7 Details About Ansel Elgort's Girlfriend Violetta Komyshan And Their 6-Year Secretive Relationship

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Nicki Minaj once helped them.

Who Is Ansel Elgort dating? Ansel Elgort is one of the hottest young actors out there. He's got the teen heartthrob thing down from The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent series, plus he's proven he's got serious acting chops with Baby Driver (hello, Golden Globe nomination). You'd expect Ansel to be linked to a slew of other young Hollywood A-listers. But instead, the 24-year-old has been with the same woman, Violetta Komyshan, for the better part of six years.

The pair actually broke up in 2015, but that only lasted a few months. "I was doing OK," Ansel told Details, "but I knew something was missing, and I was like, 'Oh, that's love.'”

And ever since that realization, Ansel and Ansel Elgort's girlfriend, Violetta, have been at each other's side. So what do we know about the couple? Here are six details about how they met, what they're like, and why they may not be as #couplegoals as you think.

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1. They're high school sweethearts.

Back in NYC 

A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:02am PST

Ansel and Violetta met at LaGuardia High School in New York City. During Violetta's freshman year, she saw him on the street near school. Like anyone would, she pointed him out to a friend, saying, "Oh my god, that guy's so hot." The friend knew Ansel, and so introduced them. They exchanged numbers at a Starbucks soon after, and the rest is history.

2. Violetta is a dancer, which is great because Ansel likes dancers. Like, really likes them.

Powerful day 

A post shared by VIOLETTA KOMYSHAN (@violetta) on May 29, 2017 at 6:08am PDT

Violetta majored in dance at LaGuardia (it's a performing arts school), and went on to join the company at BalletNext in New York City. Which is something that Ansel’s really into.  

"LaGuardia is a wonderful, wonderful place," he told Elle.  "If you're like me and you love dancers, you just have to walk up to the eighth floor and you can get one."

And that's not all he had to say on the matter. "I love when a girl is like, 'I can't hang out. I have to go to class.' And I go pick her up and she's all sweaty in a leotard with her hair in a bun," Ansel continued. "That's the hottest thing ever."

3. Ansel has to work out all the time in order to keep up with Violetta.

Me and @sjordanb doing our crazy workouts

A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on May 17, 2014 at 9:42am PDT

She literally dances circles around him. Since it's Violetta's job to work out all day every day, Ansel has to get creative to keep up. He told E! News he likes to rock climb, so goes to Brooklyn Boulders whenever he can. Violetta lets him fly solo though, since she doesn't want to risk getting injured.

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4. Ansel is a dutiful Insta-boyfriend.

A post shared by VIOLETTA KOMYSHAN (@violetta) on Mar 30, 2018 at 10:09am PDT

Where did Ansel get his name? His father's a photographer and a huge fan of landscape photographer Ansel Adams. And clearly the photography gene runs in the family.

"He takes a lot of my photos," Violetta told Teen Vogue.  "He really knows when I look genuinely happy and beautiful. He knows my light, he knows everything. He could just be my personal photographer and he’d be great at it because he's so good.”

We should all be so lucky.

5. Violetta learned how to walk the red carpet by watching Nicki Minaj.

When your boyfriend is famous, you need to learn a whole different set of skills, and Violetta admits she didn't know what she was doing at first. "I was a little bit shy, a little bit star struck. I didn’t know what to do," she admits of walking the red carpet.

Her solution? Take notes from Ghetto Barbie herself. "I would watch Nicki Minaj on the red carpet and she was just turning, twisting. You watch people work it, and then you're like, 'Okay, I gotta do that.'"

6. Ansel helped Violetta recover from a wardrobe malfunction.

Speaking of the red carpet, you might remember Violetta having a little bit of a wardrobe malfunction at this year's Oscars. Because of the way the light hit her in photos, the top of her dress showed a little more than she probably intended. Quick on their feet, the couple came up with a cute fix:

7. Ansel's the more fashion-forward one in the couple.

Oscars aside, Violetta is pretty tame in her clothing choices. Ansel, on the other hand, is all about taking risks. He's very okay with the dad sneaker trend, as evidenced by his Alexander McQueen ensemble at the premiere of his new movie, Jonathan. Earlier this month, he went out in a graphic hoodie with Marlon Brando's face on it, paired with a diamond bracelet. The man isn't afraid of fire, for sure. 

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Catherine LeFebvre is a writer and editor living in LA with her goldendoodle, Grover Cleveland. Her husband and son live with them too. She’s done time with Martha Stewart (here, not here), Food Network, and Nickelodeon. You can follow her on Instagram @discolefebvre.