Rydel and Ratliff were boyfriend and girlfriend as well as close friends. They're comfortable around each other and always seem to joke around and have fun.
Rydel and Ratliff both from a famous band of 5 called R5. The band includes the Lynches and Ellington Ratliff who has been a close family friend for 5 years. Fans have been speculating that Rydel and Ellington might me a little more than friends, leading to the shipping name "Rydellington." They have a secret code, also!
- In an interview Rydel described her type of a guy and she described Ratliff perfectly.
- The Lynch boys were asked what kind of hair color they liked on girls, and Ratliff joked that he liked redheads, to which Rydel jokingly responded "I better dye my hair red then!"
- During performances, concerts, and music videos they are often seen with each other and sharing glances.
- On Twitter, a fan asked if Rydel ever liked Ellington, and she admits when they first met she had a small crush on him, but claims he's now 'totally a brother'.
- In interviews, they are often seated next to each other.
- Riker says in an interview that Rydel and Ellington have close ties, and can have their own conversation that involves hand motions and different faces.
- In one interview, when somebody asks if Ratliff has a girlfriend, Rydel answers for him, saying, "Oh, a LONG time girlfriend."
- In a ClevverTV's interview with R5 the interview mentioned Rydellington and Ellington turned red.
- Rydel and Ellington are the only members of R5 who went to visit Ellington's family before Christmas.
- It is rumored that they have kissed backstage of a show for New Year's Eve.
- They have covered Neon Trees' song Sleeping With A Friend at a recent show.
- There is a picture on google that shows them holding hands and Rydel is smiling very brightly and so is Elllington.
- September 25th is said to be the true date for them, because many fans believe that they have kissed on that day and during an R5 concert, Ellington sang to Rydel and they got very close together and many fans belive that after he sang to her, they kissed on stage.
- During a concert, they slow danced together and Elington even dipped Rydel, as shown here: http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/817842948426381004_1274520204
- Rydel has revealed to have a crush on Elington! Its' revealed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziXuWy0pL9Y
- R5 confirmed Rydel and Ellington are in a relationship during their one night documentary, "R5: All Day, All Night", 4/16/15.
- Ellington admitted that he asked Rydel out on the beach
- As of late 2018, they have broken up.