At the start of 2020, during the peak of quarantine, many of us found ourselves isolated from family and friends. While some of us were healing and resting, others were sparking romance and building connections with folks they met online. Dating apps and social media became our playgrounds as interacting on the internet was the safest way to get and stay connected.

Among the folks who made the most of being restricted to our homes and phones are international supermodel Winnie Harlow and her boyfriend Kyle Kuzma. The long-legged Leo couple have been spotted on and off the courts and runways celebrating life and their partnership. Let’s take a closer look at Winnie Harlow’s boyfriend. 

Who is Winnie Harlow’s Boyfriend Kyle Kuzma?

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 31: Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards dribbles in front of Brandon Boston Jr. #4 of the LA Clippers (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Michigan native and Washington Wizard Kyle Kuzma entered the NBA in 2017 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. For four years, he contributed to their legacy while building a name for himself and serving the fandom throughout the city. He was then traded in 2021 to the Washington Wizards where he’s played ever since.  

Kyle Kuzma Slid Into Winnie Harlow’s DMs Twice

Persistence is key. In 2019 and 2020, Kuzma sent a direct message to Harlow expressing interest in getting to know her. Only the 2020 DM received a response, as the first one went “unseen” according to the fashion star. The downtime demanded by quarantine and the pandemic created an opportunity for the two to connect. Harlow shared that “several Facetime calls” allowed them to dig deeper and spend time virtually, leading them to do that and more once she moved to Los Angeles. 

They Hard Launched With Instagram Birthday Posts

Kyle Kuzma (L) and Winnie Harlow attend the amfAR Cannes Gala 2023

Just a few months after being spotted out and about, the two became official by exchanging birthday post dedications to one another on Instagram. They fulfilled their fiery zodiacs in their expressions of love for one another both boldly and publicly, leading to many more social media declarations. Photos of the pair cuddled up were stacked into galleries and strewn across both of their pages for all to see. 

They Even Got Matching Tattoos

Attending one another’s events, upgrading Kuzma’s style, guessing Harlow’s answers during a couple’s quiz are all demonstrations of the fun they have together and the commitment that they’ve made. The couple took it a step further with matching tattoos. A new level of official, the duo continue to explore and express their love.