Wondering "who is Dua Lipa dating?" Following her split from Anwar Hadid in 2021, we don't blame you for wanting the lowdown of the singer's current romantic sitch—especially after all the recent Instagram cameos from her new beau...
Yes, despite the internet having a field day over those Dua Lipa and Jack Harlow dating rumors back in 2022—following their viral encounter at Variety's Hitmakers brunch—we can confirm that Memaird Babie (aka Dua) is officially off the market once more. In fact, Dua has actually been in a relationship for a minute now...
So, while you're likely already in the know about Dua Lipa’s favorite perfume, allow us to catch you up to speed with her relationship with filmmaker, Romain Gavras...
Dua Lipa boyfriend: who is she dating now?
So, is Dua seeing anyone right now? The short answer is yes, she sure is! Dua 28, is dating filmmaker (and Rita Ora's ex-boyfriend, if you didn't know) Romain Gavras, 42, with the pair stepping out together on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, to celebrate her birthday. But before we dive into their latest outing, let's first recap how fans first caught wind of Dua Lipa's new boyfriend...
The pair were linked back in February 2023, after they were allegedly pictured leaving a Baftas after-party and getting into a car together. A source told The Sun: "Dua and Romain have been quietly getting to know each other for several months. They have been enjoying spending time together. The pair met each other’s close circles over the festive period and have lots in common."
The source then went on to add that: "Dua knows how important it is to find someone who understands her industry. She feels Romain totally gets it. They’re both really creative people."
Then, after months of speculation, fans finally received some visual confirmation from the couple themselves in July 2023, with Dua seemingly hard-launching their relationship on Instagram.
In an adorable snap taken from what appears to be a sunny hotel location, Dua and (we presume, Romain) are seen with their arms around each other. In the caption, she wished him a happy birthday, writing 'joyeux anniversaireeeee bébé 💞'—celebrating the fact that Romain turns 42 today. So sweet!
But this isn't the only public outing the couple have made recently. They made their red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 19, 2023, too—marking the first time they'd attended a high-profile event together. Dua and Romain wore coordinating black outfits and were pictured with their arms around each other, with plenty of adoring gazes shared.
Their loved-up appearance at Cannes was not without its drama though, as fans began to allege that Dua's ex, Anwar Hadid was throwing shade at the couple over on his Instagram Story, with some rather alarming posts.
Following the loved-up snaps of Dua and her beau, Anwar took to his story and shared two, now-deleted posts. In the first, he wrote: "Have fun," before posting a selfie with a caption that read: "trying not to find and kill him," as per Cosmopolitan.
Of course, Anwar did not elaborate on who these comments were for, but the timing of them had fans speculating that they were indeed in response to Dua and Romain's first public outing.
Following Cannes, Romain has made a few more appearances on Dua's IG feed and as of August 2023, the pair are still going strong—having celebrated her 28th birthday whilst on vacation in Ibiza (see picture eight)...
So, now we're all up to date on the Dua Lipa dating sitch, it's time to recap some of her past relationships and rumored flirtations...
Did Dua Lipa and Jack Harlow date?
Dua Lipa and Jack Harlow sent fans swooning after they met at Variety's Hitmakers brunch in 2022, with their encounter definitely proving that manifesting works...well, to some extent.
For those who don't know—Jack Harlow actually has a song named after Dua Lipa! The track featured on his latest album "Come Home The Kids Miss You" and includes lines like: "Dua Lipa, I'm tryna do more with her than do a feature."
Jack previously revealed in an interview with The Breakfast Club radio show, that he did actually reach out to Dua over FaceTime to get her blessing for the song, saying: "I FaceTimed her and played it for her because I didn’t want her to be blindsided by that or feel like creeped out or anything. If she had said, 'Yo, I hate it. I don’t want it to come out,' it wouldn’t have come out."
At the brunch, Dua and Jack could be seen chatting and laughing together, before Jack put his arm around her, to pose for a photo. And while we have no hints of a budding romance, the video of the pair meeting was all fans needed to fantasize about the pair together.
#jackharlow and #dualipa chat and pose for photos at #varietyhitmakers♬ YUH IM A MOTHHAA - Bacarbiana
One fan commented on Variety's video saying: "I ship it." While several others quipped that they look very good together—and we can't help but agree...
For a while, it seemed like perhaps Jack himself, manifested the match as a source allegedly told Page Six that the pair were in fact an item and are reportedly 'smitten.'
They claimed that they've been in 'constant communication' since their IRL meeting on December 3rd, with Jack 'strongly persuing' the romance. The source also added that he's, "going to do his best, as he has always been a fan of her.”
Alas though, neither Jack nor Dua have ever confirmed or even addressed the rumors, which likely means the reports were just that—rumors. Especially now that Dua is involved with someone new. Ah, well, this theory was fun while it latest!
Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah dating rumors
As well as the Dua Lipa and Jack Harlow rumors, the pop star has also been linked to a few other major names, including the Daily Show's Trevor Noah...
While the rumor mill went wild in October 2022, after Dua was pictured supposedly kissing and on a ‘date’ with Trevor Noah, sparking hopes of a budding romance—Dua quickly debunked the claims and revealed that she was single at the time.
Speaking on her iHeartRadio podcast, Dua Lipa: At Your Service, she told fellow singer Charlie XCX that she was enjoying the single life.
She said: “For me, this is the first year I've not been in a relationship for a very long time, it's been really great to just be alone and only think about myself and kind of be quite selfish."
Before adding, that she’s 'never really had the opportunity' to just be on her own and focus solely on herself. Yes, we love that for her!
Who has Dua Lipa previously dated?
Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid split
As mentioned, Dua previously dated Gigi and Bella Hadid’s younger bro Anwar, who she dated for two years before they split up in December 2021.
The pair were rumored to have started dating in June 2019 and went Insta official in August. Throughout their relationship, Dua got really close to his sisters and mom, Yolanda—frequently posting pictures with them to her socials, along with cute PDA snaps of her and Anwar.
The couple even became puppy parents in July 2021, and attended a number of red carpet events together.
Sadly though, they eventually broke up with a source telling the Sun, “The couple floated the idea about putting the brakes on their romance last month as traveling so much and being apart is proving tough. Their relationship is going through a crisis and appears to be on the rocks.”
The news was then confirmed by US Weekly after a source claimed they were 'no longer dating.'
Dua Lipa and Paul Klein
Before her relationship with Anwar, Dua also dated Lany frontman Paul Klein (who also notably dated Nicola Peltz before she married Brooklyn Beckham).
They dated for five months in 2017 and split in January 2018.
Dua Lipa and Isaac Carew
British chef Isaac was, as far as we know, Dua's first boyfriend, with the pair getting together in 2013, before splitting in early 2017.
The former couple reunited once more in January 2018, before calling it quits for good 18 months later, reportedly due to the singer's non-stop schedule.
What went on between Dua Lipa and Christiano Ronaldo?
These two sparked some speculation back in 2018 after Dua performed at the Champions League final and shared a fleeting moment with football legend, Christiano Ronaldo.
In a video shared of their interaction, Dua can be seen watching Ronaldo as he walks past her, seemingly enamoured (and who wouldn't be?). Sadly though, he didn't stop for a chat.
However her very relatable reaction to crossing paths with him in the stadium tunnel did cause a bit of a stir online, but if you came here for some juicy news about a potential spark between them, we've got nothing—especially since Ronaldo was and is still in a long-term relationship with Georgina Rodriguez.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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