Reneé Rapp, Towa Bird Make Red Carpet Couple Debut at Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Reneé Rapp and Towa Bird at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party red carpet

feature image art of Reneé Rapp and Towa Bird by Autostraddle; photos by Christopher Polk/Variety via Getty Images and Kevin Mazur/VF24/WireImage for Vanity Fair

Rumors have been swirling on TikTok about a possible relationship between lesbian multihyphenate Mean Girls star Reneé Rapp and guitarist and songwriter Towa Bird, and Vanity Fair appears to have confirmed their relationship status by posting that the two made their red carpet debut as a couple at the celeb-packed annual Vanity Fair Oscars Party last night.

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#ReneeRapp and Towa Bird make their red carpet debut as a couple. #vfoscars #vanityfairoscarparty #oscars

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The news is already spreading like sapphic wildfire, with popular lesbian meme account @godimsuchadyke gleefully posting about the Vanity Fair confirmation, captioning the post: “Good morning to Reneé Rapp and Towa Bird making their red carpet couple debut at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party ONLY.” MTV UK also included Rapp and Bird in a roundup of cute Oscars night couples.

Rapp and Bird indeed set the red carpet on fire with their looks, Bird sporting a denim studded double-breasted acid wash denim blazer with matching bellbottomed pants that had a very 1970s rock-glam vibe and Rapp in a loose-fit white slitted dress with long sleeves. Simply stunning!

As a musician, Bird started gathering a following on TikTok in 2020. Rapp has historically been a bit private about her dating life, previously saying she swore she’d never be in a public relationship. At the time, she hinted at her relationship with TikToker Alissa Carrington changing that, but she still rarely gave explicit confirmation of the relationship. Similarly, there wasn’t a whole lot of confirmation about a Rapp/Carrington breakup, but speculation about Bird and Rapp has been brewing for a couple months, especially after Rapp was spotted at one of Bird’s performances. Bird has been on tour as a guitarist for Rapp, and their on-stage chemistry is…difficult to deny!

Not to make this about me, but as someone who has been considering getting curly bangs for the past 1.5 weeks, looking at a million TikToks of Bird playing guitar during the making of this post has only made this haircut mission MORE URGENT. That is a very good curly gay shag. Anyway, congrats to Reneé and Towa, and hopefully this leads to some great queer music collaboration.

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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3 Comments

  1. Towa was opening for Reneé when I caught her tour in October and was fantastic (I actually liked her set better than Reneé’s SORRY!). Hope everyone goes to listen to her stuff!

  2. As sad as this is for all queer women everywhere that Reneé seems to be taken, they are really cute together. They both looked great at this party and I hope they had a fun time!

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