Congratulations are well in order for British pop sensation Dua Lipa and Palestinian-American model Anwar Hadid as this generation’s It couple celebrated a major milestone moment in their relationship this week: their first anniversary.
“Nothing sweeter than 365 days joint at the hip with you,” shared Lipa on Instagram, highlighting that very sentiment with a series of throwback photos of her and her boyfriend during the one year they’ve been together. Celebrities flooded the post with congratulatory well-wishes for the happy couple including Hadid’s older sisters Gigi, who kept it sweet and simple with celebratory emojis, and Bella, who commented with an affectionate “i love you gooogooooos”. Hadid also posted a memory of the two mid-hug to commemorate the adorable occasion on his own account.
Although Lipa and Hadid first sparked rumors about their fledgling romance in the summer of 2019 after cuddling at a music festival in London and sharing this vintage baseball cardigan, there has often been speculation over when the famous duo officially confirmed their dating status. The “Future Nostalgia” singer cleared up the confusion once and for all with an Instagram story on June 14, writing “1 year ago today we went on our first date… crazy how the best times fly by so quick @anwarhadid i love you” against a backdrop of a blooming flower bouquet. Since then, the young lovebirds have been frequently spotted together in different locations around the world, from moving into a New York apartment together to spending quality time with each other’s families in their transatlantic hometowns.
Most recently, the star couple has been self-isolating together in a London Airbnb during the global coronavirus lockdown while they fill their days with his-and-hers face masks and vibrant hair hues (Hadid has been enlisted as Lipa’s assistant colorist) because, after all, a couple who engages in self-care together stays together.
Yet in this virtual era, nothing seems to signal a happy relationship more than a social media blast of heart-melting snaps and cheesy captions. As a pair quite open about their growing love for each other, there has been no shortage of digitally public endearment. Scroll through the gallery below as we stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the power couple’s sweetest moments together over the past year.