Does Doja Cat Have a Boyfriend? A Look at Her Dating History

She has a rumored boyfriend

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Ever since her hit single, "Mooo!," went viral in 2018, Doja Cat has been dominating the music scene. Not only has the 28-year-old rapper released four chart-topping albums and won dozens of accolades, but she also made history with Nicki Minaj as the first female rap duo to reach No.1 on the U.S. singles chart. 

Last year, the musician made headlines after landing five Grammy nominations. And now, she’s nominated for three 2024 awards, including Best Rap Song ("Attention"), Best Melodic Rap Performance ("Attention") and Best Pop Solo Performance ("Paint the Town Red").

So, it comes as no surprise that so many fans are wondering about her relationship status. For example, does Doja Cat have a boyfriend? And are the J.Cyrus rumors true? Keep reading for details about her love life.

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1. What Is Doja Cat’s Relationship Status?

Doja Cat hasn’t publicly confirmed her relationship status. This is expected, since she noted in a previous interview with Ebro Darden that she has no intention of sharing details about her dating life until she's married.

However, the singer recently hinted that she’s in a “committed” relationship during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “I love love. I’m possibly a serial dater. I definitely have had that in me a little bit,” she said. “But right now I’m in a different place in my life where I am very committed and very much in love in a different way than before.”

2. Who Has She Dated In the Past?

Doja Cat used to date a musician named Johnny Utah, also known as Jawny. And according to one of their Instagram Lives, they started their romance back in 2019.

"I found his music video for ‘Honeypie,’ and I didn’t like the song,” Doja Cat said. “But I liked the way you moved. I don’t know. It was your pants. I was like, ‘Oh, I like your pants.’ I went to his YouTube video and [then] commented on his Instagram, and I was like, ‘I love you, baby.' And he said ‘I love you.’ And then he commented on one of my pictures and said something clever and funny.”

Jawny explained that Doja Cat wasn’t following him at the time, but in response, he sent her a pretty bold message. It read, “Hey girl, I just showed this pic to my little cousin, and I told him that we’re together. Don’t make me look like a liar now. He looks up to me.”

And the rest is history.

3. When Did Doja Cat and Johnny Utah Break Up?

Following their split, Doja Cat took to Instagram Live to explain that she and her ex are no longer together but still on good terms. She said, “Everything is OK. I unfollowed my ex-boyfriend and everything is OK. We have been cool. Nothing weird going on. No drama, or weird sh*t going on. Sh*t just didn't work out.”

4. Did She Date Bree Runway?

The dating rumors started in 2021, when Bree Runway shared dinner pics with Doja Cat and tweeted, “My hot date @DojaCat,” with a ring emoji. The fellow rapper also shared a photo of herself kissing Doja Cat on the cheek on IG, captioning the post, “You know I’m crazy about my woman! Love you, Doja Cat. Best night ever."

Meanwhile, Doja Cat posted a flirty tweet calling Runway her girlfriend. So, fans quickly put two and two together and assumed that they were in a romantic relationship. However, since the close friends never addressed the rumors, it seems more likely that the posts were all in good fun.

5. Was She Dating Joji?

Thanks to one mysterious Instagram Live from February 2022, fans were convinced that Doja Cat was secretly dating someone new. The rapper immediately ended the recording after a random guy was seen walking into her room. And at the time, fans were channeling their inner detective to figure out his identity. Everyone's best guess? YouTuber Joji (George Kusunoki Miller).

Neither party confirmed the dating rumors, and they haven’t been spotted together since.

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6. Is She Dating J.Cyrus?

Most recently, Doja Cat is rumored to be dating comedian J.Cyrus. It all started in November 2022 when the pair were spotted together in New York City. Then, in 2023, they were seen showing PDA on a yacht in Cabo. 

“I think I’ve evolved. I’m learning to love myself, so the way that I love other people is very different,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I don’t feel like a lost little teen. I feel like a woman who is coming into her own.”

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