Tori Kelly got her start in music at age 14, posting videos to Youtube. After being eliminated from American Idol at 16, she began working on her own songs, and released a self-written EP in 2012. Kelly has since soared to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100, and has earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Given all her success, it’s no surprise that fans are curious about the singer’s relationship status. Does Kelly have a boyfriend? Is she single?
Tori Kelly is single. The rumor mill has churned out a number of potential boyfriends, but she has denied each of them. Last year, the 23-year-old was rumored to be dating Jason Derulo. In October 2015, OK! reported that the two were seen “cozying up” at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in mid-September. Later that month, however, Derulo shot down the rumors, saying that he’s not dating anyone. Speaking with 92.3 AMP radio, he said, “Why does that name keep coming up?! I think she’s a great girl, so it’s all good. The paparazzi keep asking me about her for some reason, and I don’t know why.”
Earlier this year, fans speculated that Kelly and Ed Sheeran were romantically involved after they collaborated on the song I Was Made for Loving You. Kelly, however, said the two are just friends. She told Hollywood Life, “Working with him was a really cool experience because I was a fan and I didn’t know how it would go, but right away he made it super-chill. Ever since then, he’s been someone I consider a friend and even a mentor.”
These days, the musician is gearing up for the release of her new animated film Sing, in which she plays a shy elephant named Meena. The film will be released on December 21 in the US. The character is fitting for Kelly, considering she can be shy, too. She recently told News.com.au, “I definitely relate to Meena, I think we have a lot in common because I was very shy growing up and I knew that I loved to sing just like her, but there was always that one thing holding me back from really giving my all.” The movie follows animals as they audition for a show similar to The X Factor– each character takes the stage to show off his their vocal chops in the hopes of making it big. Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly, Taron Egerton, Jennifer Hudson, and Matthew McConaughey will also voice characters in the film.