Queen Latifah Is [Maybe] Marrying a Woman and [Allegedly] Having a Baby, Our Work Here Is [Almost] Done

Do you guys remember back in March of 2016 when incredible actress, musician and business-lady Queen Latifah didn’t break up with a woman she was definitely not dating? It seems like so long ago! Since then, Latifah and choreographer Eboni Nichols were spotted on what appeared to be a friendly vacation together in Cabo, and further captured moments together strongly suggest that they have decided to be gal pals again.

Because Queen Latifah is a very famous person, Radar and other tabloid websites frequently pay paparazzi to keep tabs on their whereabouts. Based on some photographs one enterprising photographer has submitted, Radar is reporting that Eboni Nichols is not only pregnant, but the pair are engaged.

Queen Latifah has never officially come out as a lesbian or queer throughout her entire legendary multi-decade career — if she does we can cross out the last name on our 2009 list of “celebrities who haven’t come out yet” — but Radar certainly does seem to have photographs of a very pregnant woman wearing a very fancy ring and Ebony Magazine, a far more trusted publication, is calling Eboni Nichols her “partner,” so maybe we can start doing the same? That being said, a commenter on the Ebony article did note, “Lies I’m her gf,” which we should not discount outright.

So I can’t say that these two are definitely engaged and having a prince or princess Latifah together, but I can definitely say that this very nice lady who is very close with Queen Latifah and who enjoys going on vacation with her seems to be having a baby, and she sure has some nice jewelry!

Latifah has had a tumultuous year; her mother Rita Owens passed away following a bout with chronic heart failure, so if she and Eboni Nichols are in fact expecting a child together, that would be some very welcome news.

Latifah and Nichols met in 2009 on the set of Dancing with the Stars and have been very close ever since. If they are in fact expecting a child together and engaged, we wish them many happy years to come.

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Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at Autostraddle.com. She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

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  1. “That being said, a commenter on the Ebony article did note, “Lies I’m her gf,” which we should not discount outright.”

    lol. i love our website.

  2. Aww a prince or princess Latifah is the kind of royal birth worthy of this next-level vapid fluff sleuthing

  3. Rofl this is a gorgeous piece of (maybe) (kinda) (if not it’s fine) journalism ?

    Congratulations! Or not!

      • Yes we can definitely do this

        Also in the line:

        Happy Birthday!
        If you’re into that


        Congratulations on your major life event!
        I am happy and/or supportive.

  4. Wow, Stef, your sarcasm and kindness and sensitivity to not aggressively outing someone but like just-the-facts-if-you’d-like-to consider-them-and-come-to-your-own-conclusions-though reporting is so good.

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