Despite walking the red carpet together at the 2023 ESPYS earlier this month, a source close to the situation exclusively tells E! News the outing wasn’t exactly a hard launch.
In fact, the insider shares that Braxton, 27, and the University of Miami grad, 22, “never became official nor boyfriend and girlfriend.”
“Alix had stated repeatedly and publicly that she wanted to have a fun summer with her friends and not jump into anything too serious,” the source notes, adding that their ESPYs Date was more coincidental than anything else. “Alix was conveniently in L.A. already for work when she decided last minute to attend with Braxton for fun.”
And as the two enjoy the rest of their respective summers—with the TikToker hanging out in the Hamptons with her BFFs and the Miami Dolphins player gearing up for the NFL season—they’re keeping their relationship casual.
“The two have always agreed they were not exclusive or official,” the source shares, “knowing that Alix wanted to have a fun summer after just graduating and Braxton would be off at training before the end of the summer.”