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Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend didn’t know she was a tennis star before they met and revealed he felt ‘really out of place’ at the 2019 US Open

Naomi Osaka and Cordae

Naomi Osaka and Cordae have been dating for two years. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

  • Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open on Saturday, marking her fourth Grand Slam title.

  • Osaka, 23, is in a relationship with rapper Cordae, 23.

  • The couple previously made headlines in September 2020 when Cordae cheered on Osaka at the US Open.

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Naomi Osaka’s tennis prowess is undeniable, but her boyfriend didn’t know about her success when they met.

As part of GQ’s Modern Lovers issue, Osaka and rapper Cordae got candid about navigating their relationship while making waves in their respective fields.

On Saturday, Osaka secured her fourth Grand Slam title when she defeated Jen Brady at the Australian Open. Cordae’s debut album, “The Lost Boy,” received two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for his single, “Bad

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