New Celebrity Couples of 2021

Sparks are flying for these loved-up stars

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Chelsea Handler & Jo Koy

Chelsea Handler, Jo Koy
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The comedian and her longtime friend made their romance Instagram official on Sept. 27 with a pair of selfies of the couple, including one of them kissing. "He's on tour, I'm on tour, sometimes we tour together," she wrote in the caption of the post, promoting their respective comedy tours.

"#VaccinatedAndHorny #FunnyIsFunny," she added. "All coming to a city near you!"

Handler recently addressed the new romance, writing on Instagram, "Just sitting here in Mallorca thinking about how grateful I am to have so many people that I love in my life, to live the life I do and to be going on tour doing what I love." She continued, "And that I'm finally in love, with the best kind of guy there is. There is hope for everyone! That kind of stuff."

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Rauw Alejandro & Rosalía

Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro
Rauw Alejandro and Rosalía. Rauw Alejandro/Instagram

There's a new pop power couple! Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro made their relationship social media official on Sept. 24.

In a TikTok shared by the "Con Altura" singer, 28, she and Alejandro, also 28, made a heart shape with their arms.

For the singer's birthday on Sept. 25, she shared a series of photos on Instagram to mark the milestone — including one of her pictured on Alejandro's lap as he plays video games and another of him smiling beside him.

"BlisssssSSSS🙏✨💖librA y bendecidA [blessed]," she captioned the shots.

The pair first sparked dating rumors in August, when they were seen holding hands as they left dinner at The Nice Guy in Los Angeles.

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Meghan King & Cuffe Biden Owens

Meghan King Goes Instagram Official with Joe Biden's Nephew Cuffe Biden Owens: 'Meet My Man'
Cuffe Owens (left) and Meghan King. Meghan King/Instagram

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum is dating the Los Angeles-based attorney — who also happens to be the nephew of President Joe Biden.

Owens is the son of Biden's sister, Valerie Owens, one of his closest advisers, and Valerie's husband, Jack.

Introducing her new beau to the world, King captioned a Sept. 25 Instagram post, "Trying my best to avoid any cheesy introductions like 'my main squeeze'… so just meet my man."

On her Instagram Story, the reality star shared more snaps of her and Cuffe cozying up at a vineyard with wine glasses in hand.

King previously revealed she was dating friend Will Roos in January.

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Marc Anthony & Madu Nicola

Madu Nicola Harris, Marc Anthony
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The singer kept things red hot on the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards red carpet, sharing a smooch with Madu Nicola in an apparent confirmation of their new romance.

Makeup artist Jamie Harper, who got the pair ready for the show (where Anthony performed) gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Nicola on her Instagram Story. A rep for Anthony did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

The Grammy winner was most recently linked to girlfriends Raffaella Modugno and Mariana Downing. He has been married three times: to Dayanara Torres, Jennifer Lopez and Shannon de Lima, whom he split from in 2016.

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Christina Haack & Josh Hall

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The Christina on the Coast star has a new love in her life — and they're engaged! Haack, 38, announced her engagement to Hall on Sept. 20.

News of the HGTV star's engagement comes two months after PEOPLE exclusively confirmed in early July that Haack was in a new relationship, as she and Hall celebrated her 38th birthday with a getaway to Mexico.

The pair initially met and began dating after hitting it off this spring, Haack later revealed on Instagram. This will be her third marriage: she was previously married to her Flip or Flop costar Tarek El Moussa from 2009 to 2018 and Celebrity IOU: Joyride host Ant Anstead from 2018 to 2021.

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Adele & Rich Paul

Adele and Rich Paul
Adele and Rich Paul. WireImage; Getty

The singer and her sports agent beau have made things Instagram official! In a slideshow Instagram post on Sept. 19, Adele included a photo of herself and Paul, 39, cozying up in a photo booth.

The photo was taken while the pair were attending Anthony Davis and Marlen P's wedding in Los Angeles the night before, according to The New York Post.

A source confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple had been dating for a "few months" in July, after they were seen courtside together at an NBA game in Phoenix.

Adele finalized her divorce in March from her entrepreneur ex-husband Simon Konecki, with whom she shares 8-year-old son Angelo.

