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Few people outside of tennis circles has ever heard of Naomi Osaka's boyfriend, rapper YBN Cordae. And most still haven't heard his music.

In fact, Naomi is tired of people asking her what he does for a living.

After Naomi defeated Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2021 Australian Open and clinch her 4th grand slam title, she took to Instagram to plug Cordae's music for tennis fans.

Naomi shared a video clip of herself wearing a Lakers jacket and holding her new trophy. A track can be heard playing over the video.

Cordae wrote in the comments, "That unreleased tho [sic]."

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During a recent interview with GQ magazine, Naomi revealed she hears Cordae's music before his fans.

She said she had to do a lot of begging before he would let her hear his music.

"I had to do a lot of pleases. 'Please, sir, can I just please listen to your song?' Eventually, he let me listen to his music, which I feel really grateful and honored about, to be honest. He's a perfectionist, and I think that's sort of what I am too. So maybe that's why we get along."

Cordae added, "She's musically inclined, though. She has a good ear. I don't really trust too many people's ear like that. You get what I'm saying? She has a widespread ear. And that's the way she thinks as well: worldwide."

Naomi and Cordae, both 23, started dating in 2019, months after she won her first grand slam title, defeating Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open Championship.

In a recent interview, Naomi said Cordae had never heard of her or her tennis achievements when they first met.
 

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Khloe Kardashian is playing coy about the status of her relationship with baby daddy Tristan Thompson after showing off a huge diamond engagement ring online.

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reality TV star shared a close up snap of her buttocks as she posed on her knees by an outdoor pool, wearing a pair of ankle boots from her new Good American shoe line.
 

She captioned the picture: "New @goodamerican shoes are dropping 2.25."

But it wasn't the fancy footwear that caught her Instagram followers' eyes -- it was the giant pear-shaped rock perched on her left ring finger. The boulder was on full display as she rested her perfectly-manicured paw on her derriere.

Fans were quick to speculate about the real purpose of Khloe's post, with one writing, "Is this her way of letting us know she's engaged?!" Another commented, "Ain't nobody lookin at those boots, hunny. We are looking at that RING!!!!"

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Khloe, 36, has yet to address the new ring, but it appears to be the same piece of jewelry she was first spotted wearing on Christmas Day 2020, when she visited her baby daddy Tristan in Massachusetts, after he signed to the Boston Celtics.

She made the trip from her home in Los Angeles with the on/off couple's two-year-old daughter True Thompson, who they co-parented while living under the same roof during the coronavirus shutdown.

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Khloe's social media reveal emerges just days after 40-year-old Kim Kardashian claimed her little sister was worried about what fans will think if she publicly reunites with Tristan.

Khloe and Tristan, 29, famously split following his cheating scandal in 2018.

The couple reunited, but called it quits again in February, 2019, after the NBA star was caught on camera kissing Jordyn Woods, the former personal assistant to Khloe's youngest half-sister, Kylie Jenner.

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Speaking to Tristan in a teaser for this week's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" episode, Kim said, "I don't even think it's up to her anymore about getting over the past things that you guys have been through. I think it's just mostly what other people are gonna think. I think she's totally fine, otherwise she wouldn't be hanging out with you 24/7."

Tristan agreed, replying, "She's carrying a suitcase of other people's opinions and thoughts."

Khloe was previously married to retired basketball player, Lamar Odom, from 2009 until their divorce was eventually finalized in 2016.

"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" was canceled in 2020.

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Megan Thee Stallion confirmed her relationship with fellow rapper Pardison Fontaine.

The 26-year-old rap star updated her relationship status during an Instagram Live, confirming she is dating the 31-year-old Capricorn.

She giggled like a schoolgirl about his skills in bed.

"Yeah, he my boyfriend. He too fine - and he big, I like that. The Internet is so trash. We was in the bed and I was like, let's take a break. Let's revisit this..."

"But no, he is so perfect and he would never do anything to hurt me," she added.

Famous last words. Megan is not exactly submissive or obedient. She has a way of bringing out the savage nature in men.

Pardison first hinted at their romance earlier this month when he shared details of his Valentine's gifts for "WAP" star Megan on Instagram.

Captioning the post, "Sometimes you just gotta do the most," he shared pictures of a private jet full of flowers, along with a snap of Megan lying on a bed of roses, with rose petals on the floor.

Megan also defended Pardison amid speculation over an incident recorded in a previous Instagram Live video, in which a man was heard yelling for her to come out of a room.

She said: "I don't be liking some of the stuff on the internet. People don't know what the hell they talking about, they just be saying anything.

