Back in September, Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah were spotted hugging and kissing on the street after an intimate dinner in the West Village. Since then? Nada. And now, over two months later, Page Six is reporting that Dua and Jack Harlow are a thing! This pairing may seem random, but, actually, it makes perfect sense. Jack’s latest album, Come Home, The Kids Miss You (Pitchfork called it “among the most insipid, vacuous statements in recent pop history”), features a song called “Dua Lipa”. It’s about how he wants to date Dua. Does Dua want to date Jack? Doesn’t matter. It’s like a public marriage proposal. You sorta have to say “um, suuure” to appease the masses.
In May, 24-year-old Jack went on the Breakfast Club radio show and recounted the story of getting 27-year-old Dua’s OK to include the song on his album. via Cosmo:
“I wanted to get her blessing, so I FaceTimed her and played it for her because I didn’t want her to be blindsided by that or feel like creeped out or anything.” Jack went on, “If she had said, ‘Yo, I hate it. I don’t want it to come out,’ it wouldn’t have come out.”
Going on to share Dua’s response, he said, “She was like, “Oh, I mean it’s not my song. I suppose it’s OK.’ She was just kinda thrown off and she just kinda let it go.” Jack then added that he and Dua had since spoken and made things “less awkward”.
But Page Six reports that things got even less awkward after the pair met each other in person at the Variety Hitmakers Brunch last month. A source claims the pair have been in “constant communication” ever since. Apparently, Jack is “very interested in her” and will “strongly pursue the romance.” Insiders say he flew to New York to meet up with Dua after her Z100 Jingle Ball appearance on Friday. And “Page Six spies” spotted the two arriving separately at a restaurant in the Meatpacking District for lunch on Saturday:
We’re told they appeared to be trying their best not to be seen, but slipped into a private entrance and were later spotted leaving the eatery separately. According to the source close to Harlow, “he is going to do his best, as he has always been a fan of her.” Or as he puts it in the track, “Dua Lipa, I’m tryna do more with her than do a feature.”
Here are pics of Dua and Jack at the Variety party in November:
alexa play dua lipa by jack harlow pic.twitter.com/E7Udejvj5J
— pau (midnights version) (@paaularr_) December 4, 2022
As for Trevor Noah? A source tells Page Six that Dua and 38-year-old Trevor’s September dinner wasn’t a date. They went out after Trevor made an appearance on Dua’s podcast, and they haven’t spoken since. My main takeaway from that is… Dua Lipa has a podcast? Really? What’s it called, “Please Dua My Podcast!”? Hey-o!
If Dua really is dating Jack Harlow, she’s once again proving that she has wildly shitty taste in men. First anti-vaxxer Anwar Hadid and now this scruffy white rapper? I’m sorry, but you cannot convince me that Jack Harlow is sexy. You just can’t. But nice try, the music biz and horned-up people of the internet.
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