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Jana Kramer & Jay Cutler

Jana Kramer, Jay Cutler
Jana Kramer and Jay Cutler. Frazer Harrison/Getty; Todd Williamson/Getty

The country singer and former NFL quarterback have been spotted on a few dates in Nashville together this September, according to an insider, who also told PEOPLE that the pair traveled to Greenville, South Carolina together for a comedy show.

"Jay and Jana had a lot they bonded over with how their divorces played out," says the insider.

The pair are both recently separated, with the Whine Down podcast host having filed for divorce from retired NFL player Mike Caussin in April while Cutler and his ex-wife, Kristin Cavallari, announced their split in 2020 after 10 years together.

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Jonah Hill & Sarah Brady

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The Mid90s star went Instagram official with surf instructor Sarah Brady on Sept. 9. "❤️😍🥰 grateful for you @sarahhbrady," he captioned a smiling selfie of the pair.

While this was Brady's debut on Hill's Instagram page, the actor has been making appearances on hers since early August. "My whole heart 💓" she wrote alongside a series of beach selfies on Aug. 9.

About a week later, she posted a shot of her and Hill, also a surfer, in their wetsuits.

"Had a beautiful weekend with my person 💞" she captioned it. "grateful for each and every day with you @jonahhill."

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Soleil Moon Frye & Seth Binzer

Soleil Moon Frye and Seth Binzer
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The Punky Brewster star has a new man in her life — Crazy Town frontman Seth Binzer, PEOPLE confirmed on Sept. 1.

While their romance is new, their friendship is not — the two have known each other since the eighth grade, according to E! Online, who first reported their relationship news.

A source close to Binzer, who performs under the name Shifty Shellshock, told PEOPLE, "Seth is really happy that the two of them reconnected, and he is excited about the future."

Frye made things Instagram official for Binzer's 47th birthday, posting a snap of the pair cuddling on a rooftop.

"Happy happy birthday @therealcrazytown 🖤🌙🔥," she captioned the shot, to which the singer replied in the comment section, "Thank you Soleil ❤️ love you."

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Channing Tatum & Zoë Kravitz

Channing Tatum and Zoe Kravitz
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The Magic Mike actor and High Fidelity actress first sparked romance rumors in August, after they were spotted out and about in New York City together on a number of occasions, from grabbing coffee to enjoying bike rides.

The duo were also photographed leaving the Met Gala together and heading to and heading to an afterparty, where an insider told PEOPLE that they "did not take their hands off of each other."

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Lily-Rose Depp & Austin Butler

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While their romance has yet to be confirmed, the pair were spotted sharing a steamy kiss after a romantic dinner date in London in early August. The pair, who seem to be dating, previously starred together in 2016's Yoga Hosers.

The Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood actor, 29, previously dated Vanessa Hudgens for eight years, before splitting last January. Depp, who is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, was last linked to her The King costar Timothée Chalamet.

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Jaime King & Sennett Devermont

Jaime King
Sennett Devermont and Jaime King. Jaime King/Instagram

The Out of Death star is sharing her new love with the world! King made her relationship Instagram official in early August, amid her ongoing divorce from her estranged husband Kyle Newman.

In the romantic photograph, King, 42, gazes lovingly at her beau, 33, as he wraps his arms around her.

"I love you ❤️," she captioned the photo, which has since been deleted.

Devermont, an activist, is known his Mr. Checkpoint app, which enables users to film police officers during traffic interactions.

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Kristen Cavallari & Chase Rice

Kristin Cavallari and Chase Rice
Kristin Cavallari and Chase Rice.

The Uncommon James founder is dating the country singer after being introduced by a mutual friend, an insider told PEOPLE.

The pair have been spotted out on a number of dates, where they've been seen packing on the PDA. "They were very affectionate and making out," a source said. "It's still early days and they're not exclusively dating, but they're having a good time and enjoying getting to know each other."

The pair have been seeing each other since early August, an insider previously told PEOPLE. "They're having fun together," the insider added.

Cavallari announced her split from ex-husband Jay Cutler in April 2020, after seven years of marriage.

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Taika Waititi & Rita Ora

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora
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The duo, who first sparked romance rumors in April — and later nearly broke the internet when they were spotted engaging in PDA with Tessa Thompson — made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Suicide Squad premiere in Los Angeles on Aug. 2.

Ora first shared a snap of the pair hugging earlier this year, captioning the slideshow of photos, "Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..❤️."

