Whether you like it or not, nothing's official until it's been posted on social media these days. Can you be friends with someone if you're not friends on Facebook? Nuh-uh. Did you really go on vacation if you didn't post holiday snaps on Twitter? No siree. And can you really say you're in a relationship if you haven't made it Instagram official? I think we all know the answer to that one.
Instagram now features everything from short horror movies and celebrity sponsored brands to feuds between popstars, but one of the main ways that people use the app these days is to announce their relationships online, shouting from the proverbial rooftops for the whole world to see.
Need some tips on how to make your new relationship Instagram official? Take inspiration from these 7 celebrity couples who put the insta in, um, in the — they're just awesome, ok!?
1. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth can't stop and they won't stop; despite splitting for a considerable time, hints began to drop recently that the two were back on again, resulting in this adorable Instagram picture of Miley wearing her heart on her, um, arm. Haven't you heard though Liam? She can't be tamed (cue eye rolls).
2. Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom
While most eyes were on the latest premieres during this year's Cannes Film Festival, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom only had eyes for each other — and their millions of Instagram followers — as they shared a picture of themselves sprawled over the staircase of their gorgeous mansion. Both the pun and the general lack of clothes could make this relationship announcement the one to beat.
3. Zachary Quinto & Miles McMillan
Despite starring in some scary roles for shows like Heroes and American Horror Story, Zachary Quinto is actually a big old softie when it comes to his personal life, posting adorable pictures of his bae when they're stuck far away from each other.
4. Alexander Skarsgard & Alexa Chung
When Alexander Skarsgard and Alexa Chung were seen visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden together, hand-in-hand, True Blood fans everywhere finally understood what it's like to experience the True Death once and for all.
5. Cara Delevingne & Annie Clark
Cara Delevingne and musician Annie Clark (St Vincent) sent the rumour mill into overdrive when this post first appeared on Clark's Instagram, suggesting that the two are now officially engaged. We're hoping that the caption is a confirmation and not some awkward response drawn out to buy time in order to think of a better answer.
6. Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
Serial dater Taylor Swift has built a long list of star crossed/Starbucks lovers over the years, but for a while there, it really seemed like she would settle down with her boyfriend Calvin Harris. The two first broke the news of their relationship with numerous pictures on Instagram, but it turned out Swift truly was a nightmare dressed like a daydream when she coupled up with Tom Hiddleston shortly after her and Harris parted ways. Cue the deletion of many, many Instagram photos that the two took together.
7. Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik
It turns out that rumours of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik break up were clearly exaggerated if their Instagram accounts are anything to go by, as the two continue to share sickeningly adorable snaps of their pillow talk together.
In case you're still reeling from how cute Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth look as a couple, check out the pair talking on the red carpet for the premiere of their film The Last Song, which they both starred in together.