AceShowbiz - Lori Harvey and P. Diddy's dating rumors keep swirling despite her persistent denial. The two recently fueled the speculation of romantic relationship between them after they were spotted having a lunch date at Nobu in Southern California on Monday, July 15.
In pictures obtained by MTO News, the 22-year-old socialite was seen arriving at the restaurant in Diddy's chauffeured $400,000 Mercedes Benz Maybach. She dressed casually but still looked stylish in a striped off-the-shoulder top and ripped jeans.
Diddy didn't hop on the same car, though. The 49-year-old music mogul reportedly arrived separately in a black SUV a few minutes later and snuck in the restaurant through the back door, apparently to avoid being seen together, before they met up inside the restaurant.
Lori and Diddy's dating reports first emerged in March after they were spotted together at a Reggae party in Miami. The rising star in the modeling world was reportedly "all over" the rapper. TMZ denied the rumors at the time, as sources told the site that the pair were "just family friends." The sources explained that "Lori's been close with the Combs family for a while, but that's it."
However, Diddy's ex Virginia claimed in June that she witnessed the alleged pair got close at Super Bowl parties last February. "We were having parties the whole weekend and [Lori Harvey] came over," she shared. "I noticed that [Lori and Diddy] were gone, and I was looking for them all over," she dished, adding that Diddy and Lori were off together, enjoying some intimate time.
Virginia claimed that Lori and Diddy were officially a couple, noting, "[Lori] travels all over with Diddy, to parties and even to family functions."
Later in June, rumors emerged that Lori and Diddy were engaged after the daughter of Steve Harvey was spotted wearing a giant diamond ring on her ring finger when attending a Ciroc Party with Diddy in Hollywood. Lori further fueled the speculations as she posted on Instagram Stories her photo from the party and called herself "Somebody Wife" in the caption, adding a diamond emoji.
She later took to Instagram Stories to set things straight. "I'm not engaged. Stop believing everything y'all read on a blog," she wrote with a plain black background.