This week it was rumored that the romantically mysterious singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey has become engaged to Range Media Partners’ Evan Winiker. This was quite a surprise to fans, as the relationship has been kept so lowkey no one seemed to even know they were dating.
They have been spotted together in public a few times over the past few months, according to Billboard. In September of 2022 they were seen at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off festival. In March, they were spotted at Pappy and Harriet’s restaurant in Pioneertown, California.
Here’s everything we know about Winiker and the couple so far.
Who is Evan Winiker?
Winiker is a managing partner at Range Media, moving there in 2021 after four years at Full Stop
“I’m beyond thankful for all the love and memories shared over the last few years with my Full Stop family, and thrilled to be embarking on this new journey,” he told Variety at the time. “As a manager, it’s always my goal to surround my clients with the best teams in all areas. This eco system is truly that. It’s an environment of forward thinking people who look beyond the boundaries and walls that are categorically put in place, allowing them to open new doors and reach new peaks that we dream up.”
Winiker is also a musician. He played for the band Steel Train, which boasts producer Jack Antonoff as a member, and they have toured pretty extensively. Winiker played for concerts with Tegan and Sara, Ben Folds, The Fray, and Silversun Pickups.
How did Lana Del Rey and Evan Winiker meet?
Well, Antonoff frequently collaborates with Del Rey on her work, most recently working on her new album Did You Know There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. That might be their connection, or it may simply be that they’re both big names in the music business and have likely crossed paths frequently.
What have the couple said about their relationship?
Essentially, almost nothing. But Winiker did post a carousel of photos in October of 2022 that included Del Rey in a group photo at a Halloween party.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.