Who Is Paul Boukadakis? Meet The Handsome Dating App Exec Snapped With Ana De Armas

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It’s clear that Ana de Armas is having one of the biggest years of her career—and now, she might have a special someone to share it with.

With a role in Netflix’s The Gray Manalongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, and starring as Marilyn Monroe in the major feature film, Blonde, the Cuban-American actress is sailing toward the Hollywood A-list status fairly quickly.

Just like any famous face, it was only matter of time before the Deep Water star was spotted with a potential new flame—and his name is Paul Boukadakis. Rumours have been circulating around their potential relationship for just over a year, not long after her one-year relationship with Ben Affleck came to a close.

While her star rises, so too does her public profile, so naturally, fans are starting to get a little, well, nosy about her love life. So, we’ve taken a deep dive to find out everything you might like to know about Paul Boukadakis and his relationship with Ana de Armas.

How did Ana de Armas and Paul Boukadakis meet?

In a June 2021 report by Page Six, the outlet claimed that de Armas and Boukadakis were introduced by a mutual friend during the pandemic. They also claimed that they had been together for a few months already, despite not being photographed together until September of that same year.

By December 2021, de Armas and Boukadakis were photographed sharing some PDA, yet they hadn’t confirmed any kind of relationship. Clearly, the pair are wanting to keep their romance out of the public eye, especially after de Armas’ previous, high-profile relationship with Ben Affleck, who she split with in January 2021.

Where is Paul Boukadakis from?

Born on February 9, 1984, Paul Boukadakis grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he attended Bishop Kelley High School, according to a 2016 interview with Entrepreneur.

As per his IMDb, it shows us that Boukadakis has dabbled in the world of acting, just like de Armas. He’s starred in the short films MagpieA Fuchsia Elephant and The New 20’s.

What does Paul Boukadakis do for work?

Currently, Boukadakis is an executive for popular dating app, Tinder. But before his venture into the world of dating, he was the CEO and co-founder of a video sharing app called Wheel, which evolved from his roots in the mid West of America.

“We have taken the concept and we have seeded it in the Midwest,” he told Entrepreneur. “We went back to our roots. A lot of people on the East and West Coast get first glimpses of products. We wanted to take it back to the Heartland.”

Before he built his career in the tech industry, Boukadakis worked as a music video and commercial director for around 10 years. Eventually, Wheel was acquired by Tinder and that was when he became that company’s vice president of special initiatives.

Paul Boukadakis
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Are Ana de Armas and Paul Boukadakis Dating?

Currently, de Armas and Boukadakis live together in New York City, after the actress decided to leave Los Angeles. 

In a 2022 interview with ELLE magazine, de Armas opened up about having such a public relationship and how the repercussions of it saw her leave LA.

“Going through it [myself] confirmed my thoughts about, ‘This is not the place for me to be,’” she told the publication. “It became a little bit too much. There’s no escape. There’s no way out.”

She added that Los Angeles “always the feeling of something that you don’t have, something missing. It’s a city that keeps you anxious”.

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