Kodi Smit-McPhee made waves in the entertainment industry through his powerful performance as Peter Gordon in The Power of the Dog. And for it, he nabbed multiple awards, including one Golden Globes, and also got nominated for an Academy Award.
Before appearing in the Netflix film, the Australian actor had played in multiple movies and TV shows, such as Monarch Cove, The Road, Let Me In, Romeo & Juliet, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Slow West, Gallipoli, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and Interrogation.
Smit-McPhee impressed the audiences with his performance and made people invested in his professional career. But now, people want to learn more about his personal life, especially since netizens noticed that he always had his girlfriend by his side throughout the awards season.
Who is Kodi Smit-McPhee’s girlfriend?
Smit-McPhee’s girlfriend is Rebecca Phillipou, and the couple has been together for a long time. It’s believed that she is also an Australian.
As of this writing, there are little to no details about Phillipou as she has always maintained a low profile. Before Smit-McPhee gained worldwide recognition, Phillipou used to have a public profile on Instagram.
However, that has since been changed as Phillipou has privatized her Instagram handle, limiting other people from peeking inside her profile. Additionally, the actor hasn’t shared any details about his partner.
Kodi Smit-McPhee and Rebecca Phillipou’s relationship details
As per multiple reports, Smit-McPhee and Phillipou have known each other since their high school day, and they eventually began dating.
Pure Wow also reported in March 2022 that Phillipou featured her boyfriend on her Instagram handle for the first time in 2013. At that time, the actor was still in his teenage years, around 17 years of age to be precise.
Talking about that post, Phillipou posted a picture in which she was seen talking to Smit-McPhee over a video call. In the comment section, Phillipou had written, “@kodismitmcpheeofficial hah you were my husband back then to shh.”
Kodi Smit-McPhee with his girlfriend, Rebecca Phillipou, at the 2021 New York Film Festival (Photo: Instagram)
And in reply, Smit-McPhee had commented, “We already called each other husband and wife back there.” Considering that, it could be said that they were already dating by 2013. And their bond has grown since then.
In his February 2022 interview with Variety, Smit-McPhee told the outlet that he was planning to have his girlfriend by his side throughout the awards season and even take her as his plus-one to attend the 94th Academy Awards.
He said, “I’ll definitely be bringing my girlfriend. She’s been my rock and my absolute emotional support through every up and down throughout my career.”
And as promised, the 26-year-old actor was seen with his beau at multiple award shows, including the 2022 SAG Awards and 94th Academy Awards. But it wasn’t the first time he had taken his girlfriend to an award show or a red carpet event.
The first time Smit-McPhee and Phillipou walked down the red carpet was in 2014 when the love birds attended the premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in California. Since then, the tradition of being together at public events has continued.
In addition to taking his partner at public events, Smit-McPhee hasn’t shied away from flaunting cute pictures with Phillipou on his Instagram handle. Besides, his first six posts on his Instagram handle are with Phillipou, followed by several more.
And it could be assumed that Phillipou has done the same on her Instagram handle. Considering all of that, it’s only plausible to think that the couple has come a long way since they first began dating, and their relationship has only strengthened.
As for if they intend to get married or not, the question remains unanswered as the actor hasn’t shared any detail about the topic. For now, Smit-McPhee might focus more on his acting career and keep the wedding topic for the future.