Who is Lizzo dating? A look at love life, orientation and relationship history of body positivity queen
Ever since Lizzo dropped the line "new man on the Minnesota Vikings" in her smash single, 'Truth Hurts', the relationships of the 32-year-old hip-hop star have been shrouded in mystery and a topic begging to be cracked by fans. An icon of body confidence, body liberation, and self-empowerment, Lizzo's art and stage presence have been an inspiration to many and she's been bold in regularly sharing the things she loves most outside of relationships.
Many would argue that everyone needs a significant other, and Lizzo hasn't rejected the thought either. We have to admit that we'll be eager to hop onto the news if it happens, but if you're wondering if Lizzo is hooked up with her own base recently, she has not.
However, Lizzo, has taken up some playful flirtatious banter with several big names in the entertainment industry. One of her earliest reported interactions dates back to April 2018, when Lizzo made an appearance on the 'The Daily Show'. Fans were quick to speculate if host Trevor Noah and Lizzo shared romantic interest in each other after the pair seemed to be flirting during the interview, reaching over the table to touch hands and all. Although Lizzo cleared up the rumors with 'Busy Tonight' talk show host Busy Philipps in which she said, “I told him I would risk it all,” adding, “He's playing hard to get, but I'mma get you, Trevor.”
Two months later, in June, Lizzo and 'Captain America' star Chris Evans engaged in a cute Twitter exchange that was initiated by Evans. The singer dropped a clip of "Rare footage of me as a child", which featured a young Lizzo busting several moves to music. Evans showed support for Lizzo and appreciated the clip with the comment, "This kid is cooler than I could ever hope to be." Lizzo responded boldly with "Wow marry me" and a crooked mouth emoji. Check out their full exchange below:
Wow marry me 🥴— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) June 8, 2019
In February this year, fans were also warm and fuzzy in their feelings at the idea of Lizzo and Harry Styles pairing romantically. The two had cute words to share about each other after Lizzo performed a cover of Styles' 'Adore You' on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to pay a special tribute to Styles. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 host Clara Amfo, Lizzo also expressed, "My favorite British import is Harry Styles." There haven't been any allusions to romance after that, so we will have to rule it out as all in the name of friendship.
Lizzo hasn't been the one to publicize her love life, but she did reveal that she's tried online dating. Telling Busy Philipps of her time spent on Raya, the dating app for celebrities, the singer said, “I tried to match with John Mayer, it didn't work."
When it comes to the famous line from 'Truth Hurts' - "new man on the Minnesota Vikings," Lizzo spoke of the mystery boyfriend who inspired the song during a May 2019 concert. “Y'all want to know a secret?” she asked. “The person I wrote that song about is from Detroit.” But it how far the relationship or if it still exists is unclear.
It may come as a surprise to many listeners that Lizzo prefers not to be regarded as wanting only one gender, even though her songs are oftentimes about men. "When it comes to sexuality or gender, I personally don’t ascribe to just one thing. I cannot sit here right now and tell you I’m just one thing," she shared in her June 2018 interview with the fashion magazine. She noted, "That’s why the colors for LGBTQ+ are a rainbow! Because there’s a spectrum and right now we try to keep it black and white," adding, "That’s just not working for me."