Subsequent steps? Nina Dobrev and Shaun White have been going sturdy for practically three years — and really feel like “that is the 12 months they take their relationship to the following degree,” a supply solely reveals to Us Weekly.
“Nina and Shaun have been courting for a couple of years now in order that they’ve undoubtedly mentioned making issues official,” the insider tells Us. “They’ve talked about getting married, having youngsters, the entire 9 yards.”
Us broke the information in April 2020 that the Olympian, 36, and the Vampire Diaries alum, 34, have been courting. One month later, the 2 made their relationship Instagram official — and dove headfirst into love, with Us reporting that very same month that the 2 have been “residing collectively” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They’re tremendous appropriate and each free-spirited folks,” the second insider added on the time. “They’re very comfy round one another and each supportive of each other of their fields.”
Now, Dobrev and White “are so in love and may’t think about not spending the remainder of their lives collectively. What they’ve is the actual deal,” the supply tells Us, noting that whereas “Nina has no concept what Shaun has deliberate up his sleeve,” she thinks an engagement is on the horizon in 2023.
Proper earlier than competing in his closing Olympic Video games in February 2022 — the identical 12 months the three-time gold medalist based his snowboard product firm, Whitespace — White advised Us that he knew his romance with the Degrassi alum was “critical” when he traveled to South Africa to go to her, an impulse journey that wound up altering the course of their lives.
“That was truly how we sort of began our relationship,” the snowboarding icon advised Us of his spur-of-the-moment choice to go to Dobrev, who was filming Redeeming Love in South Africa on the time and invited White to go to her. “I used to be like, ‘All proper. Yeah. OK.’ And she or he [thought], ‘Oh, this man, he got here to play. He’s critical.’ In order that’s a factor that we share collectively. We each take pleasure in touring.”
One 12 months after White and Dobrev’s fated journey, a supply solely advised Us simply how shut the 2 have been getting.
“Nina has had numerous relationships not work out prior to now, however ever since assembly Shaun, you’ll be able to inform she’s simply actually enthusiastic about how far this relationship has come,” the insider advised Us in April 2021. “They’re steadily taking steps to beginning a future collectively.”
The athlete, for his half, advised Us in January 2022, “I want I might sum up [why our relationship works] into one or two issues. It’s such a mixture of the whole lot. Like our canine get alongside, you realize?” he gushed. “We now have widespread pursuits. The way in which by which we met actually sort of strengthened our relationship. And the issues that we do face, they sort of fall away via communication. It’s simply been nice.”
That very same month, White additionally revealed his need to be a father. “I’d like to be a dad,” he advised Us. “It’s simply one thing that appears so thrilling, you realize? I really like being round folks, and I really like the concept of getting somebody aside from my very own pursuits to take care of.”