Lorde chats it up with Chris Rock sitting courtside at the Knicks game


Lorde chats it up with Chris Rock sitting courtside at the Knicks game during rare public appearance with her music executive boyfriend Justin Warren










Lorde, 25, and Chris Rock, 56, appear to have a burgeoning new friendship as the two were seen yucking it up while seated next to each other at an NBA game in New York City.

The celebrities were spotted sitting, as celebrities do, courtside, at the NY Knicks game on Wednesday night where they chatted amiably and shared a few laughs. 

The outing also marked a rare public appearance for the New Zealand singer and her music executive boyfriend, 41-year-old Justin Warren, who attended Knicks versus Milwaukee Bucks matchup at Madison Square Garden.

New pals! Lorde, 25, and Chris Rock, 56, appear to have a burgeoning new friendship as the two were seen yucking it up while seated next to each other at an NBA game in New York City.

Chris sported a cozy looking holiday sweater in an autumnal color with a pair of matching pants to make for a monochromatic look.

He chatted with an animated Lorde who rocked sleek pigtails and laughed excitedly during a private conversation.

The Royals crooner looked stylish in a long brown dress and black jacket as she sat alongside her rarely seen beau and enjoyed the game. 

Television creator and comedian Aziz Ansari was also lucky enough to score a coveted pair of courtside seats and was seen a few people down from Lorde and Chris Rock. 

Chic! Chris sported a cozy looking holiday sweater in an autumnal color with a pair of matching pants to make for a monochromatic look

Chic! Chris sported a cozy looking holiday sweater in an autumnal color with a pair of matching pants to make for a monochromatic look

Spotted! The outing amarked a rare public appearance for the New Zealand singer and her music executive boyfriend, 41-year-old Justin Warren, who attended Knicks versus Milwaukee Bucks matchup at Madison Square Garden

Spotted! The outing amarked a rare public appearance for the New Zealand singer and her music executive boyfriend, 41-year-old Justin Warren, who attended Knicks versus Milwaukee Bucks matchup at Madison Square Garden

The outing comes after Lorde sparked rumors she may be secretly engaged. 

The Royals hitmaker, whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, wore a diamond sparkler at Variety’s Power of Women event in Los Angeles last month.

Lorde and Justin were first photographed frolicking on the beach together in 2016, but at the time Justin dismissed rumors they were dating.

He told the New Zealand Herald: ‘Ella and I have worked together for years and we’re good friends. Any rumors of us being “a pair” are ridiculous.’ 

Looking good: The Royals crooner looked stylish in a long brown dress and black jacket as she sat alongside her rarely seen beau and enjoyed the game

Looking good: The Royals crooner looked stylish in a long brown dress and black jacket as she sat alongside her rarely seen beau and enjoyed the game

Celebrity row: Television creator and comedian Aziz Ansari was also lucky enough to score a coveted pair of courtside seats and was seen a few people down from Lorde and Chris Rock

Celebrity row: Television creator and comedian Aziz Ansari was also lucky enough to score a coveted pair of courtside seats and was seen a few people down from Lorde and Chris Rock

But in the years since, they have toured the world together and Justin has even been spotted near the songstress’ $2.8million villa. 

Lorde, who is known for her friendship with Taylor Swift, split from her former boyfriend James Lowe at the end of 2015.

She told Stellar magazine in June 2017 the break-up took her to some ‘crazy places’ and she resorted to ‘self-medicating’ to cope with her emotions.

In 2018, the songwriter was forced to deny rumors she was dating Lena Dunham’s ex Jack Antonoff, after the pair were seen hugging.

Something to tell us? Lorde sparked rumors she may be secretly engaged recently after wore a diamond sparkler at Variety's Power of Women event in Los Angeles last month

Something to tell us? Lorde sparked rumors she may be secretly engaged recently after wore a diamond sparkler at Variety’s Power of Women event in Los Angeles last month