Insiders said that Shakira hurt Tom Cruise when she turned him down after they met at the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
After meeting the Mission: Impossible actor, the Waka Waka singer was seen chatting with Lewis Hamilton at a dinner date in Miami.
Since then, fans of the Colombian singer, who broke up with Gerard Pique last year, have wondered if she is dating the seven-time world champion.
A source told Radar Online that Cruise doesn’t like the rumors because he has always thought of Hamilton as his “buddy.”
When Shakira turned Cruise down, the insider said, “It was a huge dent to Tom’s ego. It stung all the more because he considers Lewis, a buddy.”
This comes after it was said that Cruise told his friends that he and Shakira “had great chemistry” and that he thought it was a sure thing that they would start dating soon.
But a source told Heat Magazine that Shakira asked Cruise “to stop flirting with her” because the situation is “too much” for her since she just broke up with Pique.
“She doesn’t want to embarrass or upset him, but there’s no attraction or romance on her part – she was just being friendly.” A friend said, “She’s flattered but not interested.”
Shakira is said to have “politely,” told Cruise’s team that she doesn’t want to date him, but he doesn’t seem to have given up on her.
The insider said that Cruise has been trying for years to find the “right person” and that he has “the highest standards” and won’t settle for “second best” in a mate.