Jenna Ortega and Devin Booker are thought to be dating. But how true is this claim?
NBA player Booker recently made headlines not only for his professional accomplishments, but also for his personal life. According to PEOPLE magazine, the former Kentucky Wildcats player was in a highly publicized relationship with model Kendall Jenner before they called it off in October 2022.
Rumors of Jenna Ortega and the NBA player Devin Booker leaving dinner together on an alleged date began on Tuesday, March 14, after a tweet of a photo of the two together went viral.
The photo of Devin Booker and Jenna Ortega goes viral on social media
After an alleged photo of the couple was posted on Twitter, social media went into a tailspin.
B**tcrack Sports shared this photo on its Twitter account. It also had a TMZ watermark across it. “Devin Booker and Jenna Ortega were seen having dinner together last night,” the caption said.
Devin Booker and Jenna Ortega were seen having dinner together last night 👀 pic.twitter.com/kz6Qc8yTpk
— Buttcrack Sports (@ButtCrackSports) March 14, 2023
The photo appeared to show that Jenna and the basketball player Devin were out and about. The caption also claimed that they were “seen having dinner” the night before.
However, people are questioning the authenticity of the news, as it doesn’t take much for any celebrity pairing to spark a full-fledged viral relationship rumor — for example, Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny or Pete Davidson and Ice Spice.
Many fans even pointed out that the image is manipulated and fabricated. As a result, it is most likely that the basketball player and the You actress are, in fact, not dating. Therefore, these claims might be just a hoax.
Neither Ortega nor the Phoenix Suns player have responded to the claim, and no other credible source has reported on their relationship. Therefore, it still remains unknown whether the two are acquainted. Both have claimed that they are currently single.
However, after receiving 19.7 million views, Ortega’s ever-growing legion of fans aren’t thrilled, as Booker has been linked to a number of celebrities since breaking into the NBA in 2015. In June 2020, it was revealed that he was dating Kendall Jenner, a relationship that ended in October 2022 after a brief reconciliation in August the same year.
As a result, fans have put an end to the rumor by claiming that the picture of the two was edited from two previous photos of the two taken at different events. As a proof, they attached photos of Jenna Ortega at the Red Carpet Fashion Awards and Devin Booker at the Vogue World event.
Devin Booker @ Vogue Wolrd: September 2022
Jenna Ortega @ Red Carpet Fashion Awards: 09.03.23
— James (@TBEBrandon) March 14, 2023
Me tryna figure out if Jenna Ortega and Devin Booker actually dating#JennaOrtega #Devinbooker pic.twitter.com/aHEQ0quBCj
— JOJO (@iLovejojo434) March 15, 2023
B**tcrack Sports, the account that posted it, is notorious for posting parody content and fake news. Hence, fans of both celebrities are having a really hard time trusting this account and the photo.