Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee's Relationship Timeline

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee started dating in 2018, got engaged in February 2020 and had their first child together in March 2020. Here is a complete timeline of their relationship

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2012: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee first meet in N.Y.C.

In the fall 2021 issue of The Knot Magazine, Dewan revealed that she and Kazee met years before they started dating while he was starring in the Broadway musical Once and that they had shared a "moment."

"About nine years ago, I happened to be in New York, so I took my mom to see Once on Broadway," she explained. "We cried our eyes out and fell in love with the show—in particular, the lead actor, Steve Kazee. We thought he was just so talented."

She added, "And funnily enough, my mom had the biggest crush. She couldn't stop saying, 'He's the cutest, so sensitive, so handsome.' She just kept going on and on."

Dewan and her mother decided to wait for the Once cast by the stage door after the show. "We waited for a few minutes, and he appeared. I was pushing her forward to say hi, and Steve and I just had one of those eye-catching moments," Dewan recalled.

Dewan continued, "It was very quick, but it struck us both. It was a moment. My mom and I told him what a great job he did and how it was such an amazing show, and that was it. We both went off into the night. But I never forgot the moment."

As it turns out, it was an unforgettable connection for Kazee as well. "Life went on, as it does," she added. "Many years later, we were in different situations. I was single again, he was single. He messaged me and said something like, 'Hey, I don't know if you remember me, but how are you?' And I was floored. Of course I remembered him. And that moment in 2012."

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October 30, 2018: PEOPLE confirms Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee are dating

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Five months after her split from Channing Tatum, sources told PEOPLE that Dewan was dating again, though not in a serious relationship.

"[Jenna] has been on a few dates but doesn't talk about a boyfriend," said the source. They added, "She's in a really great place."

Nearly one month later, PEOPLE confirmed Dewan was in a relationship with Kazee, with sources saying that the pair had "been dating for a couple [of] months and [Dewan was] really happy."

The pair were also photographed looking cozy while celebrating Halloween with friends.

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November 2, 2018: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee are spotted for the first time in public

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee. BACKGRID

Just days after PEOPLE confirmed that Dewan and Kazee were dating, the pair took a trip to Palm Springs, California, where they packed on the PDA.

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December 3, 2018: Steve Kazee posts a sweet tribute to Jenna Dewan for her birthday

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Kazee made it Instagram official in December 2018 when he posted photobook pictures with Dewan in honor of her 38th birthday. In one of the photos, the couple shares a sweet kiss.

The caption was just as adorable as the photos: "Happy Birthday Jenna! Somehow it feels like my birthday over and over again because I keep getting the gift of you every day. ❤️🐞❤️"

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December 20, 2018: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee mourn the loss of her dog

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Dewan and Kazee supported each other after her dog, Luna, died from cancer.

Kazee posted a photo of the pair on a hike with this heartfelt caption: "The past few days haven't been easy but losing a fur friend never is. There have been tears of sorrow, tears of joy, laughter, longing, and every emotion in-between. Today was a good day."

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February 14, 2019: Steve Kazee posts tribute to Jenna Dewan on Valentine's Day

Steve Kazee/Instagram; Inset: Getty

On Valentine's Day 2019, Kazee showed his love for Dewan on Instagram, sharing a close-up photo of the dancer, seemingly, lying in bed.

"Somehow, inexplicably, I've been granted the honor to have this be the person that I get to be side by side with throughout this wild journey we call life," he wrote in the caption. "Jenna I don't know what I did to deserve your love but I will always be so thankful that our lives found their way to each other. Here's looking at you, kid. Happy Valentines Day my love ❤️."

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February 18, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee take Dewan's daughter, Everly, to Disneyland

Jenna Dewan is all smiles as she is spotted with new boyfriend Steve Kazee as they walk hand in hand in Beverly Hills, Ca

Dewan's very own Prince Charming accompanied her and her daughter Everly to the Happiest Place on Earth. Sources told PEOPLE that "[Steve] is very supportive of [Jenna] as a mom."

"He is amazing with Everly," the source added. "Jenna loves having Steve around. She feels very lucky to be dating him."

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April 19, 2019: Jenna Dewan says Steve Kazee is getting her into new hobbies

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Steve Kazee/Instagram

During an appearance on Ellen, Dewan told guest host John Cena that Kazee got her into wrestling.

