Our Favorite Instagram Moments Of Kelsey Merritt & Boyfriend Conor Dwyer
It's been one year since Victoria's Secret model Kelsey Merritt and swimmer/Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer met. And to remember that special day when they first laid eyes on each other and spent some time together, the Metro.Style cover girl posted throwback photos of her with the Bench endorser who's now her boyfriend and someone she considers her "favorite person in the world."
In May of last year, Kelsey was spotted vacationing in Costa Rica with Hollywood actress Nina Dobrev and Dylan Efron, Zac's younger brother. In one of the photos she posted on Instagram, she was seen hanging out with a group that included Conor, who happens to be good friends with Zac as well. This trip is believed to be where the two first met.
A few months after, in August of 2018, Kelsey made her relationship with Conor Instagram-official by posting a photo of the two of them kissing against a background of lush greenery in Tokyo, Japan. She captioned the photo with "my dream date in Tokyo."
Ever since they made their relationship public, we've been following Kelsey and Conor, seeing their relationship grow with each and every milestone they celebrate together. So, to mark one year of being acquaintances-turned-lovers, we listed down our favorite Instagram moments of one of the most beautiful couples today.
1. That time the happiest couple was at the happiest place on Earth
Merely a few days after Kelsey posted her and Conor's first couple photo on social media, she posted another shot of them enjoying a fun day in Disneyland, captioning it with "happiest place on Earth- right beside this one @conorjdwyer."
2. That time Conor made their relationship official on his own Instagram account
The first couple photo of him and Kelsey that Conor posted on social media was of them dancing the night away.
3. That time Kelsey received the best news, with Conor there to celebrate with her
When the good news of Kelsey making it into the lineup of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018 was going to be delivered to her, her modeling agency in New York, Supreme Management, did it alongside Conor. Greeting the teary-eyed Kelsey with a bouquet of flowers, Conor hugged and congratulated her for the well-deserved opportunity.
4. That time they made their first public appearance as a couple
Dressed in formal black ensembles, the couple was a perfect match at the Vanity Fair x Saks Fifth Avenue party in New York.
5. That time Conor posted a birthday greeting for Kelsey
His caption may be short but it's definitely sweet!
6. That time Kelsey surprised Conor by flying from New York to LA to be with him
Surprises spice up a relationship, and Kelsey sure knows how to touch a man's heart. Of the amazing surprise she pulled off, she shared, "Surprised my boyfriend this weekend- I flew all the way from New York to LA and showed up at his front door. Not sure how I pulled it off without him realizing I was on the plane for 6hrs."
7. That time they attended the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After-Party together
She posted this photo with this heartfelt caption: "I am so thankful for a lot of things that’s happened this year, but I’m really thankful for having @conorjdwyer in my life. This year I put a lot of pressure on myself that I would get anxiety attacks, something that I never had to deal with before. Conor was there for me, made sure I was ok, and was always just my shoulder to cry on. I learned how to be stronger because of him. We dont really share a lot about our relationship to the public and I prefer to keep it private. But I just wanted to share with all of you what an amazing human being this guy is ?? I love you babe x."
8. That time they spent Christmas together
Being with each other was definitely one of the many things this couple was extremely thankful for last Christmas.
9. That time they spent New Year's Eve together
Kelsey and Conor was inseparable as they welcomed 2019 together.
10. That time Kelsey posted a birthday greeting for Conor
What a way to make your man feel special! Kelsey posted romantic black and white photos of the two of them dancing, having fun, and getting really intimate at a building's rooftop. #CoupleGoals
11. That time Kelsey and Conor went on vacations in El Nido, Palawan and Boracay
Kelsey and Conor both made appearances at the Bench Fashion Week. A few days after the event, the couple went to Palawan and Boracay. It was Conor's first time in the Philippines. "The beaches are stunning, food is incredible, and the locals are without a doubt the most kind and welcoming people i’ve come across [with]," he said.
12. That time Conor went to Miami to surprise Kelsey
Kelsey was in Miami for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 launch. The magazine included her in its 2019 roster of sculpted swimsuit "rookie" models.
Can't get enough of this lovely couple? Here are more photos of Kelsey and Conor together:
Photos from @kelseymerritt @conorjdwyer