Tinash and Ben Simmons

Tinashe has confirmed she is dating NBA phenom Ben Simmons. The up-and-coming R&B singer and the Philadelphia 76ers sniper raised eyebrows on social media after exchanging a number of flirty messages.

Ben, 21, most recently commented on a sexy Instagram snap of Tinashe posing in a black corset on a bed.

"Where's bae," she captioned Monday's boudoir photo, prompting Simmons to reply, "Charlotte," as his team prepared to face the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina on Tuesday. He added a smiley face emoji and another featuring heart-shaped eyes.

Tinashe was quizzed about the romance speculation during a night out in West Hollywood on Wednesday. She smiled at the mention of Simmons' name.

"That's my lil' boo thang," the 25-year-old told a TMZ cameraman, confirming that Simmons is her boyfriend.

Tinashe previously hinted at the relationship during a recent radio interview, when she named the hotshot rookie as her favorite 76ers player.

Photos by Hollywood To You / BACKGRID, Instagram.com

  • GeorgiaH

    She's finalllllllllly figured out how get her name trending for something positive.... I still need to see them together and him confirm this, though.

  • tintin

    they suit each other

  • You Could Never

    the hotshot rookie
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    He is not a rookie. Got drafted in 2016 I think

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    They are a cute couple.

  • Vegas1989

    She still can't dress for nothing..I need to be her stylist and lay out her clothes at night....LOL....And tell her that she bet not come out the house looking Frumpy like my coworkers....LOL...Only if I can video tape these peeps on what they be coming to work in...LOL

  • KLo

    who/what?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She's 25, he's only 21 and has women/groupies throwing themselves at him all over the country...?
    Sorry, I cant see this lasting.

  • JV

    That's true, he was drafted the year prior, but he -- like every promising rookie who plays for the '6ers it feels like – got injured and sat out his first year. So he technically counts as a rookie.

  • pure_rachet

    OMG those boobs and that outfit are horrible. I do like her stupid songs though lol.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. He's a favorite to win Rookie of the Year too.

  • JV

    Simmons gonna be good too. Either him or Burke for ROTY.

  • JV

    LOL I just said the same thing to you up there! Great minds, right?

  • JRock

    Where's bae? Um, he's chasing the next one. Relationships lived on social media do not work out. Oh, BTW. If you have to ask "where's bae" you already know you're not the one and he's already put you on the replacement list.

    Meanwhile in another city, the next bae is seated in VIP seats East carrying a fake Louie Button handbag, wearing a fake Gouchie 2 piece crop top pantsuit and luxuriating (for the cameras) in a fake weave from Ms. Ruth's house of reused weaves. And, Ms. Ruth's motto is "we leave the stinky resued smell in it and so that you don't have to beat the crap out of your head patting it when it itches, we throw in a back scratcher. Security, I'm going to need you to get those digits for me. Girl, bye.

  • leapyearpisces

    They look related.

  • kekeb

    Good for them. Hope they're happy!! She looks like Amanda Seales (Tiffany from Insecure).

  • Arrissasso

    Tinashe is talented but she is just “fetch” will never really pop. How does she breathe with them tatties always so pushed together and up so high all the time, let them breathe baby girl. I love going braless, it’s just so much more comfy.

  • Bonsai

    They make a hot couple. I hope it works out.

  • kekeb

    They're probably over their job.
    When you don't really wanna be there, it shows.
    Or they may be struggling financially and can't fix themselves up.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    bingo!

  • JV

    She does kinda.

  • JV

    Hows IT been looking on the Lakers, I haven’t seen any Lakergames in a while? He was complete butt in Cleveland, but if he gets healthy..

  • Yardgirl

    First thing I thought, they look like bro and sis, lol Good to know it's not just me! Must be that Pisces thing :)

  • Enoughsaid2020

    If your career is stalled, get a baller, or a Kardashian, and it gets people talking. Lol

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i think i’ve seen her on bet dancing really extra extremely hard in a music video. best of luck to these two.

    homegirl is PULLED UP, ain’t she? goodness.

  • SpillyNillie

    They're young and having fun! Wish I could go bike...

  • n1kk1a

    Who and who??

  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink

    Is it fun being negative? I need answers..

  • Coy little wink

    I wanna take some boudoir pics...

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this tickled me LMAO

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    it was funny thoooooooo

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    You roses know y'all have more shade than the beach at night!!!...i'm dying over here...

  • Coy little wink

    I know...I'm just being facetious

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    LMAO shady shady shady the whole damn lot of you

  • thrift.store.jungle

    this gif tho!!! ??

  • Quitedeliteful

    carrying a fake Louie Button handbag, wearing a fake Gouchie 2 piece crop top pantsuit and luxuriating (for the cameras) in a fake weave
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sunni_daze

    She was promoting her goodies and he took the bait. Gotta do something, her music damn sure aint getting no spins.

  • sunni_daze

    Step 1.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't know these two but they look cute together... I give it six months...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm I saw a clip from an interview that some rapper did, and in reference to Tinashe he said, "I really hate that bytch."

    Normally, I would be appalled. But, you could tell he meant it and I laughed. Apparently, she used to date one of his rap group members and he thinks the group broke up because of her. Whew, that thing was funny.

  • SweetTEE

    Im weak... I like her wack ass too...Aquarius was my joint lol

  • Kemi

    Lmao!!! Laughed so hard ? ???

