Who is Lana Del Rey's fiance Clayton Johnson? How couple went from flirty comments to engaged in less than a year
The couple sparked engagement rumors after Lana was spotted with a big flashy ring on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
'Love You Like a Woman' singer Lana Del Rey and boyfriend Clayton Johnson are reportedly engaged after dating for less than a year. The duo met via a dating app and started following each other on Instagram in August. Now, the Internet wants to know who this new man is, and how did he steal the heart of one of the hottest singers in the industry.
The couple sparked engagement rumors after Lana was spotted with a big flashy ring on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' One Internet user shared the screenshot from the show and said, "My edit of beautiful LMLYLAW performance screenshots LANA DEL REY ON JIMMY FALLON"
My edit of beautiful LMLYLAW performance screenshots— Carmen (@moidelicated) December 15, 2020
LANA DEL REY ON JIMMY FALLON pic.twitter.com/PrEb7ZHf1l
The couple's social media flirtations included flirty comments on videos and clips of each other. They were also captured going in and out of a hotel together, back in August.
Who is Clayton Johnson?
Clayton Johnson grew up in the outskirts of the Bay Area in Modesto, California, where he graduated from Davis High School in 2007 before moving to L.A. to pursue music. He formed a band with his younger brothers Connor and Chantry. The band got its start on YouTube, where they started releasing covers of recognizable pop songs such as Taylor Swift's 'Style,' Maroon 5's 'Sugar' and The Weeknd's 'Earned It.' They also played a series of originals including 'Juice' featuring Bryce Vine, 'Kick It' and 'Calvin Kleins.' In a 2015 interview with The Modesto Bee, Johnson said, “To be honest, we were seeing these kids on YouTube who in our opinion didn’t necessarily have the skills and talent we felt like we had together. Seeing their success and how big they got off YouTube covers, we thought we could do what they were doing but better. We learned music together so it made sense for us to continue our journey and do music together.” In 2017, the band released the song titled, 'Call Whenever' and had remained inactive on Instagram after the release. Their Youtube channel has more than 90,000 followers, where they garnered more than 1.5 million views on their cover of Kanye West, Paul McCartney and Rihanna's 'FourFiveSeconds.'
Johnson has also appeared in DNCE's music video for 'Cake by the Ocean,' where he plays the character of a sports reporter covering the made-up, beachside International Cake Fight Championships. Not just that, he also made an appearance in the Paris Hilton's 2013 pop track 'Good Time' featuring Lil Wayne, where he can be seen shirtless as he chills by the pool. Before garnering success with the musical project with his brothers, he joined 'Stereo Skyline' as a guitarist and backing vocalist in 2010. He stayed with the band till 2011 before leaving the group to form another group called 'BLAC' with one of his bandmates.
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant known as Lana Del Rey was born on June 21, 1985, gained viral success with her debut single 'Video Games' in 2011. Her major-label debut, 'Born to Die' (2012), was an international success and spawned a top-ten single 'Summertime Sadness' on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the singles 'Blue Jeans' and 'Born to Die', which charted in several overseas territories. She released 'Young and Beautiful' as the lead single for the romantic drama film 'The Great Gatsby' (2013).