Latifah is one of America’s most iconic actresses, starring in major blockbusters, including Hairspray, Taxi, and Bringing Down the House.
Who is Queen Latifah’s partner Eboni Nichols?
Queen Latifah met Eboni Nichols while on the set of Dancing with the Stars and made their relationship official in 2013.
Nicholas works as a professional choreographer and had graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance from California’s Chapman University.
After graduation, Nichols went on to dance with big-name celebrities including Beyoncé, Usher, and Jennifer Lopez.
Nichols also spent time as a cheerleader as a Los Angeles Laker Girl and according to Emmys.com, she choreographed all five seasons of the TV show, Jane the Virgin and the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat.
She has gone on to choreograph Hollywood blockbusters such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Office Christmas Party, and Girls Trip.
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When did the couple meet and how long have they been dating?
Latifah and Nichols first met on the set of Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and although they have kept their relationship private, they officially started dating in 2013.
Latifah has been notoriously private about her relationships and in a 2008 interview with The New York Times, she said, “I don’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life,
“You don’t get that part of me. Sorry. We’re not discussing it in our meetings,
I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.”
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Do they have kids?
Nichols reportedly gave birth to the couple’s son, Rebel, in 2019, although they did not publicly share the news.
In October 2018, Nichols was seen at a Beverly Hills medical facility with a visible baby bump, and Radar Online reported the two welcomed their baby in 2019.
A source told said at the time, “Latifah has never been so full of life! Eboni and the baby have given Latifah something very special to live for.”
Latifah appeared to reference their son during a 2021 acceptance speech for her Lifetime Achievement Award.
At the end of her speech, she said simply, “Eboni, my love. Rebel, my love. Happy Pride!”