The pair went Instagram official in April 2020, and it’s been happily ever after.
No seriously. Browse any of their social media accounts and you’ll see lots of adorable couple content.
As if they couldn’t get cuter, the pair are also having a big month professionally. Nina’s movie The Outlawshit Netflix on June 30, and it’s kind of a must-watch.
Meanwhile, Shaun has his own documentary series about Max: The last race, which delves into his career as an Olympic athlete. They even did a super cute promo collaboration of the two projects on instagram:
Basically, these two are total couple goals, but when exactly did their romance start? Here’s the full timeline of Nina Dobrev and Shaun White’s relationship:
2019: They have an adorable cute encounter.
Having crossed paths before, Shaun and Nina officially met during a Tony Robin workshop in 2019, where they were both doing presentations, according to PEOPLE. At the time, Shaun admitted he didn’t really know Nina. “I actually didn’t know anything about her,” he said PEOPLE.
Apparently the couple walked into a crowded restaurant and Nina was able to get a table with her vampire diary Status. Initially, Shaun thought she might have used her Olympic athlete cred, but was taken aback when staff asked for pictures with Nina. “I was like, ‘What’s going on? What’s going on?’ It was really, really funny,” Shaun said. PEOPLE.
Shortly after, the couple started dating.
February 2020: Shaun visits Nina on set.
While they weren’t officially dating yet, Nina reportedly invited Shaun to visit her on location during filming. redemptive love in South Africa. It was very low-key, but some fans spotted similar spots in the stars’ social media posts this week.
Later Shaun said American weekly that this trip was a bit of the impetus for their relationship.
“I was like, ‘All right. Yeah. OK.’ And she (thought), ‘Oh, this guy, he came to play. He’s serious.’ So it’s something we share together. We both love to travel.”
March 2020: Nina and Shaun are spotted together for the first time.
In late March, when Los Angeles’ stay-at-home order went into effect, the couple were spotted cycling together in Malibu, along with Nina’s dog. E ! News reported they “spent time together”, but were not officially dating.
“Nina and Shaun have been spending a lot of time together recently,” a source told the publication. “Their relationship doesn’t have an official title at the moment, but it’s pretty normal for Nina.”
The source added that Nina is a private person and wouldn’t share photos of a new guy until it’s official: “She’s very careful not to post pictures together because she wants to fit in naturally and organically.”
Mid-April 2020: They post a sneaky grocery washing video.
Just under a month later, Nina posted an IGTV video showing fans how to wash groceries during the Covid-19 pandemic, but instead of using her arms, she used Shaun’s. As she narrates the handwashing video, he washes the groceries, unscrews a bottle of juice, and tries to get her to drink.
Some fans noticed Shaun’s tattoo, leading them to speculate that the couple had quarantined together. (Everyone now knows they did.) “Usually I like to wash up before I drink it, but sometimes you break the rules,” she said in the video.
Early May 2020: Source overturns tea relationship.
In early May 2020, a source close to the couple told PEOPLE Yes, they are dating. “Their friends were surprised at first by their relationship, but now that they’ve seen them together, it makes a lot of sense,” the source said. “They’re both goofy and have the same sense of humor and are super adventurous. They have a lot in common.” Awww!
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May 2020: Nina and Shaun went Insta official.
The couple made their relationship Instagram ~official~ with a self-quarantine haircut. The 31-year-old actress captioned the photo, “Resume addition: hairstylist ✂️.”
In the first photo, Nina shows off a pair of scissors while the 33-year-old snowboarder grimaces. In the next slide, she’s holding a pile of hair she’s cut, which Shaun playfully watches sideways.
May 2020: The couple revealed they were living together in quarantine.
“Shaun and Nina have really enjoyed quarantine and living together,” a source says. We Weekly. “They are super compatible and free-spirited. They are very comfortable with each other and support each other in their fields.”
September 2020: Nina shares a sweet birthday message for Shaun.
Nina’s first anniversary message to Shaun in their relationship was quite funny and gives insight into how the couple joke around in their relationship.
