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Fans who have been closely following Latifah’s personal life believe that she has been on the lookout for a new partner for the last several months.
The media mogul, who is 45 years old, has had an uneven personal life for the last decade.
This rumor has gained momentum ever since the pair attended the Hollywood premiere of the film Perfect Match.
Though both have strongly denied these rumors, their supposed lesbian affair has been grabbing headlines of late.
Latifah and Patton are pictured above at the flick’s Hollywood premiere on Monday.
Gossip Cop suspects Media Take Out saw the photos, and chose to build a story around it, albeit an inaccurate one.
I couldn’t think about anything else and I couldn’t have any fear in playing this character because she really deserves to somebody play her with some kind of fearlessness.” Robin Roberts, who came out publicly last year, is one of few out black women in the public eye. I guess that’s it.” Of course there are also athletes like Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus, rapper Angel Haze, writers like Alice Walker and actress Raven-Symone, but there is still a lacking of role models for women of color when it comes to mainstream media and entertainment.
As Wanda Sykes once joked, “…being an African-American celebrity who’s out, it was like they started treating me like a unicorn. Queen Latifah is one of the most successful and well-recognized black women in America, coming off of her own talk show, producing films with her aforementioned production company, starring in major films, releasing albums and lending her face to brands like Cover Girl. Although Bessie Smith was out to her close friends and family, her sexuality was likely not discussed or acknowledged as bisexual by audiences.
Fans who have been following Queen Latifah’s dating time line believe that she spent a year being involved with Nichols before splitting from her in late 2015.
This followed soon after Latifah’s reported eight-year relationship with earlier girlfriend, fitness instructor Jeannette Jenkins, ended.
Latifah and Nichols were together for more than a year on the heels of Latifah’s 8-year-relationshp with previous girlfriend, fitness instructor Jeannette Jenkins.