Meet Gaten Matarazzo A.K.A Dustin's Real Life Girlfriend: Explore More About Their Relationship

Gaten Matarazzo

We're all familiar with Dustin from Stranger Things, who Gaten Matarazzo, a young actor, performs. Stranger Things has aided Gaten in establishing himself in the industry, and the young celebrity has gained much attention since the show first aired.

While the show has helped him gain fame, it has also drawn attention to his personal life. Recently, a video of the actor went popular on TikTok, where he was asked what his phone's wallpaper was, to which he responded by saying it was a photo of his girlfriend.

Fans are all eager to know more about his love life. Find out who is Matarazzo's girlfriend. But before that, let us dive into his wiki and provide some background. 

Gaten Matarazzo Wiki, Age & Family

Gaten Matarazzo was born on September 8, 2002, in Connecticut and raised by his family in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The young actor is 19 and will celebrate his 20th birthday in September of this year.

Gaten with his siblings and mother
Gaten with his siblings and mother (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his parents, his father's name is Gaten Matarazzo Sr., and his mother's name is Heather Matarazzo. His father works for the US government, and his mother is a teacher.

He has two siblings as well. Sabrina Matarazzo, his older sister, is an American actress, and Carmen Matarazzo, his brother, is a young American musician and drummer.

The actor attended Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Matarazzo is yet to further his study beyond his college. He has been interested in singing since he was a child and got vocal training from Starlight Performing Arts Centre in New Jersey.

Academically and professionally established, Matarazzo has also found a soulmate with whom he is embellishing and prospering in each aspect of life. 

Who is Gaten Matarazzo's Girlfriend, Lizzy Yu?

Though Dustin may struggle to find a girlfriend, the young Gaten already has a girlfriend, and the two have been dating for the last four years. His girlfriend's name is Lizzy Yu, and she is also an actress and Instagram influencer with many followers.

They met in high school and were high school sweethearts. The young actor frequently shares photos of himself with his girlfriend on social media. Matarazzo's family adores her, and she has a terrific relationship with his family and siblings, the actor stated to US Weekly a few years ago.

He also said that the duo enjoys low-key night dates when asked about his date preferences. The two spend most of their time together playing pool at the actor's home.


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The actor's girlfriend, Lizzy Yu, has already starred in films such as Avatar: The Last Airbender and Somewhere in Queens. Both of these films will be released in 2022.

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Gaten Matarazzo & His Girlfriend Lizzy Yu Relationship Timeline

From the start, the couple has been open about their love. The actor often posted pictures with Lizzy and referred to her as his best friend. But their relationship became official to the public after the two posted a photo from the school dance party.

Matarazzo re-confirmed his relationship with Lizzy through an Instagram post in 2019 when he wished Lizzy on their first anniversary.


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Every year on March 4, the actor posts about their anniversary, and in his most recent post, he stated that they had been together for four years. Even during the Stranger Things premiere in New York, Gaten and Lizzy made an appearance together where the TikTok incident happened.

The video has already been viral, and viewers have been gushing about their romance.

Gaten Matarazzo In Stranger Things

In 2016, the actor's popularity rose after he began working on the popular television series 'Stranger Things.' He landed the character of Dustin Henderson in the show, one of the show's most important roles to date.

The actor has been nominated for six awards thus far, two of which he has won. These nominations were for his role in the Netflix original series "Stranger Things."

In 2017, Gaten Matarazzo made accomplishments while winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series and was also termed Best Actor at the Shorty Awards.


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The fourth season of the Stanger Things premiered on May 27, 2022. Do not forget to binge-watch the show if you haven't yet. 

The young actor does not lack behind in any of the aspects. Whether it be his love, professional, or personal life, he has excelled in every portion. Matarazzo also bags a hefty net worth with consistency, hard work, and discipline. 

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Net Worth

Matarazzo rose to fame after playing Dustin Henderson in Netflix's science fiction horror drama series 'Stranger Things.' he has been active in the entertainment industry since 2011. He has a net worth above $5 million as of 2022, which he has garnered from his acting career.

Social Media

Matarazzo is active on his Instagram, sharing his moments with his followers. The actor is seen posting pictures of his work and family on the platform. He has a massive fan following of 14.7M followers on his Instagram. You may also follow the actor's love lady Lizzy Yu on her Instagram, where she has garnered 429K followers.