Anthony Joshua Dating Bella Hadid and Cara Delevingne? Exposing the Truth Behind Viral Reports

Published 03/04/2024, 4:18 PM EST

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Is Anthony Joshua’s love life the talk of the town again? Not really, but the rumors linking him with Cara Delevingne and Bella Hadid have seen their fair share of press until very recently. But what’s the truth? The heavyweight champion, preparing to face Francis Ngannou, seems to have the media often speculating over his personal affairs.

Did he really charm those high-profile models, or is it just celebrity gossip? Imagine the intrigue: a boxer and models in a love triangle. With every flirtatious like and text, the rumor mill spins faster. Are these connections real, or just fleeting moments caught by the public eye?

How did Anthony Joshua-Cara Delevingne’s dating rumors begin?


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Initially, the spark between Anthony Joshua and Cara Delevingne ignited unexpectedly. They crossed paths at a basketball event in 2014, a casual encounter that quickly escalated. After sharing a moment and a photograph, they exchanged numbers, leading to a series of flirty texts. This exchange set the rumor mill in motion, captivating fans and media alike.

Cara has openly discussed the challenges of maintaining relationships amidst her hectic lifestyle. “It’s so hard, I’m travelling all the time…. The longest-term boyfriend I ever had was when I was five,” she expressed, highlighting her fiercely independent streak.


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Their interaction, though seemingly innocent, was enough to fuel speculation. A source revealed to The Sun, “Cara and Anthony hit it off at the game.” This comment, paired with their ongoing communication, sparked widespread curiosity. Despite their busy lives—Cara globe-trotting for her modeling career and Anthony focused on his boxing—these exchanges suggested a connection, however fleeting it might have been. Thus, the rumors began, not from grand gestures or public declarations, but from simple, playful texts.

When Anthony Joshua and Bella Hadid met

Anthony Joshua’s encounter with Bella Hadid marked a notable moment. Their first meeting occurred at the prestigious GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, where the heavyweight champion’s charisma seemingly caught the eye of the renowned model. Following their initial meeting, the duo began to engage in subtle yet suggestive online exchanges. Their mutual ‘likes’ and interactions on social media were not just casual clicks, but were laden with potential implications, hinting at a mutual admiration. A source revealed to The Sun, “When they first met, they chatted and got on well, but Bella took a bit of a shine to Anthony.”


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The intrigue deepened as Bella, fresh from her split with The Weeknd, continued to follow Joshua’s career closely, engaging with his social media presence in a manner that many interpreted as flirtatious. The source added, “She has been subtly hinting at her interest with some interaction on Instagram – and he has been reciprocating.” This back-and-forth engagement on social media served as the public’s window into their budding connection.

The timing of their interaction was particularly noteworthy, as both were reportedly single, adding credibility to the rumors about their potential romance. The public’s fascination with Joshua’s love life, amplified by his breakup with Nicole Osbourne, only fueled further interest in his possible link-up with Hadid.

Anthony Joshua clears out dating rumors with Cara Delevingne and Bella Hadid

Anthony Joshua addressed the swirling rumors linking him romantically to Cara Delevingne and Bella Hadid. His candid revelations during a BBC interview with Louis Theroux provided much-needed clarity, directly from the source himself. Responding to the curiosity surrounding his relationship status, Joshua unequivocally stated, “No, I don’t,” when asked if he was currently seeing someone. His lighthearted addition, “Yeah, definitely. Imagine me going home to my missus now and she said, ‘You denied me!’. I don’t want the stress,” injected a dose of humor, underscoring his commitment to honesty without causing undue distress to loved ones.

The conversation took a serious turn as Theroux probed into the rumors about Joshua’s alleged connections with Delevingne and Hadid. Joshua’s straightforward dismissal, “I haven’t been with any of those girls by the way,” left no room for ambiguity.


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Joshua also reflected on his broader experiences with relationships, noting, “I’ve had girlfriends. It could be in the local supermarket, or at the petrol station, could be anywhere.” This remark, while casual, painted a picture of a man grounded in normalcy despite his fame. Further emphasizing his traditional values, he remarked on the importance of family, stating, “Why am I going to move out and leave my mum by herself, for some girl? Family is the most important thing. When a girl gets with me, she ain’t just marrying me, she’s marrying my family.”


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By addressing these rumors head-on, Joshua not only clarified his current relationship status but also reinforced his principles regarding privacy, family, and the interplay of public perception with his personal reality. How do we engage with the stories of those in the public eye? Do we seek truth, or are we swayed by the allure of speculation?


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Mrinal Mishra


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Mrinal Mishra is a senior writer for Boxing at EssentiallySports. With over 1300+ articles to his name, Mrinal’s articles often find congratulatory mentions from boxing greats like Mia St. John.
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