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Dua Lipa is a British singer, songwriter, and model who rose to fame with her distinctive voice and unique style. She is best known for her 2017 hit single, New Rules, which has over 1.5 billion streams on Spotify and has been certified platinum in more than 12 countries worldwide.
.@DUALIPA‘s “New Rules” has now surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify. It’s the third most streamed solo track by a female artist in the platform’s history.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 12, 2021
Throughout her professional journey, Dua Lipa has been honored with numerous awards and nominations, including 3 Grammy Awards from eight nominations, 6 Brit Awards from 16 nominations, and 1 NME Award from 7 nominations.
For a young, successful, and globally known artist like Dua Lipa, it’s almost impossible to stay out of the public’s eye as many, both fans and the media, are interested in her private life.
Unsurprisingly, these interests have sparked certain rumors that have questioned the 3-time Grammy winner’s sexuality, with many asking the question, “Is Dua Lipa Gay?”.
Could there be any truth to these wild speculations? Keep reading to find out.
Dua Lipa was born on August 2, 1995, in Westminster, London. Her parents, Dukagjin and Anesa Lipa are Albanian and Kosovan.
She is the oldest of three children, and she has a sister named Rina and a brother named Gjin. She is from a Muslim family and her ancestry can be linked back to the city of Peja, Kosovo.
Lipa was interested in music from the early age of 5 as she was greatly influenced by her father, who was the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band, Oda. He continually played music at home, which included his own composition and that of his favorite artists.
Growing up in West Hampstead, London, Lipa was enrolled in Fitzjohn’s Primary School, where she learned to play the cello. She took singing classes when she was 9 at the Sylvia Young Theatre School after she was told that “she could not sing” after auditioning to join her school choir.
When she was 16, Dua Lipa began writing and recording her own songs, as well as making covers of other popular songs, including compositions from artists like Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera, and uploading them on YouTube. Eventually, this caught the attention of a management team.
Shortly after, she signed with Warner Music Group and released her debut single, “New Love”. Her second single, “Be the One,” which was released in October 2015, became a hit in Europe and helped her gain popularity in the music industry.
In 2017, Lipa released her debut album, self-titled “Dua Lipa”. The album included hit singles like “New Rules” and “IDGAF,” which made her an international star as “New Rules” became a number-one song in the UK as well as a top ten song in over 10 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
What Triggered the Rumor About Dua Lipa’s Sexuality?
Dua Lipa has always been vocal about her support for the LGBTQ+ community and she has openly spoken out against homophobia and discrimination. She has also performed at several Pride events and donated proceeds to LGBTQ+ organizations.
Many fans have drawn conclusions from this fervent and unwavering support for the gay community to speculate that Dua Lipa is gay. Another reason behind this rumor could be found in the music video of her popular hit single, “New Rules”.
The video, which has over 2.8 Billion views and 16 Million likes on YouTube, was interpreted by some to be a hint at her sexual orientation as a lot of women were seen in the video dancing alongside Lipa, and no man was seen in the video.
Another thing to look at is that Dua Lipa has never been married despite being involved in many high-profile relationships. For every failed one, the reason for the breakup has been a bit unclear, leaving fans to wonder if she just isn’t into men.
Is The Rumor True?
Dua Lipa has never come on record to state that she is gay, and so, the rumor is most definitely not true. Although she has been long regarded, and wrongly so, as a “gay icon”, Dua Lipa has always been romantically involved with men.
Dua Lipa’s Dating History
Her first public relationship was with Isaac Carew, a chef and model, whom she began dating in 2015. The couple’s relationship was on and off, and they eventually called it quits in early 2019.
During one of the off moments with Isaac Crew, Dua Lipa was rumored to be dating British singer and model Paul Klein. They were together for 5 months, but the couple ended things in January 2018.
After ending things with Isaac in 2019, she began dating Anwar Hadid, the younger brother of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid. The love birds frequently shared pictures of each other on social media and were spotted together at various events.
In 2021, however, the couple decided to take a break in order to “figure things out”.
The following year, rumors about The Daily Show host Trevor Noah and Dua Lipa started making the rounds as they were spotted together on a date.
The rumors stated that they were in a relationship but had chosen to keep it private, however, it was quickly debunked, as both Trevor and Lipa confirmed that they are just friends.
Who Is Dua Lipa Dating Now?
Dua Lipa is currently in a relationship with Jack Harlow. They met in December 2022 at the Variety Hitmakers Brunch and have been together since.
Awards and Nominations
Throughout her professional journey, Dua Lipa has been honored with numerous awards including, three Grammy Awards from eight nominations, one American Music Award, one MTV Video Music Award, five Brit Awards from thirteen nominations, one iHeartRadio Music Award, and one Bambi Award.
She has also set two Guinness World Records, one in 2020 for the most tickets sold for a solo female artist’s live-streamed concert and the other in 2021 for the highest number of monthly listeners on Spotify as a female artist.
Dua Lipa is a 27-year-old pop icon who is definitely not gay, as she has only had romantic relationships with men throughout her adult life and has never been linked otherwise.
Her contributions to the LGBTQ+ community and her continuous support should not be enough reason for her to be labeled as gay. She has since shown that she enjoys heterosexual relationships and she is currently in a relationship with Jack Harlow.