FOUR-TIME Olympian Shaun White shocked the world after he went public with his Vampire Diaries girlfriend, Nina Dobrev.
Over the years, fans have wondered about how the two met and are curious how long they have been together.
When did Shaun White and Nina Dobrev start dating?
Dobrev, 33, first made their relationship Instagram-official in May 2020 after she shared a photo of the two of them with her holding scissors and him rocking a “frightened” face.
Despite making things official to the public in May 2020, the couple actually started dating the month prior.
They first met in 2019 at an event for motivational speaker Tony Robbins in Florida, where they both gave presentations.
Following the event, the two decided to grab a bite to eat, which is when White, 35, found out just exactly how famous Dobrev is.
“I actually didn’t know anything about her,” White recalled to People when talking about their relationship in January 2022.
He then went on to reveal that he had walked up to members of the restaurant staff thinking that they wanted a picture with him but had found out it was the other way around.
“Can we get a photo … with her?” the waiters asked the Olympic snowboarder.
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“And I was like, ‘What’s happening? What’s going on?’ It was actually really funny,” White continued.
Since then, their connection has only grown stronger and the two were spotted on Instagram together prior to his departure for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Because of Covid-19 protocols, Dobrev cannot be in Beijing to watch her man compete but she made it clear that she will be supporting him from the US.
Are Shaun White and Nina Dobrev engaged?
As the couple prepares to celebrate their second anniversary together, some close friends of the couple think that an engagement is highly possible.
“They are so freaking cute and solid together,” a source told Page Six. “I would not be surprised if an engagement happens any day now.”
The pair have already taken their relationship to the next level after Dobrev decided to move into White’s Los Angeles home.
“They share so many interests, they’re both driven, they’re both into self-healing and well-being. They’re both very spiritual and motivated,” the friend continued.
“They’ve both worked so hard for so many years to make their own careers, so now they’ve decided that any free minute they get, they spend with each other.”
At this time, the two are not engaged but fans are hoping he puts a ring on it soon.
What has Nina Dobrev starred in?
Dobrev is a Canadian actress who has starred in a number of productions over the years.
She is arguable most famous for her portrayal of Elena Gilbert on the CW’s series, The Vampire Diaries as well as for her portrayal of Mia Jones on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Other productions include:
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
- Let’s Be Cops (2014)
- The Final Girls (2015)
- Love Hard (2021)
- Redeeming Love (2022)
She also reprised her role as Mia Jones in Drake’s 2018 I’m Upset music video, which included a number of Degrassi alums.
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