Rumor after rumor has claimed that Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins are planning to marry.
The reality is that neither of these gal pals have actually come forward to confirm that they're officially dating.
But now, Sophia is speaking openly of her "amazing, loving partner." Take a look:
Sophia Hutchins celebrated her birthday with Caitlyn and a horde of other guests.
(She is 23 years old)
She has the photos to prove it, which she uploaded to social media.
"I have chosen to be very intentional about the people I surround myself with," Sophia's caption begins.
She then advises her fans and followers to "surround yourself with those that inspire."
Sophia then rattles off a laundry list of desirable acquaintances.
She suggests that people surround themselves with "those that are beautiful."
"Those that are genuine," she adds. "Those that empower you."
"And," Sophia notes. "Those that choose love."
She then expresses: "I am so lucky to have the friends, team, and amazing loving partner I have."
After making what many have read as a confirmation, she continues.
"I cannot wait to share this year with all of these people," Sophia writes.
She adds: "and so many more that wouldn’t fit in this collage!"
"Thanks for making my bday so special!" Sophia concludes.
Caitlyn had a photo of her own to share on social media:
"Happy Birthday to my little Sophia!" Cait captions the picture.
She writes: "It was a great night last night."
"So few candles," Cait observes.
Is that more of a brag on Sophia for her youth, or on herself for snagging such a young ... gal pal?
Sophia replies: "Thank you babe."
As you can see for yourself, Sophia's response includes a double-heart emoji often (but not exclusively) used by couples.
So, is Caitlyn the "amazing, loving partner" to whom Sophia refers?
Many people read her message as saying exactly that.
The two have lived and traveled together for years.
Lots of people have rooming situations that are purely platonic, but Cait is a millionaire.
She doesn't need help with rent or hotel prices.
Why is this no-name declaration of love the closest that the two have come to confirming that they are in a relationship?
That is anyone's guess.
Obviously, even though Cait is a public figure, she is not obligated to share any more of her personal life than she chooses.
Some believe that she and Sophia want to live out in the open without the seriousness of confirming anything.
But ... others suggest another explanation.
Caitlyn Jenner is a political conservative, even though she finally admitted that Trump sucks.
Sophia is also noted for her conservative views, and said that she felt that Cait coming out as transgender helped her feel comfortable transitioning.
When Sophia spoke about that, it was clear that she had been concerned about the image of trans folks and the LGBTQ+ community as being liberal.
Caitlyn has received a great deal of backlash for espousing conservative views that are at odds with most within the trans community.
Are Cait and Sophia hoping to avoid moving further into the spotlight as an alleged LGBTQ+ couple?
Or maybe they are just taking things slowly and valuing a small degree of privacy.