"I didn't like what they was trying to say about Pardi. Cause he is so calm and so sweet. And very, you know. That's my boo. And I really like him!" ... "Y'all not about to play with my man. He don't even be doing nothing to nobody. Yeah, he my boyfriend. He probably on his live blushing. Okay, let me get off. But yeah, stop playing with him."

Megan is set to graduate from college soon. She plans to open an assisted living facility for the elderly.
 

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Sorry, ladies. Kodak Black has been taken off the market by a fellow "rapper" named Mellow Rackz.

The ex-con, who was recently released from prison, announced his surprise engagement on Instagram.

According to a social media post, Kodak arranged for a plane to fly by her home with the message "Might as well marry me Melody. I love u" on the back.

A video shared by Rackz on social media showed the plane, Kodak holding a box containing a giant diamond ring, and then Mellow wearing the ring as she hugged her husband-to-be.

The 19-year-old also confirmed she was engaged by sharing a picture of herself and Black, government name Bill Kapri, swapping spit on Instagram. She captioned the image: "Mrs. Kapri. I said yes."

Although she is reportedly a rapper, there are no YouTube videos of her music, nor does she have any singles on Spotify or any other streaming service.

Her Instagram account is stocked with photos of her showing off jewelry and handbags with no source of steady income.

In one typo-filled post, she wrote: "Before you speak on me that I'm self-made been touched ms and I purchased all my jewellery and I purchased all jewellery, 230k on the patek, 80k on my AP, 100k on my neck [sic]."

She continued: "I own three cars, I'm 19 years old. I don't need nobody for s**t. You got a problem, talk to god abut it."

The engagement news comes as a shock to fans. Just last week he was wooing rapper JT of City Girlz.

He allegedly bought JT an $80,000 Patek wristwatch and a room full of handbags and roses on Valentine's Day.
 

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In every relationship one person loves the other partner more. That fact was evident when Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara participated in GQ magazine's pre-Valentine’s Day "Modern Love" relationship issue.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his pop singer-turned homemaker wife participated in "The Couples' Quiz" in which each partner asks the other questions about themselves that their partner should know.

"What's my biggest fear?" Russell asked Ciara, who responds, "Is it L-O-S-I-N...?" But before she could spell out the word "losing," Russell said, "Yes, losing you."

READ ALSO: 11 Signs That Your Partner Loves You More Than You Love Them

Russell's female fans swooned over his undying devotion to his wife. But the men on one forum had a different perspective on Russell's answer.

Some men referred to the effeminate quarterback as a "simp" who is more in love with his wife than she is with him.

"If i was his parent i would have a stern talking with him. Ol simpy mcsimp [sic]," wrote one commenter on the male-domination forum theColi.com.

"Yeah, that brother is starving," wrote another commenter.

Another commenter gave a more detailed analysis, noting that Russell "leveled up" to Ciara.

"Russell seems like a good guy, but she has his nose wide open," writes Crude Superstar.

"You can tell he didn't have anything near her caliber before he became this all pro football player and one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL.

What's funny about that is Ciara isn't anything special. She might have a dynamite personality, but chances are he just leveled up and she also realized that she isn't getting anything better than him either so she's on her absolute best behavior.

Going from a guy like Future to Russell must be like daylight and dark."

 

 

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez looked totally unbothered while arriving at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida on Sunday.

The couple attended the big game days after the news broke that Alex had a brief, emotional Zoom fling with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, 31.

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J-Lo, 51, covers the March 2021 issue of Allure magazine. The mom-of-4 revealed how she and the former Yankees star "prioritized" their relationship last year.

"I miss being creative and running on 150," she says of the quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. "But Alex, of all people, was like, 'I love it. I love being at home. I love doing my Zooms. I love knowing the kids are there, and you’re there all the time.'"

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J-Lo confessed that they sought couples therapy last year amid the coronavirus lockdown.

"It has been actually really good," Lopez continues. "We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy. I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship."

J-Lo likely wasn't aware that Alex was spending his quarantine Zooming with another woman.

A-Rod didn't get to second base with Madison (pun intended), but his fiancée should be concerned that he at least tried to slide into second base with Madison.

Maybe that's why Lopez delayed the wedding -- because she knew Alex, 45, wasn't ready to commit.

"We had been planning for months and months and months, and [the wedding] was overseas," she says. "Maybe that wasn't the right time. You start thinking of all of these things -- how everything has its kind of perfect, divine moment."

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Rumors are running rampant that Michael B. Jordan paid Atlanta socialite Lori Harvey for discrete beard services.

These rumors have cropped up about Lori before. Lori's beard services are legendary. The 24-year-old has a history of briefly dating effeminate rappers, music moguls, and pro athletes.

Rumors have plagued Jordan for his entire career. Then there's this from a young man on TikTok:

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Internet sleuths claim the paparazzi is paid to leak photos of Jordan, 33, and Lori to the Instagram blogs to improve his public image -- particularly among Black women who despise him for certain comments he made back in the day.

