The Stranger Things star has been dating Scott Mackinlay Hahn since 2011.
Winona Ryder is quite private about her love life.
The Stranger Things star has been dating Scott McKinley Hahn since 2011, and has kept many details about their relationship a secret. In recent years, however, the actress has spoken openly about her long-term romance with Hahn several times.
Shortly after he and Hahn were spotted together at the Season 1 premiere of Stranger Things, Ryder revealed in a 2016 interview that he’s been “happy with someone for quite some time now.” The Crucible actress, who was previously engaged to Johnny Depp (and may or may not be legally married to her Dracula co-star Keanu Reeves), also said that dating haunted her for a long time before she found love.
“I was single and dating for a while and… I didn’t know how to do it! I’ve always been like that,” she shared. “When I was 15, there was a guy I liked, and we fell out, and I thought that meant he was my boyfriend. My mom had to explain it to me.”
So who is Ryder’s longtime boyfriend? Here’s what you need to know about Scott McKinley Hahn and his relationship with the actress.
She is a fashion designer
Hahn is a fashion designer and co-founder of the green and socially conscious line Loomstate.
During an interview with Time in 2012, he explained that the brand focused on making organic cotton as a means of reducing environmental damage caused by traditional cotton farming. Loomstate also designed Chipotle’s uniform in 2012.
As Hahn told Racked in 2010, his business was born out of a desire to build a company that was both sustainable and profitable.
“Even though it is the idea of being environmentally conscious, nature inspired and socially responsible, it was actually born out of a desire to make our factory profitable,” he said. “It has to go hand in hand. And we wanted to create benchmarks that would raise the bar in supply chain operations.
So, using certified organic cotton was the only way we were going to make the jeans.”
Hahn also serves as chairman of the Sustainability Steering Committee for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and as a board member of the Council on Textile Recycling.
He is a supporter of Ryder’s career
Although Hahn is generally low-profile, he has supported the rider at a number of red carpet events. The pair made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Stranger Things Season 1 on July 11, 2016.
Hahn attends the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2020 with his girlfriend in a classic black suit. Her outfit coordinated with Ryder, who wore a Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 black wool jacket with winged sleeves over a pleated tiered shirt and skirt.
Most recently, the pair were photographed together at the New York premiere of Stranger Things Season 4 on May 14, 2022, where they once again matched in coordinating navy blue suits.
He spends most of his time in New York City
Hahn may be joining Ryder for events in Los Angeles, but he’s an East Coast guy at heart, specifically Brooklyn, New York. He told Racked in 2010 (a year before he and Ryder were together) how the Big Apple affected his overall lifestyle.
“The reality of moving to Bushwick gave me light and space that I didn’t have in New York City—in a community that’s an industrial utopia. It was definitely more artistically inspiring in a way,” he said. “Even the vibrations in the street, it’s a little harsh. It’s the kind of place you’ll never decide or want to live in. It’s changing, but not the way I grew up – It’s literally the farthest place from which I’d say, ‘I’m going to be there one day.’ ,
Hahn’s professional life focuses not only on environmentally sustainable practices, but also his Williamsburg home. He explained to Racked, “The building I live in is very efficient.
It is a six storey building. The building was recently built, it was finished about a year ago, a year and a half ago, it is a new construction, It was done by a guy named Rob Hershenfeld, who developed a lot of lofts in Bushwick.” Hahn also stated that the building was built using “reclaimed materials”, including salvaged bricks.
He isn’t active on social media – but he did follow The Wire’s Michael K. Williams honored
Hahn does not have an Instagram account, and his Twitter account (@kelpsav) has only been updated a few times over the past five years. On April 26, 2017, he retweeted a post from his Loomstate brand about transparency, accountability and change.
On September 6, 2021, McKinley Hahn married the late Michael K. posted a photo of Ryder embracing Williams, who died that month from an accidental overdose.
Ryder has said she is unsure whether she will ever marry
Despite dating for over a decade, Hahn and Ryder never tied the knot, mainly because the actress didn’t want to divorce. She explained in a 2016 interview, “Marriage? I don’t know. I never wanted to get married that a few times. Not that there’s anything wrong with a divorce, but I don’t think I can. I would if that was a possibility.”
He continued, “When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high.”
WORDS: RAHUL MAHARIYA