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Lewis Hamilton’s Rumored $1300 Present to Shakira Amid Dating Rumors Gets Approved by Fashion Icon Donatella Versace Herself

Published 06/07/2023, 2:30 PM EDT

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Unlike the Taylor Swift and Fernando Alonso dating rumors, Lewis Hamilton and his love story has been flying this past couple of weeks! Everyone on this globe has been speculating about the 7x champion being romantically involved with 46-year-old Colombian sensation, Shakira. While neither of the entities has commented on this yet, the evidence for this being true is compelling, to say the least.

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Most recently, Shakira was seen enjoying a dinner date with the 38-year-old. Needless to say, this could have been a benign evening spent well by the duo. However, the developments during the Spanish GP weekend have added more fuel to this particular romantic fire.

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Shakira was in attendance during the Spanish Grand Prix. And while the race gave fans a lot to cheer for, Hamilton’s reported beau caught the attention of many fans. The Colombian singer was decked in an exquisite Versace blouse and pink top. But how is any of this related to Hamilton?

Well, according to MARCA, “Media reports that there are rumors that the garment, which costs 1,389 dollars, was a gift from Lewis Hamilton. For in addition to speculation of an alleged romance, the Mercedes driver attended a Versace fashion show in Cannes, France, at the end of May. He is also very close to Donatella Versace.”


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What’s more? It would appear that the great Donatella Versace is in agreement to this blessed union! The report further states “that Donatella Versace herself commented on the photo that Shakira shared on her social networks. “Looking amazing in Versace,” Versace posted. To which the performer responded: “I love your new collection and everything you do!”

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Is this Versace x Hamilton connection not convincing enough? Then wait, there’s more!

Dua Lipa plays cupid between Hamilton and Shakira

There’s another piece of the puzzle that remains unsolved in this Hamilton-Shakira dress gate! What prompted the 7x champion to gift this particular blouse to Shakira, if at all? As it turns out, there is a logistical connection.


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According to E! Online, “This piece was co-designed by the singer Dua Lipa and is part of the La Vacanza collection, in addition to detailing that weeks ago, Hamilton was at the presentation of these garments and even posed with Donatella, for what they believe that Lewis would be in charge of giving this outfit to the Colombian.” [translated via Google Translate]


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Written by:

Anirban Aly Mandal


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Anirban Aly Mandal is a senior F1 writer at EssentiallySports, with over 500 articles published on the platform. Anirban's love for F1 started when he discovered a copy of F1 2014 while playing on his computer, and he has since then dived deep into the world of motorsports. Anirban's expertise goes beyond just writing - he has also written several academic papers focused on the domain of motorsports.
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