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Avril Lavigne & Mod Sun

Avril Lavigne - Mod Sun

Pop punk's newest pair first sparked dating rumors in February, after they were spotted grabbing dinner together at the BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles. At the time, an insider told PEOPLE that they had been working in the studio "nearly every day for over two months" on Lavigne's new album, set to come out later this year.

The pair made their red carpet debut at the MTV Video Music Awards in September. They've also been spotted on several double dates with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, and a source confirmed to PEOPLE that they are "fully on and having fun" after dating for a "few" months.

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Chrishell Stause & Jason Oppenheim

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Chrishell Stause/Instagram

The Selling Sunset stars are officially dating, PEOPLE confirmed on July 28.

"Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship," Oppenheim, who is Stause's boss at the Oppenheim Group real estate firm where the Netflix series is set, told PEOPLE. "I care about her deeply and we are very happy together."

Stause's rep also confirmed the news, telling PEOPLE, "They are happily together."

The couple also made their relationship known on Instagram, each posting photos from their trip to Italy with friends and fellow Selling Sunset costars. Their loved ones shared their support in the comments section.

"Love you Chrishell. Thank you for making my brother happy," Brett Oppenheim, Jason's twin brother, wrote on Stause's post.

"❤️❤️❤️❤️ love you both! So happy it's out!! Ahhhh we can all just be normal now! Happy!!!! Makes me sooooo happy for you both!!" costar Amanza Smith added.

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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez celebrates 52nd birthday by kissing Ben Affleck on luxe yacht
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. @lacarba

Lopez is officially back on with former ex Ben Affleck. The two rekindled their romance in April and have been increasingly hot and heavy ever since, packing on the PDA while out and about together. They made their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival in September.

A Hollywood insider told PEOPLE in July that the pair "are madly in love" and "the loves of each other's lives."

The couple originally began dating in July 2002 and got engaged that November before postponing their September 2003 wedding days before the date. They ultimately called off their engagement in January 2004. They were first spotted spending time together again in April.

A source close to Lopez and Affleck says Affleck is "very happy" with Lopez, and that "she's wonderful for him."

"They want to do everything they can to make this work," added a Lopez source.

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Drake & Johanna Leia

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Johanna Leia/instagram; Getty

The rapper has been dating influencer Johanna Leia for several months, PEOPLE confirmed on July 12.

TMZ, which was first to report the news, said Drake formed a bond with Leia's son Amari Bailey while mentoring him on how to handle the pressures of attention and fame. Bailey is set to head to UCLA as a basketball player in 2022 and currently plays for Sierra Canyon High. Drake has been seen attending his games alongside his mom and friend Michael B. Jordan.

In early July, ABC7's helicopter spotted Drake and Leia having dinner near the first base line after the star made a donation to a Dodgers' foundation. Leia also helped fuel the speculation of the two's relationship as she shared a video of herself on Instagram Story with Drake's song "Laugh No Cry Later" playing in the background.

Leia shares her son with former NFL player Aaron Bailey, and Drake shares his son Adonis with his ex Sophie Brussaux.

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Renée Zellweger & Ant Anstead

Renee Zellweger, Ant Anstead
Reneé Zellweger; Ant Anstead. Kevin Mazur/Getty; Can Nguyen/Shutterstock

The Judy actress and the Wheeler Dealers star are dating, PEOPLE confirmed on June 24. TMZ was the first outlet to report on the new couple.

Zellweger, 52, and Anstead, 42, connected while filming an episode of his upcoming Discovery+ series Celebrity IOU: Joyride.

News of the summer romance broke days after PEOPLE confirmed on June 21 that Anstead and HGTV star Christina Haack, 37, had finalized their divorce, nine months after announcing their split in September. The pair share son Hudson, 21 months.

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Millie Bobby Brown & Jake Bongiovi

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On June 17, Stranger Things actress was spotted holding hands with Jake Bongiovi, the son of singer Jon Bon Jovi, while out on a walk in New York City.

The pair also appeared to enjoy a dinner date together the following night, with Brown, 17, posting a photo of herself at a restaurant on Instagram, while Bongiovi, 19, shared a close-up shot of her arm and purse from the same location on his Instagram Story.

The pair first sparked romance rumors in early June, when Bongiovi posted a selfie of him and Brown in a car.

