Queen Latifah was photographed for the primary time in public together with her son Rebel! The Equalizer star, 52, was beaming in Los Angeles on Saturday (October 8) as she loved a day of retail remedy with the lovable toddler she reportedly shares together with her longtime associate Eboni Nichols. Dressed in an extremely informal ensemble of a tee, shorts, sneakers and a baseball cap, Latifah on cloud 9 as she held the hand of Rebel, who was too cute in his monster truck shirt.
The outing comes as a shock to followers, as Latifah has saved her private life, together with her sexuality, extraordinarily non-public ever since she got here on the scene as a musical artist in 1989 together with her traditional hip-hop observe “Ladies First.” While hypothesis about her being homosexual has adopted her profession, Latifah advised The New York Times in 2008, “I don’t have an issue discussing the subject of anyone being homosexual, however I do have an issue discussing my private life.” She added, “I don’t really feel like I have to share my private life, and I don’t care if individuals suppose I’m homosexual or not. Assume no matter you need, you do it anyway.”
With Latifah’s low-profile, little was recognized about her romantic life, together with if she had ever began a household. However, rumors slowly began to construct that Latifah and Eboni, a former LA Lakers cheerleader and choreographer, have been an merchandise after reportedly assembly on Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and starting a relationship in 2013. After a number of hints of a romance dropped by Latifah herself, it was confirmed that one thing was clearly occurring with the pair once they welcomed Rebel in 2019, in response to lovebscott, who first confirmed the boy’s title as nicely.
At the 2021 BET Awards, nonetheless, Latifah appeared to substantiate each her relationship with Eboni and her parenting standing. After she graced the stage to simply accept her Lifetime Achievement Award, the Living Single vet closed out her speech by saying “Happy Pride,” earlier than making considered one of her first public tributes to her important different and her baby. Yet, she nonetheless saved it a bit coy, as she mentioned, “Eboni, my love” and “Rebel, my love” with a contact to her coronary heart.