How did Kate Bosworth and Justin Long meet?
It all begins on a film set in Arkansaw in 2021. The actors work on an unknown film project together and Kate shares a glowing tribute to Justin.
"Holy moly @justinlong you are a truly spectacular / fun / funny / kind / rare / thoughtful / totally. fckn. rad human being. 🌻," she wrote. "THANK YOU for lifting us up ... you kept it light & full of laughter daily, even through the toughest moments. You gnome how much I love ya 💛 (sorry had to ;)"
"That's ALL you wrote about me??? Well... I admire your restraint," Justin replies. "I joke because this is embarrassing and too much... I'm going to say even nicer things about you publicly because people should know what a rare gem you are - all the things you said about me but a little bit (or a lot) more. It was a true joy to be in your glow."
Lengthy Instagram tributes aside, by the end of 2021 Justin confirms he is in a relationship during an episode of his podcast Life is Short.
Although he doesn't mention *who* he is dating, fans put the pieces together after he and Kate were spotted together in Los Angeles in March 2022.
By April romance rumours are in full force, and although the couple still refuse to confirm their relationship status, Justin appears on The Vaill Files, telling Nich Vail he had found "the one."
"I had gotten to a place where I was comfortable with myself. I didn't know it at the time, but I was ready for the one," the actor said, "And the one, I met. I found."
"I want to [talk about it], but I also want to be protective. I want to scream it from the rooftops, but I also want to be protective. It's sacred."
Following months of paparazzi-released photos suggesting Kate and Justin are more than just friends, the pair went Instagram official on May 24 - and the rest is history!
Who did Kate Bosworth and Justin Long previously date?
Kate Bosworth, the talented American actress known for her roles in Blue Crush and Superman Returns, had a number of notable relationships in the public eye before she began dating Justin Long.
In the early 2000s, she was romantically involved with actor Orlando Bloom, recognized for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings. Following this relationship, Bosworth began dating filmmaker Michael Polish, with whom she later tied the knot in August 2013, before they split in 2021.
Justin Long, the American actor famed for his roles in films such as Dodgeball and Accepted, had a well-documented relationship with actress Drew Barrymore. Their romance blossomed after they co-starred in the romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You in 2007. Justin and Drew were together for several years, but their relationship eventually ended on amicable terms.
Inside Kate Bosworth and Justin Long's Wedding
In March 2023 Kate and Justin sparked engagement rumours as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, with eagle-eyed fans noticing a diamond ring on Kate's finger.
The following month the pair shared details of the proposal on Justin's podcast.
Kate revealed that the pair had recently gone through a rough patch and had spoken to a therapist, who told them they should be "pretty consistently asking the other what you need, or asking the other what they need."
The actress explained that one morning, she asked Justin what he needed. "And he really looked at me and he said, 'To spend my life with you,'" she recalled.
"It was the easiest … the words just came out, like, so naturally," Justin added.
By May fans were convinced the pair had tied the knot after Justin referred to Kate as his "now wife," during an episode of his podcast. A source later confirmed to PEOPLE that the pair had an "impromptu and casual" wedding at the Rockaway Hotel in New York City.
"After they got engaged, Kate couldn’t wait to marry Justin. She knew that she never wanted a big wedding. She just cared about being married," the source told the publication. "They kept talking about eloping. They ended up having an impromptu and casual wedding. It was perfect."
Do Justin Long and Kate Bosworth have children?
Although the couple have no children, Justin's sweet birthday tribute for Kate in January 2024 implied that their family could be growing in the near future.
The lengthy Instagram caption celebrating Kate's 41st birthday concluded with Justin writing, "One day our kids might ask me, 'Dad, why did you write sappy things about Mom on that old Instagram app? The one you won’t let us use?' And I’ll say, 'Well, because there are a lot of poisonous things on the Internet but your mom always inspires me to put good things into the world. Besides, I know reading those old posts touched her and made her smile.'"