Sara Bareilles is a famous singer, songwriter, pianist and actress. After she graduated from UCLA, she spent several years performing at open-mic nights, clubs and festivals, before her musical career kicked off in 2003 with her first demo, Careful Confessions. Since then, she’s been producing many top songs.
Bareilles is primarily a pop music artist. According to her website, she has produced four studio albums, one live album, one EP and one single. Her songs “Love Song” and “Brave,” in particular, have been on the Billboard charts.
Her most recent song, “Armor,” was released on October 26, 2018. With a message about female empowerment and defiance, it wasn’t supposed to be released until 2019; however, Bareilles said that events during that time pushed her to release it earlier. She has announced that this song will be central in her next album, Amidst the Chaos, which is scheduled to be released on April 5.
Bareilles is most famous for her involvement in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “Waitress,” which she composed the music for. “Waitress” is a story about Jenna, a pie-maker and small-town diner waitress with an abusive husband, whose life takes a sudden turn when she discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant.
The Broadway play is based on a 2007 movie, also called Waitress, by Adrienne Shelly. Waitress is also a book by Jessie Nelson.
Bareilles herself has also starred as Jenna several times, although Jessie Mueller originated the role. Bareilles’ first appearance ran from March 31 to June 11, 2017; her most recent was from January 7 to February 3, 2019.
Most recently, she appeared with Ben Platt (who originated Evan in Dear Evan Hansen) on “Carpool Karaoke.” They sang songs from Waitress, as well as other songs.
What is Bareilles’ love life like though? Her full dating history (it’s not long!) is below.
Javier Dunn 2006-2013
Javier Dunn is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. According to Dunn, they met at a bar through a mutual friend. He also became the guitarist and a singer in Bareilles’ first band, and remained in that role for seven years, until the band broke up in 2013.
It’s unclear when Bareilles and Dunn actually started dating. However, many sources report that they dated for seven years, before breaking up in 2013 as well.
2013 was a rocky year full of changes for Bareilles. She released the song, “Manhattan,” on her album The Blessed Unrest, and said that it was actually about her breakup with Dunn, as well as her move from Los Angeles to Manhattan.
Joe Tippett 2017-Present
Bareilles is currently dating actor Joe Tippett. They made their first public appearance (and shared a kiss!) at the 2017 Tony Awards.
Tippett is best-known for having starred as Sam Strickland on the short-lived TV show, Rise. However, Tippett was actually also in “Waitress” several times.
He originated the role of Earl, Jenna’s abusive husband, at the American Repertory Theather in Massachusetts. In fact, he first met Bareilles during his tryouts, in August of 2015.
Tippett also appeared on the Broadway stage as Earl. However, he just missed Bareilles, as his first run went from June 13 to August 6, 2017. He also played the role briefly later in 2017 and in early 2018.
They seem to be very happy together! Bareilles has even said that Waitress changed her life for the better and brought the people she’s closest with – including her boyfriend – into her life.