SportsShakira's rumored new love: Iconic singer reportedly dating ex-football star Julian Edelman

Shakira's rumored new love: Iconic singer reportedly dating ex‑football star Julian Edelman

In the picture: Niccolo Gausti
In the picture: Niccolo Gausti
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8:33 AM EST, February 14, 2024

In June 2022, the world was shocked by news of Shakira and Gerard Pique's breakup. Their highly-discussed relationship ended after 12 years, with the famed singer stating that the reason was infidelity by the Barcelona player. Two children were the result of their union. Their split occurred amidst a scandal, and in 2023, Shakira even penned a diss track about her ex-partner.

Pique began a relationship with Clara Chía Marti soon after his breakup. Meanwhile, many rumors linked Shakira with celebrities, making newspaper headlines. Suggestions were made that the popular singer was in a relationship with renowned actor Tom Cruise and F1 icon Lewis Hamilton, among others.

The Sun recently reported on Shakira's love life. The popular tabloid revealed that she was seen celebrating her 47th birthday in the company of former American football player Julian Edelman. The 37-year-old retired from his professional career in 2020 after a 12-season stint with the New England Patriots.

The Sun's sensational reports highlighted the rumors of Shakira's alleged affair, making headlines and prompting the world's largest media outlets to weigh in. The controversy is amplified due to Edelman's previous media relationships.

The retired athlete previously dated Brazilian actress and Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. Edelman also has a 7-year-old daughter with Swedish model Ella Rose.

Shakira and Edelman have not yet confirmed the rumors, but if they are indeed a couple, the iconic singer and the American football star could become one of the most high-profile relationships in the world.

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