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.
she’s “very open” to dating a man who posses the following qualities: “Kindness, compassion and intelligence.” Commenting on the myth of perfect matches in relationships, Patton said: “I think there is probably a perfect match for different times in your life…
The last time Latifah was in the news for her personal life was when she split with then girlfriend Eboni Nichols.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.I couldn’t think about being the partner of Flavor Unit Entertainment or just being my mom’s daughter or my friend…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. The film delves into Bessie’s relationships with both men and women, giving Queen romantic and sexual scenes with co-star Tika Sumpter, who plays Bessie’s lover, Lucille.While speculation about Queen Latifah’s sexuality is nothing new and is now treated more as an open secret (she is often out in public holding hands and kissing her partner, Eboni Nichols), it appears that being part of such a queer film about authenticity and embracing who you are is not the platform the artist/actress is using to come out.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.The kind of influence she could wield if she did come out would be massive. In her heyday (the 1920s and ’30s), homosexuality might have been accepted in bohemian circuits, but not necessarily a topic of polite conversation, at least not in any kind of public forum.Latifah turned heads when she cozied up to Paula Patton, who starred in the film.But insiders told Radar exclusively that rumors the two could be dating are not totally off the mark..