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Make Way For The Internet’s New BF, Luke Newton From ‘Bridgerton’

Dearest gentle reader, prepare to get hype. The trailer for Season 3 of Bridgerton dropped on April 11 and fans (including myself) have been losing their minds. It’s all thanks to this season’s leading man, Luke Newton, who plays the one and only Colin Bridgerton. 

Bridgerton Season 3 will follow Lady Whistledown herself, Penelope Featherington, and the third Bridgerton brother, Colin, as they navigate their feelings for each other. After Season 1’s “fake dating” trope, Season 2’s “enemies to lovers” trope, and the Queen Charlotte prequel’s “arranged marriage” trope, Season 3’s “friends to lovers” vibes seen between Polin (Penelope x Colin) are already making fans online swoon, big time. 

X, formerly known as Twitter, has officially declared Luke Newton as the newest “white boy of the month” after the trailer’s release. Fans are marveling at the phenomenon they call the “Bridgerton effect,” which is basically when the leading man of the new season has a major, magical glow-up. Season 3 is saying goodbye to both Colin’s sideburns and his shirt, and let me tell you, it’s a win-win for everyone! 

X certainly seems to think so. Here’s some of X’s thirstiest and most hilarious tweets all about the newest Bridgerton heartthrob, Luke Newton. 

First up, there’s a group of people online who have tweeted about the mental and emotional toll Newton’s new look while promoting the new season is causing them. I don’t blame them. 

The Day One Colin Bridgerton stans are having a field day with the Colin crumbs the trailer provided.

Some of y’all are just downright thirsty for the man. (I get it!)

All of these tweets have made me want to re-watch Kate and Antony’s season (yes, again). If you need me, that’s what I’ll be doing until the first first part of Season 3 drops on May 13. 

Zetta Whiting

Chapman '24

Zetta Whiting is a Her Campus intern who writes for the Style verticals of the site. She has published articles in the Voice of Orange County, ChapBook Magazine, and 60 Seconds Magazine, ranging from local government news to student life stories. Zetta had the opportunity to interview the authors of the Goddess Girls and Disney Fairies series for 60 Seconds Magazine, where she uncovered what it takes to be a successful children's book author. This spring, Zetta will be graduating from Chapman University with a BA in English journalism and a minor in dance. She plans to move to the East Coast and attend graduate school in the fall, studying publishing. In her free time, she enjoys reading young adult fantasy novels, taking dance classes, and listening to Beyoncé.