"bff <3," Bongiovi captioned his post, which saw the pair pouting their lips, as Brown wrote, "BFF 🦄," in the comments section.

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Kacey Musgraves & Cole Schafer

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The "High Horse" singer appears to have a new beau! Musgraves, 32, was seen walking around New York City with writer Cole Schafer on June 18, and again on June 20.

The pair held hands while strolling around N.Y.C. together. A representative for Musgraves did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Musgraves most recently sparked romance rumors back in April, after sharing a selfie with Dr. Gerald Onuoha, a Nashville-based doctor, on Instagram.

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Adrien Brody & Georgina Chapman

Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman
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The actor and the fashion designer made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Brody's new crime thriller, Clean, in New York City on June 19.

PEOPLE confirmed that Brody and the Marchesa co-founder were dating in February 2020, after the pair were first linked in fall 2019 by various reports.

Chapman and Brody have "many of the same interests," a film industry source previously told PEOPLE of the couple. "She thinks he's unusual and interesting."

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Uma Thurman & Justin B. Smith

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The Kill Bill actress, 51, is reportedly dating Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith. The New York Times revealed their relationship status in a June 18 writeup of a summer fête hosted by Smith at his Washington, D.C., home in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood.

In a paragraph listing off some of the media members in attendance, writer Shawn McCreesh added, "Also, the actress Uma Thurman, who is dating Mr. Smith."

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Madison LeCroy & Her Boyfriend

The Southern Charm star has a new man in her life, and she's showing him off to the world on Instagram. Complied in a slideshow, LeCroy posted several shots of the new couple — without mentioning her mystery man's name — cuddled up at Lake Tahoe in California.

"Madhappy," the Bravo star wrote in her caption.

A rep for LeCroy did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment about the relationship.

LeCroy's post comes four months after she spoke out amid speculation that she had an affair with Alex Rodriguez, who was engaged to Jennifer Lopez at the time. (The two have since gone their separate ways.)

The star alleged that she and the retired professional baseball player had communicated over the phone, but denied that they ever had a physical relationship.

A source who knows Rodriguez told PEOPLE at the time, "It's a B.S. story. Alex has never met her."

In an interview with the New York Post's Page Six, LeCroy claimed that the pair had "spoken on the phone" — in calls she said were "innocent" — but added that they'd "never met up" and "never been physical … never had any kind of anything. Just an acquaintance."

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Lena Dunham & Luis Felber

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The Girls star posted an Instagram birthday tribute to boyfriend Luis Felber after revealing on June 7 that she was dating someone new.

"Feliz Cumpleanos Luis 💕" she began in the caption. "When I was 3 weeks old in downtown Manhattan, I had no idea a baby was being born in England (Winchester, no less!) who would rocket into my life- wearing a lime green polar fleece snood- and challenge so many of my beliefs about myself and the world with magical abandon."

She continued, "Happy Birthday, Lulu @attawalpa 🎈🎂 😌🦝 ♾"

In September, the pair tied the knot in London after a whirlwind romance.

Dunham's last public relationship was with music producer/songwriter Jack Antonoff. PEOPLE confirmed in January 2018 that the pair split after more than five years together.

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John Mulaney & Olivia Munn

John Mulaney, Olivia Munn
John Mulaney, Olivia Munn. Roy Rochlin/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/Getty

Mulaney and Munn are dating, a source told PEOPLE on May 13. The news broke the same week that Mulaney and wife Anna Marie Tendler confirmed their split after six years of marriage.

"This is very new, they're taking it slowly," a source close to Mulaney added. "They met at church in Los Angeles."

The actors first connected socially several years ago and remained friendly.

In September, Mulaney announced that the pair are expecting their first child together.

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Pete Davidson & Phoebe Dynevor

Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor
Pete Davidson (L); Phoebe Dynevor. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

The Saturday Night Live star and the Bridgerton actress are officially dating and Davison is fully invested in their relationship.

The couple are "really into each other," a source told PEOPLE in April, adding that "Pete is telling friends he's serious about her."

The two were first linked in March when Davidson was spotted in Manchester, England, where the Bridgerton star lives. According to Entertainment Tonight, the pair were allegedly seen holding hands while out together in the U.K.

Sadly, the match wasn't to last — the pair split in August, after five months of dating.

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Henry Cavill & Natalie Viscuso

The actor went Instagram official with girlfriend Natalie Viscuso on April 11.

