Back in the dating game. Shakira and Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton were seemingly entering the early stages of a relationship, multiple outlets reported following her split from longtime boyfriend Gerard Piqué. Shakira and Lewis had been spotted together a few times in 2023, leading many fans to suspect they started dating. That being said, the award-winning singer has been spotted with other men and has seemingly moved on to a NBA star. Shakira and Gerard share two sons, Milan and Sasha.
Is Shakira Dating Lewis Hamilton?
Shakira and Lewis first sparked dating rumors in May 2023, when they were seen on a boat together with some friends in Miami after the Grand Prix. A few weeks later, Shakira showed up to support Lewis in the F1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, where he drove for Mercedes.
After the event, Shakira and Lewis went out for dinner with some friends, including Fai Khadra, Daniel Caesar and Mustafa. Mustafa shared a photo from the outing on his Instagram Story, in which Lewis could be seen sitting next to Shakira with his arm around her waist.
On June 8, a source told People that Shakira and Lewis were in the early stages of a romance, revealing that they’re being “fun and flirty.”
“They’re spending time together and in the ‘getting to know you’ stage,” the source added.
Shakira continued to spur dating rumors when she attended the British Grand Prix on July 9, cheering on England native Lewis as he finished in third place in his home race.
Reps for Shakira and Lewis did not immediately respond to Life & Style‘s request for comment.
Is Shakira Dating Tom Cruise?
Lewis isn’t the only man sparking relationship rumors with Shakira recently. While attending the Miami F1 Grand Prix, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer was spotted chatting with Tom Cruise. Rumors swirled that Shakira and Tom were dating. However, a source told Us Weekly that Shakira wasn’t interested in Tom in that way.
“Shakira had a great time hanging out with Tom at F1 but she has no interest in dating him,” the source shared. “He 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.”
Is Shakira Dating Jimmy Butler?
Shakira and the Miami Heat star were spotted together in early July during a dinner date in London.
“They have been out a few times, but things are very new and it’s too early to tell if there’s long-term potential there,” a source told Us Weekly of the rumored new couple.
“Jimmy makes Shakira smile, and she feels happy spending time with him,” the insider continued, adding that their age gap “doesn’t bother” the Colombia native.
The following month, a different source told the outlet that the pair have gotten “progressively closer.”
“Jimmy makes Shakira smile, and she’s really enjoying getting to know him on a deeper level,” the insider dished.
What Has Shakira Said About Her Split From Gerard?
Shakira and Gerard officially called it quits in June 2022, sharing a joint statement to announce the news.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the statement read. “For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we request respect for (our) privacy. Thank you for your understanding.”
Shakira met Barcelona Football Club Gerard in 2010 when participated in a music video she filmed for the World Cup. They confirmed their relationship in 2011. Shakira and Gerard never got married, but they welcomed Milan in 2013 and Sasha in 2015.
Following the split, Spanish media reported that Gerard had allegedly cheated on Shakira. While she did not address any affairs directly, Shakira did open up about the split in a September 2022 interview with Elle. The singer revealed she was going through the “most difficult” and “darkest hours” of her life as she coped with the breakup.
“It’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids,” Shakira said. “I’ve tried to conceal the situation in front of my kids. I try to do it and to protect them, because that’s my No. 1 mission in life. But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?”