Ariana Madix Celebrates "Most Handsome" BF Daniel Wai's Birthday

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Originally appeared on E! Online

Ariana Madix is SUR-ving up the ultimate compliment to her man.

On May 4, the Vanderpump Rules star shared a tribute to boyfriend Daniel Wai for his birthday, which included a photo of the herself and the fitness coach smiling at each other during a trip to Coachella last month.

"Happy birthday to the most handsome man I know," Ariana, 38, wrote in the caption of her Instagram post, "who always lets me have the first and last bite."

Daniel—who turned 41 that day, according to public records—has often shared cooking videos on social media, including an April Instagram clip of himself preparing homemade tacos and guacamole for himself and the Bravo star.

The two have been dating for about a year. Daniel and Ariana went public with their relationship at Coachella in April 2023, just over a month after she and fellow Vanderpump Rules cast member Tom Sandoval broke up after nine years together, after which news of the TomTom co-owner's secret months-long affair with now-ex costar Raquel Leviss came to light. The latter two have since issued public apologies.

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Meanwhile, Daniel made his debut on Vanderpump Rules on its season 11 premiere Jan. 30, appearing in a FaceTime chat with his girlfriend to give her a pep talk as she prepared to return to her ex's bar for the first time since his affair with Raquel was made public.

"You always got me," he told Ariana. "I'll cheer you on from the sidelines from New York."

Also during the episode, Ariana detailed how she unexpectedly fell for Daniel in March 2023 in the midst of her and Tom's split.

"I met Dan at one of my oldest friend's weddings literally 10, eleven days after everything fricken blew up," she recalled. "He's a personal trainer and a bartender and he lives in New York. So, we're doing a little long distance thing."

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Read on to relive Ariana and Daniel's cutest moments together...

Birthday Love

<p>Birthday Love</p>


All That Jazz

<p>All That Jazz</p>

Daniel supports Ariana as she makes her broadway debut as Roxy Hart in the hit musical Chicago on Broadway at The Ambassador Theatre on Jan. 29, 2024.


Reunited

Reunited

Ariana meets up with the NYC-based fitness coach and some friends.


Fourth of July With Friends

Fourth of July With Friends

Ariana and Daniel celebrated Independence Day 2023 partying with pal at Santa Monica hot-spot Elephante.


Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'

The lovebirds had a blast and shared videos while watching performances by Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar, Sofi Tukker and more.


Date Night

Date Night

Ariana and Daniel get all dolled up for a night on the town in NYC.


Having a Ball

Having a Ball


Fun With Friends

Fun With Friends

The duo parties with pals in the Big Apple after Ariana attended NBCU's 2023 Upfronts on May 15.


Big Apple Babes

Big Apple Babes

The lovebirds enjoy a date in NYC's Central Park in May 2023.


The Look of Love

The Look of Love

Ariana flashes a giant smile during a night out in the Big Apple.


Coachella Cuties

Coachella Cuties

The reality star cozies up to her man during Frank Ocean's Coachella concert.


Rainy Day Rendezvous

Rainy Day Rendezvous


Dating Debut

Dating Debut


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