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Dua Lipa may have to set some new rules for how she uses emojis.
During the Jan. 18th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the 25-year-old singer recalled how a recent Instagram post sparked pregnancy rumors.
It all started last week when Lipa posted side-by-side photos of herself modeling a green ensemble and captioned the snapshots with a series of emojis.
"I like finding little random emojis," she explained to host Jimmy Kimmel. "I put, like, a little baby bottle, a little angel, some sparkles. Random. I really didn't think this through."
It was these small symbols, rather than the outfit of the day, that got followers talking.
"I posted it, and then I look at the comments, and then somebody says, 'Is she pregnant?'" Lipa continued. "And I look at the picture, I look at the comment, I look at the picture, I look at the comment [and] I'm like, 'Surely, I don't look pregnant.' And then, I see that people have been writing stories saying that I posted some cryptic message that I might be announcing my pregnancy. And I'm like, 'Oh my god. These emojis have come to bite me in the ass.'"
While the "Don't Start Now" star quickly deleted the caption on Instagram, she forgot to remove it from Twitter. And just in case there was any confusion, Lipa set the record straight on the speculation.
"I am not pregnant, just to clear up," she reiterated. "Not pregnant."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">🍼🤍✨🧸👼🏻🤍🍼✨🧸💸 <a href="https://t.co/IDeN3Tseek">pic.twitter.com/IDeN3Tseek</a></p>— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) <a href="https://twitter.com/DUALIPA/status/1349412303725322242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
In addition to shutting down the rumors, Lipa talked about her recent Grammy nominations and the time she interviewed Gwen Stefani while filling in for Kimmel as host. As fans may recall, Lipa accidentally referred to Blake Shelton as Stefani's husband during the chat. But just a few months later, the country music singer proposed to the No Doubt artist.
"Now they're engaged," Lipa said, "and I'm like, 'All right, I definitely called it.'"
Watch the video to see her full interview.