Ellen DeGeneres fuelled Naomi Osaka's crush on Michael B. Jordan by sending a shirtless photo of him to the tennis star for her birthday

Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images, and Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTANaomi Osaka has a crush on Michael B. Jordan.

Ellen DeGeneres continues to try and play matchmaker with Naomi Osaka and Michael B. Jordan.

To celebrate Osaka’s 21st birthday on Tuesday, the talk show host tweeted a shirtless photo of Jordan (her celebrity crush) as Adonis Creed in the upcoming film “Creed II.”

Seeing the post from DeGeneres, Osaka responded by saying “pls block me.”

Even though the US Open champion might have felt embarrassed, Jordan was flattered and fuelled Osaka’s crush on him by sending a more recent photo of himself. He also invited her to the premiere of his movie, which hits theatres on Wednesday, November 21.

Naturally, DeGeneres was glad that her efforts to set the two stars up seemed to be working.

And once Osaka saw the offer from Jordan, she gladly accepted and said that she “would totally want to go.”

It’s no surprise that Osaka is a big fan of the actor. Following her win against Serena Williams in September, Osaka appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and admitted that she has a crush on the “Black Panther” star. The host jumped on the revelation, took a selfie with Osaka, and texted Jordan.

Afterward, he tweeted a video of himself to the tennis player and congratulated her for winning the US Open and handling the controversial game well.

“I wanted to send my love and support and just say congratulations,” Jordan said. “It’s a big moment for you, and the way you carry yourself with such humility and grace, it’s really amazing to see.”

He also praised the tennis star for setting “an amazing example” for young people and encouraged her to “continue to work hard.”


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