Christopher Briney is captivating audiences with his portrayal in “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” but his real-life romantic status is “in a relationship.”

The actor, who brings Conrad to life on the popular Prime Video series, has been in a relationship with girlfriend Isabel Machado since 2021.

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Although the couple prefers to keep their relationship private, they have offered glimpses into their connection through their social media posts.

Machado was present to support Briney at the show’s New York City premiere in June 2022.

Briney and Machado have a longstanding history, having attended university together. Both of them earned their BFA in Acting for Film, TV, Voiceover, and Commercial from Pace University in 2020. Their connection dates back to their shared educational journey.

Who is Isabel Machado?

Similar to Briney, Machado is also involved in the entertainment industry. She has taken part in several independent and short films throughout the years. The two collaborated on a project while they were both students at Pace University, further emphasizing their shared interests in the field.

According to her official website, Machado is not only involved in acting and film but is also a singer. Her talents extend to local theater productions as well, with notable appearances including a role in the production of “Hairspray.”

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On her official website, Machado identifies herself as “Chicago born” and “NY based.”

During the TAG Heuer Flagship Boutique Opening Event in New York City on June 12, Briney playfully discussed Machado when asked by PEOPLE about what boosts his confidence the most. He humorously responded, “When my girlfriend tells me I’m pretty, I feel pretty.”

In the subsequent month, the couple continued to radiate happiness as they graced a Ralph Lauren event in East Hampton, New York. Captured in photographs, Machado affectionately placed her hands on Briney’s chest, while he reciprocated the gesture with a warm smile as he looked down at her.