Rauw Alejandro and Rosalia met in individual in 2019 at a Las Vegas lodge lounge in the course of the Latin Grammys. It was love at first sight, the couple informed Billboard for his or her cowl story interview, but it surely appears it wasn’t meant to be.
Individuals reported on July 26 that the Spanish singer-songwriter and Puerto Rican star have ended their relationship and determined to not transfer ahead with their engagement. Representatives for Rosalía declined to remark. A consultant for Alejandro didn’t instantly reply to a message from Billboard.
Simply months forward of their reported break up, the previous couple introduced their engagement on March 24 by way of their music video “Beso.” It was additionally the identical day they dropped their first-ever joint venture — the three-song EP RR.
Because the second they first met, the 2 artists had been one another’s largest supporters each on and off the stage. Earlier than RR, the couple had subtly collaborated on earlier initiatives. Rosalía sang backing vocals on “Dile a Él” from Rauw’s first album, Afrodisiaco (2020) in addition to on “Corazón Despeinado” from Saturno (2022). In the meantime, Alejandro co-wrote some lyrics for Rosalía’s “Chicken Teriyaki” from her Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning 2022 album, Motomami.
“In terms of collaborations, the big difference is you’re collaborating with the love of your life. At least, I am,” Alejandro beforehand shared with Billboard. Rosalía added, “I’m lucky to be your partner, and I want to be there for you, sabes? And I feel you’re there for me, independent of the careers. For me, our relationship is first, and then there’s everything else. Of course my career is super important in my life, but at the same time, in my life, you’re my companion, and everything else comes second.”
Learn on for a whole timeline of Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro’s relationship.
November 2019: Assembly IRL
After telling Billboard that they started exchanging Instagram DMs in 2019, the couple formally met in individual at a Las Vegas lodge lounge in the course of the 2019 Latin Grammys. “I was nervous, I’m not going to lie,” Rauw says. “Rosi came down and I saw her. I got even more nervous.” The couple additionally reveals in our interview that it was “100% love at first sight.”
2020: First Collaborative Efforts
Lengthy earlier than going public, the couple had subtly collaborated on one another’s earlier initiatives; Rosalía sang backing vocals on “Dile a Él” from the Puerto Rican artist’s first album, Afrodisiaco (2020).
Later, she additionally did vocals on his “Corazón Despeinado” from Saturno (2022) and helped pen “Caprichoso” from Rauw’s EP Lure Cake, Vol. 2 (2022). Rauw additionally co-wrote some lyrics for Rosalía’s “Chicken Teriyaki” from her Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning 2022 album, Motomami.
September 2021: The First TikTok
On September 24, 2021—after a couple of paparazzi pictures circulated the web and far hypothesis that they have been relationship—Rauw and Rosalía posted their first TikTok video collectively on Rosalia’s account. Within the clip, they’re in a lounge setting and are seen making a coronary heart gesture with their arms to a viral sound. The clip has practically 100 million views at time of publishing.
September 2021: Instagram Official
The following day, on Rosalía’s twenty eighth birthday (Sept. 25), each artists shared never-before-seen pictures on Instagram. “BlisssssSSSS, Libra, and blessed,” the Spanish singer-songwriter posted, together with pictures within the arms of Rauw as he performs video video games. On his Instagram, the “Todo de Ti” singer shared pics with Rosalia out within the ocean. “Even if the sun leaves, the day never ends with you. Happy birthday, bebe,” he captioned the publish, referencing the heartfelt lyrics of his monitor “Aquel Nap ZzZz.”
November 2021: Crimson Carpet Debut
On November 12, the brand new “it” couple made their official crimson carpet debut at Los40 Music Awards held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Not solely did they give the impression of being lovely hand-in-hand, however later within the present, Rosalía introduced Rauw with the perfect worldwide Latin city artist or group award they usually smooched on stage. Rauw thanked his “beautiful girlfriend” for being his “muse.”
