Did Rauw cheat on Rosalía? Here's what's going on with those twisted rumors we've been hearing

Fans have theories about the 'Tuya' singer's situation, that's for sure

Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro performing on stage together
(Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Did Rauw cheat on Rosalía? Fans of the "Tuya" singer are suspicious about what transpired in her love life. 

On Tuesday, July 25, the world learned that Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro called off their engagement, but the two remained mum about specifics. According to sources, the former couple still have respect for one another, which led us to believe that the breakup was somewhat amicable. Internet sleuths, however, have another theory.

Did Rauw cheat on Rosalía?

If you consult TikTok, there are a few red flags that do not paint a terribly rosy picture for the couple, but are these claims just that?

Allegations suggest that Rauw cheated on the Spanish songstress with a Colombian model who attended one of his shows in Mexico. Allegedly, the behavior went unnoticed at the time, but the woman later confided in a friend and colleague about the infidelity. In turn, the friend began to spread the news. 

Given that Rauw and Rosalía announced their engagement in March 2023, we were surprised to learn that their relationship had ended so abruptly. In a Billboard interview earlier this year, shortly after "Beso" dropped, it seemed as though the two were on a high, even if they admitted to having different work styles. 

"We watch each other’s backs," Rauw told the publication. "At a visual, stage level, we share ideas; also styling, outfits. We’re two individual, independent artists, but we’re a couple. And we kind of represent each other mutually. If I’m going to go out there and do something crazy, I sometimes think, 'Heck, no: I’m Rosalía’s boyfriend.' I need to raise the bar, understand?"

Shortly after these rumors began to spread, Rauw took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday, July 26, with a lengthy message in Spanish to address the claims. He actually revealed that the engagement ended months ago, and that a third party was not responsible for their split. 

Part of his message translates to, "Yes, a few months ago, Rosi and I ended our engagement. There are thousands of problems that can cause a breakup, but in our case, it was not due to the fault of a third party or infidelity. During this time that I am taking to assimilate all this, erroneous public allegations have arisen and out of the respect I have for her, our families, and everything we live through, I could not remain silent."

And though it took a bit of time, ultimately Rosalía came forward with a statement of her own—a short one. On Thursday, July 27, she took to Instagram Stories to address the rumors and all that had transpired. Her message was in Spanish and roughly translates to, "I love, respect, and admire Raul very much. I don't pay attention to peculiarities, we know what we have experienced. This moment is not easy, so thanks to everyone for understanding and respecting."

Given that we saw them so in love just a few short months ago, this whole ordeal definitely caught us by surprise. In that same Billboard interview, Rosalía told Rauw: "I’m lucky to be your partner, and I want to be there for you, sabes? And I feel you’re there for me, independent of the careers. For me, our relationship is first, and then there’s everything else."

Once more details become available, we'll be sure to fill you in. In the meantime, everyone's also wondering if this split could mean the beginning of something for Rosalía and Hunter Schafer...

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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