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.

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