Bad Bunny may have taken his music career all over the world, but there’s one thing he keeps relatively private: his relationship with Gabriela Berlingeri.
Bad Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has been dating the singer and jewelry designer since 2017, although the couple have kept many details about their romance secret. It took them nearly three years to make their first red carpet appearance together, and they only occasionally showed off on social media.
The pair sometimes collaborate on creative projects together, and Berlingeri sang on a few of the Bad Bunny songs.
From their first meeting to their Instagram debut, here’s a complete timeline of Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri’s relationship.
2017: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri meet in a restaurant
Bad Bunny first met Berlingeri while having dinner with his family in Puerto Rico after performing as a surprise guest at a Zion & Lennox concert.
He said later rolling stone“I met her in a restaurant, while I was eating with my parents and my brothers. We started talking and from there we continued to see each other.”
2018: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri work together on a song
The couple started dating after they met at the restaurant, and the following year they were also working together. Bad Bunny said rolling stone that Berlingeri had actually helped him record the song “Te Gusté”, a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez.
“No one knows, but when I did [‘Te Gusté’]the song with J.Lo, Gabriela recorded references for J.Lo’s voice,” he said.
February 28, 2020: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri are spotted together for the first time
It took almost three years before Bad Bunny and Berlingeri went public with their relationship.
They were first pictured together at the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks game in Miami.
March 4, 2020: Bad Bunny calls himself “in love”
In an interview with entertainment tonight, Bad Bunny slyly addressed his relationship with Berlingeri for the first time. Asked about his love life, he replied, “Yes, I feel love.” He then said he was “in love” before digressing and did not mention Berlingeri’s name.
The singer added that any strong relationship is built on trust. “[It’s] always be honest,” he said.
March 7, 2020: Bad Bunny posts Gabriela Berlingeri on Instagram for the first time
Shortly after the couple made their public debut, Bad Bunny made a sly reference to their relationship in an Instagram post for the first time.
In a since-deleted post (although a screenshot was captured by a fan page), Bad Bunny shared a photo slideshow and included a photo of himself and Berlingeri as the final photo.
March 19, 2020: Bad Bunny shares cute videos of him and Gabriela Berlingeri on Instagram
A few weeks later, Bad Bunny got a little bolder in showing off his relationship.
The artist shared a video of himself and Berlingeri quarantining together at an Airbnb in Puerto Rico. The video, which has since been deleted (and was again captured by a fan page), was captioned “fifth day of quarantine”. It showed the couple dancing, arm wrestling and playing Jenga.
April 2, 2020: Bad Bunny kisses Gabriela Berlingeri in Instagram video
After a few subtle social media posts together, the couple cleared things up with a video of them kissing.
The since-deleted video showed Bad Bunny passionately kissing Berlingeri on the set of his “Yo Perreo Sola” music video. In the caption, he wrote, “Sorry but I had to.”
April 2020: Bad Bunny releases a song with Gabriela Berlingeri
Amid the pandemic, Bad Bunny released a surprise track, “En Casita,” for fans, which featured Berlingeri.
Near the end of the song, he sang along with Berlingeri to NSFW lyrics that roughly translate to “When it’s all over, you owe me sex.”
May 14, 2020: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri appear together in a music video
The couple made things even more public when they appeared together in a music video.
Bad Bunny and Berlingeri made an appearance in Residente’s music video for “Antes Que el Mundo Se Acabe”, alongside other cameos including Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Zoe Saldana and Ricky Martin.
May 2020: Bad Bunny talks about his relationship with Gabriela Berlingeri
The singer finally opened up about his relationship with Berlingeri during his cover interview for rolling stone.
“Do people really think I’m going through quarantine alone? No! I’m with someone, she’s very special in my life,” Bad Bunny told the publication. “This quarantine has made me realize that she is the best companion I could have.”
“I’m happy with her,” he added. “[People] I’m sure she helped me a lot emotionally when I needed it the most.”
The article noted that Berlingeri took the photos for the rolling stone cover story, as the couple self-isolated due to the pandemic. Bad Bunny called the filming “a cute couple activity”.
Berlingeri told the magazine, “I wanted to highlight all my favorite things about him. I want people to notice his lips. His skin. His eyes. I think he’s so beautiful.”
August 2020: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri spark wedding rumors
In late summer 2020, fans began speculating that Bad Bunny and Berlingeri had secretly gotten married after Berlingeri posted a since-deleted video on her Instagram.
Fans noticed she was wearing a giant diamond ring on her finger in the video, which Bad Bunny zoomed in on while filming the clip.
November 2020: Bad Bunny puts an end to marriage rumors
By talking to Entertainment tonight, Bad Bunny was asked about the wedding rumours.
“No, I’m not that married,” he said, before hinting that he might actually be engaged. “Maybe it can be that. But I think weddings and[ting] married scares me. A lot.”
The singer also clarified that his relationship with Berlingeri is going well. “Yes, I’m still in love,” he said. “I think [it’s been] perfect. My perfect quarantine partner.”
September 23, 2021: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri make their first red carpet appearance
After nearly four years of dating, the couple made their first red carpet appearance together at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
The pair posed for photos on the carpet, and Berlingeri posted a sweet behind-the-scenes photo of the two to her Instagram.
January 1, 2022: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri make their first TikTok together
To kick off 2022, Bad Bunny and Berlingeri made their TikTok relationship official. The two appeared in a video posted by the singer which showed them celebrating the new year.
January 24, 2022: Bad Bunny posts an Instagram reel with Gabriela Berlingeri to promote their new tour
Bad Bunny announced their second tour of 2022 with a funny Instagram reel that included an appearance by Berlingeri.
The video showed him with Berlingeri on a date before he dumped her for Spanish actor Mario Casas. It included an announcement of her second tour and details about her upcoming album.
February 2022: Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri adopt a puppy together
Bad Bunny and Berlingeri became parents to a new pup in February 2022. The couple introduced their pup to the world with an adorable TikTok that showed the dog sleeping as he rode in a car with the couple.
May 2022: Gabriela Berlingeri appears in the Bad Bunny song
In the spring of 2022, Bad Bunny releases its latest album, A summer without youand Berlingeri featured in one of the songs.
In the track “El Apagón”, Berlingeri can be heard singing a few verses. The song is about Pureto Rican life and discusses the island’s power outages and some political issues.
Berlingeri’s lyrics are, “Let ’em go. This is my beach / This is my land.”
“It’s a song that comes from the heart,” Bad Bunny told the New York Times. “I didn’t want to have a famous artist. I wanted someone to sing it out of love, because it’s a heartfelt message.”