From 2018 to 2019, Maluma dated Cuban-Croatian model Natalia Barulich. The two met while filming the music video for Maluma's 2017 hit "Felices los 4." In the music video, Barulich plays Maluma's love interest, and their onscreen chemistry is undeniable. Seriously, is it hot in here, or is it just me?
Following the release of the music video, rumors that the pair were dating immediately sparked fire, but they mainly kept their relationship under the radar until the following year. In January 2018, Maluma confirmed their relationship in an interview with Al Rojo Vivo. The singer spoke of their connection, saying, "At this moment we are dating. I like what we are experiencing, I like her company, she supports me and loves me." He went on to say, "I believe that a good trip is accompanied by two things, a good destination and good company. We have a great time together, we have fun, we love each other and we support. That is something very fundamental."
The pair continued dating for a year and were frequently seen traveling, going out together, and even posting on social media occasionally. After close to two years of dating, the pair officially split in October 2019, according to People en Español.