Rachel Nichols is an American sports reporter and television personality who works as an ESPN NBA analyst. She also hosted The Jump’s sports debate show and the daily afternoon radio show The Rachel Nichols Show on ESPN Radio.
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for two seasons with the Texas Longhorns before being drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Jimmy Butler III, an American professional basketball player
Nichols and Butler have been the subject of rumors that they are dating, but neither of them has ever confirmed the relationship. The rumors began in 2020 when Nichols interviewed Butler after he led the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals. During the interview, Nichols and Butler flirted with each other, and many people took this as evidence that they were more than just friends.
In 2021, the rumors were fueled when Butler was seen leaving Nichols’ hotel room in the NBA bubble. Butler claimed he had been working out with Nichols, but many people were skeptical.
Despite the rumors, no concrete evidence exists that Nichols and Butler are dating. They have never been seen in public together, and neither has ever spoken about the other in a romantic way. It is possible that they are just friends or that they are dating but are trying to keep their relationship private.
There is no concrete evidence that suggests that they are dating. Rachel Nichols is married to ESPN broadcaster Mark Anthony Neal. Butler, on the other hand, is reportedly linked to a model named Kaitlin Nowak. There are also rumors that he dated former model and TV personality Vanessa Simmons. However, neither of these relationships has been confirmed.
Butler and Nichols have never been seen in public together, and neither has ever spoken about the other in a romantic way. It is possible that they are just friends or that they are dating and are trying to keep their relationship private.
In August 2022, Nichols was suspended from ESPN after a leaked audio recording surfaced in which she made disparaging remarks about colleague Maria Taylor. Nichols later apologized for her comments, but she was suspended indefinitely from her role as host of The Jump.
Nichols returned to ESPN in October 2022, but she was given a new role as an NBA analyst. She is no longer the host of The Jump.
It is unclear if the controversy surrounding Nichols has affected her relationship with Butler. The two have not been seen together in public since the scandal broke, and neither of them has spoken about the other in the media.