Shakira rubs shoulders with playboy driver Lewis Hamilton during night out in Miami
Shakira crossed paths with Lewis Hamilton as she dined out in Miami on Tuesday evening - amid claims the newly single singer has already caught the eye of Tom Cruise.
The Colombian star, 46, has relocated to Florida with her two children following a bitter separation from former FC Barcelona and Spain footballer Gerard Piqué last June.
And she inevitably turned heads while making her way into Miami's Cipriani restaurant, where Grand Prix ace Hamilton, 38, was dining out with a group of friends.
Footage from the night shows Formula One fan Shakira greeting the Mercedes driver, who acknowledges her with a smile as she is ushered past his table.
While then singer is understood to be single following her separation from Piqué, Hamilton has been romantically linked with Brazilian model Juliana Nalu.
The 24-year old - who previously dated rapper Kanye West - has already been seen at the Grand Prix Paddock in Miami and was understood to be with Hamilton at California's Coachella Music and Arts Festival in May.
Shakira's latest public appearance comes amid claims that Tom Cruise is romantically interested in the star after were seen in Miami this past weekend at the Grand Prix.
An insider told Page Six Tuesday that the A-list actor, 60, 'is extremely interested in pursuing' the Colombian singer, 46, as 'there is chemistry' between the pair.
The South American songstress, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, parted ways with longtime love Piqué, 36, last summer amid allegations he had cheated on her with the woman he wound up dating following the split, Clara Chis Marti, 24.
The Hips Don't Lie singer 'needs a soft pillow to fall on, and that could be Tom,' the source told the outlet of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One star, describing him as 'a nice-looking guy, and... talented.'
The source noted of the stars, 'And she isn't taller than him,' as the Top Gun: Maverick star is 5-foot-7 while the Grammy-winner is 5-foot-2.
The Hollywood veteran sent flowers to the Whenever, Wherever artist after they crossed paths at the auto racing event in South Florida Sunday, the outlet reported.
The pair were seen chatting on the starting grid of the race and in a private hospitality suite.
Shakira is mother to kids Milan, 10, and Sasha, eight, with Pique following their 12-year romance.
Cruise is father to three kids: Isabella, 30, and Connor, 28, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman; and Suri, 17, with ex-wife Katie Holmes.
Cruise was in the headlines this weekend after was named the winner for Best Performance in a Movie for Top Gun: Maverick at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.
Shakira to stand trial on tax fraud charges in SpainProsecutors are seeking an 8-year prison sentence and a hefty fine if she is found guilty of tax evasion. Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities to avoid going to trial.