Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry's Relationship Timeline

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry had an instant connection when they first met in 2013

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry attend the UK Premiere and Royal Film Performance of "Top Gun: Maverick" at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022 in London, England
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From the moment Miles Teller spotted his future wife Keleigh Sperry at a Grammys afterparty for the Black Keys in 2013, he felt a strong connection to her.

The Whiplash actor recalled their initial encounter to PEOPLE in 2017, saying that he and Sperry "just clicked."

"I told my buddy, 'I think I'm going to be with this girl for a long time,' " Teller said.

The couple dated for four years before Teller popped the question while on a safari in South Africa. They tied the knot during a private Maui ceremony in September 2019.

From starring in a Taylor Swift music video together to vacationing with famous friends, here is a complete timeline of Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry's relationship.

2013: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry meet at an after-party

Actor Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry attend the world premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick!" aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, California on May 4, 2022. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Teller and Sperry first met at a party for The Black Keys in 2013. In a 2019 Vogue interview, Teller reflected on their first encounter and their instantaneous connection.

"Keleigh had caught my eye early in the night, and we talked. I didn't think it went well, but after a few more attempts, I got her to dance with me, and a week later, we went on a date," he said. "After we met, I knew she was the one."

March 2015: Miles Teller praises Keleigh Sperry for being supportive

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While promoting his film Insurgent in Los Angeles, Teller opened up about balancing his relationship with Sperry and his career.

"It's been pretty easy because right now, her full-time gig is kind of being with me and before her, I would never invite a girl into that world because I didn't think I could have both," he said. "She's allowed me to be able to really focus on acting and do what I want to do. She can come to set and visit me and hang out and doesn't really distract me from it."

April 9, 2016: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry attend the MTV Movie Awards

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In the spring of 2016, Sperry joined Teller at the MTV Movie Awards, where the actor was presenting an award. The couple shared a kiss as they posed for the cameras. Sperry wore an all-black look while Teller paired a white T-shirt with a bomber jacket.

May 2, 2016: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry attend the Met Gala

Teller and Sperry walked the red carpet together again at the 2016 Met Ball. The theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, and the couple both wore Maison Valentino. Sperry posted a throwback photo from the event a year later on Instagram.

August 20, 2017: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry get engaged


After four years of dating, Teller proposed to the actress-model while on a safari in South Africa.

The couple shared details of the proposal with PEOPLE, including how Teller tied a rose to a tree with a note that read, "May 11th, 2013-August 20th, 2017." As he got down on one knee, he told Sperry, "This was the first day that I asked you to be my girlfriend, and today was the last day you woke up as my girlfriend."

Sperry called the proposal "perfect," adding, "I'll never get the image out of my head of him down on one knee with a tear in his eye. He really thought about every detail and was so nervous!"

October 2017: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry make their first appearance as an engaged couple

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The pair stepped out for their first public appearance as an engaged couple at the premiere of Teller's film, Only The Brave. Teller and Sperry locked arms and shared a kiss as they made their way down the red carpet. Sperry wore a floral Alice + Olivia dress and had her engagement ring on full display.

Later that month, Sperry told PEOPLE that they were already in the early stages of wedding planning.

"We definitely want something smaller and intimate," she said. "But I'm the last of six kids, so nothing is ever actually small!"

February 21, 2019: Keleigh Sperry celebrates Miles Teller's birthday on Instagram

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Sperry celebrated Teller's 32nd birthday with a pair of Instagram photos that showed the couple enjoying a candlelit dessert and locking lips. "Happy birthday my angel," she wrote in the caption along with a single heart emoji.

September 1, 2019: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry tie the knot

Teller and Sperry wed in a laidback Maui ceremony in early September 2019. The couple chose the Hawaiian location as a nod to the Sperry family's annual vacation to the island. The nuptials took place in a Catholic church, followed by a sunset reception at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel. The bride wore Monique Lhuillier and her mother's necklace; a special piece that all her sisters wore down the aisle at their weddings.

The newlyweds kept the festivities going all weekend as they enjoyed a beach party with family and friends.

