See how the couple's relationship has progressed

David Walliams and Lara Stone might have seemed a bit of an unlikely couple to begin with but their relationship blossomed quickly.

Our gallery charts how the British comedian and Dutch supermodel’s love has progressed over the years.

After being linked to famous ladies including Lisa Snowdon and Abi Titmuss, David starts dating Lara in 2009 and they’re spotted leaving London’s Nobu together on 14 October, as our first picture shows.

The date comes after David persistently tried to woo the model, according to her father.

‘Lara didn’t know who he was, but he was calling her all the time and sending flowers – so many flowers,’ Michael Stone reveals.

‘He once filled his whole house with flowers as a surprise for her.’

David and Lara’s relationship progresses quickly and by March 2010 they’re engaged. The couple marry in a lavish ceremony at Claridge’s Hotel in London on 16 May 2010, which is attended by several of their celeb pals.

Lara goes on to be a supportive presence by David’s side and cuddles her man after his gruelling swim of the River Thames for Sport Relief in September 2011.

2012 sees big developments in David Walliams and Lara Stone‘s marriage. They get a dog called Bert together before announcing later in the year that Lara is expecting their first child.

‘Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn’t be happier. Dx,’ David excitedly tells his Twitter fans.

On 5 May 2013 Lara gives birth to a son, whose name is later revealed to be Alfred.

The couple are seen together less frequently in 2014. One of their last public appearances is at Elton John’s star-studded wedding in December.

Shock reports emerge in March 2015 suggesting that David and Lara have split up. David is said to be ‘devastated’ after Lara moves out of their home with Alfred and Bert for a trial separation but the comedian apparently hopes to win his wife back.

Read on to find out more about David Walliams and Lara Stone‘s love story…