Rachel Zegler and her boyfriend Josh Andrés Rivera are turning into a celebrity power couple, by which I mean they’ve starred in not one but two movies together. On top of both appearing in West Side Story (where they met/became best friends/fell in love), they are set to appear in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. And because a ton of cute red carpet pics are potentially coming our way (depending on if the studios get it together and give SAG-AFTRA a fair deal), it’s about time o’clock for a full history of Rachel and Josh’s relationship. Starting with when they met, naturally!
Josh and Rachel start production on West Side Story and immediately hit it off.
February 17, 2021
Fans start speculating Rachel and Josh might be dating based largely on this:
i love josh andres rivera
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) February 18, 2021
November 10, 2021
And everyone assumes this musing about West Side Story bringing Rachel her “best friend in the entire world” is a reference to Josh. Unless she’s besties with Steven Spielberg, in which case, never mind.
December 4, 2021
Annnnnnd the speculation continues!
December 27, 2021
Rachel makes it pretty obvious she’s with Josh during her end of year recap in 2021, writing in part, “‘Twas a weird year. cried a lot. laughed even more, though. felt great big love i have never felt before. so, all in all? pretty sick. 🤍 for context: (1) spending christmas eve with a man i have never met before, maybe you know him, he seems pretty cool— like he could be the love child of iron man and john wick, idk though.”
February 14, 2022
But Rachel and Josh officially go official on Valentine’s Day 2022:
we are committing valen-crimes pic.twitter.com/FGJH0yufgY
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) February 14, 2022
March 18, 2022
Rachel calls Josh the “love of my life” in a sweet speech (and confirms they met on set of West Side Story), so clearly they’re extremely serious:
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) March 18, 2022
March 27, 2022
Rachel and Josh make their red carpet debut at the 2022 Oscars, a very casual place to go public:
And she calls him her ~other half~
Plus, there’s this behind-the-scenes moment!
life is a lot more fun with you pic.twitter.com/iPiAp7dOmO
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) March 28, 2022
April 3, 2022
Next up, Josh and Rachel attend the Grammys:
And the vibes! They could not be cuter!
April 19, 2022
Rachel says Josh helps her stay grounded amid the spotlight, telling Elle, “There’s always this deep understanding of what I go through. Since [his experience was] on a different scale, he’s able to bring me back to earth and tell me when it really doesn’t matter. Because he’s removed from it to a certain degree, he’s able to just snap me out of it, and tell me to stop checking my phone, or remind me of what actually matters, and remind me to be present, and to not focus on the opinions of 3,000 faceless strangers on the internet.”
May 1, 2022
Rachel posts this ^ adorable moment, with the caption, “You are everything i love about this world wrapped into one incredible man. happy birthday, joshua. in this life, i like just doing laundry and taxes with you.”
June 9, 2022
Rachel celebrates ~Best Friends Day~ with more sweet Josh pics.
i missed best friends day. here’s mine pic.twitter.com/Y2MckNiILc
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) June 9, 2022
June 15, 2022
Josh is cast in the new Hunger Games movie, and Rachel hits Twitter to celebrate:
always and forever proud of my joshua
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) June 15, 2022
November 8, 2022
Filming goes great, read all about it:
Our fave part of this caption: “To my favorite actor in the world, Josh Rivera, I love you so much, more and more each day. I am so glad we did this together.”
March 14, 2023
The couple hit up the premiere of Shazam and, like...the way she’s looking at him!
April 27, 2023
The Hunger Games trailer drops, and Rachel is immediately Josh’s biggest fan:
that’s my baby and i’m proud
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) April 27, 2023
June 28, 2023
Rachel calls Josh the boy she loves most in the whole world. At this point, I’ve pivoted from “oh, they’re kinda cute” to “ACTIVELY SHIPPING AND INVESTED.”
a toast to the boy i love most
in the whoooooooole world pic.twitter.com/DYiYk42qZi
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) June 28, 2023
July 1, 2023
Important post featuring Rachel’s dog, thx for your time:
it’s the same picture pic.twitter.com/ZcznxC7HMz
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) July 1, 2023
August 10, 2023
Another important post featuring Rachel’s dog, thx for your time:
my dog is obsessed w my boyfriend pic.twitter.com/4OvL2ioVPl
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) August 10, 2023
October 30, 2023
The couple celebrate their two-year anniversary. Cute!
October 31, 2023
Rachel and Josh show up to Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party!
November 1, 2023
What’s up? Nothing much, just Rachel and Josh looking adorable at a fan event in Times Square:
November 5, 2023
The actors hit Berlin for one of the many premieres for The Battle of Songbirds and Snakes and posed alongside their costars, Hunter Schafer and Tom Blyth.
November 9, 2023
The couple hit the red carpet for the world premiere of The Battle of Songbirds and Snakes in London and looked *literally perfect*.
November 13, 2023
Aaaand they posed with the cast (and Olivia Rodrigo!) for the film’s L.A. premiere.
November 14, 2023
Josh and Rachel gushed about mixing their work and love lives with People, and I can’t help but melt. 🥲
“Having a familiar face on any set, I think any young actor can attest, is the biggest form of comfort,” Rachel said. “And also as his girlfriend, his friend, and his coworker, it’s amazing to see the trajectory of his career, and to witness his rise to stardom. I love him so much.”
He added, “I feel really lucky. It was a really great source of comfort for me to have her with me so far away from home. We were in a different country. We got to explore that country together. It was absolutely lovely. I feel very fortunate.” And, of course, the couple would debrief with each other after long days on set. “It’s acting and she’s very good at it and she’s very professional and she’s a wonderful coworker,” Josh told the outlet. “I think we were able to communicate when one of us was down. It was nice. We were good support for one another.”
November 15, 2023
Hi, it's me, back with another round of adorable Rachel and Josh pics from the NYC premiere of The Battle of Songbirds and Snakes:
November 18, 2023
The Battle of Songbirds and Snakes paid a visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show, where the singer asked Rachel and Josh about their habit of passing notes on set. In a clip shared with Kelly, Josh is seen passing Rachel a folded piece of paper, which the Snow White actor opens with an *adorable* burst of laughter.
"She told me to draw her as a flower," Josh explained. "So I did this really crude drawing of a flower with a little smiley face on it and some legs." He then passed Kelly a drawing he made of her as a dog, and now all I want is to see his original drawing of Rachel, tysm.
We’ll keep you updated on where these two go from here (thinking nowhere to go but 📈).
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