Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard's Relationship Timeline

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Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard split in 2022 after four years of marriage

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Michael Kovac/Getty

Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard had a whirlwind romance.

In 2018, the pair stunned fans when they announced their relationship on the day of their wedding. Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard went on to honeymoon in Utah, adopt a dog named Colombo and welcome a son, Sylvester Apollo.

Sadly, four years after their N.Y.C. courthouse wedding, the couple decided to go their separate ways. Ratajkowski filed for divorce from Bear-McClard in September 2022.

From their city hall marriage to their split, here is a complete breakdown of Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard's relationship.

February 14, 2018: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard are spotted out together on Valentine's Day

Photos obtained by the Daily Mail showed Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard being affectionate on Valentine's Day, prompting fans to assume that the model and her then-boyfriend, music producer Jeff Magid, had ended their relationship.

Although the relationship between Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard seemed to form quickly, Ratajkowski later shared on Busy Tonight with Busy Phillips that the two had known each other for years before the official start of their relationship. "We knew each other for a long time before and he likes to joke 'yeah everyone thinks we got married quickly, but you vetted me for two years,' " she revealed on the show.

February 2018: Sebastian Bear-McClard proposes to Emily Ratajkowski

While out to dinner at N.Y.C. restaurant Minetta Tavern in 2018, Bear-McClard proposed to Ratajkowski with no ring in hand. Ratajkowski recalled on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that after initially declining the ringless proposal, Bear-McClard used the paperclip on the bill from dinner to craft a ring she accepted.

The couple decided to design their own wedding bands using an ounce of gold purchased in China Town and turned to a jewelry designer for help. The model told Fallon, "We came into his studio after hours and we actually hammered them out, the whole thing, used a little blow torch." Ratajkowski explained that the rings were supposed to be temporary but the pair ended up forming a personal connection with their handmade rings.

February 23, 2018: Sebastian Bear-McClard and Emily Ratajkowski tie the knot

Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

The pair opted for a non-traditional wedding ceremony at N.Y.C.'s City Hall. Ratajkowski wanted the wedding day kept secret, which is why she decided to wear a mustard yellow jumpsuit from Zara with a custom-made black wide brim hat in hopes to blend in with the public. The couple's closest friends, including Instagram famous Josh Ostrovsky a.k.a The Fat Jewish, were in attendance.

Following the ceremony, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard made their relationship official in a now-deleted Instagram post.

March 3, 2018: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard make their red carpet debut

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Amanda Edwards/Getty

Less than a month after the wedding, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard made their first red carpet appearance at the 33rd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.

The newlyweds looked blissful while walking the carpet together. Bear-McClard's uncle, Peter McClard, told PEOPLE, "We're proud of him for settling down with Emily and what he's done and about to do in his film career. He's a good, caring guy and a great listener and people love working with him because he gets things done."

March 2018: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard honeymoon in the desert

Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard traveled to Utah for their honeymoon. The model swam in a pool with nothing but her wedding ring on and posed by the fire with a Utah sunset in the background.

The honeymooners stayed at Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, a secluded spot popular among many celebrities.

Post-getaway, Ratajkowski shared two more photos of her in nothing but a straw hat on Instagram. One of the photos showed the model against a wall with the caption, "Posing for my husband like," and the other of her laying on a daybed by the pool with the caption, "Take me back."

July 11, 2018: Sebastian Bear-McClard gives Emily Ratajkowski a new engagement ring

Emily Ratajkowski Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski Instagram

A little less than five months after their wedding, Bear-McClard gifted Ratajkowski a new engagement ring. She shared the diamond Toi et Moi ring on Instagram with Bear-McClard smiling in the background.

The ring, along with her handmade wedding band, was also the star in another picture posted on Instagram, this time a selfie.

October 21, 2018: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard show some PDA

Emily Ratajkowski Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski Instagram

The couple were constantly affectionate toward each other both in public and on social media. In October 2018, Ratajkowski shared a photo of the two locking lips with the caption, "We gross & tbh idc."

January 21, 2019: Emily Ratajkowski wishes Sebastian Bear-McClard a happy birthday

In a now-deleted post, Ratajkowski shared a photo of the two laughing with Bear-McClard's arm around her while sitting in a booth at a restaurant. She captioned the photo, "HBD husband. I love you more everyday."

