The Kid Laroi cuddles up to his TikTok star girlfriend Katarina Deme

They’ve been dating for 18 months. 

And it seems the love between Australian rapper The Kid Laroi, 18, and TikTok star Katarina Deme, 17, is stronger than ever, after the pair were spotted packing on the PDA in Beverly Hills on Thursday.  

Laroi, who announced his upcoming studio album via Instagram on Thursday, was seen cuddling and holding hands with his stylish girlfriend as they arrived at celebrity hot spot Il Pastaio. 

True love! The Kid Laroi, 18, (left) cuddled up to his TikTok star girlfriend Katarina Deme, 17, (right) as they celebrate dhis new album release at a trendy restaurant in Beverly Hills on Thursday 

Model Katarina looked typically stylish for the casual outing, sporting a black crop top, matching leggings and a puffer jacket. 

She wore her long, chestnut locks out and completed her look with white sneakers, grey crew socks and a large crucifix necklace. 

Sydney-born Laroi, whose real name is Charlton Howard, meanwhile covered up in a black-and-white tracksuit and matching sneakers.    

Chic: Model Katarina looked typically stylish for the casual outing, sporting a black crop top, matching leggings and a puffer jacket

Chic: Model Katarina looked typically stylish for the casual outing, sporting a black crop top, matching leggings and a puffer jacket

Elsewhere on Thursday, Laroi returned to Instagram for the first time in months to announce the release of his upcoming album, which will feature a collaboration with American rapper Don Toliver. 

Uploading a gallery of the pair posing in the recording studio, Laroi wrote: ‘Album is coming. Been working day and night for you all.’

‘Thank you for joining me @DonToliver,’ he added. 

Sporty look: Sydney-born Laroi, whose real name is Charlton Howard, meanwhile covered up in a black-and-white tracksuit and matching sneakers

Sporty look: Sydney-born Laroi, whose real name is Charlton Howard, meanwhile covered up in a black-and-white tracksuit and matching sneakers

What a gentleman! Laori was seen politely opening a car door for his ladylove as they made their way home from the restaurant

What a gentleman! Laori was seen politely opening a car door for his ladylove as they made their way home from the restaurant 

He also posted a message Instagram Stories, simply writing the words: ‘Go Time’. 

The announcement came two months after Laroi announced he was taking a break from the spotlight to work on his debut album. 

He shared the news on Instagram, then deleted every other post on his feed.

Incoming! Elsewhere on Thursday, Laroi returned to Instagram for the first time in months to announce the release of his upcoming album, which will feature a collaboration with American rapper Don Toliver (right)

Incoming! Elsewhere on Thursday, Laroi returned to Instagram for the first time in months to announce the release of his upcoming album, which will feature a collaboration with American rapper Don Toliver (right) 

Labour of love: Uploading a gallery of the pair posing in the recording studio, Laroi wrote: 'Album is coming. Been working day and night for you all'

Labour of love: Uploading a gallery of the pair posing in the recording studio, Laroi wrote: ‘Album is coming. Been working day and night for you all’ 

The Without You star told his more than 3.9 million followers: ‘Goodbye for now, I love you all.’

He explained that after a ‘wild year’ he was taking some time out.

He thanked fans for supporting his debut mixtape, F*ck Love, but said he needed time off to focus on his full-length.

Sneak preview: He also shared a short clip of himself and Toliver dancing to one of their upcoming tracks

Sneak preview: He also shared a short clip of himself and Toliver dancing to one of their upcoming tracks 

‘My life has changed so much this past year because of [F*ck Love] and I owe it all to every single one of you. There is no way I will ever be able to repay you,’ he said.

‘Last week I went on a small vacation for the first time in a while. During that time I started thinking and I made the decision that I need to take some time away from everything and focus on the next project; my debut album.’ 

Laroi promised fans he would be back soon.

'Goodbye for now': The announcement came two months after Laroi announced he was taking a break from the spotlight to work on his debut album. Pictured on October 23 in LA

‘Goodbye for now’: The announcement came two months after Laroi announced he was taking a break from the spotlight to work on his debut album. Pictured on October 23 in LA

‘I’m going to miss you all beyond words can describe, but I do believe that this is what I need to do to give you all the best music possible,’ he concluded.

‘I’ll be back soon, I promise. I love you, Laroi.’  

The Kid Laroi, who hails from Sydney’s Waterloo, has had incredible success in the United States.

He recently opened the MTV VMAs with his friend and collaborator Justin Bieber.

In September, he announced he was bringing his End of the World tour to Australia.   

Dating milestone: Laroi celebrated his one-year anniversary with TikTok star Katarina in July

Dating milestone: Laroi celebrated his one-year anniversary with TikTok star Katarina in July

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