The Kid LAROI found love at the strangest time while he wasn’t even looking for it. And the irony for him was that he met the love of his life the same day he released his F*ck Love mixtape.
The Australian singer, whose real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, is currently in a long time dating relationship with his girlfriend, Katarina Deme. Deme is an internet star with over a million followers on TikTok.
As mentioned earlier, the couple first met each other on the same day LAROI’s mixtape was released, i.e., on July 24, 2020. At that time, the rapper had recently moved to Los Angeles from his hometown of Sydney — Deme is based in Los Angeles.
In February 2021, LAROI recalled his first meeting with his girlfriend during his appearance on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show. In the radio show, the host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson said, “I’ve got to say, your girlfriend Katarina. She’s probably the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen – it’s insane how beautiful she is.”
“I agree!” LAROI said with a laugh. “We met through a mutual friend that I had when I came around here. Around the time that I met her, I just put out the whole F*ck Love project and was not in the vibe of love.” In the end, he added, “But I guess… you can’t control some of that type of stuff. It was so ironic.”
The Kid LAROI and Katarina Deme’s relationship details
After meeting each other in late July 2020, LAROI and Deme began hanging out often and eventually jinxed. Finally, on August 5, 2020, the two officially stepped out of the friendship zone and started dating.
Months after they began dating, LAROI talked about his present love life and former experiences with girls when he was a guest on the Zach Sang Show. While there, he revealed that Deme was his first true love.
Additionally, the 19-year-old Waterloo native confessed that he was previously hurt by multiple girls, which helped him change his attitude toward a romantic relationships. Due to the same reason, he initially tried to fight off his feelings for Deme.
LAROI then joked that when his relationship with Deme was in the beginning phase, he hoped for them to work out. And if that hadn’t happened, he would have likely made another album like F*ck Love.
As he went on, he mentioned that he had maintained a healthy relationship with Deme; however, he still had difficulty letting his guard down and trust issues as his past experiences with girls had scarred him.
Fast forward to the present time, it seems like LAROI and Deme have worked out quite well as they are still together. Since they began dating, the two have always been together and supported each other in every circumstance.
Likewise, they have often used their social media handles to express their love for each other and give some glimpses of their togetherness to their well-wishers. One of the recent instances of that was their second dating anniversary.
The love birds took to their respective Instagram handles to mark the occasion by sharing adorable pictures and heartfelt captions. “Happy 2-year anniversary queeeeeeen. thank you for teaching me what love is. I am happiest w you,” LAROI captioned his post.
The Kid LAROI with his girlfriend, Katarina Deme (Photo: Instagram)
Furthermore, Deme first wrote, “2 years,” and then mentioned the date of their initial meeting. “I love you with all my fucking heart thank you for being there for me and having unconditional love. I love you more than life itself,” she concluded.
Are The Kid LAROI and Katarina Deme married?
While the couple has been relishing the best of times with each other, their relationship hasn’t been left behind by some rumors. One of those speculations was about their possible breakup.
In April 2021, it was rumored that LAROI and Deme had parted ways after the rapper posted some snaps with the caption, “fvcklove3.” The caption of his post played a major part in making people wonder if the pair had walked off separate ways less than a year after dating.
However, those rumors were false as LAROI’s caption wasn’t a split confirmation; instead, it was the final album’s title in his F*ck Love mixtape trilogy. Months later, the duo celebrated their first meetaversary, putting the breakup rumors to the grave.
Another speculation that went around their relationship was if they were engaged and set to get married. The wedding rumors were initiated after the couple’s recent interview with Vogue Australia in March 2022.
During the interview, the two shed some light on their romance and the rapper’s rise to fame. When LAROI was asked how are things going on between him and Deme, he decided to take a laugh as he sarcastically said;
“It’s honestly really terrible. We’re going really downhill really quickly and the future is not looking too bright. No, it’s incredible! I love her so much.”
The next question was if they had thought about getting married. LAROI answered, “We’re just taking life how it goes. But, sure, I would love to get married to Kat one day.”
After saying that, he turned to Deme, sitting next to him, and asked, “Would you like to get married to me?” “I would love to!” Deme replied after a brief pause.
This small chit-chat about a possible marriage in the future led many of their fans to wonder if they had already gotten engaged. But, as far as the media knows, the engagement and wedding talks are only rumors and are yet to happen.
Nonetheless, considering their togetherness, there are still high chances of that happening. As of now, they are relishing their days as a boyfriend-girlfriend duo and were recently spotted taking a stroll in Sydney.