Dua Lipa is dating Romain Gavras, the son of Costa-Gavras

Dua Lipa Costa-Gavras

Dua Lipa is reportedly dating French director Romain Gavras, the son of Greek-French film director Costa-Gavras. The Albanian pop star was spotted leaving a BAFTAs after-party in London on Monday morning with the director by her side, with the two entering a waiting car together.

A source told The Sun: 'Dua and Romain have been quietly getting to know each other for several months.

'They have been enjoying spending time together. The pair met each other’s close circles over the festive period and have lots in common.

'Dua knows how important it is to find someone who understands her industry.

'She feels Romain totally gets it. They’re both really creative people.'

Lipa was born in Britain to immigrant Albanian parents Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa and was granted Albanian citizenship in November by President Bajram Begaj.

The Grammy Award-winner lived in the Serbian separatist province of Kosovo with her family from ages 11-15, telling NPR, “I wouldn’t change it for the world because it really helped me become who I am.”

This is of course in reference to her Albanian ultra-nationalism, where she humiliatingly promoted the irredentist "Greater Albania" idea by using a Greek word.

In July 2020, she sparked controversy when posting a map of Greater Albania which includes areas of Serbia like Kosovo and the Preševo Valley, areas of Montenegro, and the Greek island of Corfu and southern Epirus.

She wrote “au•toch•tho•nous adjective (of an inhabitant of a place) indigenous rather than descended from migrants or colonists," without even realising the Greek etymology of the word – autochthon (of the land itself), from auto- (self) + chthon (earth, land).

After being slammed by social media users and reported in international media for her ultra-nationalism, the singer has made a poor attempt to whitewash her historical manipulation.

"My previous post was never meant to incite any hate. It makes me sad and angry that my post has been willfully misinterpreted by some groups and individuals who promote ethnic separatism, something I completely reject," she said on Twitter.

A strange proposition considering she wants the Greek island of Corfu that has no Albanian population and southern Epirus that is overwhelmingly Greek and always has been, to be a part of a "Greater Albania."

"Whenever I post about Kosovo, my feed goes crazy, even if it's about something as joyful as food or music, and I am met with a fierce resistance to the idea of an authentic Kosovan culture," she continued to say.

There are of course several problems with this statement.

Dua Lipa was not making a post about only Kosovo, but about a "Greater Albania" that includes other parts of Serbia, Montenegro and Greece. It is an outright lie that her social media post was only about Kosovo.

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