He was banned from entering the U.S last month when cocaine were detected on him, forcing him to miss the second season premiere of his hit show Stranger Things.
But Charlie Heaton had lots to smile about on Sunday night as he swept his rumoured girlfriend Natalia Dyer off her feet in London and showered her with kisses before the pair hit the fried chicken shop.
The 23-year-old actor, who plays Jonathan Byers in the hit Netflix sci-fi series, put on a very sweet display with his 20-year-old co-star as he lifted her into his arms as she squealed with delight.
You raise me up: Charlie Heaton had lots to smile about on Sunday night as he swept his rumoured girlfriend Natalia Dyer off her feet in London and showered her with kisses before the pair hit the fried chicken shop
Fried feast: The pair were then seen heading to fast food eaterie Chicken Cottage where they gazed into each other’s eyes in front of the deep fat fryers
Charlie was seen packing on the PDA with the Nancy Wheeler actress, romantically cupping her face before leaning in for multiple passionate kisses and hugging the blonde beauty.
Despite his career woes, the star was all smiles as he rocked an all-black ensemble of t-shirt and jeans, paired with black boots.
His chocolate locks were styled natural and tousled.
Star: Charlie plays Jonathan Byers in the hit Netflix sci-fi drama Stranger Things
Co-star: Natalia plays his onscreen lover Nancy Wheeler in the acclaimed show
On and off screen romance: The pair are involved in a dramatic love triangle on the show
Hit: They have appeared together at May’s MTV Movie & TV Awards while also looking chummy at August’s San Diego Comic Con and enjoying a trip to Paris earlier this month
Swept off her feet: The 23-year-old actor, who plays Jonathan Byers in the hit Netflix sci-fi series, put on a very sweet display with his 20-year-old co-star as he lifted her into his arms as she squealed with delight
Giddy: Charlie was clearly delighted to be enjoying a night with his rumoured love interest as he laughed
Leggy: Natalia flashed her toned legs as Charlie and his pals lifted her up into the air
An Officer and a Gentleman inspired: Charlie and Natalia shared a sweet moment as she held onto a cigarette and planted a kiss on him
Got you: Charlie cracked a broad grin as he affectionately cupped the actress’ face outside the pub
Puckering up: Charlie flexed his muscles as the pair appeared to confirm their fledgling romance
TV sensations: They were joined for the night out by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, 20, and her boyfriend Ollie Jackson, with the group seen enjoying cigarettes outside a pub
Socialising: Maisie put on a leggy display in leather trousers paired with a violet shirt and blush jacket as she puffed on a cigarette during her night out
Natalia showed off her toned legs in a thigh-skimming minidress and patent ankle boots, which she teamed with a chic grey coat.
Her platinum locks were styled in loose waves and she opted for a smoky eye for her night out.
The pair, who also play on-screen lovers, were then seen heading to fast food eaterie Chicken Cottage where they gazed into each other’s eyes in front of the deep fat fryers.
Chatty: The star tied her locks back into a casual ponytail for her night out
Loved up: Maisie chatted on her phone as she strolled along with her boyfriend
Date night: Maisie was focused on her phone as she enjoyed a date night with her beau
They were joined for the night out by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, 20, and her boyfriend Ollie Jackson, with the group seen enjoying cigarettes outside a pub.
Maisie put on a leggy display in leather trousers paired with a violet shirt and blush jacket as she puffed on a cigarette during her night out.
Her chestnut locks were tied back in a casual ponytail.
Charlie, who was also recently revealed to have a secret love child with his ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura, was later seen on the drums during Faye Webster’s gig at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush.
Close: The pair were all over each other as they shared an affectionate hug in the street
Only have eyes for you: Charlie couldn’t resist leaning in for a kiss as the pair embraced
Smitten: Charlie couldn’t get enough of Natalia as he stroked her face by a crossing
Cosying up: Charlie and Natalia stared deep into each other’s eyes as he leaned in once again
Loving life: Charlie and Natalia embraced yet again as they enjoyed each other’s company
Charlie has seen some troubles recently, which involved his situation at LAX airport in October, where cocaine was detected on him.
With series three of the show being confirmed, it is unclear whether Charlie will be allowed to return to the States for future filming endeavours.
In a carefully worded statement, Heaton said he was working to ‘rectify’ the situation, which is said to have occurred after sniffer dogs detected the cocaine on his person.
‘My planned travel to the U.S. last week was affected by an issue at U.S. immigration, and I am working to rectify it as soon as possible,’ the 23-year-old told People magazine.
