AceShowbiz - Dwight Howard is happily dating his 21-year-old girlfriend Te'a Cooper right now. Little is known about the details about their relationship, but according to a report, the basketball players began their relationship when she was still a high school student.
Neither Dwight nor Te'a has responded to the claims, which have since made a lot of people shocked. Someone said, "HIGH SCHOOL?!!! These damn predators," as another wrote, "That's a negative!! A grown a** man over 30 should not be messing with a high schooler." One other simply called it a "nasty and pedo behavior." Meanwhile, one person said, "Now he's out of line if he messed with her in high school..."
This report arrived amid rumors that the couple is engaged. The two first sparked the rumors when she was seen sporting a huge band on her ring finger in several social media posts, including one that saw her playing with her hair in front of the mirror while making a duck face. Dwight left a comment that read, "Mine," at the time, prompting one to ask whether or not they are engaged. In response, he simply said, "Duh."
Prior to dating Te'a, Dwight was rumored to be gay after a guy named Masin Elije claimed that he used to date the L.A. Lakers player before he cheated on him with another man. Howard has since shut down the rumors in an interview, insisting that he's "not gay." He added, "It's a lot of people who are and they have to hide, and there's people who have mental issues and they have to hide."
"There's people who have different problems in life and they have to hide," he continued. "They have to put on the mask every day, and it's like, I don't wanna wear no mask, I just wanna be."