elle Fanning at The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2023.

Elle Fanning may have found her real-life prince in the CEO of Rolling Stone, Gus Wenner.

After confirming her split from The Handmaid’s Tale actor Max Minghella in an April 2023 interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K., Fanning and Gus were spotted holding hands in the fall of the same year. The two then went public with their relationship at the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards inwhen they hit the red carpet together.

The Great star had to admitted to Harper’s Bazaar U.K. that she is a “hopeless romantic,” adding that she believes in “love at first sight.”

"Call me crazy, but I believe in those things. I feel that it’s my destiny," she explained.

So, who is Elle Fanning’s boyfriend? Here’s everything to know about Gus Wenner and his relationship with the actress.

He’s the son of one of Rolling Stone’s co-founders

<p> Gus Wenner Instagram</p> Gus Wenner and his dad Jann Wenner.

Gus Wenner Instagram

Gus Wenner and his dad Jann Wenner.

Gus is the son of Jane Schindelheim and Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone. In a 2022 Father's Day post honoring Jann, Gus called his father his “best friend” and “mentor.”

Back in 2015, he posted a birthday tribute to his dad on Instagram, writing, “I remember when I didn't know how smart you were, when I was a kid, and you were just my dad. Now I know you are brilliant. And you are still my dad, first and foremost. But you are also my greatest teacher. I learn from you everyday. From up close. From a far. And I'm so [f—in] lucky to have you.”

He is the CEO of Rolling Stone

<p>Kayla Oaddams/WireImage</p> Gus Wenner attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Kayla Oaddams/WireImage

Gus Wenner attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

In January 2022, Gus was named chief executive officer of Rolling Stone, per Adweek. Prior to becoming CEO, he was president and chief operating officer, a role he had held since 2017, according to his PMC bio.

In an interview with Brown Alumni Magazine Gus shared that he took a “lowly” entry level job at Rolling Stone the summer after he graduated from the Ivy League school in 2012. He recalled his father telling him, “Just so you know, this is going nowhere,” to which Gus said he replied: “I know. I don’t want it to. I just want to learn for a year and then move on.”

He also told the outlet that in “any industry, if you get your foot in the door, you still have to walk through it… and especially for publishing and print media.” He noted, “it was not a forgiving place,” adding, “The bottom line was always that if we were able to show gains and results and make that transition [to digital], then let’s do it. And we did.”

He and Fanning were first linked in 2023

<p>Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images</p> Gus Wenner and Elle Fanning are seen arriving to Vas Morgan And Michael Brown's 2024 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 07, 2024.

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Gus Wenner and Elle Fanning are seen arriving to Vas Morgan And Michael Brown's 2024 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 07, 2024.

Although it's not known when they initially started dating, Fanning and Gus were first seen together publicy in November 2023 when they were photographed walking hand-in-hand in New York City.

According to Page Six, which obtained photos of the couple’s outing, Fanning and Gus ate at The Waverly Inn with Lorde, Annabelle Dexter Jones and Gus’ brother, Theo Wenner.

He was in a band with one of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughters

<p>Timothy Hiatt/Getty</p> Gus Wenner and Scout Willis of Gus and Scout pose for a portrait session during the Bumbershoot Music Festival at Seattle Center on August 31, 2013.

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Gus Wenner and Scout Willis of Gus and Scout pose for a portrait session during the Bumbershoot Music Festival at Seattle Center on August 31, 2013.

Gus was one half of the folk-rock band Gus + Scout. Fanning’s boyfriend formed the band with Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ daughter Scout Willis while at Brown. The musical duo released their self-titled debut EP in 2012.

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“We were only ever really friends at a very, very young age, and then were only just aware of each other in adolescence,” Scout said of her and Gus during an interview with W Magazine in 2012. “It wasn’t until my freshman year at Brown that we connected in a real way and began playing music together,”

He and Fanning made their red carpet debut at the Golden Globes

<p>Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images</p> Gus Wenner and Elle Fanning are seen arriving to Vas Morgan And Michael Brown's 2024 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 07, 2024.

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Gus Wenner and Elle Fanning are seen arriving to Vas Morgan And Michael Brown's 2024 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 07, 2024.

Gus accompanied Fanning to the 2024 Golden Globes — the award show marked the pair’s first red carpet event as a couple. Following the ceremony, the duo attended Vas Morgan and Michael Braun's afterparty in Los Angeles, with the actress swapping the cream strapless dress she wore on the red carpet for an elegant low-cut black gown with a white flower detail.

Days after the Globes, Gus shared a series of photos of himself and Fanning in their Globes attire and seemingly heading to the ceremony. Fanning commented on the post with a red heart emoji, while Scout Willis wrote, “The most gorgeous couple!!”

He’s Fanning’s “funny Valentine”

<p>Elle Fanning Instagram</p> Gus Wenner.

Elle Fanning Instagram

Gus Wenner.

Fanning celebrated Valentine's Day 2024 with a tribute to her beau.

On her Instagram, the We Bought a Zoo actress shared a picture of Gus sporting sunglasses as he lounged on a boat. "My funny Valentine🏹💕🙈," she captioned the photo. Gus reacted to the post with three purple heart emojis.

Bob Dylan is his “hero”

Gus has previously dubbed Grammy winner Bob Dylan his “hero. Forever and always.”

In his 2024 interview with Brown Alumni Magazine, the Rolling Stone CEO revealed that a day he spent with the “Mr. Tambourine Man” singer when he was 8 or 9 years old stands out as one of his favorite memories. Gus said, “I was able to relate with him on a very pure level because I was too young to really know” how famous Dylan was.

Years earlier, while speaking to W Magazine in 2012, Gus shared that he started to fall in love with Dylan when he was 13 or so. Gus admitted, “His music affected me on an emotional level like I didn’t know possible, and it opened the door to a whole history of country and blues music that has made me who I am as a person, and definitely as a song writer.”

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