The duo have been first linked in early 2019, with the Emily in Paris star making the romance Instagram official that August. Just over one 12 months later, Mary Steenburgen’s son popped the question.
“It was kind of one of those situations where I knew the second that I met him that I wanted to be his wife one day and so it was just a matter of when, really,” Collins gushed throughout an look on Live With Kelly & Ryan in October 2020, one month after saying her engagement.
Two years earlier than she started relationship the director, the Mirror, Mirror actress opened up about how her dad and mom — Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman — impacted her perspective on relationships.
“I find that I’m really attracted to mysterious creatives, and I love people that are able to put their emotions out there for not just the world to see, but just that are giving of their emotions, but a little bit mysterious and elusive as well,” she dished on The Talk in 2017. “And my mom is such a strong independent strong-willed woman and she always taught me to accept my worth for how I viewed myself and female empowerment, and it’s OK to be independent and also need someone at the same time. I kinda get to be both.”
The Okja star and McDowell tied the knot in September 2021 at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. “This moment will forever play inside my head,” the groom captioned an Instagram add at the time, whereas Lily commented, “I’m so excited to be your WIFEY ❤️🔥.”
Scroll down for a glance again at her whirlwind romance with McDowell: