San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may have a new celebrity girlfriend, according to a new Internet rumor.
Using a combination of Twitter sleuthing and Instagram picture analysis, sports gossip site Terez Owens suggests that Kaepernick, 25, may be dating actress and singer Teyana Taylor, 22. The gossip site’s case is dubious at best, but it does contain a few interesting nuggets.
First, Terez Owens claims to have received a scoop from a source with knowledge of Kaepernick’s rendezvous with Taylor. “Teyana Taylor flew out to San Jose to meet up [with] Colin at his dentist office [sic]. Later she posts pics laying on his exact couch as you can see in the picture above. He had been previously flirty with Taylor on Instagram. Needless to say, this guy is a total hoe. He meets women online just to smash and on to the next,” the source allegedly told Terez Owens.
While the report regarding Kaepernick’s dating life raises eyebrows, it does make an interesting point about one of Taylor’s Instagram photos. The recording artist uploaded a picture of herself laying on a distinctive-looking couch while wearing a low-cut top. The couch in question appears to have the same design as a couch on which Kaepernick was previously photographed. Several other gossip sites, including Necole Bitchie and Jock And Stiletto Jill, made the same observation about the couch.
Despite the reports, it’s unclear if Kaepernick and Taylor are actually dating. Neither person has addressed the rumors so far.
This isn’t the first time that Kaepernick has been linked to a possible girlfriend through social media. In September, Kaepernick posted a photo of himself at dinner with actress Sanaa Lathan, 42, prompting rumors that they were dating.
Prior to that, Kaepernick had a similar online flirtation with U.S. women’s Olympic soccer star Sydney Leroux, 23. Meanwhile, Taylor was previously linked to NBA star Brandon Jennings.