Aaliyah’s mother paid tribute to DMX after the news of his death was confirmed on April 9. Here’s a look at Aaliyah’s dating history as everyone wonders if she and DMX dated.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons’s, cause of death was reported to be a heart attack. As everyone continues to mourn his death, some are looking back at his relationships. Meanwhile, Aaliyah passed away in 2001 in a plane crash. The news of both their deaths came as a shock to everyone.

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Did DMX and Aaliyah date?

No, DMX and Aaliyah didn’t date. There had been speculation about their relationship due to the close bond the two shared together. However, the two never confirmed their relationship.

In an interview, DMX spoke about his friendship with Aaliyah. He said: “She had a presence on TV that was incredible. It was sexy but kind of gangster. She was easy to talk to and down to earth. Aaliyah made you feel comfortable, with her and with yourself. That’s one hell of a combination.”

The pair starred in a movie together and even worked together for ‘Come Back in One Piece.’ Fans fell in love with the pair and wondered if there was romance brewing between the two. However, the pair never confirmed this.

Aaliyah’s mother pays tribute to DMX

Aaliyah’s mother took to Instagram and broke her silence on DMX’s death. She posted the tribute on Aaliyah’s official Instagram page. She wrote: “Earl you had and still have a heart of gold. You and Baby Girl will meet again with all the beautiful people we have lost. Will never forget your kindness. NEVER! Blessing to your family! Eternally!”

She also posted a picture of DMX and Aaliyah and wrote, “Rest In Peace @dmx. You will be remembered forever. Thank you for all the memories.”

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Aaliyah’s dating history explored

Aaliyah was married to R.Kelly in 1994. She was just 15 at the time. A fake ID was used which showed Aaliyah’s age as 18. However, their marriage was later annulled.

Later, there were rumors that Aaliyah was dating Ginuwine. The two had worked on music together, and everyone seemed convinced that they were in a relationship. However, she denied this in an interview. “I think rumors are hilarious,” she told Vibe magazine. “I don’t pay any attention. It goes in one ear and out the other. When you’re in the business, you hang out with people, and people are like, ‘I wonder, are they seeing each other?’ I never dated Jay. I never dated Ginuwine.”

The singer was also linked with Jay Z. Many thought that the two were dating. However, the scope for a relationship faded as Aaliyah had met Damon Dash. The two dated until her death. Damon had admitted that he had planned on marrying Aaliyah.

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