President-elect Donald Trump and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney go back a long way.

Messages they shared on public platforms in the past four years display a telling tale of a troubled bromance, starting from Trump's endorsement of Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and ending with the intimate dinner at Trump Tower on 29 November 2016.

In between, was a hard-fought war of words to discredit one another.

IBTimes UK looks back at the most significant moments in the controversial relationship.

The two experienced businessmen are now working to normalise their relationship. There is mounting speculation over Romney's presence in Trump's cabinet, which some Trump supporters oppose, because they see the former governor of Massachusetts as being part of the "swamp" that Trump promised to "drain" during his campaign.