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‘Cruel and unusual punishment’: Fans react to Lana Del Rey dating a cop

Sean Larkin is not just any cop; he's an Instagram influencer cop.


Dominic-Madori Davis


Posted on Sep 24, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 3:00 am CDT

Lana Del Rey might just have an influencer cop boyfriend named Sean Larkin, and her fanbase is freaking out over the news.

The pop star, who just released a chart-topping new single with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus, was spotted out in Central Park with Larkin, leading to the dating speculation.

Larkin, who is a police officer, is pretty popular within the Instagram cop community. (We didn’t know there was such a thing either.)

He describes himself as the “full-time popo” and has nearly 163,000 followers on Instagram. He is also an analysis on A&E’s LivePD and is the host of A&E’s new show, PD CAM. Regarding his police career, he was featured in Oklahoma Magazine in the profile, “An Inside Look at the Boys in Blue.”

“Officers are just regular men and women that chose to go into law enforcement,” he told the publication. “We have the same problems at home and in our personal lives that everyone else has. Sometimes people have this perception that we are robots and don’t care about what someone is dealing with or going through, and that’s just false.”

While Lana seemed pretty chill during her outing with Larkin, Twitter couldn’t get over the fact that he’s a cop.

“Everything Lana Del Rey has ever sang or done suggested she loves cops,” said @opheliagarcia

Twitter user @allhaylsatan called the news “cruel and unusual punishment.”

“In the last five minutes I found out that Dems are finally starting impeachment proceedings and that Lana Del Rey is dating a cop, real tidal wave of emotions right now,” Twitter user @nvasconcelos wrote.

In fact, many feel betrayed by Lana’s decision to date a cop. “Running from the cops in our black bikini tops screaming get us while we’re hot, we don’t give a fuck” bitch NO, @LanaDelRey pick up your phone IMMEDIATELY,” Twitter user @CrylieJenner wrote.

Twitter user @allzay had a question that should be on everyone’s mind: “What do Lana Del Rey and the Instagram cop even talk about on their dates?”

Others just wanted to know if he was the man who inspired her latest, critically acclaimed album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! “Lana del rey’s new album is about a cop? I have to laugh,” Twitter user @LuxePosh wrote.

The relationship has not been officially confirmed by either party yet, but if true, it would hardly be the strangest relationship to come out of 2019.


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*First Published: Sep 24, 2019, 6:15 pm CDT