Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams: A timeline of their relationship

17 January 2020, 17:48

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

All of Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams' adorable relationship moments.

While YouTube might be full of its fair share of drama, there's always one harmonious thing we can count on – Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams' relationship. The couple have been dating since March 2016 and Shane got down on one both knees three years later in March 2019. Aww.

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But how did Shane and Rylan meet? When did they go Instagram official? When did they move in together? Let's explore the journey that is Shane and Ryland's relationship…

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams' cutest relationship moments
Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams' cutest relationship moments. Picture: @rylandadams via Instagram, @shanedawson via Instagram

March 2016

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams actually met on a dating app, with Shane extending the first message. It read: "Ryland! Hey man," and the rest is history. We didn't find out about the start of their adorable love story until two years later, though, when Shane shared a screenshot of their first messages to celebrate their two year anniversary. 

June 2016

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams go Instagram official… kind of. Shane shared an image with himself standing next to Ryland on his page, but he didn't confirm they were dating, instead, he used an iconic Britney Spears lyric to caption the photo.

October 2016

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams confirm their relationship on Instagram. Shane shared a selfie with Ryland, and captioned it: "As you guys know I've been pretty private about my personal life for the last couple years. But I also feel like I've been hiding such a huge part of my life recently and I don't want to do that anymore.

"So here it goes. This is Ryland. He's sweet, caring, and makes me so incredibly happy. He's also my boyfriend. He's been a really big part of my life and I'm so grateful that I met him.

"Don't worry, I don't want to exploit this or do 'boyfriend tags' or any of that dumb shit. I just don't want to hide this part of my life especially since it makes me happy. Thank you guys for supporting me and for supporting the people in my life that I love. It means the world to me." Our hearts.

October 2016

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams become parents to an adorable puppy named Uno. Ryland shared the first image of their family on Instagram, captioned: "I'm so happy these are my guys. Never did I think I could be 'sweet' or 'caring' but Shane's made me a better person. You're the funniest and most talented human I know. Thanks for being my 'babty'."

March 2017

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams celebrate one year together, confirming they've been dating since March 2016. In an Instagram post, Shane wrote: "This pic was taken almost a year ago and I have no idea why we took it. But i'm glad we did because it makes the perfect anniversary photo. Happy 1 year anniversary to a guy that makes me happier, calmer, more confident, and more creative. This has been the best year of my life and I can't wait for the next one. Love you dog dad." Over on Ryland's Instagram page, he added: "My favourite photo in my favourite place because today marks one year with this guy who enhances every aspect of my life. love my dog dad."

April 2017

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams decided to add another addition to the family, a ginger cat named Cheeto.

February 2018

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams add another dog to their family. The couple went on a romantic trip to San Francisco when they bumped into the cute Husky, later named Honey, and had to take her home.


March 2018

Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams mark two years together and Shane reveals the first message he sent to Ryland on a dating app, alongside the caption: "Happy 2 Year Anniversary to my best friend in the entire world. Thanks for making me love life more and love myself more."

November 2018

Shane and Ryland move into a new $3 million Spanish-style mansion together in California. The spacious property has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a two-car garage and a barn.

Our New House Tour!

March 2019

On 19 March, Shane marked his three-year anniversary with Ryland with (another) gushing Instagram post. But this year was extra special. Shane proposed to Ryland.

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HE SAID YES!!!!!! :,)))))))

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Now we wait for the wedding...