September 22, 2023

Kim Kardashian told friends she has a crush on Tom Brady but they are not in a relationship: sources

“They are friends and have a lot of respect for each other,” a source tells PEOPLE of the NFL pro and SKIMS mogul

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There is nothing romantic going on between Kim Kardashian and Tom Brady, although the SKIMS founder does have a “crush” on him.

Kardashian, 42, and Brady, 45, both attended Michael Rubin’s star-studded White Party at The Hamptons over the July 4 weekend.

While rumors of a romance between the duo have been circulating, two sources tell PEOPLE that the pair had minimal interaction during the celebratory get-together. “[They] said a curt hello when she arrived at the party,” the first source says.

“Kim and Tom barely spoke to each other at the party and barely said hello,” a second source notes.

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After their brief conversation, Kardashian was overheard telling friends she found the retired NFL quarterback attractive, the first source says.

“Later in the evening, Kim had some liquid courage and overheard friends tell her she’s in love with Tom.”

Despite this, a third source tells PEOPLE that nothing romantic is still happening between the SKIMS mogul and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player.

“They are friends and have a lot of respect for each other,” says the source. “Kim is very focused on her kids and her businesses, and is currently not in a relationship.”

Related: Tom Brady’s Reps Deny Kim Kardashian Romance Rumors, Source Says They’re Just “Friendly”

Reps for Brady previously confirmed to PEOPLE that there was nothing romantic going on between the two. A source nearby at the time The Kardashians star backed up that denial, telling PEOPLE, “They have friends and business associates in common, but don’t date.”

Brady recently finalized his divorce from wife Gisele Bündchen in October 2022. The couple – who share daughter Vivian, 10, and son Benjamin Rein, 13 – were married for 13 years.

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While nothing happened to Kardashian at the July 4 party, the second source tells PEOPLE that Brady had a “pretty good interaction” with Emily Ratajkowski, who previously dated Kardashian’s most recent ex Pete Davidson.

“I wouldn’t say it was a romance [vibe]. It was fun and everyone was dressed to impress,” the source shares. “They definitely talked at different times throughout the night.”

However, the first source tells PEOPLE that their exchange was only “for a nanosecond.”

Related: Tom Brady Says He ‘Definitely Needed A LOT Of Electrolytes’ After The Star-Studded Fourth Of July Celebration

As for Kardashian, the businesswoman finalized her divorce from Kanye West in November 2022 after nearly seven years of marriage. The exes share four children together: North, 10, Saint, 7, Chicago, 5, and Psalm, 4.

Most recently, Kardashian – who split from Davidson, 29, in August 2022 after nine months together, expressed hope for her romantic future.

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“I think I will always be a hopeless romantic and always want to be in love and definitely love to share my life with someone, and love to create a life with someone,” she said at the May Purposely with Jay Shetty podcast. “I’ll definitely take my time. And I think there are so many factors, especially when you have kids and consider people coming into your life.”

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