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Shakira is dating Lucien Laviscount aka Alfie in Emily in Paris

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Two weeks ago, the Colombian singer Shakira released the music video for her new single targeting (“goal”). In it, she plays a goddess who shoots desired men from the sky with a bow and arrow and then brings them to treatment. Her prey is Lucien Laviscount, who is soon lying in her lap with only a loin cloth.

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This week, Shakira and Laviscount were spotted enjoying a romantic dinner at a New York restaurant. This is noteworthy because this is the first time since the divorce that Shakira has appeared in public with a man. In 2022, she broke up with former Barcelona man Gerard Piqué, who was the father of her two sons.

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Lucien Laviscount (Alfie) and Lilly Collins (Emily) take French lessons together at Emily’s in Paris.© STEPHANIE BRANCH/NETFLIX

Sources close to Shakira confirmed, among other things, to a British magazine Daily mail that something blossoms between the two. “But Shakira’s friends say that her split with Piqué is still not fully resolved, but she is in need of love. According to them, Laviscount may be using him as a springboard to international fame,” said Daily mail.

Thanks to David Beckham

Although Laviscount is already quite well known. Still with fans of the Netflix series Emily in Paris. In the second season, he appears as Alfie, the boyfriend of Emily (Lilly Collins, daughter of Phil Collins). In an interview New York Times he said he was initially cast in only two episodes. “I was working on a project in New York when my manager called me in a panic: you now have to audition via Zoom for a role in a hit Netflix series. I went online, chatted for a while Emily in Parisdirector Darren Star and two days later I was already filming in Paris. Apparently they were so pleased that they immediately wrote my character into seven more episodes.”

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The Alfie character also returned in the third season. He finally walks away after hearing that Emily still won’t talk about her love for Chef Gabriel. It is not yet known whether Alfie will also participate in the fourth season.

Laviscount is the son of a British mother and father from Trinidad. He was found when he was already 10 years old. “I was shopping with my mother in Manchester when a scout from the Marks&Spencer marketing agency asked me to take part in an advertising campaign. Two days later I was going to an M&S commercial where I had the chance to act with David Beckham. Beckham said: You are very funny. You must go to the movies.”

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Already at the age of 14, Laviscount played in the British school series Grange Hill . Then he moved to another school series Waterloo Road. In which teenage Jonah Kirby had an affair with a teacher that got her pregnant. When the series ended, Laviscount immediately got to participate in the longest running British series Coronation Street. It was his ticket to the world of cinema. Laviscount played e.g Confidence in One night in Istanbul.

Childless

At the age of 19, he participated in a reality series Big Brother Celebrity. This led to a relationship with Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona, who was 31 at the time. Laviscount later had relationships with, among others, Kelly Osbourne and Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson. He has no children.

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