Addison Rae and Bryce Hall have quickly become two of TikTok's hottest stars, with Addison currently ranking as the second most followed person on the platform. Aside from their viral challenges and choreography, their chemistry continues to be a major topic. There was a time when fans weren't sure what was really going on between them — Rae and Hall's relationship timeline is complex — but now they’re finding out the real story behind the TikTok sensations' romance.
The duo, nicknamed "Braddison" by their fans, have long been linked but didn't share their relationship status until this year. Though Rae and Hall admitted to going on dates together, the two declined to put a label on their situation. "We're not dating yet," Hall told Logan Paul on a July 30 episode of Paul's Impaulsive podcast. "We're not boyfriend and girlfriend. I guess you could say we went on dates." Sounds cryptic. However, he did add that he would be interested in going out with her in the future, suggesting this TikTok love story was far from over. Just a few months later, they posted a video that confirmed they are officially dating. Here's how their relationship developed over the past year:
October 2019 — The First Braddison TikTok
Everything started on October 7, 2019, when Rae and Hall appeared in their first TikTok together, ad-libbing to Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Thing." However, the video started with TikTok's "really hot boyfriend check" audio at the beginning, which says everything you need to know. Of course, fans started speculating that they were dating right away.
November 2019 — The Fake Out
Braddison continued to create many TikToks together in November, adding fuel to the fire. But none was more important than the one posted on Nov. 15, in which the potential couple got *this* close to sharing a kiss before Hall pulled away at the last second. Clearly, they had moved from collaborators to "let's tease fans who are desperate for us to date."
December 2019 — The "Third Wheel" Date
When Hall posted a TikTok of him and Rae dancing to Relle Bey's "Uno Dos Tres," fans were convinced that they were finally a thing, considering the entire song is about taking the next step with your best friend. But more significantly, in December, Braddison took their relationship beyond TikTok. Hall posted a series of Instagram photos of him and Rae, alluding that they went on date. "Plot twist: i was actually third-wheeling with addison and Dixie [D'Amelio]," he captioned the post. If playing the third wheel to your crush's best friend isn't love, then what is?
January 2020 — The New Year's Kiss
Braddison became all but official on New Year's Eve, when Hall posted a slideshow on Instagram of all the kisses he received before midnight, ending with Rae.
The supposed couple continued to post TikToks together throughout the month, with some showing them get real cozy. But the real sign that their relationship had evolved came when Hall shared photos with Rae on his Instagram again, captioning the post, "she's cool sometimes," which is basically what anyone who's smitten would say.
February 2020 — Break Up To Make Up?
Instead of celebrating Valentine's Day together as an official couple, Braddison hit a major snag. Right before the month began, Hall denied that he and Rae were dating in a post on Twitter. "Addison and I are NOT dating!," he tweeted on Jan. 29. "She’s doing her own thing and I'm doing mine. We’re still friends and plan to remain that way!!" He added that he "still" loved her, suggesting that the two had, in fact, been previously dating, but were now going their separate ways. "I still love her and we’re still gonna hang n stuff but, we’re just not gonna be kissy kissy anymore.. btw, neither of us are punching the air."
However on Feb. 1, Hollywire published an interview with Hall, who gushed about his blossoming romance with Addison. He shared that they went on their first date at sushi spot Katsuya and that their relationship was "going very well." These are mixed signals to the maximum degree.
Later that month, on Feb. 21, Rae clarified her and Hall's status once and for all, telling Entertainment Tonight that they were only friends. In fact, she claimed that they never actually dated in the first place, despite the many flirtatious posts. "We got super close and we were really really really good friends," she said. "We were talking and kind of on and off, just trying to figure things out. Things happen and then we just decided we're better off as friends for now." Braddison shippers' heart broke in that very moment.
