RUMOR: Jimmy Butler And Shakira Appear To Be Officially Dating After Sharing ‘Cozy’ Dinner Together

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is fresh off losing in the NBA Finals in June but he is back in the news in a huge way after he and pop icon Shakira were “looking cozy” inside a popular London restaurant. Per E! News, Butler’s security team escorted Shakira into her car shortly before the NBA All-Star left.

The “Whenever, Wherever” singer and the Miami Heat player were spotted at the Novikov Restaurant & Bar on July 12.


Split image of Jimmy Butler playing and Shakira dancing.

Shakira and Jimmy separately arrived at the eatery within minutes of one another, an eyewitness told E! News.

Shakira, 46, was said to be wearing navy cargo pants with black platform sandals while the 33-year-old Butler wore a charcoal gray tee and black athleisure pants.

This comes as shocking news as Shakira was reportedly romancing Formula 1 driver Hamilton just last month as rumors swirled around them.

This news also comes one year after Shakira’s highly-publicized split with Gerard Piqué, with whom she shares two sons. The former couple went their separate ways last June after 11 years together.

Shakira and Gerard confirmed to E! News in a joint statement. “For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy,” they said in a joint statement at the time. “Thank you for your understanding.”

Gerard has since found love again with Clara Chia Marti.

For Butler, he has only been connected to former ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols, but that has only been rumors on social media by trolls who would like to believe the two of them had a fling while in the NBA bubble back in Orlando in 2020.

E! News has reached out to reps for Shakira and Jimmy and has not heard back.