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Here's What to Know About Bruno Mars's Longtime Girlfriend

The couple has been together for nearly a decade.
Bruno Mars and girlfriend Jessica Caban.
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Cheyann Neades
by Cheyann Neades
Updated Aug 07, 2020

Bruno Mars is a music artist from Hawaii known for his classic, groovy hits that make for popular wedding songs, but many might not have been aware of how the "24k Magic" singer has a thriving love life of his own. Bruno Mars's girlfriend Jessica Caban is a model, actress and entrepreneur, who's dated the 11-time Grammy Award winner since 2011.

Their romance developed nearly a year after Mars released his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, and the "Just the Way You Are" hitmaker's girlfriend has remained by his side through two album releases, nearly a dozen Grammy Award wins, and many world tours. The celeb couple has also joined the cast of CW's Jane the Virgin, where Caban played the role of Sonia for several episodes, and Mars sang at a wedding on the season two finale.

Despite their lives in the public eye, Mars and Caban have remained low-key throughout the years. Here, we've rounded up things to know about Bruno Mars, girlfriend Jessica Caban and their relationship.

How Bruno Mars and Jessica Caban Met

It was love at first sight for the couple as they embarked on their long term relationship. The "Uptown Funk" singer and Caban met in New York: "While eating at the Co-op restaurant in New York's Hotel on Rivington, Bruno spotted a beautiful, vivacious woman chatting animatedly at a nearby table," wrote author Emily Herbert.

The two began dating after they met in 2011 and endured a long distance relationship for the first year of their romance. Caban grew up in Harlem, New York, and moved in with Mars in 2012. They now share a home in Los Angeles with their Rottweiler named Geronimo.

How She's Inspired His Love Songs

Mars's music, romantic yet vivacious, has occasionally reflected his relationship with his girlfriend. In fact, their love has been showcased through numerous Grammy-winning songs. In 2013, Mars revealed to Rolling Stone that his radio hit "When I Was Your Man" was inspired by his relationship with Caban, when he was worried he was losing her.

The songwriter has also helped other artists construct their music. Mars has written for Adele and Alicia Keys, artists that are also known for their love ballads. Along with the romance, his groovy hits can get anyone onto the dance floor. From pre-wedding events to entrance songs, Mars's music can match any celebration of love.

How They've Maintained Privacy Over the Years

Although the couple mostly remains to themselves, Caban has posted pictures with Mars on social media. Bruno Mars, like his girlfriend, has quietly mentioned relationship insight in interviews over time. "She's my best friend. My rock. What's wrong with that? We're just happy," Mars told Rolling Stone in 2016.

While Mars and Caban don't have a wedding planned anytime soon, nor do they share children, their nine-year commitment to each other speaks for itself.

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They Hold Their Families Close

Along with pictures together, Caban frequently shares photos of their families too. These photos mainly involve her parents or Mars's siblings and their families, including his reality television-star sisters, known as "The Lylas."

When their busy schedules allow, Mars and Caban visit Mars's family in Hawaii as often as possible.

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Fun Facts About Jessica Caban

Caban's career started in 2002 when she won a nationwide model search and became the face of Jennifer Lopez's clothing line, JLO. She continued her career modeling, appearing in music videos and acting. Caban starred in the award-winning film Are You For Great Sex? and won the award for Best Actress at the 2010 Hoboken International Film Festival.

Caban has also pursued entrepreneurship throughout her career. She released a swimsuit brand titled "J. Marie Swimwear" that launched in 2016.

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