"Steve, my boyfriend, is a huge wrestling fan, and he got me, like, so into it," Dewan said. "So much that I watched Wrestlemania by myself. He wasn't even in town, and I watched Wrestlemania!"

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June 5, 2019: Jenna Dewan refers to Steve Kazee as "peace"

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Dewan shared an adorable photo on Instagram cuddling up to Kazee. The image was the first she ever shared of Kazee on her page. She captioned the picture: "Speaking of peace....❤️."

Around the same time, sources told PEOPLE that things between the two were getting serious.

"So many things had to work for Jenna to even consider dating again. And everything has clicked with Steve," the source said. "There are talks about the future. Jenna loves being a mom and would love to have another baby and a sibling for Everly."

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June 17, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee attend a WWE Raw event

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Capitalizing on Dewan's newfound love of wrestling, the pair headed to a WWE Raw event at the Staples Center in L.A. and posed for a photo with wrestler Becky Lynch.

A source close to the couple told PEOPLE, "They really are adorable together and were laughing and shouting with excitement all night."

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August 5, 2019: Steve Kazee takes Jenna Dewan on her first N.Y.C. subway ride

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Live with Kelly and Ryan

While on a trip to N.Y.C., Dewan rode the subway for the first time with Kazee.

"I felt like a real New Yorker for a second," she said of the experience during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. "I was like, 'I want to ride the subway. I want to see this,'" she said, adding that Kazee, who used to live in N.Y.C., wasn't quite as excited. "He was like, 'This is what we do.'"

"But I made friends," Dewan added, explaining that she encountered a fellow dancer on the subway who performed for the train. "We were up dancing. I had a great time."

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September 24, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee celebrate the anniversary of adopting their puppy

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee Celebrate 1-Year Anniversary of Adopting Their Dog
Steve Kazee/Instagram; Jenna Dewan/Instagram

In September 2019, Dewan and Kazee celebrated the one-year anniversary of adopting their dog, Cosmo, from the Studio City, California, rescue organization Wagmor. The couple posted photos on Instagram gushing over their fur baby.

"This time last year, Jenna and I adopted this little fella Cosmo into our family," Kazee wrote in the caption. "There are so many wonderful resources out there for finding lifetime homes for animals in need. The next time you are looking for a new fur-ever friend, remember to adopt not shop!"

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September 24, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee announce they're expecting

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PEOPLE confirmed in late September 2019 that Dewan and Kazee were expecting their first child together.

"We are beyond overjoyed and couldn't be happier to be expanding our family!" the couple told PEOPLE exclusively.

This would be the first child for Kazee and the second for Dewan, who shares daughter Everly with ex-husband Channing Tatum.

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September 24, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee share the first photos of her baby bump

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Jenna Dewan and daughter Everly. jenna dewan/Instagram

Dewan later showed off her growing baby bump on Instagram in an adorable photo snuggling next to her daughter, Everly. She also praised Kazee in the caption.

"Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me 💕 @stevekazee you are a gift from above and I couldn't be more excited to be expanding our family together...!"

Kazee echoed Dewan's sentiments on his Instagram, sharing a different photo of the actress in a leopard print dress, cradling her baby bump. "Well ... the news is out," he wrote. "I can't even begin to describe the feelings that I have had since we first learned that Jenna was pregnant! I have waited my entire life for this moment and couldn't have found a better person to build a family with."

Kazee continued, "The past year and a half has brought so many things into my life that have filled me with the deepest of gratitude. A partner who radiates love, warmth, and kindness. A partner who has faced some of the hardest moments life can deal you with grace, humility, and a desire to learn from the ups and downs. A partner who is continuously growing from those lessons and who supports my growth as a person with love, unwavering support, and understanding."

He shared some sweet anecdotes about Dewan's daughter, Everly, crediting her with teaching him "what it means to love and communicate with a child." Kazee also expressed his excitement about giving Everly another sibling and making their "family a little bigger."

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October 4, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee make their red carpet debut

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Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan. Broadimage/Shutterstock

Dewan and Kazee had a date night in L.A. for the WWE's 20th celebration of its Smackdown program. Dewan debuted her baby bump on the red carpet while posing for pictures with Kazee.

The pregnant star also shared a few behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram of the couple from the night.

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October 9, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee open up about their relationship

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Cheyenne Ellis

Dewan told PEOPLE that she wasn't looking for love when she started dating Kazee. "It sort of took me by complete storm," she said. "It happened when I least expected it."