"This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess," Cavill wrote in the caption.

Pop culture enthusiasts might recognize Viscuso from a 2005 episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16. Her milestone birthday was featured on season 1 of the hit reality series after she moved to San Diego from Roswell, New Mexico.

The couple was previously spotted out together in early April, holding hands as they took a masked walk with Cavill's dog Kal in London.

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Lily James & Michael Shuman

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Lily James and Michael Shuman.

Things seem to be getting more serious for the actress and Queens of the Stone Age rocker Michael Shuman. The two were seen smiling and holding hands while on their way to meet Shuman's parents, E! News reported on April 3.

The pair were first spotted together earlier this year in Suffolk, England, where James was filming her forthcoming film, What's Love Got to Do With It?

The actress previously dated The Crown actor Matt Smith. They reportedly split after five years in December 2019, then reconciled in May 2020 before splitting for a second time.

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Megan Thee Stallion & Pardison Fontaine

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Pardison Fontaine; Megan Thee Stallion. Getty Images (2)

The Hot Girl confirmed that she's dating fellow rapper Pardison Fontaine on Feb. 19. She opened up about her relationship on an Instagram Live, during which she defended Fontaine from negative comments she had seen online about their relationship.

"I don't be liking some of the stuff on the internet," she said during the livestream, which was captured in a video by The Shade Room. "People don't know what the hell they talking about, they just be saying anything. I didn't like what they was trying to say about Pardi 'cause he is so calm and so sweet."

"That's my boo, and I really like him," Megan continued.

The star also defended herself when a viewer called her a "simp" during the stream, replying back, "I never said hot girls can't have boyfriends," according to Revolt.

"Y'all not about to play with my man," she said of Fontaine, per the outlet. "He don't even be doing nothing to nobody. Yeah, he my boyfriend."

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JoJo Siwa & Kylie

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JoJo Siwa. JoJo Siwa/Instagram

JoJo Siwa publicly introduced her girlfriend to the world for the first time on Feb. 8.

The 17-year-old social media sensation and Dance Moms alumna dedicated an Instagram post to her partner, named Kylie, to mark their one-month dating anniversary.

"After being my best friend for over a year, January 8th 2021 I got to start calling this exceptional human my Girlfriend… and Since then I've been the happiest I have ever been!" Siwa raved.

Just days before, Siwa announced their relationship during a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker

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Kourtney Kardashian (L); Travis Barker. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; ABC via Getty Images

The longtime friends — both parents of three — have taken their relationship to the next level this year, starting with a trip to Palm Springs in January. "They've been dating for about a month or two," a source told PEOPLE at the time.

The couple haven't shied away from PDA in the months since, sharing plenty of photos of themselves cozying up to each other around the world.

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Michael B. Jordan & Lori Harvey

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Though the couple had been rumored to be together for months, they didn't confirm it until early January, with a pair of Instagram posts portraying their romantic holiday celebrations.

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Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles

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Olivia Wilde; Harry Styles. John Shearer/Getty; Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic

The recently split actress and the pop star, who grew close on the set of Don't Worry Darling (she's directing, he stars), made their couple debut in a major way: at a close friend's intimate wedding.

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Brian Austin Green & Sharna Burgess

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Brian Austin Green, Sharna Burgess. Sharna Burgess/instagram

The couple kicked things off before the holidays, but didn't make it "Instagram Official" until early January with a steamy shot from their Hawaiian hotel room balcony.

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Justin Hartley & Sofia Pernas

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Sofia Pernas and Justin Hartley. Sofia Pernas/Instagram

The former Young and the Restless costars were rumored to have been together as early as June 2020, but they didn't make it Instagram official until New Year's Eve. The pair made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, where they were spotted with rings on their wedding fingers.

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Meghan King & Will Roos

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Meghan King and Will Roos. Meghan King/Instagram

After her fair share of heartbreak in 2020, King was excited to share a new romantic development in her life: She was now seeing "friend-turned-boyfriend" Roos, she revealed in January.

"For now, we're just friends. And by 'friends' I mean super close besties who also kiss and hug," the former Bravo star wrote. "Ok, so I don't mean 'friends' at all. Life is funny."

While she hasn't publicly addressed their split, King has since debuted a new beau on Instagram: Cuffe Biden Owens.

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