29, Roberts, 53, came out as a lesbian on her Facebook page and acknowledged her girlfriend, Amber Laign.As The ENQUIRER exclusively reported in October 2011, Latifah ended an eight-year relationship with her longtime girlfriend, personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins. Although she never openly declared that, Queen Latifah is known to be gay.
The rapper-turned-actress made the transition quietly, in a press release announcing her commitment to headline this year’s annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival.
It is the first time that Latifah, real name Dana Owens, has ever participated in a Gay Pride celebration.
They were first spotted together in May 2012 on Barbados vacation.
They are still a couple and according to some rumors, Latifah and Eboni are engaged and preparing the wedding ceremony.
“Her sexuality has been one of Hollywood’s biggest non-secrets for years, but since Robin came out she’s been thinking long and hard about doing the same.
“Latifah always wanted to keep her private life out of the spotlight, even though she’s never hidden her girlfriends from her close friends and family.
Via Radar Online: Queen Latifah is reportedly “stung pretty good” after learning that her longtime gal pal and rumored fiancée, 40-year-old personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins, is now in a serious relationship with a much younger man!
“This is the woman at one point she thought she’d end up with for life,” a source told The National ENQUIRER, who reported in 2008 that Latifah and Jenkins were “planning a gay wedding” together.
was the first to break the scoop that Latifah, 42, and her longtime lover Jeanette Jenkins had split up in 2011 (thanks to my west coast connect for the tip! That’s when Latifah began dating a choreographer, who some say helped break up her relationship with Jenkins.
From VIBE Long Beach Co-President Pat Crosby stated, “From hip to R&B, pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation, and her concert here will be phenomenal, for her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and to the strength of our community.” The festival takes place Saturday, May, 19 and with Latifah on board, is sure to be a bang.
But she quickly rebounded and began dating dancer/choreographer Eboni Nichols.