I’ve heard of women dating athletes because they have money, but for Instagram likes?  Yea it happened.

Shay Marie

You might have noticed that Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was dating iCarly actress Jennette McCurdy.  Aside from the matchup itself looking odd, the way they hooked up was unorthodox as well.  Drummond repeatedly made McCurdy his #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) until she finally gave in.  Well it appears those likes is all she wanted and never really liked Drummond at all.  McCurdy appeared on Pete Holmes’ podcast and came clean about the situation.

Here’s a sum up via Jocks and Stiletto Jill:

  • She said it only lasted like a week.
  • She wasn’t attracted to him but his repeated “Woman Crush Wednesday” posts wore her down. Plus, she was in Vegas and in a good mood.
  • She wasn’t feeling him from their first text conversation. He sent his number in DM as soon as she followed him on Twitter and she thought that was a bit much. The chemistry wasn’t there, but she decided to go with it for kicks and giggles.
  • He’d call her on FaceTime out the blue and be getting a massage or shopping, other random things. Which was another turnoff for her.
  • Her friends thought it was weird that she went out with him cause he wasn’t her type at all. She invited all her friends on the date so it wouldn’t be awkward.
  • Kising him was weird – yeah if you don’t like someone, kissing them is going to be uncomfortable.
  • She was dying to break up with him after their first date but felt bad because he’d flown over to LA just to see her.
  • He started buying her things right away, first he sent her gear, like Adidas stuff. At one point, he told her he was going out to the store to buy something. When he came back, he had jewelry, dropped down on his knees and asked her to be his girlfriend… She wanted to say NO but she felt bad. – But she didn’t say she didn’t accept the jewelry.
  • She broke up with him after her mother’s death because she needed to deal with her family issue.

You can listen to the interview below.  Fast forward to the 20:24 mark.

Drummond also had an interview with ESPN the magazine and of course his take on things were different.

The Mag: You gave us a romance for these modern times, using social media to garner the affection of iCarly actress Jennette McCurdy. What spurred you to pursue her?

Drummond: It started as a joke with a childhood friend — iCarly was our show, and my friend and I had a thing for Jennette and Miranda Cosgrove. We’d joke about it on Twitter, and Jennette caught wind of it. Turned out she was interested enough to talk to me.

The Mag: It began with you expressing your #WomanCrushWednesday feelings for her. She later wrote in The Wall Street Journal that she found it “gutsy and flattering.” Very gutsy, dude. You weren’t worried about the ribbing?
 Nah, man. I still have time to be a kid. But I didn’t actually think anything would come of it, to be honest.

The Mag: What effect did the relationship have on your social media following? I’d imagine you now hold the NBA record for most preteen female followers.
 Yeah, a lot of kids follow me now. Not just kids my age, but younger kids, so I watch my movements [on social media].

The Mag: What’s your relationship status now?
 Everything is cool. We’re focusing on work and still talking to each other.