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All About Damiano David, Dove Cameron’s Musician Boyfriend Who Plays in Måneskin

Dove Cameron has had a few relationships during her time in the spotlight. In 2013, she started dating her Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan. The two ultimately got engaged in April 2016 when she was 20 and he was 22. They ended up calling it off about six months later.

“Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful,” McCartan wrote in a since-deleted tweet at the time of their split.

In a July 2019 interview with Seventeen, Cameron admitted, “It was my first ever real relationship, and it was on-screen and off-screen. A lot of what I went through in that first relationship, the very low-lows, I did not make public. I was under the impression that I had to make everything look perfect all the time and my partner definitely put that in my ear. People thought I was sharing loads, but I hardly shared anything.”

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Then, in 2017, she confirmed her relationship with her Descendants co-star Thomas Doherty.

“He told me he loved me within a week of meeting me, and has never taken a step back from that statement,” Cameron said in the above interview with Seventeen. “My relationship with Thomas has been different than anything I’ve ever experienced with another human right from the very start. I know this is cheesy, but honestly, right from the moment we met, it felt like the earth moved, for both of us….I’ve never experienced an equality like we have, a real admission of who and what we are together and the guttural knowing that this is right.”

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However, Cameron announced their split on her Instagram Story in December 2020.

“Hi all, we know there have been some rumors and confusion lately about the status of our relationship and we wanted to set the record straight. In October, Thomas and I decided to part ways. The decision was incredibly difficult, but we still have love for each other, and will remain friends,” she wrote.



Before entering his relationship with Cameron, Damiano David dated Italian model and influencer Giorgia Soleri from 2017 to June 2023. A few days after their breakup, a video of David kissing a mystery woman went viral on TikTok, and fans began accusing him of cheating on Soleri as news of their split had not yet broken.

“I am very sorry this video came out, it was not how I wanted to handle the situation and it was my mistake,” he wrote in Italian on his Instagram Story, sharing that he and Soleri broke up, but there were “no betrayals of any kind.”

“I hope this doesn’t affect Giorgia’s image and that you can respect the delicacy of this moment,” David finished.

Relationship rumors about Cameron and David first started circulating in fall 2023, after they were seen getting close at a party. While neither have officially confirmed their status, ahead is everything we know about David and his romance with Cameron.

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David and Cameron had a dinner date with friends.

On Jan. 24, 2024, the couple was photographed leaving dinner arm-in-arm. They had a double date at Catch Steak in West Hollywood.

David and Cameron were seen packing on the PDA.

In late November 2023, David and Cameron were photographed kissing and holding hands on Bondi Beach, while his band Måneskin was touring in Sydney.

Cameron was at another Måneskin concert.

Cameron was seen leaving another concert in November 2023, this time in Brazil.

Relationship rumors first started swirling around David and Cameron in October.

According to an Italian news outlet, Cameron and David were first linked together in October 2023, when a video reportedly leaked on social media of the two making out at an after-party at Dirty Mondays in Los Angeles.

Cameron attended a Måneskin concert in New York City.

In September 2023, Cameron attended a Måneskin concert at Madison Square Garden.

David is the lead singer of a rock band.

When David was in high school, he started Måneskin (meaning “moonlight” in Danish) with friends Victoria De Angelis and Thomas Raggi, hiring drummer Ethan Torchio after holding an open call. The band has 4.88 million subscribers on YouTube, 7.5 million followers on TikTok, and 6.8 million followers on Instagram.

Måneskin’s discography consists of three studio albums (Il ballo della vita in 2018, Teatro d’ira – Vol. I in 2021, and Rush! in 2023), 13 singles, and two extended plays.

In 2017, Måneskin auditioned for X Factor Italia season 11. Their performance of the song “Beggin’” by The Four Seasons went viral on TikTok several years later. They ended up getting second place, however, after the show, they went on to release an EP of covers, including their take on “Beggin’.”

In 2021, Måneskin represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Zitte e Buoni.”

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David is 24 years old.

David is a Capricorn born on Jan. 8, 1999. Cameron, born on Jan. 15, 1996, is also a Capricorn, making them a powerful pairing astrologically. According to the AstroTwins, “Two ambitious Capricorns are on a lifelong mission to get ahead. If you can reach the brass ring faster by teaming up, then why not? You certainly admire each other’s unflagging determination and crafty tactics—and you apply your business savvy to courtship, much like a game of chess.”

David is from Italy.

David is Italian. He was born and raised in Rome and speaks both English and Italian.

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Bri is the editorial and social media assistant at ELLE.com. Before joining the team at ELLE, she worked as the editorial assistant for Seventeen.com and Cosmopolitan.com where she covered all things celebrity news and pop culture. You can probably find her sipping an oatmilk iced chai while searching for the best new makeup products or thrifting her entire wardrobe.

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