Star couple in ‘Cobra Kai’: two protagonists of the series have been dating in real life for a long time

However, recent rumors point to their breakup, although neither Xolo Maridueña nor Hannah Kepple have confirmed that the relationship they announced in 2019 has ended.

Cobra KaiThe now Netflix original series that serves as a sequel to the famous’ 80s film franchise Karate Kid, is famous for its fight scenes and interesting dynamics between its rival dojos. From the hand of old characters and others created specifically for the series, the confrontation between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do Karate continues to this day, but unexpected alliances have developed among its protagonists as well as ruptures that have shrunk our hearts a little. Nevertheless, It’s not all martial arts in the Big N platform series, which also spends a good chunk of its time developing intimate relationships between its characters.

Throughout the three seasons broadcast -and we can assume that also in the fourth that premieres just at the end of the year-, we have seen how the protagonists maintain romantic relationships with each other, being Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) who has probably had the more hectic love life. In the past we saw him date Samantha (Mary Mouser), the daughter of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), and later with his rival, Tory Nichols (Peyton List). However, after a series of events that finally ended up with him in the hospital, now the champion is back with Sam.

Interestingly, the actor who plays Miguel in the series, Xolo Maridueña, has also found love in Cobra Kai. However, he has done it with a cast member with whom his character does not have as close a relationship as with Sam or Tory.

The actor had been dating Hannah Kepple for a long time, the person in charge of interpreting Moon in the series.


In fiction, the character of Kepple has dated Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) and also Piper (Selah Austria), and has been gaining prominence with the seasons, although it does not have the weight in history that Maridueña has. However, the two met in the first season, they became good friends and then love arose. Now, If the opposite is not confirmed since there are rumors that it may be like that, they would have been dating for a couple of years. Probably more.

The person in charge of confirming the news was Hannah Kepple herself, who admitted to being dating her partner during an interview with the publication. MEA WorldWide during The Paley Center for Media in April 2019.

I’m dating Xolo, who plays Miguel. In the first season we were friends, we were fooling around a bit and when we started talking after the first installment, he clicked

Also, regarding Miguel and Sam’s relationship, not only did she say she had no problem, but also declared herself a “total fan” of the characters: “I love seeing Miguel evolve and it is very fun to see each other’s work” .

However, despite the long relationship, some media, specifically Glamour, have speculated with the possibility that Xolo Maridueña and Hannah Kepple have broken, since they no longer publish content together on social networks as they did before and they would even have deleted previous publications. The news, however, has not been confirmed. Also, some fans are already crossing their fingers that Miguel and Sam’s relationship crosses the screen, but it seems unlikely, given that Mouser has a long relationship with Brett Pierce, also an actor.

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