Queen Latifah is a long-time Hollywood star known for being discreet. However, she is also confident and proud about her life choices, including her sexuality.
Queen Latifah is a rare gem in the entertainment industry. She has been displaying her string of talents for more than three decades, and it's earned her recognition, acknowledgment from co-stars, and loyalty from fans.
As expected, the media trails the life of numerous stars and known faces, so it is not surprising that Latifah's life is under scrutiny despite how discreet she keeps things.
When it comes to her romance, the tabloids have made up different theories and stories to suit their definition of the entertainer. While Latifah is slow to respond to rumors, she is not shy about establishing her stance.
A NOT SO SHOCKING REVELATION
For years, many speculated about Latifah's sexuality. The star has never been married, and it only fueled the rumor mill that even once opined that Latifah was in a relationship with a female trainer.
In a 2008 interview, the onscreen goddess maintained that she did not care about the rumors and that people can think what they want.
The rap star added that she does not mind focusing on the different sexualities as a topic of discussion but would never discuss her private matters with any magazine or journalist.
A few months ago, after the experienced entertainer bagged a BET Award for her contributions and achievements in the entertainment industry, she boldly acknowledged her loved ones.
While on stage, Latifah gave an honorary speech to her supporters, including family members, friends, and other female entertainers. She concluded with a shout-out to her incredible family, her long-time speculated lover, Eboni Nichols, and their son, Rebel.
In 2017, there was a rumor that the women were engaged, but neither party acknowledged their relationship, let alone their engagement.
Keeping their private life out of the spotlight works well for the couple who have been together for more than a decade and share a son they welcomed in 2019.
THE LADY AFTER THE QUEEN'S HEART
Eboni Nichols worked as a dancer for the Los Angeles Lakers. She is now a professional dancer who bagged jaw-dropping contracts with top-notch Hollywood productions.
She met her lover during her time on the set of "Dancing With the Stars," in 2009, but they remained friends until 2013 when their secret romance commenced.
Six years later, a blog post hinted that Nichols gave birth to a son named Rebel. At the time, Latifah had not given out details about her growing family.
HOW IS SHE HANDLING MOTHERHOOD?
Motherhood does not seem to be an issue for the two delectable superstars despite their busy schedules, especially since Latifah confessed that she is now ready.
Two years before welcoming her son, the actress explained that it took some sacrifices and changes in schedules like quitting parties and some other undisclosed habits before she assumed the position of being a mother mentally.
During the interview, Latifah informed her fans that they would not be notified when she starts a family. Still, she revealed that there is a possibility that her journey to motherhood might not begin with a toddler or newborn but an older child, which she would adopt.
FACTS ABOUT LATIFAH
Even though the actress has successfully kept out information about her private life, there are some details about her professional life that interest many fans.
The Hollywood diva was born in New Jersey into an educated family with a teacher, mother, and police dad, who named her Dana Elaine Owens. Growing up, she witnessed the black urban life but unfortunately suffered the untimely death of her brother.
At age 18, Latifah who worked at Burger King already began to harness her talent, and it did not take long for the world to recognize her after the release of her "Wrath of Madness," song in 1988.
Since then, Latifah has been consistent in her delivery of songs, lyrics, and world-class acting, which has catapulted her to be one of the industry's most sought-after entertainers.