Jeffree Star jokingly denied being behind Tom Brady’s retirement, which the NFL champ announced just days after the beauty guru teased that he’s dating a pro football player.
“This is not my fault… Repeat: This is not my fault 😂,” Star captioned a repost of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback’s video on Twitter Wednesday.
“I’ve never met Tom, but congratulations on retirement! 👀 Wyoming is a good place to retire.”
Fans laughed along with the YouTuber, who is openly gay, for connecting the big sports news to him, with one writing in the thread, “🤣yeah that was weird timing after the speculation on your NFL guy. So funny” and another tweeting, “What an interesting coincidence 😂👍💖.”
Last Friday, Star, 37, posted a photo of himself holding hands with a mystery man on a private plane and captioned it, “Goodbye LA, time to spend time with my #NFL boo in Wyoming 🏈.”
The Jeffree Star Cosmetics owner then shared a mirror selfie next to a tall man in an orange and brown coat whose back was facing the camera Monday and captioned it, “His team didn’t make it to the #SuperBowl but he’s 6’6 and plays perfect in the bedroom 🧡.”
People immediately began to speculate about who the mystery NFL star could be, prompting one wife of a pro athlete to demand Star reveal the man’s identity so people would stop thinking the makeup artist’s new suitor was her husband.
Saryn Anderson, the wife of Carolina Panthers defensive end Henry Anderson, allegedly told Star via DM, “I’m getting harassed because my husband is in the NFL and ppl think it’s him. Please stop.”
Star clapped back on Twitter, “OMG now the #NFL wives are coming after me!!! Girl… Don’t be so insecure. I don’t mess with married men 😘” — but still did not reveal his new man’s identity.
Then, two days after the viral exchange, Brady, 45, filmed himself on a beach and said, “I’ll get to the point right away: I’m retiring for good.”
Although the newly divorced footballer did not make it to the Super Bowl this year as Star’s teaser tweet revealed, Gisele Bündchen’s now-ex-husband stands at 6-foot-4, per online stats, not 6-foot-6 like the mystery man.
This is not the first time, however, that Star has been attached to a male celebrity who is recently back on the market.
In June 2021, the “Lollipop Luxury” singer laughed off speculation about him dating Kanye West, saying at the time, “I love rumors. I think they’re funny, but some girl on TikTok made it up, and it went viral before I even knew.”