The first time the couple met, they both knew there was something special between them. “His pickup line was just, ‘Hey, I’m Anthony. I thought I’d make a friend,’” the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before actress told Us Weekly in January 2019. As the story goes, Lana and Anthony were both at the same party when he approached her. They talked for a while before parting ways. Thankfully, the actress didn’t leave the party until getting his number. Lana told Cosmopolitan in February 2019 that the moment they met was “like a Taylor Swift song.”
“There’s no other person in this world I want to spend every day doing nothing with,” she also told the magazine of their relationship.
When Lana found fame following To All the Boys, some fans were not her for her relationship with Anthony. The actress told Cosmo that her followers would write “horrible things” about her man on social media. “It was so hurtful for both of us,” she recalled. “This is supposed to be a good thing. Why are you coming for someone who has no part of this story? If you say you support me, why would you hurt someone I love?”
After making their relationship more public, Lana said, “People are starting to understand that you’re not necessarily the person you play onscreen.”
Despite being “shipped” with her TATBILB costar Noah Centineo by fans of the Netflix film series, Lana and Anthony are still going strong. When they’re not packing on the PDA via social media, the couple makes music together and, of course, they’ve released some pretty meaningful love songs! And in May 2021, Lana revealed that Anthony even inspired her collaboration with Vera Bradley. The musician helped the actress-turned-fashionista add side pockets to her backpack from the collection, per POPSUGAR. “I had someone tell me once that pockets are like the woman’s unicorn. We love our pockets,” the actress joked.
“They’re so convenient, and I’ve never had a bag that has a side pocket like that,” she told the website. “So I put them on my bag because I was like, ‘It’s not just for you anymore, Anthony.’ Lana gets her side pockets [too].'”
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