Having ‘Ghosted’ NBA Star Jimmy Butler, Selena Gomez Once Raised Eyes Over Potential Romance with Neymar Jr.

Published 12/14/2022, 1:30 PM EST

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Jimmy Butler has established himself as a reputable star and a leader in the NBA. The six-time All-Star has been quite consistent with the Miami Heat since 2019. His arrival helped the Heat reach the NBA finals in 2020, and the team has made it to the playoffs every year during his three seasons at Miami. Butler’s on-court brilliance got him a great deal of attention from the entertainment industry and subsequently, rumors of him dating renowned singer Selena Gomez began to spread in 2020. However, Serena Gomez, who reportedly ‘ghosted’ Butler, once supposedly reignited her potential romance with soccer icon Neymar Jr.

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Rumors about Jimmy Butler dating Gomez began in November 2020, when they were spotted on a dinner date. Later in December, reports suggested that the duo were dating casually. However, there was no evidence about Butler and Gomez’s relationship as there were never pictured together. Eventually, Selena Gomez shot down the dating rumors back in March 2021.

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A few months later, a report claimed that the Miami Heat forward was ‘ghosted’ by Gomez. As per the source, “Selena Gomez. Her fling with Jimmy Butler is over that’s ended she ghosted him actually lol.”

Surprisingly, months after the rumors about Gomez ‘ghosting’ Jimmy Butler circulated, the music icon was linked with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr.

Did Selena Gomez date Neymar Jr. after ‘ghosting’ Jimmy Butler?

According to a 2021 report, Serena Gomez was once again linked to an athlete. There were rumors that Selena Gomez might have rekindled her bond with soccer star Neymar Jr.

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Meanwhile, Serena Gomez had been first linked with Neymar Jr. in 2016, when the pop star was spotted leaving a Midtown hotel in New York City with the Brazilian athlete. As per the report, “IG account Deuxmoi dropped some hints today about Selena dating an athlete, and it’s allegedly someone she dated in the past.”

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In the Instagram stories, the account claimed that Gomez was seen talking to a Brazilian athlete. She had been linked with him in the past. Incidentally, Neymar Jr. was the only Brazilian athlete who was previously linked to a rumor about dating the popular singer.

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However, rumors about Neymar Jr. dating Brazilian model Bruna Biancardi also circulated in 2021. Moreover, the PSG forward announced his engagement with Biancardi in January 2022, making his relationship public. Hence, the chatter about Selena Gomez dating Neymar Jr. eventually died down.

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Rohit Kumawat

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Rohit Kumawat is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing an MBA in Media and Business Management, Rohit holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been working as a Sports and Entertainment writer for over a year.
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