Dylan O'Brien & Britt Robertson's Relationship Timeline Brings Their On-Screen Love To Life
If you become as fully invested in on-screen couples as I do, you've probably dreamt about your favorites turning into couples IRL. Fortunately for us, sometimes they do! Thanks to the rom-coms that fill our Netflix watch-lists, we have plenty of celeb relationships to analyze from start to finish, starting with the on-screen turned off-screen romance of Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson. They met on the set of their 2012 romantic comedy, The First Time, and have been together ever since. To learn about how this adorable couple came to be, I've put together Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson's relationship timeline. You're welcome.
The First Time is your typical high school love story, where a couple falls in love over the span of one weekend. Totally happens, right? O'Brien's character, Dave, is pining over the popular girl, and Robertson's Aubrey has an older boyfriend who doesn't quite understand her. When the two meet by chance at a party, they immediately begin to fall for each other. Ah, if only it was that simple.
Regardless of the somewhat cheesy storyline (which I honestly have no problem with), an adorable, real-life couple came out of The First Time. Let's take a closer look at Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson's relationship.
While their characters on The First Time fall in love almost immediately, O'Brien and Robertson didn't fall for each other as quickly.
In an interview with Hollywire, Robertson talks about their first kiss on set, and it wasn't nearly as perfect as their on-screen chemistry would lead you to believe.
"The first time Dylan and I did a kissing scene, it was our first kissing scene that we filmed, and I was just like, ‘John, I do not feel good about this!’ And I was right, because we ended up filming it again the next day," she told Hollywire. "Maybe I was just so nervous I wasn’t in the moment… but we got it right eventually. And then we just got really good at kissing."
Not much is known about when or how they made it official, but O'Brien was spotted on the set of Robertson's 2013 film, Tomorrowland, in Vancouver. This led fans to safely assume the two were ~a thing~, especially since O'Brien wasn't part of the Tomorrowland cast. Robertson also reportedly introduced O'Brien to her costar, George Clooney. NBD!
This year was quite a big one for the couple.
In April, Robertson blessed the big screen with her talent as one of the main characters in The Longest Ride, and O'Brien's support for his long-time girlfriend was too cute to handle. #Swoon.
Come May, Robertson told Clevver that her boyfriend of three years still made her nervous from time to time, especially when he would visit her on set.
"He hates it when I’m on set when he’s working and vice versa. I hate when he’s on set watching me work. I think it’s because we’re both actors and very aware of the process," she told Clevver. "I think it makes sense that we’re a little shy and sensitive about working in front of our significant others. To me it makes sense. It’s nice that we both don’t like it. When I go visit him I don’t even go on set. And, when he visits me it’s very rare that I’ll go on set.”
When asked how she and O'Brien make their relationship work, despite their busy schedules, Robertson simply answered, "You know, you just find the time to be with one another."
In September, O'Brien gushed about Robertson in an interview with ODE. He opened up about how she makes him nervous on set, too, not just because she's his girlfriend, but also because she's such an incredibly talented actress. And when asked who he would get lost in the world with, he adorably responded with "Brittany." SO CUTE.
Engagement rumors began to circulate about the two when Robertson's Instagram account was hacked. The hacker posted a picture of O'Brien with the caption, "Yes, we are officially engaged. #brylan is real confirmed by chikri." After a few hours, the picture was taken down, and Robertson confirmed she had been hacked.
On the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, O'Brien got severely injured after getting hit by a car. He told People he was in a fragile state, mentally and physically, and that his friends and family got him through it, especially Robertson.
"My parents and my girlfriend were by my side the whole way," he said. "My girlfriend was with me every step of the way, even in my hospital bed, she’s a saint. She also got up to Canada so quickly, I didn’t know that was possible and was there one of the first times I opened my eyes."
In January, breakup rumors began to spread about the longtime couple because they hadn't been seen out together in months, but O'Brien shot the rumors down in an interview with Hey U Guys.
Recently, breakup rumors started to circulate again, after O'Brien was seen out and about in LA with Chloë Grace Moretz. They were spotted leaving The Nice Guy nightclub together. Even though they exited at different times, Moretz pulled her car around for him and they drove away together. They were photographed entering bar Beauty & Essex shortly after. This could've very well just been a friendly outing between two friends, but fans are suspicious. considering that in 2011, O'Brien said he "had a crush" on Moretz after seeing her in Kick-Ass. The idea that they would date after their respective breakups (Moretz and ex-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham called it quits earlier this year) isn't really too out of this world.
I suppose only time will tell whether O'Brien and Robertson are still together, but being that they've been super private about their relationship all these years, it may be a while until we know for sure. Even the longest relationships can come to an end, and that's normal. Here's hoping that whatever their relationship status, both O'Brien and Robertson are happy.
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