September 1, 2020: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry celebrate their first wedding anniversary

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry on vacation
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To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, the couple jetted off to an island for a romantic getaway.

Teller tweeted a shot of two fruity cocktails against a tropical backdrop and wrote, "Happy 1 yr anniversary to my all-time love @keleighsperry. You and me til the end, baby."

Sperry also shared a few photos from the trip on Instagram Stories, including the view from a yacht. The model added some photos from their wedding to her IG feed as well and captioned the post, "1 year ago, till the end."

December 21, 2020: Miles Teller opens up about married life with Keleigh Sperry

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In a 2020 interview with Men's Health, Teller reflected on his relationship with Sperry, and said that isolating together during the pandemic had strengthened their marriage.

"We just hang out. She keeps me calm. It's pretty great," he said. "I'm with her now from when I wake up to the moment I go to bed. We have a lot of friends whose relationships got put under a magnifying glass during these times, but we are really great. Once you get married and you make that ultimate commitment, life is just a lot less stressful. You just know that person is always going to be there."

Teller added that instead of sitting around the house during quarantine, the couple got to work in their backyard.

"Keleigh and I both worked on our backyard and did some landscaping," he said. "We planted a lemon tree, hydrangeas, and a rose garden. Since we were staring at our backyard a whole lot more than usual, we wanted to add color."

February 14, 2021: Keleigh Sperry pens a sweet tribute to Miles Teller on Valentine's Day

Sperry gushed about Teller on Instagram for Valentine's Day 2021 with a heartfelt message. The model wrote, "8 years of being your valentine. I love you, the one I want to go through time with," alongside a gallery of photos that included pictures from their wedding day and a video of Teller singing along to Barry Manilow's "Oh Mandy."

May 2021: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry enjoy a couples trip with Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers

Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry on vacation with Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers
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The couple joined Teller's Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley and her then-beau, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, for a couples trip to Hawaii in May 2021. The foursome spent the vacation hiking, cliff jumping and swimming in waterfalls.

Sperry posted a series of photos and videos of the group to Instagram, including a video of her and Rodgers singing karaoke to Taylor Swift's "The 1." She captioned the video, "Swifties."

Earlier in the month, the group attended the Kentucky Derby with a few other friends.

September 1, 2021: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary

The couple once again honored each other on social media to mark their second wedding anniversary.

On Twitter, Teller wrote, "2 years ago today, I married the woman of my dreams. There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not reminded of how much I truly love and adore you. Thank you for your kindness and unconditional support, Keleigh. I would be lost without you."

Sperry shared pictures and videos from multiple moments throughout their relationship on Instagram and captioned it, "Happy anniversary my booshki, not sure how to put 8 years into 10 photos but I love you forever more thanks for being a stud of a husband, I adore you."

November 2021: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry appear in a Taylor Swift music video

Teller and Sperry proved to be the ultimate Swifties again when they starred in the music video for Taylor Swift's "I Bet You Think About Me." In the short film, directed by actress Blake Lively, Teller plays a groom who can't stop thinking about his ex, while Sperry plays the role of the unsuspecting bride. The ex, played by Swift, crashes the wedding and gifts Sperry with a red scarf, a nod to the musician's "All Too Well" music video.

Swift shared a few behind-the-scenes photos of the video shoot on Instagram, writing, "So grateful to Miles for being the greatest dance partner and friend to me." She added, "And @keleighteller, who is the coolest living human on planet earth. The bride was willing to risk it all."

May 5, 2022: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry show PDA at the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick

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Sperry showed her support for her husband's career yet again when she took his side at the San Diego premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to 1986's Top Gun. The couple packed on the PDA on the red carpet, with Teller planting a sweet kiss on Sperry as they posed for photos.

Two weeks later, the pair attended the film's London premiere alongside Teller's co-star Tom Cruise, as well as Kate Middleton and Prince William. Sperry posted a photo of her husband chatting with Middleton on the carpet, along with a snap of the couple smiling next to Shaun White and Nina Dobrev.

