NBA star JR Smith is going through it right now. For the past month, there was a rumor going around social media that the NBA baller was dating Flash actress Candice Patton, 34. 

Now that rumor has caused JR to delete hundreds of Instagram posts -- going back to 2017.

JR Smith is currently married to his beautiful wife Jewel, and the couple shares two daughters. And the rumor of a JR-Candice romance is clearly causing strain on their relationship.

The first public sign of any kind of connection between JR and Candice occurred last Halloween when folks on social media noticed that both attended a costume party in Las Vegas.

The night of the party, Candice posted a pic, and in the caption explained that her "bae" is afraid of snakes. JR Smith responded in the comments, and that raised eyebrows. 

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It was this odd back-and-forth between the two that got some on social media to think that JR - who has had a history of cheating - may now be cheating on his wife with Candice.

The speculation continued for months, and yesterday - it exploded.

Yesterday JR posted a pic of himself walking Candice's dog, and the social media rumors went into overdrive.

Fans openly questioned the relationship between JR and Candice in the comments, and began combing through JR's old posts - to see if they could find any connection w/ Candice.

Moments later, JR deleted hundreds of Instagram posts - all the way back to 2017.

Here are pictures of Candice at home with her dog, Zoey

Here are screenshots of JR appearing to be in Candice's home, then later walking her dog:

And what's going on with JR's wife? Well Jewel Smith has been posting some very sad posts, about "fair" and "toxic relationships" lately.