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Tinashe Admits To Developing A Drinking Problem After This Famous Breakup

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By Ona L

Singer Tinashe usually stays far away from the dramas of Hollywood especially love triangles. Unfortunately, back in 2018, the drama found her. The singer found herself wrapped up in a relationship with basketball player Ben Simmons. The relationship was pretty short lived. It ran from March 2018 to May 2018 the problem is the way that the relationship ended. Some say that the relationship actually started in early February 2018 but because this whole relationship and post-relationship were such a debacle, we will never know for sure.

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Tinashe and Ben Simmons court side at basketball game
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In March, the couple posted on their Instagram accounts what most would call confirmation of dating. They posted the same picture of Tinashe and Simmons cuddling together specifically for the photo. The then-couple had different captions. Simmons captioned his post, "This is a dime I can’t pass." Tinashe’s post was just a simple smiley face which we all know can mean so much. The couple looked to be off to a great start until May rolled around and Simmons seemed to just move on without her.

Ben Simmons and Kendall Jenner spotted by paparazzi
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Rumors began to surface that Simmons had been seen out with “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” star Kendall Jenner. They had been supposedly dating for weeks. All of a sudden, Tinashe was single and writing an open letter to Simmons on her Twitter account. She expressed the shock and hurt she experienced. She admitted to being in love and getting hurt and wanted fans to know that this is her real life and not some “dumb storyline”. But now, 18 months later and Tinashe is getting even more candid about her fling.

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The artist has opened up about drinking way too much while trying to get over the relationship and all the drama around it. At the ROC NATION Grammy party this week, she told reporters that she certainly indulged. “I drank for like six months after that! Are you kidding me? I was like wasted for months. But I’m okay now.” She went on to say that her support system was her mother during this trying time. “It was terrible. It was bad. Like it was bad, but I’m good now.”

Tinashe at Emmy event
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Tinashe may be over the heartbreak now but it drove her to act out of character and drink way more than she would have liked. What else would you do if you found out from a headline that your man had moved on? She copes now by writing music some of which may be inspired by Simmons. “I mean, there may be already a few [songs inspired by him], I think a lot of artists can relate to the fact that their pain brings them inspiration. So, I think a lot of us are able to look at that as like a positive and then that’s like the classic tormented artists. Right? Like even when things seemingly are good, it’s like they need to almost like self sabotage in order to like feel something.”

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