Barry Keoghan Confirms Alyson Sandro Breakup After Welcoming Baby Together
Barry Keoghan and Alyson Sandro Call It Quits After Three Years of Dating
Barry Keoghan has confirmed his split from longtime girlfriend Alyson Sandro after they welcomed their baby boy, Brando.
The Saltburn star opened up about the breakup in a new interview with GQ, saying, “She’s done a great job, and she’s an incredible mother.”
Rumors of the couple’s split first began swirling in July 2023, with a source telling The Sun that they had “grown apart over recent months” and that Keoghan‘s “partying caused arguments” with Sandro.
The insider also said the pair’s relationship had “suffered” following the success of Keoghan‘s 2022 film The Banshees of Inisherin.
Keoghan and Sandro met in 2021 at a bar in London. They welcomed their baby boy — who is named after legendary movie star Marlon Brando — in August 2022 while Keoghan was filming Saltburn with Jacob Elordi.
Barry Keoghan Reflects on Becoming a Father and His Son’s Inspiration
Despite the breakup, Keoghan says he is cherishing his new role as a father.
“I can’t get the little boy off my mind. It’s beautiful. Y’know, it’s crazy, but when he looks at you, you feel like the most important person in the world. That’s the effect he has on me,” he gushed. “He smiles at you and you’re like, ‘Wow. You’re smiling at me like that? I don’t deserve that, but anyways, thanks.’”
As for his son’s name, Keoghan revealed that he was inspired by his love of acting.
“Brando Keoghan. Imagine that, for a name!” he told the outlet. “I set him up. Brando Keoghan, piano player. I obviously love Marlon Brando, but I just, yeah — for a first name I thought it was quite cool. To have Brando in your name — feckin’ hell, man!”
Barry Keoghan‘s Upcoming Projects and His Rumored Relationship with Sabrina Carpenter
Since his breakup from Sandro, Keoghan has been linked to former Disney Channel actress Sabrina Carpenter after they were photographed dining together in December.
However, a source tells Page Six exclusively there is “no truth” to rumors that Keoghan and Carpenter, 24, are romantically involved.
Keoghan has a number of upcoming projects in the works, including the films Saltburn, Eternals, and Baby.