  • SweetTEE

    me too homie...me too

  • SweetTEE

    Like it was said below..they literally look like siblings. Weird.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He's looked decent. Producing like 16 ppg in 25 mins per game. But he's not part of the Lakers long term plan after this season though, so I dont really pay much attention to him.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well they're both biracial, so I guess that might contribute to that..

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    "I give it six months"
    -----------------------------------------
    LMFAOOOOOOO I'm tryna can but I cant.

  • SweetTEE

    Naw, they basically have the same facial features. That may be why they are attracted to each other.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Panther Charleston

    Ain't never seen a situation work out too good when a woman refers to a grown, working man as her "lil boo thang." Ijs.

  • MsPam

    Didn’t she go out with Kyrie Irving?! Or am I mixed up?! ???

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Who??

  • Phyllis

    That was Kehlani.

  • Phyllis

    About time she got her come up.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Uh, no Ben. Who in the world is mentoring these kids?

  • Dahl

    She looks dragged out in these pics. I hope she doesn’t bring her shenanigans to Philly...

  • JRock

    CLW, relax. t's entertainment. We're serious when we're discussing serious topics. This is not even close to being a serious topic therefore it's entertaining! We're good though.

  • Coy little wink

    Of course hun...I'm just teasing you...I go in but you go IN ?

  • JRock

    Yea, I do. I'mma try to do better LOL. Have a good evening!

  • JRock

    Yep, me too and me 3. I have to stand in the corner a lot LOL.

  • MsPam

    LOL! I guess I cannot tell the difference between one biracial non talented singers from other.

  • leapyearpisces

    Yep, on top of....she is giving me a PROPERLY face-lifted, younger looking cuter younger sister of Tiny, but Tiny is the sexier older sister.
    Do you ever create "celebrity families" in your mind based off of looks? Like Raven Simone, and Lisa Rate USED to look related to me before Raven went AWOL. Jennifer Lewis, Dej Loaf, Jennifer Hudson, Angell Conwell all look like mother and daughters. I thought Amy Winehouse and Gina Gershon, and Eva Mendes look like cousins. I know...I am weird. I own it. LOLOLOL.

  • Ela

    This is true. This one female on fb in her 30's was calling her 30 year man her "Shawty." I didn't think that sat to well with him. Needless to say that relationship didn't last.

  • Smith Jane

    That top pic is not a good picture of her. She looks weirdly cock eyed.
    Tinashe ... lol. I literally have nothing to say. She’s 25 and hasn’t had her breakout yet. Sad to say, in her industry, she won’t get another opportunity and is already washed up. Welp.

  • Guest

    She favor Tiny Harris.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    She swerved Embiid or did he swerve her? lmaooo sometimes you gotta laugh at your own jokes

  • Don’t care

    I don’t care about her and I don’t know who he is. She was prettier when she first came out tho. Now she looks awful. He’s a cutie.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    ??

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Who said that ??

  • Harley

    Guess he's no longer with the Gonzalez twin

  • Harley

    Oh hail no she don't

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Good, cute couple

  • Cap

    ‘Louie Button’ ‘Gouchie’ ‘Reused weaves’ everything about this comment has me hollering down to the back scratcher

  • Cap

    Ever since Ben J accused Tinashe of ruining the New Boyz I can’t look at her the same ????

  • Queen B

    The New Boyz lol

  • Queen B

    The New Boyz lol I believe

  • Yardgirl

    Not weird at all!! I do it too?

  • Cap

    You are so creative how did you even come up with this LOL

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Im not surprised. Tinashe is a basic chic, she has no morals lol.. She could date anybody that she wants, but chose a rookie? ? He will be done with her before winter is over and she will look like a thirsty groupie lol.

  • Cap

    Her music been out for years now. I think she needs to just try rebranding one more time and if that doesn’t work, call it a day. I liked Tinashe’s independent projects prior to her signing with these labels. Her mixtape ‘In case we die’ is one of my favorites and she produced and wrote it all herself. If she probably stuck to that she would be further than where she is but she just has Justine Skye syndrome where she keeps putting out music but the shit is mediocre and corny

  • Cap

    Kehlani is the musty looking one. She doesn’t even look mixed to me. But with kehlani she does have a good voice and when she looks good, she looks GOODT

  • Cap

    Ben J from new boyz lmao that interview had me ctfu. Tinashe was supposedly dating the other 1/2 of new boyz who was called Legacy

  • sunni_daze

    I've heard one song on the radio here a few years back and it was lackluster to say the least.

  • Trace da Ace

    ummmm....I looked....checked twice....and nope....got zero fuks to give for this one....moving on--->

  • Karen Brady

    What does she sing? Kidding, don't tell me.. I don't care.

  • Dr.Rue

    Not nice..

  • Dr.Rue

    Kehlani is barely Black. Just claiming the biracial tag while it's popular...

  • Cap

    The 2 on song? Yeah that song was everywhere but still didn’t get her that far. Cardi B has done better than her lol

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Ok lol I got watch that

  • Rere

    she need a new stylist ASAP AND a hairdresser HER HAIRLINE IS WAY TO FAR BACK

  • JanusMaximus

    Never heard of her but she looks like a blonde Gloria Govan.

  • EMILY POST

    He is attractive ....The ends of her hair are cute.

  • MocaPretty

    she is shaped like a lowercase i...big head straight up and down body

  • sunni_daze

    That's the song and yes Cardi has.

  • Kita Williams

    I went looking for the interview from that quote alone LOL

  • Kita Williams

    bahahahahah "her stupid songs" I remember when migos first came out with No Label. I didn't understand NOT A WORD but I was boppin and felt so ashamed LOL