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May 15, 2024

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Shakira fuels dating rumors with NBA star Jimmy Butler in London after enjoying dinner together

Shakira ignited romance rumors with NBA star Jimmy Butler after enjoying a dinner date together at Novikov Restaurant & Bar in London on Wednesday evening.

The 46-year-old superstar and basketball player, 33, did their best to stay under the radar as they opted to arrive separately, but just ‘minutes apart’ shortly after 10 p.m.

Sparks must have flown between the pair as they remained inside the celebrity hotspot until 1:30 a.m., before parting ways to their respective cars.

An eyewitness told DailyMail.com that his security entourage helped Shakira’s ‘chauffeur driven car from the fire exit of the restaurant.’

The insider noted that they looked ‘cozy’ inside the restaurant as they ordered sushi and cocktails.

New romance? Shakira ignited romance rumors with NBA star Jimmy Butler after enjoying a dinner date together at Novikov Restaurant & Bar in London on Wednesday evening

New romance? Shakira ignited romance rumors with NBA star Jimmy Butler after enjoying a dinner date together at Novikov Restaurant & Bar in London on Wednesday evening

The 46-year-old superstar and basketball player, 33, did their best to stay under the radar as they opted to arrive separately, but just 'minutes apart' shortly after 10 p.m.

The 46-year-old superstar and basketball player, 33, did their best to stay under the radar as they opted to arrive separately, but just ‘minutes apart’ shortly after 10 p.m.

Dating again: Sparks must have flown between the pair as they remained inside the celebrity hotspot until 1:30 a.m., before parting ways to their respective cars

Dating again: Sparks must have flown between the pair as they remained inside the celebrity hotspot until 1:30 a.m., before parting ways to their respective cars

For her evening out, the mother-of-two wore a denim jumpsuit, pink lipstick and her golden mane styled in her trademark, voluminous curls. 

Butler looked handsome in a black t-shirt, velour pants and a pristine pair of white sneakers. 

He completed his casual ensemble with a gold watch and red bandana. 

In June, the Colombian singer watched Butler play at the 2023 NBA Finals at Kaseya Center in Miami as his team, the Miami Heat, took on the Denver Nuggets. 

After attending one of his games, the duo both began following each other on Instagram. 

She currently only follows 159 people on the social media platform, while he follows just 481 users on the app. 

Shakira has been romantically linked to Tom Cruise and Lewis Hamilton, since her split from longtime partner, Gerard Piqué.

The Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker and Spanish former soccer player, 36, share two sons, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. 

Smooth exit: An eyewitness told DailyMail.com that his security entourage helped Shakira's 'chauffeur driven car from the fire exit of the restaurant'

Smooth exit: An eyewitness told DailyMail.com that his security entourage helped Shakira’s ‘chauffeur driven car from the fire exit of the restaurant’

Romantic date night: The insider noted that they looked 'cozy' inside the restaurant as they ordered sushi and cocktails

Romantic date night: The insider noted that they looked ‘cozy’ inside the restaurant as they ordered sushi and cocktails

Looking good! For her evening out, the mother-of-two wore a denim jumpsuit, pink lipstick and her golden mane styled in her trademark, voluminous curls

Looking good! For her evening out, the mother-of-two wore a denim jumpsuit, pink lipstick and her golden mane styled in her trademark, voluminous curls

Meanwhile, Butler, who is 13 years Shakira’s junior, has a daughter, named Rylee, from his past relationship with model Kaitlin Nowak. 

It was previously reported Shakira was in a ‘love triangle’ with Lewis and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise.

Racing driver Lewis has been spotted with the singer numerous times since her split from ex-partner Gerard Piqué, 36, last year.

As well as enjoying boat trips together with pals in Miami the pair also dined in Barcelona after Lewis’ second place at the country’s Grand Prix last month.

But according to the Mirror, action star Tom, 60, had his ‘pride dented’ after Shakira seemingly rejected his advances to globe trot with ‘buddy’ Lewis.

Cool guy: Butler looked handsome in a black t-shirt, velour pants and a pristine pair of white sneakers

Cool guy: Butler looked handsome in a black t-shirt, velour pants and a pristine pair of white sneakers

Looking sharp: He completed his casual ensemble with a gold watch and red bandana

Looking sharp: He completed his casual ensemble with a gold watch and red bandana

A source told the publication that the Top Gun star believed he and the singer ‘had incredible chemistry and taking it as a slam dunk they’d be dating in no time’.

Meanwhile another source told Radar Online: ‘It was a huge dent to Tom’s ego, it stung all the more because he considers Lewis a buddy.’

According to Us Weekly, the singer finds the rumours ‘hilarious’ and despite having a ‘fun’ time with Tom when they met at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami, she has no plans to take things further.

The rumour mill went into overdrive when the pair were photographed together at the sporting event, with sources claiming that the A-list actor ‘is extremely interested in pursuing’ Shakira.

Back on the market: It was previously reported Shakira was in a 'love triangle' with Lewis Hamilton and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise

Back on the market: It was previously reported Shakira was in a ‘love triangle’ with Lewis and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise

Better luck next time, Tom! According to the Mirror, action star Tom, 60, had his 'pride dented' after Shakira seemingly rejected his advances to globe trot with 'buddy' Lewis Hamilton

Better luck next time, Tom! according to the Mirror action star Tom, 60, had his ‘pride dented’ after Shakira seemingly rejected his advances to globe trot with ‘buddy’ Lewis Hamilton

It's over! Shakira is focusing on parenting Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven after her 11-year relationship with Gerard Pique came to an end in June last year

It’s over! Shakira is focusing on parenting Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven after her 11-year relationship with Gerard Pique came to an end in June last year

However, an insider has now revealed: ‘Shakira had a great time hanging out with Tom at F1 but she has no interest in dating him.’

They went on to explain that the singer is currently taking a dating break after her 11-year relationship with Pique came to an end in June, 2022.

The insider continued: ‘Tom was really nice and she enjoyed his company, but she isn’t focused on dating him or anybody else at the moment. She has a lot on her plate and is focused on her kids and career for now.

‘Shakira has seen the online rumors that Tom has been courting her — and how fans are chiming in with their opinions — but she thinks it’s hilarious because it’s just not true. She had a fun time when they chatted, but that’s as far as things have gone.’