Might 2022: First Hints of a Collab
Throughout his panel at Billboard’s MusicCon, Alejandro talked about collaborating with Rosalía. “For sure, we have a few [things planned] in the studio already,” he confirmed. “It’s a surprise. Those songs are [under] extra security. We’re planning to do the release — I’m not going to say when, but soon. We’re doing it for the love of the fans and she’s my girl and I did those songs with more love. No. 1 for sure.”
June 2022: Engagement Rumors
Final summer time, the couple took time from their busy schedules to spend high quality time collectively in Greece — and lots of followers believed that Rauw popped the large query in the course of the trip. On their Instagram accounts, they have been seen consuming frozen yogurt, using a motorbike round city, and having fun with a day trip on the boat. Among the many numerous pictures and Instagram Tales they shared, Rosalía posted a blurry photograph of herself with a shot glass in hand and a vivid diamond on her ring finger, making social media customers consider they obtained engaged.
November 2022: Lovers at Latin Grammys
The couple was all cute and lovey-dovey on the 2022 Latin Grammys in Las Vegas. First, they walked the carpet collectively serving nothing however energy couple vibes. Then, they danced reggaetón for viewers again residence throughout Rosalía’s efficiency, adopted by considered one of her many wins that night time — that one for the coveted album of the yr award — for her Motomami album.
“Many, many, many thanks. Motomami is the album that I’ve [most] had to fight for, that’s been hardest to do, but I kept going,” she mentioned. “Thanks for always supporting my music, because my music is always changing,” she added, earlier than launching into a protracted checklist of thank-yous that included her well-known boyfriend, Rauw Alejandro. “Thank you to the love of my life. Baby, I love you,” she mentioned pointing towards Rauw within the first row.
December 2022: New Yr’s Eve in Japan
To shut off a profitable 2022 for every of their careers but in addition as a exceptional couple, Rauw & Rosalía spent their end-of-year holidays in Japan. On since-deleted tales posted on Instagram, we noticed the couple singing songs by Daddy Yankee and Cher at a karaoke spot, and likewise spending New Yr’s Eve with new couple Christian Nodal and Cazzu, together with different associates.
March 2023: The EP, The Engagement, The Cowl
Come Spring 2023, the couple are going stronger than ever. They dropped their EP RR with tracks “Beso,” “Vampiros,” and “Promesa.” Within the official music video for the previous — following a joyous collage of gorgeous moments the couple has spent collectively throughout their three-year relationship touring the world — teary-eyed Rosalía flaunts her engagement ring. And on March 29, Billboard unveiled its Touring Problem, with each Rauw and Rosalía of their first joint cowl, the place they opened up about their relationship like by no means earlier than.
April 2023: The Final Selfie
One of many final pictures of the couple collectively on social media was posted in April on Rauw Alejandro’s Instagram account. The set of selfies exhibits the artists on the set of their “Vampiro” music video, a part of their joint EP. Rauw merely captioned the pictures, the place they’re each dressed as vampires, with numerous blood drip emojis.
July 2023: Rosalia Crying
Every artist has had a busy summer time. Rauw Alejandro with the discharge and promo of his newest studio album Playa Saturno and Rosalia with the wrap of her Motomami World Tour—which explains why they haven’t been noticed collectively as of these days. Nonetheless, a latest Instagram publish by the Spanish singer alarmed followers, believing that issues will not be going so properly in her private life. “Dias de Todo” (Days of every thing), she captioned a photograph carousel that’s led by a selfie of herself crying.
July 2023: The Breakup
On July 26, Individuals reported that the ability couple had ended their relationship after three years collectively and known as off their engagement. Representatives for Rosalía declined to remark. A consultant for Alejandro didn’t instantly reply to a message from Billboard.
Following the information, Rauw Alejandro posted pictures of himself in Puerto Rico. “I have been spending time at home with the family but it’s time to get active. Next stop: Europe then Latin America,” he mentioned of his touring plans.