Cobra Kai stars Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand have finally revealed that the rumors are true. Peyton and Jacob were both recently spotted strolling around LAX and, in a recent interview, they admitted that they are in a relationship. However, it appeared that they knew each other before they were even appearing on the Netflix series, which premiered on the streaming platform in 2018.
Jacob admitted, “We’ve been friends for a while. Like I met her when I was like 15. And I was actually tight friends with her brother Spencer, so that was kinda awkward.” Jacob recalled, “I had to be like, ‘Hey, man, like, I like your sister.’ But, yeah, we had fun on set and then hung out off set.” The actor then confessed that he has ‘never dated anyone he has worked with before,’ so the experience of doing so now is a ‘trial by fire almost’ for him.
However, when he was asked who would leave Cobra Kai in the event that they broke up, he quipped, “I’m staying. I’ve been here longer and I’ve got a cool hairstyle, so.” Peyton was also asked about the potential repercussions of dating a colleague and she joked with a laugh that she would ‘think about the consequences later.’ She has also posed the same question that Jacob was about whether one of them would have to exit the series if they broke up in real life.
For unversed, Cobra Kai is a comedy spin-off of the Karate Kid movies and even features the original franchise’s leading child star Ralph Macchio in a grownup version of his role. Jacob and Peyton respectively play Hawk and Tory, two teenage characters who are both students at the Cobra Kai Dojo.