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Inside Dylan Sprouse & Barbara Palvin's Instagram Courtship

Inside Dylan Sprouse & Barbara Palvin's Instagram Courtship
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Actor Dylan Sprouse and model Barbara Palvin are opening up about their love life — and losing their shirts! — for W magazine.

DailyMail.com reports the 26-year-old actor "slid into her DMs" as his first contact with her after she followed him on Instagram. He recalled to W that he wrote Palvin, "Hey, I don't know if you're in New York for very long, but we should hang out if you want to. Here's my number."

What happened next? Well, she didn't call him for six months!

Palvin admits she decided against replying because she "wasn't in a good mind-set" at the time, and "maybe deep inside I knew that it could be something more."

While Dylan was in China shooting, he happened to bring her up in conversation — just as she found herself ready to text him. In spite of the long wait, it seems to have been worth it, with Palvin jetting to China to embark on a relationship that has lasted for eight months so far.

Now, the couple has posed shirtless for shooter Alex Lockett for the cover of W's digital W Instazine, moving in together the day after the steamy posing took place.

What's keeping them together? Hopefully more than this, but their mutual love of anime seems to have bonded them. Saying they "watch anime pretty much exclusively" when they're together, Barbara revealed, "I was hiding it. Well, not hiding it, but I wouldn’t start off a conversation with that... In high school, I had a friend who would watch Naruto with me, but that faded away. When [Dylan] came into my life, I was like, 'I’m home, baby.'"

Perhaps the most surprising tidbit from their W interview: Barbara has yet to meet Dylan's twin Cole, who is in Vancouver shooting "Riverdale." Always move in first, meet brothers later!