Considering there's nothing hotter than a rogue party boy who works to overcome his damaged childhood, it was only a matter of time (like, the span of one episode) before Bridgerton viewers would collectively fall in love with Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Throw in some steamy scenes, unbridled inner torment, and a hidden soft side, and boy are we in business. Of course, the piercing gaze and perfect face of our new favorite fictional character do belong to a real life person. Meet Regé-Jean Page, the breakout star of the Shonda Rhimes Netflix hit, and television's dreamiest new leading man. From his upbringing, to where you've seen him before, to, of course, the question of whether or not he's single, click through for everything you need to know about this heartthrob on the rise.
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