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‘Ghosted’ by Selena Gomez, Jimmy Butler-Shakira Dating Rumors Blossom Following Gerard Pique’s Ex’s Latest Gestures

Published 05/25/2023, 10:24 AM EDT

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In recent times, Shakira has been the talk of the town due to her surprising appearances at several sporting events. In the last two months, she has attended two Jimmy Butler – NBA games, along with the Miami Grand Prix. However, after attending the NBA games, a new set of rumors has started to emerge on the internet.

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There could be something cooking between the Colombian icon and the NBA veteran. While the internet already speculates a secret bond between Tom Cruise and Shakira, the singer is stuck in yet another controversy.

In the case of Butler, after Selena Gomez once ghosted him, the NBA star’s name is now used in the same sentence as Shakira.


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Could something be cooking between Shakira and Jimmy Butler?

Shakira and her kids recently went to watch Miami Heat’s fourth game against Boston Celtics. While the final result turned out to be a disappointing one, the fans had their attention elsewhere. The Waka–Waka singer was quite active on her social media during the game. During the match, she strolled to the front rows and recorded a snippet of herself at the arena.

However, the night didn’t end too well for Miami Heat and their fans. The Latin American singer and her children also left the arena a little earlier than usual. They seem to be Miami Heat fans, as Milan and Sasha both sported official merchandise. This isn’t the first time that Shakira has attended a Heat game. Previously, she witnessed Butler’s masterclass comeback against Chicago Bulls.


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However, the fans noticed some serious development on social media after the game. The Colombian icon surprisingly followed the NBA veteran on Instagram. Quite quickly, Butler reciprocated the action. It is safe to say that both sets of fanbase have gone berserk after the two of them followed each other on Instagram.

This isn’t Jimmy Butler’s first time with a major superstar on a news headline. However, it seemingly didn’t end well for him the last time.

Selena Gomez once ghosted Jimmy Butler!


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Back in 2020, Butler was still in Miami Heat itself. After a noteworthy NBA season, the basketballer’s on-court brilliance went viral all across the internet. These headlines reportedly caught Selena Gomez’s attention. At that time, several reports suggested that they are in a relationship. However, the singer reportedly ‘ghosted’ Butler to rekindle her relationship with Neymar Jr.

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While the paparazzi once pictured them on a dinner date, the two of them were ‘causally dating’, as per reports. Eventually, the ever-famous singer denied any potential dating rumors with the NBA star in March 2021. Currently, everyone is still coming to terms with the Shakira – Butler combination. However, the NBA veteran might need to tread lightly considering the singer’s public feud with Gerard Pique.


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Daniel D'Cruz


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Daniel D'Cruz is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, with a degree in Mass Media studies. He brings a wealth of experience to his writing, having published over 500 articles that cover everything from the dramatic sagas in the world of football to the latest happenings in the entertainment industry. Daniel is a die-hard football fan who has a deep-rooted passion for the game.
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