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Ryan Destiny And Keith Powers' Relationship Timeline

In a time where the term “relationship goal” has seemed to have lost its spark, there’s one couple that we continue to root for whether they’re together or apart and that’s Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers.

Powers, 30, and Destiny, 27, first met in 2015 while attending a Teen Vogue party in 2015 but it wasn’t until 2019 that confirmation of their relationship surfaced in the digital cover of WeTheUrban digital cover in July of the same year.


While there was an immediate attraction, the now-exes said sparks really flew once they connected over Instagram. "For a minute we tried to hide it for numerous reasons, but as human beings sometimes you want to just shout to the world 'I love this person and I'm happy!'” Destiny expressed in the interview. "We try to find a balance. I'm already a private person and very career driven so reminding people that I am my own person is important."

With “are they, aren’t they” rumors swirling about the two’s aspirational relationship, it is clear that they both hold their privacy in high regard, while not keeping their love for each other a secret.

During the same interview, Powers shared how maintaining happiness in a relationship involves keeping aspects of one's life private. Especially considering the challenges of having a public relationship while navigating external perceptions that can lead to misinformation.

"The more you keep private the happier you'll be,” he shared. “It's not easy being in a public relationship, so you try to keep as much as you can private. Control your own narrative, don't give people too much because they make up stuff from the outside looking in."

In 2022, PEOPLE reported that the starlet couple had separated after a four-year relationship. And while a source confirmed that the two were, “taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends,” the LA-based actors have continued to be spotted together on red carpets, social functions, and public outings.

Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers' Relationship

Although it hasn’t been confirmed whether the two are officially together again, us girls can dream, right? Let’s take a scroll through their relationship timeline together.

2015 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Meet

Destiny and Powers met in 2015 at a Teen Vogue party. From there, the two grew as friends and Powers quickly knew there was something special between them. "I realized I was in love when I knew my life would be extremely affected in a negative way if Ryan wasn't in it," he detailed for the digital cover of WeTheUrban in 2019. "I also felt myself growing as a person when Ryan came into my life, especially mentally. And I realized that I'm ready to deal with anything I have to deal with alongside Ryan. Once I felt that, I knew."

2017 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Attend LudaDay Weekend Topgolf Takeover

(L-R) Keith Powers, Ryan Destiny, Algee Smith, Luke James and Woody McClain.

Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Alongside Powers' New Edition castmates at the time, Powers and Destiny showed support at the LudaDay Weekend Topgolf Takeover in Midtown Atlanta.

2019 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Confirm Relationship

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny made their red carpet debut as a couple in 2018 at the BET Awards. In doing so, they also seemingly confirmed their romantic relationship.

2019 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Go Public With Their Relationship

It’s safe to say that the couple has embraced privacy over the years, but in 2019, the two began to appear as a package deal in magazine shoots and advertising campaigns together.

The couple starred in a sultry Calvin Klein campaign, dished the details of the relationship to WeTheUrban, and even appeared on-screen in Big Sean’s "Single Again” which highlighted the ramifications of being in a public breakup.

January 2022 —  Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Spilt 

After four years of dating, Powers and Destiny end their relationship, but still “remain friends.”

August 2022 —  Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Spend Time With His Family

If spotting the former couple here and there together shortly after their public split didn't create speculation of a possible rekindling, fans seeing the two together with his family for his birthday put romance rumors into overdrive.

October 2022 —  Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Spotted Together All Smiles

Destiny and Powers were photographed together and shared in a mutual friend's Instagram Story.

March 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers’ First Public Outing Since Breakup

Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers posing together at the 2023 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards.

Arnold Turner/Getty Images for ESSENCE

The actors were spotted together while attending the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards.

April 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Pose At Coachella 

In April, the two were seen at the Revolve Festival during this year’s Coachella Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

June 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers At “The Perfect Find” Premiere

(L-R) Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers attend 'The Perfect Find' world premiere.

Noam Galai/Getty Images for Netflix

Powers owned his leading role alongside Gabrielle Union in the Netflix rom-com, The Perfect Find. And in June, Destiny was his red carpet date at the movie’s premiere during the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

August 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Show Support

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for FWRD

Destiny and Powers were dressed to the nines at the Hall Of Fame Induction Celebration for Dwyane Wade hosted by FWRD at Chateau Marmont's Bar in Hollywood.

August 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Take a Getaway

In an August Instagram posting, Destiny and Powers shared nearly identical selfies and photos showcasing that they both took a cruise with Virgin Voyages across the Adriatic Sea around the actor's birthday. Coincidence? One user commented on Powers' post, "You and my girl Ry Ry think y’all slick! I love it tho."

August 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Dance The Night Away

The two attend the star-studded release party for Victoria Monét’s JAGUAR II album release party.

October 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Celebrate Halloween

Destiny and Powers got in on the Halloween fun and hit the town in coordinating hamburger and hot dog costumes at a party in LA.

December 2023 — Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers On a Dinner Date

The stylish duo was seen together at the ‘Imaginary Dinner’ hosted by clothing brand Off-White and FARFETCH. Find more pictures of the couple here.

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Featured image by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for FWRD

 

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