In her caption, she wrote “To the least talented, humorless, least athletic, least coordinated, least gifted person and the person I love the least… happy birthday @shaunwhite.”
December 2020: They celebrated the holidays together.
Nina appeared in a series of photos that Shaun shared on Instagram to celebrate the holidays. “Happy holidays to everyone !” he wrote in the caption. Shaun hasn’t mentioned Nina, but when you scroll to the last photo, she’s close to Shaun in a collage of Polaroids, with a photo of the two of them wearing Santa hats.
“Did I see NINAAAAAAA,” one fan wrote in the comments. “You and Nina are the cutest couple ever ❤️,” said another.
January 2021: Nina revealed that she and Shaun started dating earlier than we thought.
The actress shared an Instagram of herself and Shaun celebrating New Years Eve…2020. “How we thought 2020 would go 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 how it actually went,” she wrote in the caption. While the pair were first spotted together in March 2020, it proves they were a ~thing~ in January, if not earlier.
January 2021: They celebrated Nina’s birthday together.
Shaun shared an adorable series of photos of him and Nina having fun together, while wearing 80s clothes. “Shame we never have fun together…😉 Happy birthday baby! 🥂🎉” he captioned. Awwwwww!
February 2021: The couple achieve double-dating status.
Shortly after the pair hit what seemed like the one-year mark together, the couple went on a double date with the former vampire diary co-star Paul Wesley and his wife Ines De Ramon at the Jackson Hole Resort in Wyoming.
Of course, the group practiced one of Shaun’s favorite activities: snowboarding.
June 2021: Shaun shares plans for the couple’s first anniversary.
Shaun and Nina are a COVID couple, so their first anniversary was somewhat limited with pandemic restrictions. However, Shaun shared that he managed to recreate their first date to make their one year a little more special.
“I managed to convince the owner of the place to open up for us. It was actually kind of fun having a place all to ourselves,” he said. American weekly.
Shaun also mentioned that the pair have been doing a lot of drive-in movies and snowboarding throughout the pandemic. Aww.
February 2022: Nina supports Shaun until his retirement.
ICYDK, Shaun participated in his last Beijing Olympics in 2022. After placing fourth in her last halfpipe run, Nina posted a super sweet tribute to her career on her IG.
In the post, she called Shaun the GOAT in snowboarding and in the boyfriend department. “Not to mention you are also the G.(B).OAT = Greatest Boyfriend Of All Time 😉,” she wrote. Later, Nina also threw what seems to be the funniest retirement party ever. It looks like every guest may have been given a wig from Shaun’s most iconic hairstyle. I love it!
May 2022: The couple are official on the red carpet.
Nina and Shaun walked their first red carpet as a couple for the UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
It looks like Nina went to support her friend Miles Teller, according to her support ‘Gram about the eventbut her ex Glen Powell also starred in the film.
Shaun also had to get along with Miles, as they recently attended a dead and company show together.
October 2022: The couple have a great Halloween costume.
Scroll quickly Nina’s Instagramand you will know that it is huge stranger things fan. Example: She and Shaun had a stranger things-last year themed couple costume. Nina dressed as Vecna, the series’ iconic monster villain, and Shaun dressed as Max Mayfield (which works perfectly considering his red hair).
This is possibly the most unique couples costume I have ever seen.
April 2023: Shaun doesn’t feel obligated to propose.
In April, Shaun said PEOPLE that he and Nina are just enjoying their time together, with no wedding pressures on the horizon.
“I said to him, I was like, ‘Look, after the Olympics, I finally had my freedom to do anything. And let’s have fun and be together and support each other,'” he said.
However, it doesn’t seem like a proposal is completely out of place. “You never know. We’ll see what happens,” Shaun also said. PEOPLE.
June 2023: Shaun and Nina walk another red carpet.
Yeah. Shaun and Nina looked very happy last month at the premiere of Nina’s new Netflix movie The Outlaws. Nina even admitted on the red carpet that Shaun helped her in her role. “Shaun helped me direct the lines for my audition,” she said. E ! News.
IDK about you, but Shaun and Nina are officially my new favorite celebrity couple. Hoping for a proposal very soon.