Austin Matthews
Austin S3
Full Name Austin Matthews
Nickname(s) Rockstar by Maya
Blondie by Tori
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1998
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Family Diana Matthews (Mother)
George Matthews (Father)
Younger Half-Brother
Relationships Maya Matlin (Ex-Girlfriend; Attraction)
Hadley Mills (Ex-Girlfriend)
Job Student
School(s) Degrassi Community School
Affiliation(s) WhisperHug
First Episode Bleeding Love (1) (103)
Portrayed By Ross Lynch

Austin Matthews is a sophomore (Grade 10) at Degrassi Community School. Degrassi’s heartthrob, he's handsome, charming, and obsessed with singing. He had a bad home life, so he makes the most of his days at Degrassi—flirting with the girls, singing, and making his guy friends laugh. Austin breaks the rules and always get in trouble on a regular basis, but he can usually talk his way out of trouble which he always uses to his advantage. Trouble follows Austin, and a lot of times he finds himself in a tight situation.

He is best friends with Zig Novak and is good friends with Maya Matlin whom he is also in love with, Tiny, Grace Cardinal, and Damon. He is also friends with Beck SamuelsTori SantamariaTristan Milligan, Ben JacobsMo MashkourImogen Moreno. He was also friends with Zac Andrews before he tragically passed away. He has a conflict with Edward Worthington and was enemies with Campbell Saunders before Cam committed suicide. He is in the band, WhisperHug. He has changed drastically over the summer before his sophomore year, now a bad boy who's involved with the wrong crowd. Austin is portrayed by Ross Lynch.

Character HistoryEdit

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Appearance & StyleEdit


Austin in his freshmen year.

Freshmen YearEdit

Austin's style of dress was very casual. He usually wore simple long sleeved shirts, or occasionally a layered button shirt or hoodie with a tee or tank top. His jeans were mostly faded and his shoes were often times sneakers or high tops.

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Austin in his sophomore year.

Sophomore YearEdit

Austin's clothing choices is more stylish and expensive. The colors he wears are bolder and vibrant, while his shirts and shoe designs are less dull and more expressive. He still layers his button ups and hoodies with undershirts and he now wears more colored leather jackets and accessories.


  • Austin is the guitarist an done of the lead singers in the band WhisperHug.
  • He is the first on Degrassi Evolutions to have an abusive father. Though in Stop And Stare (2) George Matthews was arrested for physically abusing Austin and his wife Diana Matthews. Since then, he father has gone to prison.
  • Three of his friends Zig, Damon, and Hadley have bad home lives. Zig and Damon are poor and Hadley's parents are alcoholics.


  • (To Maya): "Long time no see Maya by the way who's your friend" (first line)
  • (To Cam): "I heard a lot about you"
  • (To Maya): "Look I have seen a lot of messy relationships you don't need that you deserve better Cam is dumb any guy would be lucky to have you, you would slay any other girl"
  • (To Maya): "I mean everything I said your the best Maya"
  • (To Maya): "Well if he doesn't he is an idiot you deserve better"
  • (To Maya): "So do you want to talk about the kiss the other day?"
  • (To Maya): "I know you felt something I felt something Maya please"
  • (To Maya): "I didn't agree you did and its kinda hard to forget after we kissed"
  • (To Maya): "I can't lie anymore Maya I want to be with you"


Main article: Austin-Maya Relationship

Main article: Austin-Hadley Relationship

Love TrianglesEdit

Main article: Austin-Maya-Campbell Love Triangle

First Time:

Second Time:

Main article: Austin-Maya-Hadley Love Triangle
Austin-Maya-Hadley Love Triangle

Main article: Austin-Hadley-Danny Love Triangle

Main article: Austin-Maya-Edward Love Triangle