Meet LA's newest power couple: Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr
There's a new power couple in Los Angeles. On Thursday, supermodel Miranda Kerr announced that she's engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.
The Australian supermodel started dating the 26-year-old CEO a year ago. Here's how the two fell so quickly for each other:
The power couple first met at a dinner for Louis Vuitton in Los Angeles and became friends. 'We were really good friends for a long time before we started dating,' Kerr told The Sydney Morning Herald.
In 2007, Kerr was the first Australian to become a Victoria's Secret Angel and was among the world's highest-paid models. Now she's working on creative projects like jewelry lines and just launched a handbag collection in Asia.
The 33-year-old Kerr was once married to Orlando Bloom and had a son, Flynn. Spiegel had to wait at least six months to meet him, per Kerr and Bloom's rules, but 'things are going well,' Kerr said. 'We're just a modern family now.'
Spiegel stays busy as the CEO and cofounder of Snapchat, the photo-messaging app. Since he founded it almost five years ago as a Stanford student, the company is now rumored to be worth close to $20 billion.
Even though they stay busy with work, Kerr says Spiegel loves to come home and chill with the family. 'He's 25, but he acts like he's 50. He's not out partying,' Kerr once said. 'He goes to work in Venice [Beach, in LA]. He comes home. We don't go out. We'd rather be at home and have dinner, go to bed early.'
In May, the couple went all in and purchased a 7,164-square-foot house for $12 million in the Brentwood neighborhood of LA. Things were already getting pretty serious.
While their relationship is mostly private, the duo make some high-profile appearances like a dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama.
Mostly, though, the pair love hanging out together.
On Wednesday, Kerr announced their engagement by using Bitmojis from Bitstrips — a company Snapchat had just bought for $100 million — to show that Spiegel had popped the question. 'I said yes!!!' Kerr said in her Instagram post.
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