The 1975’s Matty Healy gets engaged to model Gabbriette Bechtel

"He came to LA, and we've been in love ever since."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 13th June 2024

The 1975’s Matty Healy is now engaged to his model girlfriend Gabriette Bechtel, it has been confirmed.

The frontman of the Manchester-based indie pop group is believed to have been in a relationship with Californian-born model since last September, when the pair were first spotted packing on the PDA and looking very loved-up on the streets of New York City, before they were snapped together at an event in Brooklyn just a couple of days later.

It wasn’t long after these initial public sightings of the new couple that the 35-year-old rocker confirmed he was seeing the 26-year-old model.

Bechtel also recently revealed in an interview with Homme Girls that she and Healy had been trying to meet for four years before they finally connected.

“He came to LA, and we’ve been in love ever since,” she told the magazine.


Gabbriette was first spotted wearing a ring on her finger late last month, but the model officially announced the engagement with a collection of photos to her 828,000 Instagram followers yesterday (12 June), after Healy‘s mum, actress and reality TV star Denise Welch, confirmed it on ITV‘s Loose Women a few hours earlier.

“I obviously have known for a few weeks that Matty got engaged,” Denise Welch said on Loose Women yesterday.


“They went over to see their friends, Charli and George, in New York [last night] and I woke up this morning to the fact they’ve put it on Instagram,” she continued, before adding that the ring is a “black diamond” that Healy “had made” especially for his now-fiancée.

Welch said she “couldn’t be happier” for the pair, and gushed that Gabbriette is “everything I would want in a daughter-in-law”.

“I’m thrilled,” she concluded.


Prior to their relationship, Bechtel was known to have previously dated model Levi Dylan, who is the son of Jakob Dylan and the grandson of Bob Dylan, while Healy was linked to model Meredith Mickelson after his highly-publicised relationship with pop superstar, Taylor Swift, ended last June.

Healy is also known to have been in a handful of other long-term and high-profile relationships during his time in the spotlight, after The 1975 first burst into the mainstream back in 2012.

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These relationships have included model Gabriella Brooks, and singer FKA Twigs.

Featured Image – Gabbriette Bechtel (via Instagram)