Chloe Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham were stunned by the interest in their romance after they went public with the news earlier this month.
The actress has been dating David and Victoria Beckham's model son on and off for two years, but they only recently decided to confirm reports suggesting they were going steady and serious after tiring of trying to outsmart the paparazzi on date nights.
But if Chloe and Brooklyn thought admitting their romance would help drive the paparazzi onto another young couple in love, they were sadly mistaken.
And now Moretz admits they were both more than a little surprised that so many people were curious about their relationship.
"It's a little shocking," she tells WWD.com. "I think we were both taken a little aback about how many people actually cared.
"I think everyone is looking for the new 'it' couple and I think the thing with he (Brooklyn) and I is that we have real jobs and aspirations and I don’t think you see that very much.
"You see a lot of fads and you see a lot of people who do a lot of things for fame and I think the opposite of us. We really do enjoy each other a lot, we’ve known each other for years and didn’t do this for anything except for the fact that we want to be together."