5 Celebrity Flirting that Made Fans Ship Them

Fame comes with many perks and shortcomings in equal measure, one being unsolicited attention. Most famous people prefer living privately for fear of unwanted attention, even though it may mean not living as they wish.

However, because celebrities have social circles and are human, it is inevitable that they occasionally play around and flirt with each other publicly. In the process, they raise their fans’ eyebrows, ignite and fuel dating speculations. Here are five times fans have shipped celebrities due to flirting.

1.   Eminem and Nicki Minaj

Eminem and Nicki Minaj have flirted several times both online and offline. From Nicki calling Eminem her ‘’husband’’ to other subtle compliments, they drove constant dating rumors that only ended when the female rapper got married. In 2018, a Nicki fan on Instagram asked if she was dating Eminem, and she replied, ‘’Yes.’’ Eminem commented, ‘’Girl, you know it’s true.’’

When Eminem’s crowd at his concert supported the idea of dating Nicki Minaj, she took to Twitter and said, ‘’Love him so much. Em, we need you on the Queen album. That’s where our first date will be; at the studio while I gaze into your beautiful eyes as you write your verse.’’

Eminem evidently isn’t the type of celebrity to shy away from talking about his personal life. He even admitted to using dating apps. The rapper and many other entertainers are proof that celebrities use dating platforms to their advantage as these outlets give them desirable privacy. As a fan, you may just be lucky to swipe into your idol’s profile and enjoy a local flirt with one of them on such a platform. At the end of the day, online dating is known for bringing together people from all walks of life.

2.   Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan

Lupita and Michael B. Jordan have known each other for a long time but always maintained that they’re just good friends. However, in 2018, two flirty tweets set Twitter ablaze, with fans speculating that the two Black Panther celebrities were dating. Michael Tweeted to Lupita, ‘’Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2?’’ to which Lupita replied, ‘’No dessert until you come, correct.’’ Sadly for their excited fans, Michael B. Jordan clarified that the two tweets were part of MTV’s prank show, Safeword.

3.   A$AP Rocky and Rihanna

Rihanna considers those people who browse dating sites to be brave and believes that great relationships can develop during the time of online flirting. Although she herself claims that dating sites are not for her.

During a Vogue interview, Rocky and Rihanna heavily flirted throughout the set, igniting dating rumors. The two complimented each other, stole glances, and often put together cute giggles. For instance, when Rocky was asked what his skin tone was, the rapper confidently replied ‘’Handsome,’’ to which Rihanna agreed.

The 34-year-old singer later added that Rocky’s skin is pretty, and that’s why her merchandise Fenty Skin hired him for a collaboration. Well, at least their fans were right on this, as the two are now couples raising a kid together.

4.   Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons

Kendall Jenner’s innocent post on Instagram became an opportunity for Brookly Nets’ basketball player Ben Simmons to ‘’shoot his shot’’. Kendall Jenner posted, ‘’I do my own stunts,’’ to which Ben Simmons commented, ‘’Come here.’’ Kendall Jenner, seemingly sharing Ben Simmons’ flirtatious mood, replied with a race car emoji like she agreed to meet the NBA star immediately. Their fans were sent into a frenzy, speculating about what turned out to be true as the two celebrities eventually became a couple, albeit having an on-and-off relationship.

5.   Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson

There was a lot of buzz when Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson were reportedly spotted on a date all flirty and holding hands. Fans had all reason to think the two were dating, considering Kim Kardashian had just recently broken up with her husband, Kanye West, and filed for a divorce.


Fans are often emotionally invested in their idols’ lives. Acts like publicly flirting and shows of affection immediately become topics of discussion on social media, attracting mixed reactions. As immortal as they seem, celebrities are also human beings who can’t resist love and often show it publicly.

Many celebrities are in relationships that start through openly flirting, while others flirt for fun. Some prefer dating sites for local flirting, while others stick to searching among their celebrity partners.  Either way, it is always entertaining to know what the often very private celebrities are up to regarding their social lives.