Queen Latifah Dating Timeline: Who Is Queen Latifah’s Girlfriend?

The Queen and her new Girlfriend
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Now that she has been spotted with several different women, the question on everybody’s lips is “Who is Queen Latifah’s girlfriend?” Rumor mills suggest that it is none other than Paula Patton, singer Robin Thicke’s ex-wife. 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. Patton says that she is looking for a man and the fact that Queen Latifah is a lesbian has never been confirmed. The last time Latifah was in the news for her personal life was when she split with then girlfriend Eboni Nichols. Fans who have been following Queen Latifah’s dating time line believe that she spent a year being involved with Nichols before splitting from her in late 2015. This followed soon after Latifah’s reported eight-year relationship with earlier girlfriend, fitness instructor Jeannette Jenkins, ended.

Looking for Love

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. Naturally, when she was spotted with Patton, everyone assumed they were dating. While Patton has been openly denying this supposed affair, Latifah has maintained her silence. She is busy promoting her latest movie, Miracles From Heaven, about a little girl who is cured of her rare illness following an accident.


Making a Splash at the Movies

Latifah, whose real name is Dana Elain Owens, is an amazingly talented artist. She started out as a singer later branched out into other industries as she gained confidence in her abilities. Today, she wears multiple hats as a songwriter, rapper, model, actress, music producer, television producer, talk show host, and comedian. While winning acclaim and Grammy awards for her music albums, Latifah has had an exceedingly fertile career as an actress. Though she is better known as a comic actress for her roles in movies like Taxi, Bringing Down the House, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and Hairspray, Latifah packs a heavy punch as a serious actress as well. A fact she proved with an Oscar-nominated performance in the movie Chicago. Over the years, Latifah has released a bunch of albums that have sold millions of copies and garnered a slew of awards. Today, Queen Latifah is recognized as one of hip hop’s top artists. Her performances are energetic, and she connects with her fans with unerring accuracy every time.


Hard Times

What many people don’t know is that Latifah rose from humble beginnings to become the legend she is considered today. She was born in New Jersey to a teacher mother and a police officer father. When she was 10 years old, her parents divorced, and Latifah’s peaceful world was shattered forever. She found refuge in the performing arts, taking part in stage plays and musicals. When she was eight, she adopted the stage name Latifah which means “delicate” and “very kind” in Arabic. Latifah was a very good basketball player in high school and made good use of her 5’10” height. When she graduated from high school, she gravitated towards music, which gave her an opportunity to unleash her creativity.


Giving a Voice to Others

Her unhappy childhood colored her music making it groovy yet serious. She addressed the problems of black women and gave them a powerful voice. She sang about relationship problems, harassment of women, and domestic violence. Yet, she never forgot to make her music catchy and accessible to all listeners. She combined elements of gospel, jazz, R&B, dance, soul, and hip-hop to create a sound uniquely her own. She can both sing and rap, something not easy for most artists. She is also a celebrity endorser for brands such as CoverGirl Cosmetics, Pizza Hut, and Curvation ladies undergarments. She is an entrepreneur as well, having launched a perfume line called Queen and Queen of Hearts.


Against All Odds

With an ambiguous sexuality, Latifah has been accused of having a female lover several times in her life. She has had run-ins with other singing artists who have pointed out that she has never married. She has had trouble with the law on several occasions, which unfortunately became news thanks to her celebrity status. She has been arrested for drunk driving, possession of a loaded handgun, and possession of marijuana in the past. Despite all this, Latifah continues to be a big draw at the movies and on the music circuit. She has been honored with many awards and is an American icon today. Even today her name is synonymous with heart, soul, and passion. All hail the Queen!