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By the time Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood confirmed their relationship on Instagram on Beckham Jr.'s 27th birthday, the couple had already been flirting for months on the social media app.
Known for keeping their personal lives fairly low-key, the couple has shared several glimpses of their relationship on Instagram, posting everything from sweet birthday tributes to swoon-worthy PDA.
It's no surprise that the couple has continued to celebrate each other on and off social media through milestones like Beckham's 2022 Super Bowl victory on Feb. 13, 2022 and Wood giving birth to their first baby, Zydn, just four days later.
"Ur strength throughout this gives me the courage to keep goin because i now kno with u by my side and holding it down for me, I can get thru anything. I love u so much," the football player said on Instagram about his girlfriend.
From "Instagram official" to becoming new parents, here is a look at Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood's relationship.
November 5, 2019: Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood go Instagram official
After keeping their relationship on the down-low, Wood posted a compilation of photos of them on Instagram in honor of Beckham Jr.'s 27th birthday. Although Nov. 5, 2019 marked the first time they posted on Instagram as a couple, the pictures prove they had been together for quite some time.
December 29, 2019: Lauren Wood celebrates Odell Beckham Jr. with his mom
During the Dec. 29, 2019 NFL game between Beckham Jr.'s Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, Beckham crossed the 1,000-yard season rushing mark for the fifth time in his career.
In her Instagram post the following day that celebrated her son's achievement, Beckham Jr.'s mother, Heather Van Norman, showed that she was sitting at the game with Wood when Beckham Jr. crossed the milestone. Norman captioned the post "Celebrating 1000🧡#young👑"
February 9, 2020: Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood make their red carpet debut
Wood and Beckham Jr. kicked off the new year by making their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9 in Beverly Hills, California. Wood stunned in an emerald green dress, complimented by Beckham Jr.'s all-white getup.
March 14, 2020: Odell Beckham Jr. posts a birthday tribute for Lauren Wood
Similar to Wood, Beckham Jr. posted a birthday tribute for her on March 14, 2020, including the same blurry photo she used for his birthday on Nov. 5, 2019. That marked the first time he shared a photo of her on his Instagram, writing, "It's all about the person u can be ya self wit."
He added, "I find that this world takes itself a little too serious. Life is full or moments, happy or sad but...what u choose to fill them wit... is on u, I thank u for bein u...YUMI...happy born day ❤️."
November 10, 2020: Lauren Wood supports Odell Beckham Jr. during his ACL surgery
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When Beckham Jr. plays, he plays hard, but just like other great athletes, he has unfortunately experienced injury along the way. The wide receiver's recent ACL surgery following the 2022 Super Bowl marked the second time he underwent the procedure.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Rams, Beckham Jr. tore his ACL in his left knee when he played for the Cleveland Browns during the 2020 season. Wood shared a photo alongside his mom on Nov. 10 following his surgery, writing, "YA GIRLS GOTCHU 💕." (Both surgeries were successful!)
January 16, 2021: Odell Beckham Jr. surprises Lauren Wood with a vacation
Beckham Jr. is constantly pulling out the stops for Wood in the most romantic ways, and in January 2021, it included a private jet for a relaxing "daycation" to Sedona, Arizona. The two flew high over the beautiful red rock and shared a video of their reactions to the breathtaking views.
November 5, 2021: Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood announce they're expecting their first child
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In November 2021, Wood announced that she was pregnant by sharing a handful of photos from their maternity photo shoot. The collection of black and white photos pictured Wood embracing Beckham Jr. as he gently held her baby bump.
Wood captioned the carousel, "🖤🧬👩🍼🌍ilyilyily," while the athlete commented, "Can't wait baby!"
Beckham Jr. posted the maternity shoot on his Instagram a month later on Christmas day, writing, "My gift won't be wrapped under a tree this year but I can't wait to meet You."
January 13, 2022: Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood have a baby shower
Wood and Beckham Jr. celebrated the arrival of their firstborn with a beautiful baby shower on Jan. 13, 2022. Decked all in white, the couple was all smiles as they posed for pictures with family and friends. The attendees also filled their socials with snaps from the celebration, including the athlete's mom, Heather, who's been his number one supporter in everything he does.
February 13, 2022: Odell Beckham Jr. kisses Lauren Wood at the Super Bowl
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The Los Angeles Rams were victorious over the Cincinnati Bengals at the 2022 Super Bowl on Feb. 13, 2022, and the sweetest photo was captured after Beckham Jr. was handed the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The wide receiver was pictured kissing Wood's baby bump following the game, just days before their baby was born.
February 17, 2022: Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood welcome their first baby
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Just four days following the big game, Beckham Jr. and Wood's baby, Zydn, was born on Feb. 17, 2022. Combined with a photo of the new parents and their newborn snuggled together, the athlete wrote on Instagram, "THE biggest blessing I've ever had in my life arrived here on earth!"
"Lauren Wood, u changed my life forever and delivered the most beautiful gift of all… EFFORTLESSLY!" Beckham Jr. added in the lengthy caption. "Ur strength throughout this gives me the courage to keep goin because i now kno with u by my side and holding it down for me, I can get thru anything. I love u so much."
May 25, 2022: Odell Beckham Jr. shares first video with Zydn, his son with Lauren Wood
Just over three months after Becham Jr. and Wood welcomed baby Zydn, Beckham posted a TikTok video montage highlighting his two biggest accomplishments of 2022 so far: winning the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams and becoming a father--all in the same week.
Odell Jr. wrote over a clip of him celebrating the Super Bowl victory "Me thinking that winning the Super Bowl was going to be the best moment of my life," followed by video clips of Odell Jr. dotting over baby Zydn introduced with the words "...and then you came along."
July 20, 2022: Odell Beckham Jr. and Lauren Wood attend the ESPY Awards with Zydn
The couple brought their baby boy Zydn to join them on the red carpet ahead of the 2022 EPSY Awards in Hollywood. The trio posed for some photos while walking the carpet, all matching in varying black outfits. Baby Zydn looked adorable in a tiny black-and-white tuxedo and a pair of sparkly black shoes.
November 5, 2022: Lauren Wood calls Odell Beckham Jr. "her person" in birthday tribute
In honor of his 30th birthday, Wood expressed her love for Beckham Jr. on Instagram.
"For life🤞happy birthday to my person @obj I love you !! YUMI ❤️🔥," she captioned a carousel of sweet images.
Beckham responded in the comment section — twice.
"MY BABY! My person ….. another time round Saturn wit u," he wrote before adding, "US!!!!!!!!"