Things are getting serious between Kat Von D and Steve-O — the rumored couple has officially confirmed they are dating. Speculation about their relationship status has been swirling for weeks after the duo posted photos of one another on Instagram. Steve-O, 41, did away with speculation Monday, sharing a photo that gave fans the answer they've been waiting for.
As was reported by Us Weekly, the "Jacka--" alum shared an unusually mushy photo of him and Von D, 33, together on Instagram. The photo showed the couple standing in front of a wall emblazoned with the following inspirational message: "You will be seeing unusual accomplishment." Meanwhile, slightly out of focus, Steve-O and Von D could be seen sharing a kiss. In the photo caption he questioned how it was possible that he'd gotten "so lucky."
This is just one of many photos the couple has shared of them together, though it is the only one that confirms they're dating. On Christmas Eve, Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover, took to Facebook to acknowledge how thankful he was for Kat Von D for being there for him through this period of great change in his life. He told fans he knew it was "crazy" that he'd changed from a wild, stunt-doing, addict to a "sober, hybrid-driving, animal-rescuing vegan," adding that he was thankful to be spending "so much time" with Von D. He noted that she likes him for who he is, and "doesn't give a f--k how many teeth" he has, referencing the front tooth he's had replaced. One day prior, the famous tattoo artist shared a photo on Twitter of her and her beau accompanied by The Smith's lyrics.
To die by your side, well the pleasure, the privilege is mine. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Cpx7VIhIiD
— Kat Von D (@thekatvond) December 24, 2015
Steve-O and Von D have been friends for quite some time. The pair were rumored to have dated in 2007, though it was never confirmed. Steve-O is the first many she's been linked to since dating Joel Zimmerman, known to fans as Deadmau5, in 2012. Steve-O was last linked to George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabeth Canalis. The pair split after she decided she could no longer deal with his addiction issues.