April 2020 — The Will They, Won't They Continues
After those awkward interviews, things got pretty quiet on the Braddison front... well, only for a few weeks. In a revealing Skype interview posted by TikTokRoom on April 18, Hall opened up about his feelings for Rae, clarifying that they weren't together but not downplaying the possibility of it happening in the future. "We're just friends, we still talk," he said. "I'm not saying that we're going to date in the future and I'm not saying that we won't. I'm just saying we're feeling out everything right now and we'll see what happens."
Additionally, in a video posted the next day, Hall confirmed that he "would date" Rae again. He even admitted that she was the "best girl" he ever dated. Basically, the ball was in her court.
May 2020 — Rae's Mom Weighs In
Hall and Rae's potential "relationship" (or whatever you want to call it) hit a snag when Hall was arrested for drug-related charges in Texas on May 25. Soon after the debacle, Rae's mom Sheri Easterling jumped into the fray, adamantly denying that her daughter was back together with Hall in a comment on TikTok. However, Easterling seemed to have had a change of heart the next day, when she wrote "Stan Bryce Hall for clear skin" on her Twitter page. When the moms start getting involved, you know stuff is going down.
June 2020 — Braddison Heats Up
Hall and Rae started hanging out a lot more throughout June, from attending Black Lives Matter protests in LA together to even reportedly going on a full-blown date. And posting multiple TikToks together, of course. Rae wasn't even mad when YouTuber Thomas Petrou covered her new car with over 750 photos of the pair — using Hall as an assistant. Wouldn't she have been a lot more bothered if they truly were not an item?
However, Rae still denied any and all speculation that they were an actual couple. When she posted a TikTok of her and Hall taking on the "100 Racks Challenge" and fans commented that Hall was her man (or "mans," to be specific), Rae denied it. In the comments, she clarified that their challenge was "just the trend, this is the choreography," per TikTokRoom. Still, she could have used any man to help her out, but she chose Hall.
July 2020 — Who Knows?
July started out good for Braddison shippers, as Hall urged fans to "have hope" that he would be with Rae in an interview with Entertainment Tonight — before revealing that he was just teasing. Still, fans were buzzing that the couple was a thing again after they went to dinner together with Rae's family and celebrated her "TikTok-iversary" (yes that's a thing) by recreating her first TikTok, but with Bryce kissing her on the cheek.
Unfortunately, it seemed things wouldn't go much further than a kiss on the cheek at that time. Apparently, Hall went to a party thrown by Jake Paul and told people that he had a girlfriend. But in a video with his Sway House friends, he said that he was "not dating" Rae and simply lied about being taken. "I said that to girls who were trying to flirt with me so they would get off," he explained, crushing fans' hopes and dreams in the process.
Despite that dismissal, Rae and Hall seemed as close as ever. In fact, they seemed a little too close to be "just friends." On July 24, they were seen hand-in-hand out in LA. In a picture posted by The TikTokRoom on Instagram, they even appeared to be kissing (well, through masks).
September 2020 - Bryce Addresses Troy Dating Rumors
On Twitter, Hall addressed rumors Rae was dating Troy Zarba, writing, "Addison can do whatever she wants as fast as she wants, we're working on ourselves.” He added: “i wish nothing but the best for her future manz. All love.” Essentially, this confirmed the two were *not* dating at the time.
October 2020 - The Dating Rumors Return
In October, Braddison reignited dating rumors with a flirty TikTok on Halloween, which seemed to hint the two were back together. At the very least, it hinted that they were spending plenty of time together.
November 2020- They Reveal "The Truth About Us"
On Nov. 30, Rae posted a YouTube video titled "THE TRUTH ABOUT US," confirming her relationship with Hall at last. The video, which shows the couple working out together, also answers some of the most burning questions about their long-rumored romance. First, the couple cleared the air about their relationship status. "We are dating," Addison said. "He asked me on October 13 to be his girlfriend. We've been dating for almost two months." The two also revealed they'd been on-again, off-again in the past with their last on-again phase lasting for only three days.
Hopefully it lasts this time, but if there are any major updates, this post will have all the info Braddison fans need.
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