The internet is abuzz with rumors that the singer, 28, was spotted dining with Miami Heat player Jimmy Butler, per the Miami Herald and celebrity gossip Instagram account Deuxmoi.
The account first posted a screenshot of a user claiming to overhear the staff at French bistro Lucien in the East Village scrambling to accommodate Gomez and a crew of basketball players last month.
Another user later claimed, per a screenshot obtained by the Daily Mail, that Gomez was actually dining with Butler, 31, on what “seemed like a date.”
Butler was previously linked to model Kaitlin Nowak and they share a daughter, Rylee, 1. They seemed to be on good terms as recently as September as the model celebrated the Heat making the NBA finals.
Meanwhile, Gomez said in a September 2020 interview that her dating life was put on pause amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” she told YouTube star Nikkie Tutorials.
The “Rare” singer previously dated Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom and The Weeknd. Reps for Butler and Gomez didn’t immediately get back to us.