Liplock: Charlie couldn’t stop kissing his co-star, who plays his on-screen girlfriend in the show
What more could I want: The A-list pair then made their way to the fried chicken shop, continuing their display of affection at the counter
Delight: Even the lure of a chicken and mayo burger couldn’t stop the pair continuing their PDA-fest
Chat: Natalia leaned into Charlie as she stared deep into his eyes in the chicken shop
‘I do want to clarify that I was not arrested or charged with a crime, and cooperated fully with the U.S. officials at LAX.’
Following the drug’s detection, Charlie was questioned before being sent back to England on a return flight, and was unable to attend the premiere for the second season of Stranger Things.
‘I’m sorry to all the fans and my Stranger Things family for missing the premiere,’ he said. ‘We are all so proud of this season and I would never want this story to negatively impact the show.’
Charlie’s mother and sister previously said a small amount of cocaine found its way on to his wallet at a party two weeks earlier, or at a bar or at a shop without his knowledge.
Banter: The pair looked delighted to be in each other’s company as they chatted
In demand: Charlie was only too happy to pose for a shot with a group of fans
Smile: Charlie cracked a broad grin as he joined the line-up of loyal followers
Family of the actor say he has never done drugs in the past and was not under the influence at the time he was stopped at the airport.
Charlie has since undergone tests, including a hair and urine sample, which have come back all clear, according to his family.
They are now hoping the ‘misunderstanding’ blows over ‘sooner rather than later’ to allow the British star and continue filming for Stranger Things.
But they have criticised how Charlie was treated by US officials, claiming he was interrogated for three hours and wasn’t allowed to call anyone or ask for a lawyer.
They blamed his treatment on his TV star status and claim he was used ‘as a target’.
Here we go: Charlie, who was also recently revealed to have a secret love child with his ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura, was seen heading to Faye Webster’s gig at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush where he played the drums
Smoke break: The star puffed on a cigarette as he enjoyed a catch-up with his fellow musicians
Dapper: The star wrapped up in a black fitted coat as he prepared to go inside the venue
Gig life: Charlie was centre of attention as he performed hit songs from a podium at the glittering gig
Loving it: Colourful lights lit up the stage as the band rocked out with Charlie in the centre
Speaking at the family home in Bridlington, east Yorkshire, his mother Michelle Lowe, 50, said: ‘All that rubbish, it’s completely fabricated. I know that but that’s all I’m allowed to say on it.
‘He’s never done drugs in the past. It’s completely made up, that’s what papers do. I’m not his agent, I’m just his mum so I can’t really say too much.
‘He is sort of between here, London and America. It would be awful if he wasn’t allowed back to America to film but I don’t see it shouldn’t be.
‘He has proven his innocence. It could happen to any of us, you go to a bar or a party. It’s just unfortunate really. ‘I know that’s what has happened. I hope it blows over.’
His sister Kayleigh Heaton, 32, added: ‘It could have come from anywhere. He wasn’t carrying drugs, he wasn’t high. He’s had tests and they have come back clear.
Romance rumours: Charlie and Natalia have been spotted cosying up on a number of occasions (pictured above in May 2017)
‘He not got it in his system or anything. He was at a party two weeks before and obviously when you’re at a party anything can happen.
‘You leave your things on the side when you’re having a drink. It could be that he was at a shop, it be on a note. What they’ve done is wrong, they didn’t give him a chance to call anybody. They didn’t give him a chance to have a lawyer.
‘They put him in a room for three hours and just interrogated him and interrogated him, so it wasn’t done correctly.
‘They didn’t follow procedure. I think they saw him, they noticed him and they used him as a target. He wasn’t carrying anything, he wasn’t under the influence or any drugs. I think it’s just a misunderstanding.
‘He’s been unfortunate where he’s been to a party, somehow cocaine has got either on his wallet or on his cards, we’re not sure.
‘He didn’t know anything about it, he went to the airport to fly, they checked and he is racking his brain about how this could happen. He hasn’t done anything, he wasn’t carrying anything. He’s had tests that have come back clean.
‘He has had hair sample, a blood test and urine sample which are absolutely clean. A Hair sample can last up to five months so that proves he hasn’t taken anything. I think it will be fine because it’s not like he has done anything.’
Due to his demanding schedule filming hit-show Stranger Things in Los Angeles, Yorkshire-born Heaton is not believed to see his son regularly.
The youngster lives with his mother, who performs in the band The Big Pink, in London.
It is now feared that Heaton could be barred from entering the US in future – meaning he could struggle to take part in filming for Stranger Things.
Glamorous: The pair, who have been linked since the beginning of the year looked close at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September