Friends can sometimes become lovers — especially in Hollywood. From Black Ink Crew’s Ceaser Emanuel and Suzette to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, love can definitely be closer than you think. And while some celebs prefer to keep their romantic life out of the public eye, it’s easy for fans to think that they may be dating someone close to them. And that’s currently the case for SZA.
The “Good Days” songstress has always been a bit of a mystery on the dating front. The star tends to speak about relationships via her music, but she’s never gone public. However, fans are convinced that her beau is someone she deems a friend after a video surfaced of her holding hands with another star.
Is SZA dating at the moment? Read on to get the 4-1-1.
Are SZA and Kehlani dating? After Rihanna's Met Gala afterparty, fans think so.
SZA and Kehlani were seen holding hands at Rihanna's Met Gala afterparty, and fans are freaking out about it. The longtime friends have been candid about their budding relationship in the past, even making appearances on each other's social media. But there is no indication that their relationship is anything but platonic.
Kehlani has previously been romantically linked to YG, Kyrie Irving, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Most recently, fans speculated that Kehlani and Kiana Ledé might be an item after the release of their single, "Ur Best Friend," where the two were seen showing each other quite a bit of PDA.
It appears that both SZA and Kehlani are single, as they have yet to confirm or deny their romance. However, fans are inclined to believe that there's more to the story. After all, this isn't the first time they've been spotted holding hands.
SZA and Kehlani first sparked dating rumors after they were spotted holding hands in June of 2021.
Fans were convinced that SZA and the “Can I” songstress were dating after a photo of them holding hands hit social media in June 2021. Not to mention, Kehlani has long had a history of dating women and men.
Kehlani also came out as a lesbian in late April 2021 via TikTok. And her revelation further made fans believe that something is going on between the pair.
But, just because SZA and Kehlani have been seen holding hands doesn’t necessarily mean that they are together. For starters, the photo showed the pair — along with singer Lizzo — holding hands as they were exiting a restaurant. And by the looks of it, they seem to have been leading the way through paparazzi. In other words, it looked like nothing more than a superstar girls' night out.
Not to mention, it's super common for girls to hold hands with their friends casually.
SZA did confirm that she once dated Drake after the rapper name-dropped her in a song.
There’s no denying that SZA is a gorgeous woman. Naturally, her beauty and talent has likely given her a variety of suitors to choose from. The star has gone on a record in the past about previous relationships on The Breakfast Club, but she’s never named names.
But, rap star Drake has somewhat forced her to confirm that they dated in the past. In 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s 2020 hit song “Mr. Right Now" featuring Drake, the Canadian rapper set social media ablaze. On his verse, he claims that he and SZA dated over a decade ago.
"Yeah, said she wanna f--k to some SZA, wait 'cause I used to date SZA back in '08," he raps on the song.
It’s not a surprise that the "Wants and Needs" rapper took a chance with SZA, seeing as he has a way of dating some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. However, fans believed that he may have dated the singer when she was underage. SZA will be 31 years old in November, and going back to 2008 she would have been 17 years old until November of that year.
But, SZA quickly cleared things up via Twitter.
"So, it was actually 2009 lol," she tweeted. "In this case, a year of poetic rap license mattered lol. I think he just innocently rhymed '08' with 'wait.' Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm ... it's all love, all peace."
She followed up with a tweet saying that she doesn't want anyone to think something weird was going on.
As a whole, fans are wondering how Drake allowed SZA to get away. After all, they would have made a gorgeous and super-talented couple. But, his relationships never seem to go the distance.
Although SZA’s current dating life remains a mystery, fans are hopeful that she has found happiness on the romance front.