I love her to death, there's a lot of love there. Ya know, she made a decision that because I love her, I have to respect and ya know....she was there for me when we were filming [The Rocky Horror Picture Show], we were still together so I hope she's feeling this energy right now, because it's all happening, here we are.
Ryan talking about Dove during an interview.[1]
Dove and Ryan
Rove 2016 RDMA's

Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan


Broken Up

Pairing name


Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan star together on the Disney show, Liv and Maddie as Diggie, Liv and Maddie Rooney, respectively. On April 14, 2016, the two got engaged[2][3] but they called off their engagement on October 2, 2016 and Ryan confirmed on the 5th that they had split up[4] They also were in a band together: The Girl and the Dreamcatcher. Ryan has said he is making solo music, therefore it appears the band is no more.[5]


Dove and Ryan first met when the latter was auditioning for the role of Diggie Smalls. They began officially dating August 6, 2013.

On September 2015, the pair announced that they were starting a band called the Girl and The Dreamcatcher and their first single was going to be called Written In the Stars. Soon afterwards they released the original songs "Glowing in the Dark" and "Someone You Like".

On April 14, 2016 Ryan announced on Instagram that the two were engaged, stating "Dedicating my 1,000th post to my fiancée. I can't believe I get to call you that. Thanks for saying yes." Dove also posted a photo of them together confirming their engagement; "calling you my "boyfriend" never really felt right anyway. fiancée looks better on you".

On October 2nd, 2016, Ryan unfollowed Dove on Instagram and Twitter, as well as unfollowing her mother, Bonnie, on Instagram. Both Dove and Ryan removed any references to "The Girl and The Dreamcatcher" from their Twitter and Instagram bios. This started speculation among fans that the couple had broken up, and on October 5, 2016, Ryan confirmed that they had.[6] Since the breakup, Dove has said that Ryan was terrible to her and that she is happy their relationship is over.[7]

Dove is currently dating her Descendants co-star Thomas Doherty, and Ryan is dating actress Samantha Fekete.

Other Names


Ryan kissing Dove on the cheek

  • Rove (R/yan and D/ove)
  • Dyan (D/ove and R/yan)
  • Ryve (Ry/an and Do/ve)
  • Doan (Do/ve and Ry/an)


Liv & Maddie Season 4 Promotional Photo
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