Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin Are Engaged
Wedding bells are ringing for Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin! After much speculation, the couple confirmed their engagement in an interview with V magazine published on June 15. The pair first sparked engagement rumors in March when the 29-year-old model was spotted wearing a stunning diamond ring on that finger at the Mammoth Film Festival in photos obtained by J-14. In the interview, Sprouse and Palvin revealed they had actually gotten engaged back in September 2022. Sprouse had also been holding on to the engagement ring for seven months prior to popping the question.
“We didn’t necessarily feel the need to be fully transparent with the public about that aspect of our engagement,” Sprouse said of the decision to keep the engagement private for some time. Palvin added, “We just want to do it on our time. When some people leaked the information that we got engaged, our PR team was like, ‘Hey, so you guys should do maybe a post about it or talk to this magazine or talk to that magazine . . .’ That really annoyed me because I knew we were building this story up. So, I’m very happy that we ended up doing it our way.”
Entertainment Tonight was the first to report the speculative news in March, with a source telling the publication, “They have been showing off her ring to people and are so happy. They’re always very in love with one another and by each other’s sides, but they’re even happier than usual. They can’t wait to start this new chapter together.”
Sprouse, 30, and Palvin first began dating in June 2018, though it wasn’t until Sprouse’s 26th birthday two months later that the model officially confirmed their relationship on Instagram. “He slid into my DMs,” Palvin previously told W magazine of how they met. “She followed me, so I was like, I guess I’ll give her something. And I slid into her DMs,” Sprouse added. “I was like, ‘Hey, I don’t know if you’re in New York for very long, but we should hang out if you want to. Here’s my number.’ And she didn’t message me for six months.” Over the course of their nearly five-year relationship, Sprouse and Palvin have shared a handful of sweet moments, from red carpet date nights to trips around the world.
While anticipating their pending nuptials, Sprouse told V, “I think the definition of marriage is very different for our generation than what it meant for the previous one. For me, at least, marriage is a promise of kind of loving you endlessly, and being your partner.” He added, “I’m nervous about the event. Frankly, it’s about the first dance. I’m nervous about a choreographed dance.”