Want the latest intel on Bad Bunny's girlfriend situation? Well, you're not the only one! His love life has been making headlines left and right recently, especially after he was spotted with his arms around Kendall Jenner at a Drake show on August 13, 2023...
Now, these Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner rumors have been swirling for some time, with the pair having been spotted together on numerous occasions—from the Met Gala after-party to that Lakers game—but this latest, rather cozy sighting has truly sent fans into a frenzy and seemingly confirmed that something is definitely going on between the pair.
So, are they actually dating? Here's everything we've sussed about Bad Bunny's current relationship status, plus all the intel on his dating history, and split from his long-term girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri.
Who is Bad Bunny's girlfriend in 2023?
Now that is indeed the question we all need to know—does Bad Bunny have a girlfriend right now, or is he single?
Bad Bunny (real name Benito Ocasio) has yet to officially confirm his relationship status and is unlikely to do so anytime soon. In fact, he said in an interview with Rolling Stone, on June 21, 2023, when discussing his private life: "I know something is going to come out. I know [people are] going to say something. People know everything about me, so what’s left for me to protect? My private life, my personal life."
Then, when quizzed about his love life, he added: "That’s the only answer. In the end, the only thing I have is my privacy."
That being said though, the evidence suggesting a potential Bad Bunny, Kendall Jenner relationship is certainly stacking up...
Is Bad Bunny dating Kendall Jenner?
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Bad Bunny all but confirmed that he and Kendall are together; though he didn't share any details about their relationship, sharing that he chooses to keep things super private.
The interview shares that he arrived to the magazine shoot wearing a 'K' necklace that fans speculate belongs to Kendall. However, in the chat, it was shared that there has been some backlash from fans about his relationship with the second-youngest Kar-Jenner sister, given that he is Puerto Rican, and she is a "non-Latina".
He admitted that he has no time for criticism from people he doesn't know: "They don’t know how you feel, they don’t know how you live, they don’t know anything, and I really don’t want them to know."
"I’m not really interested in clarifying anything because I have no commitment to clarify anything to anyone. They [his friends and family] are the only ones to whom I have to clarify anything. As for Juliana Dominguez from Mississippi [a random fan's name] I have nothing I need to clarify to her. Never. About anything."
Though neither party has explicitly spoken publicly about each other, their recent public appearances—such as Drake's 'It's All A Blur' show in Cali, on Sunday, August 13, 2023—pretty much speak for themselves in confirming the romance.
But we'll get to that in a minute! As for how this saga began, rumors linking the Where She Goes singer to model Kendall Jenner first started gaining traction back in February, after the anonymous gossip account, Deuxmoix posted a blind item (on February 16, 2023), claiming the pair were seen making out at an LA Club. Three days later, E News! then reported that Kendall and Benito were spotted leaving the same restaurant on February 19, alongside Kenny's close friends, Hailey and Justin Bieber.
Then further visual confirmation that Kendall and Benito are something of an item came our way on March 8, after the two were photographed embracing—and potentially sharing a kiss (as per TMZ), though you can't actually see their faces in the pic!
In fact, there's also been something of a Kendall, Bad Bunny and Devin Booker feud, which has only added fuel to this romance fire. For those who don't know, Kendall's former boyfriend responded to lyric's in one of Bad Bunny's latest songs, which appear sto take aim at the NBA player. In a now-deleted Insta post, Devin said: "He worried about another MAN again."
The lyrics in question read: "Yo no soy malo, nah, bebé, eso e' un gimmick / Pero el sol de PR calienta má' que el de Phoenix / Ella lo sabe"—which translates to: "I'm not bad, baby that's a gimmick / But the sun in Puerto Rico is hotter than in Phoenix / She knows it."
Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny attended Drake’s concert in Inglewood, California. pic.twitter.com/D8hY9IshO5August 14, 2023
After this drama, the Kendall and Bad Bunny sightings continued to ramp up, with Kendall seemingly supporting Bad Bunny at Coachella, before the pair attended a Met Gala after-party together, followed by a string of 'date' sightings and then of course, them sitting courtside together at the Lakers playoff game on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Here's when things get really juicy though. Following some speculation that the pair had parted ways after a drop-off in public sightings, Kenny and Benito were once again snapped together at Drake's 'It's All A Blur' show in California, on Sunday, August 13, 2023...
In the videos—currently making the rounds online—the pair could be seen embracing, with Kendall cupping Bad Bunny's face in her hands and whispering in his ear. Bad Bunny was also spotting with his arms around her and holding her closely as they partied...
So while the pair won't speak about things publicly, we can be pretty confident these two are together!
Bad Bunny dating history: who has he previously dated?
So, now we've sussed out the latest between Kendall and Bad Bunny, let's take a look back at his dating history, specifically his relationship with Gabriela Berlingeri...
Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri's relationship timeline
Back in February 2023, the Kendall and Bad Bunny rumors sparked some confusion among fans as many assumed Benito and his long-term girlfriend Gabriela, were still together—though split rumors had been swirling between the pair for some time.
