Odell Beckham Jr. admits he was less than thrilled to be romantically linked to Khloe Kardashian.
Earlier in the summer, the New York Giants wide receiver and the 32-year-old reality star both attended Scott Disick's 33rd birthday party at 1 OAK Las Vegas, and a video of the two hugging, dancing and briefly chatting was enough to ignite dating rumors. Days later, they were also seen getting close at a Memorial Day bash at Drake's home.
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Odell was house sitting for the rapper when the party took place, and couldn't believe that photos were leaked from the intimate affair. "Whoever was there taking the pictures inside of a private party, inside of a private-er, private-er area of the house –– we were in the kitchen of the house, where there was only 15 people," the 23-year-old athlete tells GQ magazine. "It’s just kind of like… 'dating?' I just met this person. This is maybe the second conversation we've had."
Kardashian was quick to debunk the reports, tweeting: "TWIMC (To Whom It May Concern), Sorry to burst your bubble. When a couple drinks, a little flirting and an invasion of privacy collide things may look crazy."
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A source close to the Kardashians also told ET, "They've hung out twice. They're definitely not dating."
However, the romance rumors ultimately caused an issue in Odell's actual dating life. "Things go like that and then some other girl that I may have been talking to hears about it, and now it’s more drama, more commotion in my life," he shares. "And I’m sitting here trying to explain my situation to somebody, and it’s not even a situation."
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Kardashian isn't the first celebrity to have been linked romantically to the NFL star. In February, Odell and Zendaya sparked romance rumors after they posed together at the Universal Music Group's GRAMMY Awards after-party. Zendaya later shot down reports that she was on a date with the football player, but did disclose that he was "auditioning" for the role of her boyfriend.
Most recently, Page Six's sources said they saw Odell on a date with Demi Lovato in New York City on Tuesday night, though neither the pop singer or the athlete have spoken out about the report. In June, Lovato, 23, split from longtime boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, after six years together.
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