Is Selena Gomez Dating Basketball Star Jimmy Butler?
Romance rumors are swirling about Selena Gomez!
According to The Miami Herald, Gomez, 28, was reportedly seen having dinner with Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler, 31, at Lucien in New York City last month.
One Twitter user noted that the dinner “seemed like a date.”
Another source confirmed to E! News that Selena and Jimmy have hung out “a few times,” adding, “Jimmy asked her to go to dinner and they had a great time," adds the source. "It's very casual and she's open to seeing where things go, but isn't settling down just yet."
The insider noted that Selena is “keeping her options open but has been on a few dates with Jimmy and thinks he's a great guy."
According to the source, Selena is “more open to dating,” but has “loved being single.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gomez has been putting a priority on her health. The insider explained, “Selena has been very careful with her health this year and has barely left her quarantine bubble. She's been extremely busy working from home on her new beauty line and is very proud to have launched that during a pandemic. She's been enjoying cooking at home and only seeing a select few friends and family members regularly."
In September, Gomez opened up on her dating life. She told YouTube star NikkieTutorials, “It’s hard [to find a man] in quarantine.”
Despite her comment, she said it was “not an invitation” to pursue her. She elaborated, “It’s just funny that I release things that say I want a boyfriend and stuff… and I’m like, ‘I didn’t really mean it, though.’ Guys are a lot of work.”
Earlier this year, Gomez shared her take on dating in Hollywood. During an interview on Apple Music's “Beats 1,” she told Zane Lowe, “It always seems to be within a little bubble, and it's because it's safe, right? You're wanting someone to understand what you're going through. You're almost wanting a counterpart of creativity as well, and it's interesting and fun."
Selena also pointed out that you could fall into the trap of “having a relationship for people” instead of for yourself. She explained, “There's almost this point where it's like, 'Oh, we're making it known that we're together.' You just need to decide, within our world, if it's for you or is it for show."
Over the years, Gomez has dated Justin Bieber and The Weeknd. Butler was last linked to model Kaitlin Nowak, the mother of his daughter Rylee, 1.
Amid the dating rumors, Nowak has unfollowed Gomez.