May 31, 2022: Keleigh Sperry posts a TikTok about Miles Teller in honor of Top Gun: Maverick's release

Following the fan reaction to Teller's Top Gun: Maverick character Bradley Bradshaw, aka Rooster, Sperry posted a compilation of clips of her husband on TikTok, playfully captioning the post, "We're all team rooster here, thirst on..💌💅🏼."

July 20, 2022: Keleigh Sperry tells Miles Teller to shave his mustache after filming Top Gun: Maverick

Teller revealed to PEOPLE that Sperry prefers him to be clean-shaven and had a special hair removal request after production for Top Gun: Maverick wrapped. "My wife made me shave it immediately [after filming]," Teller told PEOPLE exclusively with a laugh.

July 2022: Keleigh Sperry shows off photos from her Hawaiian vacation with Miles Teller

Teller and Sperry enjoyed a romantic vacation to Hawaii, where the two went boating, golfing and swimming. The model also posted photos of the couple sharing a smooch, as well as plenty of snaps of the food they ate.

Sperry captioned one carousel post, which begins with a picture of her and Teller snuggling on a boat, "I like your cinema 🌱🌈🌺."

September 1, 2022: Keleigh Sperry celebrates her second wedding anniversary with Miles Teller

Sperry honored her second wedding anniversary with Teller by posting a carousel post featuring an array of adorable couple photos. She included snaps from their wedding, fun mirror selfies, as well as a chic picture of the duo in front of a floral backdrop. "Happy anniversary my love, we stay rock n roll'n," the actress wrote in the caption.

October 2022: Keleigh Sperry supports Miles Teller after he hosts Saturday Night Live

The day after Teller hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time, Sperry shared her support on Instagram. In one carousel post, she uploaded photos of Teller from the set, including one of the actor and the cast on stage together and another of him in costume as McDonald's mascot Grimace. "I adore you, I miss you," she wrote in the caption before thanking some of SNL's cast members.

Later that same day she posted a mirror selfie of her and Teller along with the sweet caption, "So proud of you ❤️‍🔥."

October 23, 2022: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry attend Philadelphia Phillies game

Teller, who grew up in Pennsylvania, is a huge Phillies fan, so it's no surprise that the actor was there to watch his team snag the National League Championship title.

"This is pretty special," Teller told CBS affiliate KYW-TV. "I literally watch every game, and if I can't watch it live I'm game-casting it. So this team, it is pretty surprising, but nobody wants to play the Phillies right now."

He was joined at the game by his wife, Sperry, who was appropriately decked out in Phillies gear.

She and Teller were photographed kissing in the stands — an image Sperry later shared on Instagram with the caption: "World Series kinda stuff."

February 2, 2023: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry star in Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light

Teller and Sperry will make their small-screen debut as a couple on Super Bowl Sunday. The pair were tapped for Bud Light's commercial, which gives viewers a small glimpse into Teller and Sperry's home life.

The commercial depicts Teller popping open two cans of Bud Light while Sperry endures an hour-long wait to speak to a customer service representative on the phone. Compelled to entertain his wife, Teller begins dancing to the hold music and Sperry eventually joins him.

"There's a lot of improv," Teller told PEOPLE. "We did go to a rehearsal, just to be professional about it — but in the back of my head I was kind of figuring … I kind of knew the moves I wanted to do."

He added: "It's really been an incredible year for both Keleigh and I, not just professionally but personally. So, when Bud Light came and wanted us to be a part of a Super Bowl commercial, I mean, that's the top of the mountain as far as these things go. We always look forward to watching them."

February 19, 2023: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry celebrate his 36th birthday in Paris

Teller and Sperry celebrated the actor's birthday in the City of Love. The couple enjoyed dinner and great views at Le Jules Verne on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, as well as a luxurious stay at the Four Seasons George V Paris.

"Happy early birthday my love," Sperry captioned a carousel of images on Instagram.

March 12, 2023: Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry attend the 2023 Oscars

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Teller and Sperry stunned at the 2023 Oscars, with Teller in a classic tux and his wife wearing a sparkly silver gown, both by Hedi Slimane.

Before the ceremony, the two were photographed sharing a sweet moment on the red carpet: Sperry smiled as the Top Gun: Maverick actor hugged her from behind and gave her a smooch.

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