NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Julian Edelman attends the annual charity day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund on September 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Now THIS is a couple no one saw coming. The world has been watching Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift fall in love this past NFL season. So no one has been paying attention to this potential new couple. Rumor coming from The Sun is that former New England Patriot wide receiver Julian Edelman is dating Shakira. Let’s take a deep dive into the validity of these rumors.

The story was published in The Sun yesterday (2/13) and there is one piece of photo evidence. Edelman and Shakira together at her 47th birthday party recently. Witnesses say Julian had his hands all over her while the picture was taken. Now this seems to be the only piece of evidence but it was enough for fans of both stars to speculate. This would be the first relationship for Shakira since her awful split from her ex Gerard Pique who coincidentally is the same age as Julian. In case you’re wondering, Julian has a 7 year old daughter and Shakira has 2 kids that she shares with Pique.

Now we know that simply taking a photo together by no means qualifies for them being in a relationship but we can only wonder. What would be the other reason Julian attends a mega star singer’s birthday, seemingly alone? We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of our other favorite NFL stars dating celebrities.

  • Odell Beckham Jr. and Kim Kardashian

    These two have been rumored to be dating for months. It sort of was confirmed after they were seen getting cozy at the Super Bowl and after parties together. Kim hasn’t really dated publicly since her break up from Pete Davidson. Odell was recently linked to model Lauren Wood.

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  • Braxton Berrios and Alix Earle

    Berrios is a wide receiver from the Miami Dolphins and he’s dating TikTok star Alix Earle. The two confirmed their relationship after meeting last year. Berrios was dating Sophia Culpo who alleged that he cheated on her with Earle. They were at the Super Bowl together.

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  • Russell Wilson and Ciara

    Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos has been married to Ciara since 2016. They started dating in 2015 after Ciara’s nasty breakup with Future. They have 3 kids together and Ciara and Future share a child together. They seem extremely happy together.

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  • Josh Allen and Hailee Steinfeld

    Josh Allen of the Bills and Hailee Steinfeld have been rumored to be dating since last year. They were spotted together several times over Memorial Day weekend. Josh was previously with Brittany Williams. They have yet to make their public debut.

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  • Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo

    Christian of course just played in the Super Bowl with the 49ers and his girlfriend Olivia was with him all the way. The former Miss Universe has been posting videos and photos with her boo Christian for years. The couple got engaged last year.

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  • Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens

    Jonathan plays for the Green Bay Packers. He and Simone have been IG official since 2020. They got engaged two years later. The two got married last year. They got married a second time in Cabo.

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