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Fans Deem Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet’s Relationship Gesture ‘Cringe-Worthy’

Timothee Calamet at "Bones and All" premiere, Kylie Jenner at the Vanity Fair after partyPhoto by Karwai Tang/WireImage, Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

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The latest celebrity couple to go public with their romance is facing scrutiny by critics over an accessory choice. Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet’s budding relationship is being called “cringe-worthy” by some after they appeared to be sporting matching Cartier watches.

Fans Call Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet’s Matching Watches “Cringe-Worthy”

A recent Reddit post displayed a split image showing Jenner and Chalamet’s wrists side-by-side, both bearing seemingly identical gold Cartier watches. The post invited debate among fans about whether the similar timepieces were “romantic or cringe-worthy.” Commenters were quick to share their takes.

“His [Timothée’s] stylist probably brought one similar for attention,” one Reddit user wrote.

Another simply labeled it “kringe,” while someone else said it would only be “cute” if they weren’t literally twinning their accessories. As details emerge about their relationship, choices like matching watches face criticism by those who find such gestures more contrived than genuine displays of affection.

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Jenner was first linked to Chalamet last spring. Their romance went public after they were photographed kissing at a Beyoncé concert in September.

In the months since, they have continued to be spotted together, beaming affectionately during public outings. They did opt to attend November’s Wall Street Journal Innovators Awards separately, though sat side-by-side at the ceremony.

That same autumn, Chalamet had hinted at the relationship in an interview with GQ. Along with speaking about needing “real experiences” and “human experiences,” he said cryptically that “You’ve got to fall in love, you’ve got to be bored.” Fans interpreted this as confirmation he had fallen for Jenner.

While Jenner and Chalamet have seemed smitten on their recent public dates, matching accessories are now inviting criticism. The pair joins a list of other celebrity couples like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck who have sparked debate over relationship “clichés” like couple’s manicures or wearing coordinating outfits.

Chalamet Details His Birthday Plans

Chalamet gave fans a glimpse into how he usually celebrates his birthday while chatting with Drew Barrymore this week. Sharing his lowkey plans for turning 28, the actor said he will likely spend the day with family as he has done previously.

“I don’t know. This movie will be freshly out. I usually spend it with my family, my parents,” Chalamet said, referring to his upcoming film Wonka. “Last year I had like eight people over…I had a bowling party once.”

Despite his A-list status, the actor seems to prefer small gatherings with loved ones over lavish celebrity affairs. Sources have provided glimpses behind the scenes as well, revealing Jenner privately supported Chalamet at his Wonka premiere in NYC. Their united front on big career moments hints that Chalamet may opt to celebrate his birthday with Jenner by his side.

While Chalamet plays coy on specifics regarding his romance with Jenner, insiders paint a picture of two creatives crazy about one another. They reportedly make attending key events for each other a priority between busy schedules.

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