Rumors are swirling around Colombian singer Shakira’s love life, suggesting she might be dating former NFL player Julian Edelman following her recent split from Gerard Pique
This speculation coincides with the frenzy surrounding another power couple in the worlds of pop and sports: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
Are singer Shakira and NFL player Julian Edelman dating as both are spotted partying together
The rumors gained momentum after Shakira posted a series of photos from her 47th birthday celebration, including one featuring herself and American former football player Julian Edelman.
Shakira con Edelman, lo apruebo. 🤠 pic.twitter.com/mWO9bl7Tcg
— AndroShak (@DiAndrotoro) February 3, 2024
In the snapshot, Edelman, 37, and the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer were seen standing together, arms around each other, smiling at the camera in black and white. Fans of both Shakira and Edelman are now abuzz with curiosity about the nature of their relationship. However, the dating reports are just rumors for now with nothing officially confirmed by the two.
Edelman’s Age & Children
Edelman, a three-time Super Bowl winner, retired from the NFL in April 2021 after 12 seasons with the New England Patriots. He has a seven-year-old daughter.
Recently, during an episode of Mythical Kitchen’s Last Meals, Edelman mentioned his admiration for Taylor Swift and how her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce supposedly elevated the profile of the league.
Interestingly, Edelman happens to be the same age as Shakira’s ex-partner, Spanish former footballer Gerard Pique.
Shakira’s Ex-Partner’s & Children
Shakira and Pique, who have two children together, announced their separation in June 2022 after more than a decade together.
Their split has been marked by ups and downs, with Shakira subtly addressing their relationship in her songs while Pique moved on with his new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, who is 25 years old.
Both parties have spoken publicly about the challenges of their breakup, with Pique emphasizing his commitment to their children.
Last year in June, it was reported that Shakira was romantically linked with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, 39. The pair were spotted together at various events, including the F1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, and the 2023 Grand Prix in Miami.
Additionally, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, 61, was rumored to have expressed interest in Shakira, even sending her flowers after flirting with her at the Grand Prix. However, Shakira reportedly turned down Cruise’s advances, which was said to have bruised his ego.
Shakira has been candid about her emotional journey since her split from Pique, revealing in interviews her feelings of betrayal and her belief in lifelong commitment. Despite her disappointment, she remains hopeful, drawing inspiration from her parents’ enduring love.