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Odell Beckham Jr. went out on a date with Demi Lovato?


Odell Beckham Jr. has proven to be quite adept this week at keeping his name in the news cycle despite this being the slowest period of the usually frenetic NFL calendar.

The latest news surrounding the high-profile New York Giants wide receiver comes courtesy of Page Six, which reports he was spotted out and about this week in New York with pop star Demi Lovato.

The New York Post’s gossip column cites an “onlooker” who says Beckham and Lovato were together Tuesday night at a trendy Midtown hot spot.

“Odell came in around 11 p.m. alone, then Demi discreetly arrived about 10 minutes later,” the source tells Page Six. “They sat in a corner booth, and it definitely looked like a date. They looked very friendly and stayed until around 1:30 a.m.”

Lovato is just out of a six-year relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama for what it’s worth.

Beckham, meanwhile, recently bemoaned in an interview with GQ magazine how gossip surrounding an encounter with Khloe Kardashian has caused strife in his personal life, especially when it came to a relationship with another woman.

He also reignited a feud with foil Josh Norman in the interview, just in time to ramp up the rhetoric after Norman left the Carolina Panthers to join the division rival Washington Redskins.

Beckham is the kind of athlete who is just as capable of generating consistent coverage in the gossip rags as he is in the sports pages. But unlike others, he seems to have the ability to not allow his personal life to interfere with his professional one.

At least so far.