May 11, 2019: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard introduce a new member of their family

Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

The pair decided to expand their family when they welcomed their dog, Colombo, into their home. In a now-deleted post, the couple laid in bed with their new puppy. "Everyone out here having babies (Kim, Megan, Amy) but we got a new special guy ourselves. It's a boy! Meet Colombo," Ratajkowski captioned the image.

September 11, 2019: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard attend the Toronto International Film Festival

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Tasos Katopodis/Getty

Ratajkwoski showed her support for her husband at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Uncut Gems, a movie he produced. The model stood close to her husband in a strappy black cutout dress and black flip-flop heels.

November 25, 2019: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard go to the Maldives

Emily Ratajkowski Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski Instagram

The couple flew to the Maldives and Ratajkowski shared many snaps over the course of the vacation, including one of her in the water on Bear-McClard's shoulders with the caption, "Maldivian chicken."

April 10, 2020: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard get cozy during quarantine

Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

Like many others during quarantine, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard cozied up together in bed. Ratajkowski shared a photo of the two with the caption, "🤍🤍🤍."

May 3, 2020: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard throw a wedding for their dog

Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

In an effort to make quarantine with their friends more exciting, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard wed their dog, Colombo, to Ostrovsky and his wife's dog, Happy. The model captioned a photo of the four with their two dogs, "Quarantined together so why not marry our children? They love each other so much. Congrats Happy and Colombo 💍🎩✨5.2.20," she wrote.

The group put together a glamorous ceremony when it came to marrying their dogs; the backyard wedding was complete with flower bouquets and glasses of champagne. After the celebration, Ratajkowski wrote, "They're exhausted," on a photo she posted to her Instagram Story of the dogs lying near each other on Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard's living room floor.

October 26, 2020: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard announce they are expecting a baby

Emma McIntyre /VF20/WireImage Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard in 2020
Emma McIntyre /VF20/WireImage Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard in 2020

Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard announced that they were expecting a baby through an essay she wrote for Vogue. "When my husband and I tell friends that I'm pregnant, their first question after 'Congratulations' is almost always 'Do you know what you want?' We like to respond that we won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then," she wrote.

The model continued, "a lot of our life experiences are gendered, and it would be dishonest to try to deny the reality of many of them. But I don't like that we force gender-based preconceptions onto people, let alone babies. I want to be a parent who allows my child to show themself to me. And yet I realize that while I may hope my child can determine their own place in the world, they will, no matter what, be faced with the undeniable constraints and constructions of gender before they can speak or, hell, even be born."

November 7, 2020: Sebastian Bear-McClard kisses Emily Ratajkowski's growing baby bump

Ratajkowski shared two photos of Bear-McClard kissing her belly, one in black-and-white and one in color, with the caption, "🤍."

After revealing her pregnancy to the public, Ratajkowski's Instagram was no stranger to baby bump pictures. In another photo, Ratajkowski posed nude in her mirror to showcase her bare bump and wrote, "Sometimes I feel like Winnie the Pooh in human form, other times like a fertility goddess with a juicy butt. I took this on a day where I was feeling the latter. Either way I know I'm going to miss this bump and those kicks very soon."

March 8, 2021: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard welcome their son

The couple announced the birth of their baby, Sylvester Apollo Bear, who was born on March 8, 2021.

The new mom captioned the photo,"Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life."

Six months after Sylvester's birth, Ratajkowski revealed his full face to the public, as she had previously kept her baby's face hidden in her Instagram posts. The picture showed Sylvester in a sweater embroidered with his nickname "Sly."

June 6, 2021: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard vacation to Turks and Caicos

While celebrating her 30th birthday in Turks and Caicos with her husband, Ratajkowski shared a series of snaps, some of which showed her breastfeeding her new baby and enjoying the beach with Bear-McClard.

November 18, 2021: Emily Ratajkowski releases her book, My Body

The model released her book, My Body, in November 2021, where she opened up about her childhood, her marriage and the insecurities she carries in her adult life.

When My Body became a New York Times best-seller, Ratajkowski shared a series of photos to her Instagram to celebrate. She captioned the post, "My Body is a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! This has been a surreal week. Thank you to everyone who has read the book and sent me messages about how my story has resonated with them. Link in bio to get your copy!"

