Love is in the air for Michael Clifford and Crystal Leigh! The 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist and his longtime love celebrated five years together in January 2021.

“When life sometimes feels like it’s a bit too much, I’m so incredibly blessed that I have you to count on,” Michael wrote on Instagram to celebrate the relationship milestone. “I love you.”

One year later, in January 2022, they officially tied the knot!

The couple first went public with their relationship in January 2017, and have been total goals ever since. Not only has Crystal given 5SOS fans a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be one of the boys’ significant others via social media, but her thousands of followers have also gotten an all-access pass into her and Michael’s love life. The couple got engaged in January 2019, and since then, the entire 5SOS family has been waiting for them to say, “I do.”

Although the musician has been quiet about his relationship when it comes to interviews, fans have pieced together details of their romance from Instagram pics and Twitter posts. He even dropped some wedding details in interviews over the years.

“This is actually the first time I’ve said this but I’ve asked all these guys to be my groomsmen,” Michael revealed at the G’Day USA event in L.A. in January 2020. “We were talking about it for a long time and the only reason I picked Calum to be my best man is because I’d known him the longest and I had to pick the person I’d known the longest.”

At the time, Calum hit back, “There’s a couple [reasons].”


As for whether or not the 5SOS boys would perform at the wedding, Michael did say it would be epic. “I’ve been pretty scared to ask these guys to perform because I don’t know that you guys would do,” he shared at the time. “You’d do something crazy! I feel like Calum would be playing trumpet or some s–t.”

Of course, as the Best Man, Calum was ready to do what he needed to do. “I can learn trumpet,” the bassist said. “If that’s what you want me to do, I can do that!”

It’s hard not to be obsessed with these guys! To celebrate Michael and Crystal’s long-term love, J-14 decided to take a walk down memory lane and relive their relationship from the start! Scroll through our gallery for a complete timeline. 

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