Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey wanted to “get to know each other in private” before making their romance public.
The 33-year-old actor and the 24-year-old model made their romance Instagram official over the weekend, and sources have now said they took a while to make things public because they wanted their relationship to blossom out of the spotlight first.
An insider said: "It seems they have wanted to get to know each other in private. "They have been careful about being photographed together."
The source also claimed Lori has been “quick” to publicize her romances in the past, but the beauty – who was previously engaged to Dutch soccer pro Memphis Depay and has been linked to musicians Future, Trey Songz and Diddy – is “trying a different approach” when it comes to Michael.
They added to People magazine: "In the past she quickly posted social media pictures with guys that she was dating. With Michael she has tried a different approach."
Michael and Lori made their romance official on Instagram when the ‘Black Panther’ star posted a series of professional photographs of the couple, and captioned the post with a black love heart and exclamation marks.
Lori also took to her own profile to post a series of polaroids from the same shoot of the pair looking loved-up in front of a Christmas tree.
Romance rumors were swirling around the couple during the Thanksgiving break, when they were seen in Lori's native Atlanta.
While the day before New Year's Eve (12.30.20), they were spotted stepping off a plane together in Salt Lake City, where they reportedly rang in 2021 together in the wintery ski resort.