March 8, 2022: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard celebrate Sylvester's birthday

Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

Ratajkowski shared many snaps of the couple's child on her Instagram Story for his birthday including a selfie of Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard snuggled up to Sylvester outside in winter attire. She captioned the post, "we love being your parents."

July 18, 2022: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard split

After four years of marriage, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard split. A source told PEOPLE, "They split recently. It was Em's decision. She is doing okay. She is strong and focused on her son. She loves being a mom."

September 8, 2022: Emily Ratajkowski files for divorce from Sebastian Bear-McClard

Ratajkowski filed for divorce from Bear-McClard in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to court records obtained by Page Six.

The outlet reported the filing was contested, which means the terms of the divorce have not been resolved between Bear-McClard and Ratajkowski.

September 2022: Emily Ratajkowski is romantically linked to Brad Pitt

Following her divorce filing, Ratajkowski and actor Brad Pitt started spending time together, though a source said the two don't "appear to be 'dating' formally."

"The split was very rough for her," an insider said of Ratajkowski's breakup from Bear-McClard. "It was unexpected and devastating."

"It's the perfect timing right now. There is nothing like Brad Pitt cheering you up," the source continued. "She wants to get to know him better."

October 2022: Emily Ratajkowski says she's enjoying being single

In an interview with Variety, Ratajkowski said she is "newly single for basically the first time in my life ever."

The model and actress added, "And I just feel like I'm kind of enjoying the freedom of not being super worried about how I'm being perceived."

October 20, 2022: Emily Ratajkowski says she feels "all the emotions" after split from Sebastian Bear-McClard

Ratajkowski got candid about her separation from Bear-McClard in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "I can tell you that I have never been single before," she said, adding that she's experienced "all of the emotions" since the breakup.

"I feel anger, sadness. I feel excitement. I feel joy. I feel levity. Every day is different," the model continued. "The only good thing I know is that I'm feeling all those things, which is nice because it makes me believe that I'll be okay."

January 31, 2023: Emily Ratajkowski reveals she "still" has her wedding ring from Sebastian Bear-McClard

On her podcast, High Low with EmRata, Ratajkowski revealed that she "still" has her wedding ring. But it's unclear if she was talking about the diamond Toi et Moi ring Bear-McClard gave her or the gold wedding bands the couple created together — or both.

The model went on to add that she doesn't consider divorce to be "a sad thing."

"I know a lot of people who are unhappily married for a very long time because they're so afraid of divorce and I don't think that's a good way to live," she said.

March 9, 2023: Emily Ratajkowski talks about not having the "courage" to divorce Sebastian Bear-McClard sooner

Marc Piasecki/WireImage; Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images Emily Ratajkowski; Sebastian Bear McClard
Marc Piasecki/WireImage; Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images Emily Ratajkowski; Sebastian Bear McClard

During an interview for the Going Mental podcast, Ratajkowski spoke about why she didn't split from Bear-McClard earlier.

"I didn't have the courage to leave for a long time. I was really, really unhappy," she explained. "I was, like, 100 pounds and I had just had a baby. I got really skinny 'cause I was not OK."

Ratajkowski noted that she "really wanted to have that family" so it was "especially hard" for her to leave the relationship.

March 29, 2023: Sebastian Bear-McClard accused of sexual misconduct

According to a report published by Variety, Bear-McClard has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women.

The first, a 17-year-old woman, was recruited by the producer via Instagram to act in a Good Time scene that required her to be nude with an actor who had recently been released from prison.

The woman reportedly said in her statement that she "was utterly stunned and felt terrified" when she learned that she'd be performing in front of "nearly a dozen male cast and crew members." The scene did not appear in the final release of the film. The woman went on to have a consensual romantic relationship with Bear-McClard for more than two years following filming the Good Time scene.

The second woman, who was 18 years old at the time, told Variety that Bear-McClard was "grooming" her via Instagram and made promises regarding her career. She went on to tell the outlet about a sexual encounter where the producer didn't use protection.

That same woman alleged that Bear-McClard was communicating with a 15-year-old girl via Instagram.

March 19, 2024: Emily Ratajkowski reveals her "divorce rings"

<p>Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram</p>

Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

With the help of jeweler Alison Lou, Ratajkowski took her two-stone diamond engagement ring from Bear-McClard and created two "divorce rings." She shared her new bling on Instagram.

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