Mescal confirmed the news in a new profile interview with The Guardian.
“Last year, he made the decision to quit social media,” writes the author of the piece.
“‘I just don’t think it’s particularly useful for people to see, like, literally you,’ he says, making a box shape of his hands and framing his face. ‘I thought it’s either get off the bus now or stay on it, and I wanted to get off. In 10 years I might rue the day I threw out my social media, but look, it just is what it is.’”
The author adds, “Mescal did, however, stay on long enough to exchange charged messages on Twitter and Instagram with the musician Phoebe Bridgers; the pair are now engaged.”
The “Normal People” star and the singer-songwriter made their red carpet debut as a couple while stepping out at the LACMA Art+Film Gala last November.
Mescal previously featured in Bridgers’ “Savior Complex” music video.