From one celebrity to the next for the Houston Rockets superstar.
After a relationship with Khloé Kardashian back in 2015, which was rumored to be 'cursing' Harden's on-court performances, it seems Harden has moved onto someone else two years later with singer Ashanti being spotted courtside with Harden's family during Houston's Game 5 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“James Harden put Ashanti up at a Houston hotel, then she sat with his family at the game and he bought her flowers,” a source close to Harden told Terez Owens. “They are 100% in a relationship.”
Harden made sure to impress his supposed new girlfriend during Game 5, dropping 24 points and 12 assists as the Rockets moved on to the second round of the playoffs.
The Beard has kept the reported relationship under wraps thus far, as he apparently isn't a fan of paparazzi following him everywhere he goes, something that was commonplace during his relationship with Kardashian.
“I wasn’t uncomfortable, but it wasn’t me. I don’t need pictures of myself when I’m driving my car,” Harden said at the time. “Who cares? What shoes am I wearing? Who cares? Where am I eating? Who cares? It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates. I had to eliminate that.”