Monica Barbaro has been making headlines for her amazing performance as Lt. Natasha Trace, aka Phoenix in the 2022 movie Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, and others. In addition, she has been in multiple other movies and TV shows which has gained her fame.
And thanks to her acting skills, it could be said that she has a bright future ahead in the entertainment industry. However, the brightness starts to dim a bit when the topic is her personal life.
It’s so because it looks like she has parted ways with her boyfriend Connor Tillman. The two’s togetherness goes way back to mid-2014 — it might be when they first knew each other. But, it’s unknown when they officially started dating.
The two would often share multiple pictures alongside each other from their hiking and other trips. In July 2016, it was rumored that Barbaro and Tillman had secretly shared the wedding vows after Tillman posted a picture of holding Barbaro’s hand with the caption, “Wedding bound!”
However, that didn’t seem to be the case as the duo wasn’t getting married themselves. Instead, it was Tillman’s sister’s wedding they were attending in The Ridge Tahoe. A couple of posts before that post, Tillman had mentioned that his sister was getting married in Tahoe.
Afterward, there were occasional appearances of Barbaro and Tillman on their respective Instagram handles. But, as of now, the couple is no longer following each other on Instagram and they have already deleted all of the pictures they had shared of each other.
Additionally, Tillman hasn’t been active on the photo-sharing platform since December 2021, and Barbaro has only posted things related to her life and profession. So, has the couple parted ways?
Well, nothing could be said without any official confirmation. And until that happens, the only plausible explanation behind the above-mentioned things could be that they are keeping things private.
Who is Monica Barbaro’s once boyfriend, Connor Tillman?
Like Barbaro, her once boyfriend Connor Tillman is also involved in the entertainment industry. He is mainly an American actor who has also produced and written some short movies and television shows.
In addition, he is an improviser who honed his skills primarily in Chicago-based theaters, including iO Theater, the Second City Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, the Upstairs Gallery, and the CIC Theater.
Monica Barbaro with her boyfriend, Connor Tillman, at Mount Tamalpais State Park in September 2015 (Photo: Instagram)
Talking more about it, Tillman’s official website reports that he is presently improvising at iO West alongside the well-acclaimed Armando Show and his House Harold team Granddaughter.
Returning to his acting career, he made his debut in 2010 and has been on the rise since. As of now, he has 23 acting credits in his IMDb profile, including his upcoming 2023 movie The Blind (post-production).
Among those 23 gigs, he is best known for his performances in movies and TV shows such as Sydney to the Max, Unbelievable, Grey’s Anatomy, Neighborhood Buzz, Nightmares, and For All Mankind.
To go into Tillman’s early life, there is little to no information available about it. Due to that, the details about his age and family remain unknown. In addition, his height and weight are also undisclosed.
Nonetheless, his official website has mentioned that he grew up in California and completed his higher studies at UC Santa Barbara — he graduated with a bachelor of science in Marine Biology.
Following his graduation, he served as a research SCUBA diver for around a year before he moved to Chicago to study comedy and acting. As of now, he is residing in Los Angeles.