So Are Kim Kardashian and Tom Brady Dating, Or What?

They were spotted interacting at Michael Rubin’s annual white party in the Hamptons.

Side by side of Kim Kardashian and Tom Brady
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When you’re as attractive and as eligible as both (relatively) recently divorced Kim Kardashian and Tom Brady are, put both in the same room and rumors will start to fly. That’s exactly what happened this week, after Kardashian and Brady both attended Michael Rubin’s Hamptons party over the holiday weekend.

The annual white party was the see and be seen event, and the two “were super flirty with each other,” a source told The Daily Mail, continuing that the duo was “seen during the day on the beach together and again dancing at night.” 

Kim Kardashian at a SKIMS pop up event

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Per Page Six, the newly retired NFL quarterback “is exactly [Kardashian’s] type.” It wouldn’t be the first NFL player she’s dated: She once had a longstanding relationship with former NFL star Reggie Bush.

At the party, Brady kept mostly to football friends, chatting with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, the Cowboys’ Micah Parsons, and the Ravens’ Odell Beckham Jr. For her part, Kardashian spoke with Rubin and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé and hung out with her close friend La La Anthony.

Tom Brady at the "80 for Brady" premiere

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Kardashian is said to be on the hunt for a vacation home in the exclusive Bahamian neighborhood where Brady already has property: “Kim and Tom are friendly,” a source said. “She phoned him and asked him for his advice on Baker’s Bay.”

Kim Kardashian talking on the phone

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Yet, where there’s smoke, there might not be fire in this case. A rep for Brady said, per Entertainment Tonight, that “Kim and Tom have friends and business partners in common, but they are not dating.” Per People, Kardashian has a “crush” on Brady and spoke to him at the aforementioned white party, but a source said there’s nothing romantic going on at the moment. “They are friends and have a lot of respect for each other,” the insider said. “Kim is very focused on her kids and her businesses, and not in a relationship right now.” That said—empowered by the 11 shots she admitted taking at the party—“later in the evening, Kim had some liquid courage and was overheard telling friends she has a crush on Tom,” a source said.

Tom Brady at a UFC fight

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And though Brady might not be gunning for Kardashian right now, he seemed interested in another brunette beauty at the Fourth of July party. A source said Brady had a “pretty good interaction” with Emily Ratajkowski, who also dated Kardashian’s most recent ex, Pete Davidson. “I wouldn’t say it was a romance [vibe],” the insider said. “It was fun, and everyone was dressed to impress. They were definitely speaking at different times throughout the night.”

Emily Ratajkowski in all white on the water

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Per Us Weekly, in addition to Kardashian, Brady, and Ratajkowski, other famous faces in attendance included Justin and Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Travis Scott.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.