Here's What's Really Going on Between Selena Gomez and NBA Star Jimmy Butler

Selena Gomez isn't getting in a serious relationship just yet, according to a source. However, the singer has hung out with the NBA player a "few times." Find out more about the duo below.

By Alyssa Morin Dec 02, 2020 2:15 AMTags
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New couple alert? Not so fast!

Selena Gomez recently sparked romance rumors with Miami Heat player Jimmy Butler after they were spotted grabbing dinner, according to the Miami Herald.

While the duo has yet to publicly address the speculation surrounding their last sighting together, a source confirms to E! News that the pop star has hung out with the NBA star "a few times."

As the source put things, Selena is "keeping her options open but has been on a few dates with Jimmy and thinks he's a great guy."

"They hung out a few times while Selena was in New York City. 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."

Per the source, the 28-year-old singer "is currently single but has recently been more open to dating."

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The insider notes "her friends want to set her up all the time but she has loved being single."

Aside from not seriously being with anyone in the last couple of years, the source also points out Selena has been extra cautious about dating in 2020. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Dead Don't Die actress has prioritized her health, especially since she has lupus.

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"Selena has been very careful with her health this year and has barely left her quarantine bubble," the source shares, adding, "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."

If the Rare Beauty founder decides to make things official with Jimmy, it will mark the first time in a couple of years that she's been in a serious relationship. As fans of the former Disney Channel star will recall, she was in an on-again, off-again romance with Justin Bieber.

The music sensations called it quits for good in the spring of 2018. A few months later, the "Sorry" singer would shock the world by marrying Hailey Baldwin (now Hailey Bieber) in a New York City courthouse in September 2018.

Prior to reconciling things with Justin, Selena dated The Weeknd in 2017.


Earlier this year, Selena opened up about her ex-boyfriends and what it's really like to date celebrities.

"If I can be honest, it is so cliché, it's just, everyone dates everyone," the Rare singer told Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 in January. "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."

But she explained that you end up "having a relationship for people" and "not even for yourself." As she put it, "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."