The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Yep, JoJo Siwa and her boyfriend, Mark Bontempo, have finally made their love Instagram official, and we are seriously living for it.
“This girl,” Bontempo captioned a shot of him and the Nickelodeon star posing together at The Sugar Factory in Los Angeles, CA, on Tuesday, September 15. And get this — she even commented back with a yellow heart!
But wait, who exactly is her new man, you ask? How long have they been dating? And how did they even meet? Not to worry, you guys, because we went ahead and broke down their entire relationship from start to finish for you. Here’s what you need to know…
Siwa First Confirmed That She Had A Boyfriend In June
Fans were left pretty shook back in June 2020 when the singer revealed that she was in a relationship. She replied to a fan who asked her to prom on TikTok, and she said, “I would but I’m taken.”
Then, one month later she sent everyone into a frenzy again when she participated in one of those “Put A Finger Down” challenges on the app. When the voice recording told her to “put a finger down if she was single,” she kept them all up!
Then, Siwa Revealed Her Boyfriend’s Identity In August
Naturally, fans quickly went wild trying to figure out who her mystery boyfriend was! Siwa kept his identity a secret until August 2020, when she finally confirmed that she was indeed dating Bontempo. At the time, she posted a video of her and her beau dressed up as each other, which she captioned “Meet Mark.” He also posted a video of them together to the video streaming platform. It showed himself and Siwa laying in bed together, and everyone’s hearts were bursting!
How Long Have They Been Dating?
Despite not going public with their relationship until August, according to Seventeen, they’ve actually been together since May! At the time, the 17-year-old opened up to the outlet about why they were keeping his identity a secret.
“It’s really up to him,” she explained, when asked about when they were going to go public. “I’m really in the public light and the thing is is like, I don’t care. That’s a side of my life that I can keep public or I can keep private.”
What Else Has She Said About Her Boyfriend?
“Honestly he’s a dream,” the “Boomerang” songstress gushed to the outlet. “Really, truly unreal and I’m so happy. I couldn’t imagine anyone better.”
How sweet is that?! She also told J-14, “He’s great. Honestly, it’s unreal. I couldn’t imagine anything better. I’m smiling just thinking about it.”
So Who Is Her New Man?
It turns out, Bontempo is an aspiring musician himself! He can sing and play piano and guitar, and he often shares videos of himself showing off his amazing voice and covering songs to Instagram. He is also the younger brother of YouTube star Madison Nicole Fisher.
Who Else Has The Star Been Linked To?
Over the years, Siwa has kept her love life pretty private. Before dating Bontempo, she was briefly linked to her childhood friend Elliott Brown, but that’s about it. They were spotted spending a lot of time together in May 2020, and when they started to appear all over each other’s social media feeds, everyone started to wonder if they were more than friends.
When asked about the rumored relationship, she explained to J-14, “Elliot is a great kid, super nice, and he has been my family friend for — oh my gosh, since I was born. My mom’s known his mom longer than I’ve been alive. They’re always going to be my friends and always going to be a part of my life.”
The blonde beauty continued, “We weren’t anything but we weren’t nothing. We were just nothing but not anything either. But now, now we’re nothing. That was… Now him and I are solid friends. Solid friends.”