When she met Kazee, the actress was just starting to feel comfortable dating again following her April 2018 split from Channing Tatum.

She added, "I had kind of come to terms with, 'Okay, I need to accept that I need to start a new life.' I had no idea what I was looking for, and I was not at all looking for any kind of relationship. It was nothing I was looking for, but it was everything I needed if that makes sense."

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October 30, 2019: Jenna Dewan celebrates Steve Kazee's 44th birthday

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Jenna Dewan / Instagram

On Kazee's 44th birthday, Dewan penned a sweet message to her man on Instagram. "The world became a better place the day you were born," Dewan wrote.

She continued, "Your strength, gentleness, humor and caring beautiful soul touches everyone who knows you. I am the luckiest girl in the world to love you and be loved by you❤️ Happy birthday @stevekazee!"

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November 29, 2019: Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan celebrate Thanksgiving together

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Jenna Dewan Instagram

The pair had plenty to be thankful for in 2019. Dewan and Kazee spent Thanksgiving together, with Kazee sharing a photo of the two on Instagram.

"Thankful. Hope everyone had a wonderful day with their friends and loved ones!" he wrote in the caption.

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December 3, 2019: Steve Kazee says he "couldn't be more grateful" for Jenna Dewan

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Steve Kazee/Instagram

Kazee wasn't shy about sharing his feelings for Dewan in an Instagram post for her 39th birthday.

Kazee wasn't shy about sharing his feelings for Dewan in an Instagram post for her 39th birthday.

He wrote: "This woman. What an indelible mark she has placed on my heart. The day of her birth has been a full one for us so far...dropping off the kiddo at school, baby doc appointment, nursery planning, moving into our new home, picking the kiddo up from school and so many other little life moments. Through it all I love catching eyes with her and knowing that she is the person I will be spending the rest of my life with. I couldn't be more grateful that she was put on this earth and that we found each other through all the noise."

He also joked that his Instagram was becoming a Jenna Dewan fan account, but for good reason!

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December 25, 2019: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee celebrate baby's first Christmas (sort of)

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Jenna Dewan Instagram

Dewan got into the holiday spirit in 2019, posting a photo of herself while standing in front of a decorated tree.

"Best gift ever right here ❤️," she added alongside a photo of her baby bump wrapped in Christmas-themed bows.

It was the couple's first Christmas in their new home.

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February 14, 2020: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee share Valentine's Day messages

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On Valentine's Day, Kazee and Dewan shared sweet photos of each other on their Instagrams, complete with equally loving captions.

Dewan wrote, "You flew into my life like a rocket, lit it up beyond what i could've expected or imagined, and every day i am in awe over the love, care and nurture you show me, Evie and everyone around you. I've told you a thousand times and I'll tell you again..Thank you for finding me i am the luckiest girl alive❤️"

For his part, Kazee wrote: " My whole 🖤 I love you. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for letting me be in your daughters life. Thank you for bringing this new little life into the world. Thank you for loving me like you have. You have healed me with your heart."

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February 18, 2020: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee announce their engagement

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Jenna Dewan/Instagram

On Feb. 18, 2020, the couple announced their engagement on Instagram with a photo of the couple sharing a kiss. They also posted photos of Dewan's gorgeous ring and a snap of the big moment.

"A lifetime to love and grow with you…you have my heart ❤️" Dewan wrote in her caption.

Kazee added his own caption, quoting the song "Let It Breathe" by Water Liars, "When you wake in the morning I will kiss your face with a smile no one has ever seen. When you wake in the morning I will kiss your eyes and say it's you I have loved all these years."

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March 6, 2020: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee welcome son Callum

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Dewan gave birth to her second child, her first with Kazee, on March 6, 2020, and both parents shared on Instagram four days later.

Alongside a black-and-white snapshot of herself holding her newborn baby boy for the first time, Dewan wrote, "And just like that, our hearts exploded into all of eternity and beyond ❤️🌈❤️ Welcome to the world you little angel! ❤️," before sharing her son's birth date and full name: Callum Michael Rebel Kazee.

"In an instant our universe burst wide open and nothing would ever be the same. Welcome to earth star child," Kazee captioned a shot of Callum's tiny hand.

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May 10, 2020: Steve Kazee posts tribute to Jenna Dewan on Mother's Day

In honor of Dewan's first Mother's Day as a mother of two, Kazee posted a tribute to his fiancée on Instagram, including a photo of Dewan pumping breastmilk with a smile.