Benito and Gabriela reportedly first started dating in 2017 and were going strong for five years, even sharing that they'd adopted a puppy together in February 2022. However, from that point on things became a little hazy—with videos circulating in August 2022 of Bad Bunny kissing another woman during the first leg of his World’s Hottest Tour. Some fans took this as a heart-shattering sign that they had split, with others theorizing that they were actually in an open relationship, as per Cosmopolitan.
In January 2023, Benito was also spotted with a mystery blonde courtside at a LA Lakers game, who, according to TikTok, is apparently the very same fan who joined him onstage at one of his shows in Arizona last year.
And as mentioned, from February 16, 2023 onwards, rumors hit the headlines that the singer was now dating Kendall Jenner.
As of yet, neither Benito nor Gabriela have commented on their split but it seems they have both now moved all the way on. Fans even spotted Gabriela attending Bad Bunny's Coachella show...so perhaps the exes are on good terms?
Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri's relationship timeline
For stans of the former couple, let's take a look back at how it all began...
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2017: Benito and Gabriela meet
Benito told Rolling Stone that he first met Gabriela at a restaurant and clearly, the spark was pretty immediate. He said: "I met her at some restaurant, while I was eating with my parents and my brothers. We started talking and from there, we continued to see each other."
2018: The pair worked on their first song together
It seems they swiftly became both romantic partners and musical partners, as Bad Bunny revealed that Gabriela has also helped with some of the vocal references for his track with JLo, Te Gusté.
February 2020: They FINALLY go public
It took three years, but Bad Bunny and Gabriela were finally photographed in public together in February 2020, looking loved up in Miami...
March 2020: Bad Bunny dropped the L-bomb
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bad Bunny let slip that he was "in love"—though he, of course, didn't name names!
He said: "Yeah, I feel love," before swiftly changing the subject.
From this point onwards, the duo seemingly went Instagram official, with Bad Bunny sharing cute selfies and videos with Gabriela.
April 2020: They release their first song together
In April 2020, Benito and Gabriela delighted fans by releasing En Casita, which features Gabriela's vocals and some very spicy lyrics...
May 2020: Bad Bunny talks about Gabriela for the first time
In another interview with Rolling Stone, Bad Bunny addressed his relationship for the first time, revealing that he and Gabriela were spending lockdown together.
He said: "Do people really think I'm spending quarantine alone? No! I am with someone, she is very special in my life. This quarantine has made me understand that she is the best companion I could have."
He then continued, "I am happy with her, [people] don't know she has helped me a lot in emotional aspects when I needed it the most."
September 2021: They make their red carpet debut
Bad Bunny and Gabriela went red carpet offish at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards in September, supplying us with a tonne of adorable couple snaps!
February 2022: They take things to the next level...
In February 2022, the couple took things to the next level and introduced their new puppy on TikTok! Get your cuteness fix below...
August 2022: Break-up rumors start to swirl
Then in August 2022, videos began circulating of Bad Bunny seemingly kissing a woman in a green dress at a club in Puerto Rico, right after he and Gabriela
had performed together during his World’s Hottest Tour—sparking a lot of confusion and speculation that the pair were in an open relationship.
February 2023: Fans spot Benito with a new tattoo...
While their relationship status was very much up in the air following his Grammy win and performance, fans thought they spotted a new tribute to Gabriela.
According to Pop Sugar, fans spotted a tattoo of a woman's eyes, which many thought bore an uncanny resemblance to Gabriela's. However, with the Kendall news, this might not have been the clue fans thought it was...
Who is Bad Bunny's ex, Carliz De La Cruz Hernández?
Gabriela isn't Bad Bunny's only long-term ex. Carliz De La Cruz Hernández is Bad Bunny's ex-girlfriend and fiancée, whom he was in a relationship with between 2011 and 2016.
On Monday, March 20 2023, it was reported by The Associated Press that Carliz was suing the singer for at least $40 million, over his use of a voice recording that she provided him before he became known in the music business.
Carliz recorded the well-known "Bad Bunny, baby" clip that can be heard in two of Bad Bunny's songs—'Pa Ti' and 'Dos Mil 16'. However, the lawsuit claims that the use of her voice and the phrase (that she reportedly came up with) have been used in the popular songs without her permission.
As far as we know, the lawsuit hasn't reached a conclusion yet, so keep your eyes peeled for news on that one.
Bad Bunny and Carliz De La Cruz Hernández's relationship
While the pair went their separate ways some years ago, here's the timeline of their relationship...
- 2011: The pair start their romantic relationship
- 2012: The couple began studying together at the University of Puerto Rico. While studying here, they also worked together in a grocery store while Benito created his music, about which he would seek feedback from Carliz.
- 2015: Carliz created the "Bad Bunny, baby" recording for Benito
- 2016: Carliz was accepted into University of Puerto Rico’s law school
- Jan 2016: The pair got engaged after Benito proposed to Carliz—they were set to wed in July 2016
- April 2016: Rimas Entertainment signed Benito
- May 2016: Carliz ended her relationship with Benito
- 2017: The pair reunited briefly but then ended their relationship for good
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