AceShowbiz - Odell Beckham Jr., who has been known for his penchant of dating white or Latin women, has apparently changed his preference of women. The NFL star is reportedly dating a black woman now, following his widely criticized relationship with Lauren Wood.
The Cleveland Browns wide receiver has been spotted out and about with his alleged new girl. In photos obtained by MTO News, the two were seen outside of Poppy Nightclub in West Hollywood, apparently after hitting the club together.
It's unknown if they left the club together, but one of Odell's friend claims that the beautiful girl is the 27-year-old athlete's new girlfriend. The friend says, "Odell has always dated White or Latinx women. She's the first Black woman that he's ever dated."
The raven-haired beauty rocked a black sweater, light jeans and black knee-high boots for the outing. As for Odell, he also opted for a casual look in a black T-shirt, denim jacket and shredded jeans. He also wore a black cap, white sneakers and carried a black bag, while accessorizing with some necklaces, bracelets and a gold watch. The rumored pair walked side-by-side, but didn't show any PDA.
Prior to being spotted with the black woman, Odell was romancing Instagram model Lauren Wood. Their relationship sparked backlash since many believed that Lauren was a white woman, when she's in fact a black woman.
Responding to the criticism, OBJ hit back at the haters, "So ppl can't be happy anymore!!? Whole world gotta be about color. And in fact Lo u got some explaining to do, 'u meannn to tell me..that ur not....white!!!? Awwwwh the deception."
He added, "allllooott of the women in these comments whose hating ( no disrespect at all) I wouldn't holla at y'all if it was a bet on the line. Stop it I'm very appreciate for women being placed on this earth... I raallly really mean that, but some of y'all commenting is hittt."
It's unclear when Odell and Lauren broke up though or whether they really split up or not. They were still very much together when they were going on an African vacation in February.