Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams relationship timeline

Dusty Baxter-Wright
Photo credit: Instagram/Ryland Adams

From Cosmopolitan

We hate to admit it, but YouTube drama is kind of a big thing in our lives right now. We still think about ~that~ James Charles saga on the daily, are obsessed with Jeffree Star's makeup controversy, and have binge watched every Shane Dawson conspiracy theory series we could get our hands on.

And while Shane and Jeffree's palette collaboration is all the internet can think about right now, we're equally interested in Shane's relationship with Ryland Adams. The pair have been dating since March 2016, and got engaged in March 2019. And yeah, their relationship timeline is sweet af.

July 2015

Shane comes out as bisexual following his break up from YouTube star Lisa Schwartz. In a video, 'I'm Bisexual', he says, "Love who you want to love. Life is short. No one is going to hate you for it ... I'm this way for a f***ing reason. I can love multiple people for a reason, and I think that's why I am where I am today, because I'm just so full of love."

March 2016

Shane and Ryland meet on Tinder, which is only revealed to fans in March 2018 when Shane shares a screenshot of their first messages to celebrate their two year anniversary. Scroll right to see!


June 2016

Ryland starts to make an appearance on Shane's Instagram, but the pair are not confirmed to be dating yet.



July 2016

Ryland praises Shane for the release of his book, taking to Instagram to share his support. "What an actual queen. Happy birthday @shanedawson This book is errrthannggggg. #itgetsworse," he writes.




August 2016

Still no confirmation of whether or not they're dating, but Ryland is still a present figure in Shane's social media feeds.


October 2016

Surprise, guys! Shane announces the relationship with a sweet selfie on Instagram, and a heart felt caption. He writes, "As you guys know I've been pretty private about my personal life for the last couple years. But I also feel like I've been hiding such a huge part of my life recently and I don't want to do that anymore. So here it goes. This is Ryland. He's sweet, caring, and makes me so incredibly happy. He's also my boyfriend. He's been a really big part of my life and I'm so grateful that I met him.

"Don't worry, I don't want to exploit this or do "boyfriend tags" or any of that dumb shit. I just don't want to hide this part of my life especially since it makes me happy. Thank you guys for supporting me and for supporting the people in my life that I love. It means the world to me. ❤️"

October 2016

Ryland and Shane get a dog together and become dog parents 😍, with Ryland also taking to Instagram to confirm they are a couple. He wrote, "I'm so happy these are my guys. Never did I think I could be "sweet" or "caring" but Shane's made me a better person. You're the funniest and most talented human I know. Thanks for being my 'babty'."

February 2017

Shane calls Ryland the 'love of his life' in a sweet Valentine's Day post, writing, "Happy Valentine's day to the love of my life....food. Oh, and Ryland's pretty cool too."

March 2017

The couple celebrate their one year anniversary, confirming they've been dating since March 2016 (the sneaky sausages). In an Instagram post, Shane writes:

"This pic was taken almost a year ago and I have no idea why we took it. But i'm glad we did because it makes the perfect anniversary photo. Happy 1 year anniversary to a guy that makes me happier, calmer, more confident, and more creative. This has been the best year of my life and I can't wait for the next one. Love you dog dad ❤"

Ryland adds: "My favourite photo in my favourite place because today marks one year with this guy who enhances every aspect of my life. love my dog dad


April 2017

Shane and Ryland become cat parents!


July 2017

Ryland celebrates 4th July with his "best friend", taking to Instagram to write, "Happy 4th! I'm with my best friend. I hope you are too!!"

He later posts another picture for Shane's birthday, adding, "happy birthday to the best boyfriend a person could ask for :))) 🎂🎂🎂"

November 2017

Shane calls Ryland "family" twice on Instagram.

February 2018

Ryland calls Shane his "forever best friend".

March 2018

Shane and Ryland celebrate their two year anniversary! Shane takes to Instagram to write, "‪Happy 2 Year Anniversary to my best friend in the entire world. Thanks for making me love life more and love myself more. ❤️‬"



May 2018

Shane and Ryland celebrate the latter's 27th birthday with a trip to London, which Shane shares on Instagram. He writes in the caption, "Happy Birthday to my other half and my best friend. I love you even more every day and i didn’t even think that was possible. I can’t wait for all the birthdays to come. :,) ❤️"


July 2018

Shane pretends Ryland proposed to him with a ring pop, writing "I said yes!!!!😭❤️"



November 2018

Shane and Ryland move into a new house together.


"First thanksgiving at the new place:)," Ryland added.

19 March 2019

Shane marks their three year anniversary with a soppy Instagram post. In the caption, he writes,

"Ryland, thank you for making the last 3 years the happiest time of my life. Thank you for sleeping next to me even though I sweat through the sheets. Thank you for making me smile and reminding me how loved I am in real life even when I’m being cancelled online. Thank you for letting me cover you in fake tattoos and wigs for videos and sometimes just for a fun Saturday night. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and reminding me everyday that I should love myself too. I thank the universe everyday for bringing you into my life and I can’t wait to start a future with you and start every day thinking about how lucky I am. I love you more than i can ever even explain in words. -Shane ❤️:,)

20 March 2019

We've got an engagement on our hands!! Shane proposes, and Ryland says yes! Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Shane writes: "THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE AHHHHHHHHH!!!! THANK U GUYS FOR ALL THE LOVE MY HEART IS LITERALLY GONNA EXPLODE."

Ryland adds, "We’re engaged!! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you❤️ I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life!!"

So cute.


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