The entertainment industry always comes with a dose of talent and a splash of celebrity gossip and romance speculations. The most recent subject of such conjecture is Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler and international music sensation Shakira. Rumors about the two possibly being in a romantic relationship have swirled since they were spotted hanging out together.
However, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Jimmy Butler finally broke his silence on the rumors, shedding light on the nature of their relationship.
The 34-year-old NBA star, known for his skills on the basketball court, is no stranger to the spotlight. Similarly, Shakira, who has captured hearts worldwide with her music and captivating performances, has long been a fixture in the public eye. When two such high-profile individuals are seen together, it’s only natural for speculation to arise.
Butler was straightforward when addressing the rumors about his alleged romance with Shakira. He emphasized, “She’s an incredible human being and an incredible talent, but you never know what people are doing, so people just make stuff up.”
The NBA star clarified that their friendship and Shakira’s residence in Miami do not automatically equate to a romantic relationship. He made a point of mentioning Shakira’s sons, Milan and Sasha, ages 9 and 7, respectively, whom she shares with her ex-partner, Gerard Piqué. Butler noted, “Just because people hang out doesn’t mean anybody’s dating. But it gives everybody something to talk about, so y’all take it, and y’all run with it. She’s very, very cool, and that’s all I got!”
Shakira’s personal life has been a topic of interest in recent months
In June 2022, she and Gerard Piqué, the father of her two sons, Milan and Sasha, confirmed their separation after 11 years together. In a joint statement, they expressed their commitment to prioritizing their children’s well-being and requested privacy during this challenging time.