"At first glance this may seem like a strange picture to choose to show my love and appreciation for you on this Mother's Day but upon closer inspection you can see why it is the absolute perfect picture for the occasion," Kazee wrote.

He added, "Here you are at 9pm after a long day of feeding one child and wrangling another. Here you are pumping even more milk. Here you are after two months of doing that same thing every single day. Here you are exhausted and delirious. Here you are not knowing what day it is. Here you are under a quarantine in the middle of a global pandemic. Here you are in the middle of true adversity."

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December 6, 2020: Jenna Dewan celebrates her "perfect" 40th birthday with Steve Kazee and her family

Dewan may have had different plans to celebrate her 40th birthday, but she said it was "perfect" nonetheless.

"As much as i would've loved to celebrate this milestone birthday with a wild bash amongst all of our friends and family...we are in the middle of a pandemic," she wrote on Instagram. "And i care deeply about other peoples lives. So instead, i celebrated at home with Steve, Evie and Callum and it was PERFECT💓💓."

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September 28, 2021: Jenna Dewan says she and Steve Kazee are still "figuring out the ins and outs" of their wedding

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Dewan explained she was still "figuring out the ins and outs" of her upcoming wedding to Kazee.

She added, "We're kind of still in the process of planning ... but we have a lot of inspiration [and] ideas, and we know the feel that we want to have."

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December 6, 2021: Jenna Dewan celebrates her 41st birthday with Steve Kazee

Dewan celebrated her 41st birthday with Kazee, posing in her birthday suit.

On Dec. 13, 2021, Dewan shared a series of snapshots on Instagram of herself and Kazee nude in a hot spring as they celebrated her birthday with a desert oasis getaway. The couple soaked away their stress at the historic Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs, California.

"Couldn't have dreamed up a better birthday getaway if I tried. Thank you baby, ❤️✨🌌" Dewan wrote in the caption, tagging Kazee.

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December 12, 2021: Steve Kazee appears on Jenna Dewan's series 'The Rookie' as her husband

Since 2021, Dewan has starred as firefighter Bailey Nune on the ABC procedural The Rookie. Kazee also appeared on an episode on Dec. 12 as Jason Wyler, the husband of Dewan's character. It marked the first time Dewan and Kazee worked together professionally.

"Yes, that was really fun to watch," she said during an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan in January 2022. "That's Steve — my fiancé in real life, and they asked him to come on and play my husband, who is a narcissistic abusive psychopath, basically."

Dewan added, "But it was wonderful, I heard from so many people about that portrayal and women who are in abusive relationships and how you unravel from that. They give me so much wonderful, deep stuff to do on that show."

As far as working with Kazee on-screen, Dewan described the experience as "interesting," "fun" and "cool."

"You basically get to do that and come home like, 'Oh, I got to yell at you all day.' Got that out of my system!'" she said.

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December 21, 2022: Jenna Dewan says she and Steve Kazee are "not rushing" their wedding

When Dewan was asked about her wedding plans during a virtual appearance on the E! News series Daily Pop, she said that she and Kazee had "kind of paused" due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

"We're gonna take our time, we're not rushing, and we're gonna kinda see how the next year shakes out and go from there," she said.

However, Dewan admitted it was hard to play the waiting game.

"It's hard for us because I want to be able to plan a beautiful get-together, whether it's small, medium or big, but the world has some other plans at the moment," she added.

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April 20, 2022: Jenna Dewan says wedding to Steve Kazee will be "sooner than later"

In a 2022 interview with PEOPLE, Dewan revealed she and Kazee were still trying to "figure out" their wedding plans.

"We are figuring it out, now that the world is coming back into a little bit of a better, easier place to all get together," she said. "We're really trying to figure out the details, and we'll be there sooner than later."

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May 27, 2022: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee collaborate for a performance on 'Come Dance with Me'

On May 27, 2022, Dewan and Kazee shared a special moment during an episode of the CBS reality competition series, Come Dance with Me, where Dewan served as a judge. Kazee appeared on the show and performed "Falling Slowly" from the musical Once, in which he starred and won a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2012. Dewan also participated in the number.

"Steve hasn't performed "Falling Slowly" since singing it on Broadway, and we all thought it would be an incredibly special moment to have him sing while I danced," she said of their performance. "We love being able to share in a memory together for our children. So they will always have something to look back upon and have of us together."

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