The sleuths also point to Jordan's body language in the photos as proof that he is not that into her.

They're saying the couple is going overboard with all the trips, vacation photos and public displays of affection. It all looks absolutely staged, they say.

But, according to the actor's rep, there is no deception or beard services: just a young couple that is really in love.

The rep told HollywoodLife that the paparazzi pictures do seem a bit excessive, but "Love is in the air."

"No one should anticipate an engagement between Lori and Michael this year, although it would not be a bad thing. But, they are enjoying being a couple, traveling and celebrating birthdays together. Things are really positive between them both and they have a really deep connection. They both respect each other’s work ethic as well. Michael would like more privacy and will not be talking about his relationship much or at all, but to say it’s going well would be a drastic understatement. Love is definitely in the air for them both."

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Gucci Mane is a father of two, after his wife Keyshia Ka'oir gave birth to their first child together.

The 40-year-old rapper shared the happy news on his Instagram page, while revealing the unusual name they chose for their son.

Gucci shared a photo from Keyshia's baby shower, which he captioned:

"My wife just gave me a 7lb 1 oz baby boy his name ICE DAVIS 12/23/20 thank you MrsDavis, he’s here!!!!!!!"

Keyshia, real name Keisha Watson, shared the same news on her own Instagram page, adding: "OMG he is soooooo darn CUTE & PERFECT."

Ice is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2017. Keyshia, 41, is the mother of a grown son and two grown daughters, while Gucci has a special needs son from a previous relationship.
 

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Keshia Knight Pulliam is engaged to boyfriend Brad James, and she couldn't be happier.

James, 39, put a ring on it after proposing to 41-year-old The Cosby Show star in Atlanta, earlier this month. The couple dated for just over a year.

According to People magazine, James presented Keshia with a custom diamond eternity band made by Fevzi, of Aydin & Co. Jewelers, a rep for the actress confirmed to the news outlet. After which the newly engaged couple celebrated with immediate family, including daughter Ella, 3.

"Keshia and Brad are excited to find their happily ever after," her rep added.

Keshia posted a photo of herself, Brad and her daughter on Instagram. "I said Yes!!" she wrote in the caption, along with heart and ring emojis.

"LOVE YOU @mrbradjames !!!! This is my favorite photo from our magical engagement dinner. My desire is a lifetime and beyond filled with love & family. My heart is so filled with joy!! So excited to continue to choose each other & our family every day.

Thank you for helping us share the good news @people & thank you to everyone who made this day possible. Oh.... Now make sure you go VOTE GA!!!!!"

James, who is best known for his role as Todd in Tyler Perry's sitcom For Better or For Worse, has also appeared on Netflix's Outer Banks and on the UMC series A House Divided.

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The couple met on the set of the TV movie Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta in 2019, and soon became closerthanthis. She is pictured above with Brad, his daughter, Keshia's mother, Denise Pulliam, and Ella.

"Honestly we just hit it off," Pulliam said of her dopamine connection to her new fiancé. "We had a lot of downtime; there was a lot going on filming that project. So there were times where we would all be sitting in the cast seats or the van just talking."

The actress was briefly married to former NFL star Edgerton Hartwell, 43, the father of her daughter, in 2016. They were married for about a month before she filed for divorce.

Despite the drama in her life, Keshia said her failed history with emotionally unavailable men has prepared her for this journey back down the aisle.

"I think it's better when you've been married before because you're very clear in what you don't desire. It makes it so much clearer when you see what it is you do want." she insisted.
 

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Solange Knowles is off the market. The 34-year-old singer shared an intimate photo of herself and new love, musician Gio Escobar, on Instagram over the weekend.

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Solange keeps her man close. The happy couple was spotted catching a flight out of LAX on Sunday.

Beyonce's little sister denied cheating on her second husband Alan Ferguson before they separated in 2019. She was linked with Gio when a video surfaced that showed them getting cuddly at lunch in 2019.

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Speaking to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, a source said:

"(He) is her boo. People know. It's not a new thing, but it's new for the public. It's a big deal that she shared the photo because she's so private."

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Solange was previously married to Daniel Smith in February 2004 and they share a son named Daniel Jr. They divorced in 2007. She then married music video director Alan Ferguson (pictured), who is 23 years her senior, in 2014. They announced their split last year.

The source said Solange couldn't be happier with her new man, Gio, an American-Puerto Rican rapper, Jazz composer, songwriter, DJ, and radio host -- who is about 10 years her junior.

"She's super happy and they're a happy couple," the source insisted. "They're very cute together."

Question: Ladies, would you date a man 10 years younger than you?

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