Shakira praises Jimmy Butler 'valuing' her, as opposed to unfaithful ex Gerard Piqué.

Shakira is believed to be getting closer to her new boyfriend, NBA star Jimmy Butler, and they are both thrilled to see what the future holds for them.

According to an insider quoted by Us Weekly, the couple has been "getting progressively closer over the past several weeks" since their May dinner date.

According to a source, the 33-year-old athlete makes Shakira, 46, smile, and "she is really enjoying getting to know him on a deeper level."

She previously had an 11-year relationship with retired Spanish athlete Gerard Piqué, with whom she has two sons, Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8.

Shakira and Piqué split in June 2022, following reports that the player had strayed on the singer.

Following the failure of her previous relationship, the Grammy-winning musician believes Butler is one-of-a-kind.

According to a source, Shakira likes Butler because he is "different from other men" she has dated in the past. "She appreciates how he takes the lead in the

relationship, and he is the one who makes plans with her and pursues her, which makes her feel valued."

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