“The Real” co-host Loni Love seems to have found love, and she’s been flaunting her new man on Instagram, keeping fans on edge as she hasn’t officially confirmed she’s dating him. However, sometimes pictures say more than words.
Loni Love has never been the type to flaunt her private life all over social media. She prefers to keep relationships out of the spotlight for the most part, (except that one time her 23-year-old boyfriend appeared with her on TV) but it seems like she’s ready to share a bit more of her love life with fans this time around.
The comedian and TV host has been sharing pics of her rumored new boyfriend on Instagram, even though it took a bit of time for fans to catch up and realize that the same mysterious man had become a constant feature on Love’s photos.
The man, an actor named James Welsh, seems to make Loni happy. And in their most recent pic, the pair posed side to side for a selfie as the comedienne gave a knowing look to the camera and her classic mischievous smirk.
“Wake up @tameramowrytwo ... #saturdaynitefever,” she captioned the selfie.
Fans took over her comment section to tease Loni about the fact that she is “dating” a white man.
“I see ya Loni you down with The Swirl I see you,” wrote one fan.
Another added, “You are doing the right thing keeping the details of your relationship private! It has the best chance of surviving!!” and a third one chimed in to say “I thinnkkkkkk this qualifies him as Loni’s boyfriend now.”
Love and Welsh have been seen each other for the past months. While more in-depth details of their relationship, such as how they met, are still unknown, he made his first appearance with Loni on an Instagram post back in August, on the night of their first date.
He kept popping up on Love’s Instagram here and there, attending events with the star and always sporting a massive smile on his face.
Last month they attended the Saint John's Health Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills, where she was a presenter. And later, they had fun dressing up as Sonny and Cher for the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation's “Costume For A Cause” Halloween-themed charity event.
“The worst Sonny and Cher for #halloweencostume but for a great cause #ddjf,” Love captioned a Boomerang video with Welsh.
It seems like Loni is now comfortable enough with James to the point where she doesn’t mind sharing their relationship all over social media.
Even though she has yet to confirm or deny that James is her boyfriend, the ladies of “The Real” will probably make sure she admits it the next days.
While the 47-year-old has been minding her business and keeping herself busy with her new man and her job, fans had the time of the day criticizing Loni after she publicly congratulated her co-host’s Jeannie Mai’s ex-husband on the arrival of his first daughter.
Mai announced she was getting divorced from husband Freddy Harteis in October 2017 after ten years together. At first, their split was amicable, but Mai has now revealed that the divorce soon turned into a bitter, ugly, legal battle with the man.
And if that wasn’t enough, Harteis moved on quickly, announcing in April that he was expecting his first child with girlfriend Linsey Toole.
The baby, Emersyn Rose, was born on October 26, and Harteis took to Instagram to share an adorable pic holding his newborn in arms and looking smitten. Fans immediately took over the comment section to share their good wishes, and Loni Love also chimed in.
“Everything works out for a reason… I wish you the best and welcome to the world Emersyn Rose …” she wrote. To which Freddy replied with a simple “Thank You.”
While the exchange seemed friendly and harmless enough, fans saw Loni’s move like a betrayal to Jeannie Mai. They called her a hypocrite and a fake friend, asking where did he left her loyalty and mentioning Jeannie on the comments as if accusing Loni with her.
Love replied to some of the comments, including that one said:
“@comiclonilove Leave them, haters. Someone just got a blessing of a child, and you just congratulated him. Nothing wrong with that.”
“End of story!!!” she replied, co-signing the fan’s comment.
Jeannie and Love are still on good terms, and since Mai must be aware of the situation thanks to social media, she’s probably mature enough to understand Loni’s actions without getting them out of context.