Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus relationship timeline

Jennifer Savin
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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Although it's tricky to pinpoint exactly when actress Diane Kruger (who - fun fact - was actually born Diane Heidkrüger) first got together with Norman Reedus, star of The Walking Dead, we do know that they've since morphed into one hell of a Hollywood power couple. I mean, she's a talented actress and style icon and err, so is he tbh – as well as being the man responsible for bringing us *the* Daryl Dixon. What's not to love?

So to celebrate, here's a complete timeline of Diane and Norman's relationship, charting their major milestones together, featuring the most recent update first. You are welcome!

7 January 2021: The couple celebrate Norman's 52nd birthday

Taking to Instagram Stories, Diane shared a couple of photographs – one showing a slice of cake on a plate featuring some fancy writing saying 'Happy Birthday Norman', as well as another of a confetti-covered table. Acknowledging that her partner's birthday fell on the same day as angry Trump fans stormed the Capitol (resulting in five deaths), she wrote: "Even given the crazy circumstances... love wins. @bigbaldhead I [heart] you."

1 January 2021: Norman reveals his nickname for Diane

In a post welcoming the end of 2020 and the ushering in of 2021, Norman shared a sweet picture of him and Diane on New Year's Eve with the caption: "Me n u rabbit another trip around ❤️. Happy 2021 everyone."

26 November 2020: Diane shares an adorable video of Norman and their daughter

He's helping her learn the alphabet and it is just too darn cute!

10 May 2020: A sweet Mother's Day tribute

Norman shares a few photos of Diane and their little one, writing, "Happy mother’s day to all the beautiful mommas out there 🙌🏻❤️ ."

Diane also posts to commemorate the day by uploading a snap of their daughter and thanking Norman for their family. Adorable!

10 December 2019: The couple attend a rare event together

Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

Both looking v dapper too, might we add (well, it was a night to celebrate Chanel No. 5 'In The Snow' being launched after all). Shout out to those incredible boots!

April 2019: Diane opens up about pregnancy and her daughter

Speaking to French magazine, Madame Figaro, Diane says, "I worked during my pregnancy and when I finally stopped, I felt serenity. I didn’t feel silly missing a role... Today, only my daughter counts. Not sleeping for 24 hours doesn’t matter to me, travelling with suitcases and suitcases and more suitcases doesn’t bother me at all because for the moment, she is well."

2 November 2018: They welcome their first child

Notoriously private as ever, only the fact that their little one has arrived is reported by People (all other details remain hush hush).

29 May 2018: News breaks that they're expecting a baby

Us Weekly say multiple sources have confirmed the news to them that Kruger, then 41, is expecting her first child with Norman (who already has a son, Mingus, with model Helena Christensen).

7 January 2018: IT'S FINALLY OFFICIAL!

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer

The couple finally put us out of our misery (after almost a year of whisperings) when they attended the Golden Globes together and walked the red carpet holding hands.

10 September 2017: Diane and Norman are pictured watching tennis

Photo credit: Larry Marano/Shutterstock - Shutterstock
Photo credit: Larry Marano/Shutterstock - Shutterstock

Sidenote: how unreal is Diane's outfit here? That deserves a spot of its own on their relationship timeline for sure.

May 2017: Norman posts an Instagram of Diane

After she's honoured with a Best Actress award at Cannes Film Festival, Norman celebrated his rumoured girlfriend with a simple caption: "YESSSSS ♥️♥️♥️ ." Cuteness!

February 2017: Dating rumours ramp up a notch

Page Six report that Diane has moved on from her ten-year relationship with Joshua after she's spotted getting out of Norman's Porsche in NYC. Still, nothing is made official though.

July 2016: Diane and Joshua confirm their split

Photo credit: Walter McBride - Getty Images
Photo credit: Walter McBride - Getty Images

Amid rumours that Diane and Norman may be more than just good pals, both Diane and Joshua's reps release a statement saying: "Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson have decided to separate and remain friends."

April 2016: Diane discusses their first meeting

A year after it happened, whilst filming the movie Sky, Diane told People that she and Norman met for the first time on set in 2015. "I didn’t know [Reedus] before the film," she revealed. "We share a lot of intimate scenes. I was really nervous about meeting him and not being able to have a drink with him, or talk with him." She added, "He’s so relaxed. He’s really easygoing, very gentle." Likewise, when asked about Diane, Norman told the publication, "She's a dream."

December 2015: Rumours of an affair begin

The New York Daily News say that Diane and Norman were spotted kissing in the Big Apple, but nothing is proven.

Early 2015: The couple meet on set

Retrospectively, Diane shared that she had never been in contact with Norman prior to filming the movie Sky together (where they played love interests) – principle photography of which began in January 2015. At that time, Diane was still in a long-term relationship with Joshua Jackson (who you may also know as 'Pacey from Dawson's Creek'). She and Joshua officially announced their split in 2016 (and he is now married to Jodie Turner-Smith, star of Queen & Slim).

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