A new photo obtained and shared by TMZ Sports shows Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen cozied up with Academy Award nominated actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld amid speculation that they're dating.
Allen, 27, is seen with his arm wrapped around Steinfeld, 26, with their hands entangled during their reported dinner at Sushi By Bou in New York City over the weekend. On Monday (May 29), a source close to Steinfeld told PEOPLE Magazine that the two had been "hanging out for a few weeks" after they were initially spotted together in New York City in photos exclusively obtained and shared by the New York Post last Thursday (May 25), which is believed to be the first time they were photographed together publicly
"It's new, but they are having fun," the insider said.
Allen was seen putting his arm around Steinfeld as they were walking in one of the initial photos shared online. The two were again spotted together in New York City on Saturday (May 27).
Representatives for Allen and Steinfeld have not publicly confirmed or addressed the dating rumors.
Earlier this month, Allen's presumed ex-girlfriend, Brittany Williams, added fuel to breakup rumors with a social media post at the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. Karlee Zacky, who appeared to have attended the event with Williams, posted "Now accepting husband applications @brittwill" in a since-expired Instagram story on Saturday (May 6), which was re-shared by Twitter user and apparent Bills fan @duerinll.
"Hmm some of Britt’s friends throwing shade on our beloved Josh Allen. I don’t give a f*** #BillsMafia," the Twitter user wrote.
Social media users had previously speculated that the longtime couple, who began dating in 2017, had broken up after Williams unfollowed Allen and pictures of the two together had disappeared from her page as of April 17, the New York Post reported at the time.
Allen is among the NFL's top young quarterbacks, having turned the Bills into a perennial contender and being rewarded with a massive long-term extension in 2021, but struggled in the postseason of an injury-riddled year. The Bills were eliminated in the AFC Divisional Round for the second consecutive year, falling short of preseason expectations as the odds-on favorite to win Super Bowl LVII.
Allen finished the AFC Divisional Round game with 265 yards and an interception on 25 of 42 passing, failing to throw a touchdown pass for the first time since Buffalo's November 6 loss to the New York Jets, the only other game in which he didn't record a touchdown pass in 2022.