SHAKIRA is said not to be bothered “whatsoever” by her 13-year gap with NBA star Jimmy Butler.
An insider shared that the NBA ace makes the pop star “smile,” just days after they were spotted at the Novikov Restaurant & Bar in London, presumably on a date.
The pair were pictured leaving the restaurant just two minutes apart after they were reportedly getting “cosy” as they enjoyed sushi and cocktails together at the exclusive Italian restaurant in Mayfair.
And now an insider has revealed the Colombian pop star is enjoying spending time with Butler and is not bothered at all about their age difference.
The source told Us Weekly: “They have been out a few times, but things are very new and it’s too early to tell if there’s long-term potential there.
“Jimmy makes Shakira smile, and she feels happy spending time with him.”
The outlet reports Shakira’s sons Milan 9, and Sasha, 7 have been “longtime fans” of the athlete.
The source added that the duo “have only known each other for a short while, and just recently started following each other on social media.”
Shakira and Butler were first linked after the Colombian singer was spotted courtside during last month’s NBA Finals.
It appears that it all started when the Hips Don’t Lie star posted a video of herself cheering for theat a game.
The pair began following each other on Instagram following the game, with Butler recently liking aof the singer after she wowed at .
It comes amid rumours the singer is secretly dating F1 star Lewis Hamilton, 38 as she has been spotted in a series of outings together following her messy split from footballer ex Pique.
The pop star has been pictured watching Hamilton race several times this season.
Only last week, Shakira watched from the Mercedes team’s VIP area as the seven-times champ sped to a podium finish on his home circuit at Silverstone.
She was pictured beaming at the Spanish Grand Prix last month as she cheered the Mercedes driver to second place.
Afterwards he was snapped with his arm round her waist as they had cocktails with friends in Barcelona.
In May, Shakira also watchedrace in Miami – her new home town since moving to the US earlier this year.