After seeing the UNC Charlotte basketball player on the video-sharing app, the actress found her on Instagram and they started messaging. “I was staying in a hotel in Charleston and was like, ‘Just come hang out. We can chat, chill.’ Everything’s closed so it’s not like we can go out anywhere,” Madison told Entertainment Tonight in June 2020 about the first time they met in person.
Since then, it’s been total relationship bliss for the pair. They’re constantly packing on the PDA in flirty Instagram posts, leaving flirty comments for each other and, of course, making TikTok videos together.
“I had zero hesitation to post on social media about it because I was like, ‘No matter what happens, you will be in my life forever.’ I care about her so much,” Madison also told ET.
While chatting with Elle in October 2020, the Netflix star got real about taking their relationship public.
“It’s not something that we ever talked about. We just started posting each other, as anybody would,” Madison explained. “We make TikToks together. That’s the only time I make TikToks is with her. She’ll teach me how to do the dances that I’m not fantastic at. I love my girlfriend. That’s all. I love sharing that with the fans.”
The couple has been going strong for more than one year! In fact, they celebrated their one-year anniversary in June 2021. “365 with you,” Madison captioned an Instagram post. Mariah, for her part, shared an Instagram with the caption, “Celebrated our anniversary all weekend. Although it’s been a year, I fall more & more for this woman every second we spend together and I can’t wait for our forever.”
“When I’m with my girlfriend, I feel the everyday joy of it,” Madison told Glamour U.K. in June 2021. “I feel joyful with her every single day. That might sound corny but I’m so serious — the joy is just being who I am with my girlfriend every single day.”
During the same interview, she also spilled the tea on how the duo planned to celebrate their anniversary, which included, a “romantic hotel, dinner and loving on each other for a weekend.”
If you’re like us and can’t get enough of the Outer Banks star and her athlete other half, especially when it comes to their relationship, scroll through our gallery for a complete timeline of Madison and Mariah’s romantic love story.
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