From the beauty salon to the equalizer, it’s no surprise that actress Queen Latifah, 52, is a household name. The brunette beauty has starred alongside some of the most successful actors, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Jimmy Fallon and others. However, when Queen Latifah is not working on the set of successful TV series and films, she is often seen with her long-time partner Eboni Nichols. The couple even held hands on the red carpet of the amfAR 2023 Gala! Below is everything you should know about them, their relationship, and more!
Who is Queen Latifah’s partner?
Although the 52-year-old star is a great success, so is her partner Eboni! The 40-year-old beauty is a successful professional choreographer. Not only is she a professional dancer, but according to her Emmy biography, she has also toured with some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher and more. Eboni earned her Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University in Southern California, where she studied theater and dance.
In addition to touring with successful singers, Eboni choreographed all five seasons of the hit show Jane the Virgin. The talented woman also worked on the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat, according to US Sun. Although Eboni is best known for her work as a choreographer, she has spent a few times as a laker girl for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. Some of his other choreographic works included creating routines for hit films such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Office Christmas Party and Girls Trip.
Queen Latifah (nee Dana Elaine Owens) met her partner of more than a decade in 2009 on the set of the hit show Dancing with the Stars. The couple made their relationship official later in 2013, however, they remain a relatively private couple. Dana is so private that in 2008 she even told the New York Times that she would not talk about her personal life.
“I have no problem discussing the topic of being gay, but I have a problem talking about my personal life,” she told the outlet. You don’t understand this part of me. Excuse me…. We don’t discuss it in our meetings, I don’t feel like I have to share my personal life and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Take what you want. Do it anyway.
While the first female hitmaker has not often spoken publicly about Eboni, she thanked her partner for the BET Lifetime Achievement Award during her 2021 acceptance speech. Eboni, my dear. Rebel, my dear. Peace. Happy pride!, she said at the time. Remarkably, this was the first time the Emmy winner publicly named his partner, according to The Cut.
Do you have children?
Eboni and Queen Latifah welcomed a little boy named Rebel in 2019, as previously reported by Radar Online. The professional dancer was seen with a belly in October. 2018 and soon the two became proud mothers! The Steel Magnolias star was last seen running errands with cute baby Rebel, 4, in Los Angeles in October. 8, 2022. During the excursion, the mother of a child rocked a long-sleeved T-shirt, blue shorts and Nike sneakers next to her son. Her mini-I was wearing a blue shirt with monster trucks, black shorts and an adorable pair of little crocodiles!