Jacob Elordi, 23, and Kaia Gerber, 19, have made headlines as their relationship blossomed during the coronavirus pandemic. Elordi and Gerber originally sparked romance rumors toward the end of summer in 2020 after being seen out several times.
The couple officially debuted their relationship in late 2020 on Instagram, showing off their couple Halloween costumes. The private couple has been dating for almost a year now and is still going strong.
Elordi previously dated his Kissing Booth co-star Joey King, which ended in 2018. In late 2019, the Euphoria actor was romantically linked to his co-star Zendaya. The two kept their relationship very private, and their breakup was not known until news of Elordi and Gerber dating came out.
Gerber is the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and American businessman Randy Gerber. Before her romance with Elordi, she previously dated Pete Davidson, which ended in early 2020.
Here is everything we know about the couple, from their first date to their latest outing.
On September 1, Elordi and Gerber were spotted leaving Nobu restaurant after an evening dinner together. E! News reported that Elordi and Gerber had been friends for a while. “Jacob definitely has an interest in dating Kaia, but there is nothing serious going on there,” a source told the outlet. “They have many mutual friends and have hung out many times in the past. They both have very chill personalities and similar interests. Jacob makes Kaia laugh, and her family adores him.”
The source continued, “Kaia is keeping things friendly for now, but there is a flirtation between the two. She has told friends she is single and is only having fun and hanging out with people.”
In early September, the pair sparked rumors as they were spotted together in New York City's Soho. A source told People that “their fingers were interlocked, and they seemed very comfortable together.” The source continued, “At one point, they weren’t holding hands, and Kaia grabbed his [hand], and they went on their merry way. They looked happy.”
The then-rumored couple was spotted holding hands while enjoying an evening in New York City, per E! News. The paparazzi caught the couple on a dinner date in East Village. A source told the outlet that the couple has “been inseparable for the last several weeks.” The source added, “They’ve been going out to dinner at night and working out together at the gym during the day.”
In late September, The Kissing Booth actor vacationed with Gerber and her parents, Cindy and Rande, in Los Cabos, Mexico, per People. The couple was spotted lounging by the pool cuddled up to each other.
In late October, the couple was spotted in Los Angeles on a rare PDA-filled outing, seemingly confirming their relationship. Paparazzi photographed the pair as they shared a kiss while running errands out in Los Angeles with Gerber’s dog.
On November 1, the couple debuted their relationship on Instagram. Gerber posted a photo of her and Elordi dressed up as Elvis and Priscilla Presley for Halloween. Gerber’s makeup artist, Sam Visser, spoke to Vogue about the couple’s look. “Kaia had sent me the idea, as there was a specific photo of Priscilla and Elvis that they wanted to recreate. I love Kaia. She’s always open to trying new things and isn’t afraid to go outside of her comfort zone.”
Later in the month, a source told People that the new couple is happy together. The source told the outlet that “Jacob is very sweet to Kaia. They are always very loving and cute together.” The source continued, “It’s obvious that Cindy [Crawford] and Rande [Gerber] approve of Jacob too. They spend a lot of time together.”
The source discussed how Jacob has “embraced Kaia’s Malibu life and seems to love it as much as she does. They rarely leave Malibu and instead enjoy the beach, go hiking, and meet up with friends for dinner.”
On Valentine's Day, Gerber posted a rare photo of her and Elordi lounging side-by-side at the beach as they both indulged in reading. The model shared a bouquet of pink flowers on her Instagram story that she captioned “lucky girl... 🥰.”
The following month, paparazzi photographed the pair out in Los Angeles in a rare affectionate appearance. The couple of more than six months were photographed cuddling as they went on a coffee run. The couple was wearing similar outfits: black trousers, sleeveless shirts, sunglasses, and masks.
On April 14, the couple was seen at the Nobu with friends in Los Angeles, per Daily Mail. The model wore an oversized striped blazer with black boots. Her beau wore a patterned jacket with a white tank top underneath. The paparazzi caught the couple leaving the restaurant, with Elordi in the driver’s seat.
A source told Us Weekly that “Kaia’s parents adore Jacob and think he’s a great match for Kaia.” The source added, “her friends have also taken a liking to him and think he’s such a heartthrob.”
A day later, Us Weekly reported that the couple is taking things slow in their relationship. A source told the outlet that “Kaia and Jacob are enjoying being a couple right now.” The source continued, “they’re young and want to experience life together. They’re lovers and also best friends. They’re always together when they don’t have work commitments.”
In a cover interview with Vogue, Gerber opened up about her relationship with Elordi. “Being able to be with someone I trust, where we don’t want anything from each other, having a safe, steady relationship like that, has really opened my eyes to the possibilities of love and what it feels like to love without conditions,” said Gerber. “Lust is touching other people or wanting them, but love is really seeing someone,” she said.
“He’s a great person for me to go to because he’s gone to drama school and has years of experience that I don’t have. So I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m definitely going to be using you as a resource,” the American Horror Story actress said when asked if Elordi gives her acting advice.
On June 27, Gerber posted a birthday tribute to Elordi on her Instagram, featuring a photo of the actor shirtless.
“happy birthday my love,” she wrote. Elordi turned 24 years old this year. Gerber will celebrate her 20th birthday in September.
After all, birthday posts are an important step in a relationship.
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