Kevin Durant appears to have a new girlfriend, as he has gone out with R&B singer Letoya Luckett twice in the past few weeks, according to a new report that will likely break the hearts of many female NBA fans.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star has had his eye on Letoya Luckett -- who was at one time one-third of Destiny's Child alongside Beyonce -- since at least December, when he tweeted about his interest in her:

Hmm @LetoyaLuckett RT @Holycow_cee: @KDTrey5 what celebrity would you go on a date with?

And ever since it appears that Kevin Durant, 23 has been trying to win Letoya Luckett, 31, over, according to, which reported on his efforts to catch her interest:

According to a top snitch Kevin has been TRYING FOR MONTHS to get with LeToya - but to no avail. You see, LeToya had been exploring the possibility of getting back together with her ex, professional baseball player MATT KEMP, MTO reported. But in the end, KD's persistence paid off. After MONTHS of wearing her down - LeToya EVENTUALLY agreed to go out on a date. Then one date led to two . . . . and now they're OFFICIALLY a couple!!

And to make a nice story even better, MTO reports that the couple are very happy together.

The hip-hop blog Necole Bitchie also added its own two cents on the budding relationship, giving its blessing to the young lovers:

Kevin Durant is a perfect gentlemen. They'd make a cute couple!

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's most impressive young stars, capturing the league scoring title three years in a row and leading his up-and-coming Thunder to the NBA Finals this year, which they lost to LeBron James and his older, more experienced Miami Heat.

But Durant appears to be coming off the loss in a positive way, by finally finding a way to get Letoya Luckett to go out to dinner with him. Luckett is best-known for her work with Destiny's Child, but she has also created a successful career as a solo artist.