For celebrities, denying dating rumors is a constant chore. And sometimes it can backfire, opening up even more unwanted speculation. Luckily, there’s a go-to phrase for dealing with any and all relationship drama: “I’m dating myself.”
Most recently, model Bella Hadid used the key phrase to shrug off rumors that she’s dating DJ Daniel Chetrit.
Just to be clear…i'm STILL not dating any of my best friends, y'all! In a committed relationship with myself & my happiness for now❤️
— Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) July 31, 2017
In 2007, Alicia Keys gave a clever response to People about her relationship status, “I’m dating myself … No, I’m serious. She’s this beautiful woman … her name is Alicia, I’m getting to know her better and taking her out.” Shortly thereafter though, she broke up with herself and she settled down with hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz. The sweet couple recently celebrated 7 years of marriage.
@therealswizzz We've been married for 7 years today and I'm like **SO excited!!!!! We're even more in love, more full of potential and more excited about our future. We look at each other with the wonder of a child and I'm in awe of us everyday! I'm proud of the love we emanate and share with all we connect with and I can't wait for every day of the rest of our lives!! Thank you for showing me what love freedom feels like. Here's to endless blessings, growth, communication and Bliss! #deananniversary #7 #love #loveuniverse
A post shared by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Jul 31, 2017 at 11:16am PDT
Lindsay Lohan has always been an easy target for dating drama, and earlier this year deftly dodged the usual Valentine’s Day question with a clever answer. “I’m dating myself. I don’t have a Valentine,” Lindsay said of her relationship and holiday plans.
La La Anthony
La La and Carmelo Anthony have had a rocky relationship in recent months (a divorce seemed to be impending but La La recently shut that down, for now). But when Wendy Williams asked her in June if she was back in the dating game, La La played it coy. She said, “I’m dating myself … I’m taking out all the bad stuff in my life and just really dating and focusing on myself.”
In 2014, celebrity dad and former reality star Jon Gosselin waxed philosophical about any romantic developments. He admitted, “I’m dating myself right now … I don’t even know myself … I’ve always been with a woman.”
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo had a public breakup in 2014 after three years together. But after picking up the pieces, Jordin kept it honest: “I’m dating myself for sure … I’m really not in any space to be in a relationship with anybody.”
And last but not least, there’s Justin Bieber, who in 2016 released a song titled “Love Yourself” that disses an unnamed ex. Sure, it’s doesn’t mean exactly the same thing as the whole “I’m dating myself” excuse but what’s a relationship drama story without a cameo from the Biebs?
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