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Are Janelle Monae & Tessa Thompson Dating Each Other?

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson

As a celebrity, there is always news concerning your love life. And it brings you so much attention from the fans and the media. This also happened with Janelle Monae when the news about her relationship with Tessa Thompson. Although it is not confirmed on their part, there is a lot that the people want to say. Janelle Monae Robinson was born on the 1st of December, 1985, and she is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, record producer, and also a model. She is signed with the famous Atlantic Records, as well as to her own trademark, the Wondaland Arts Society. Monae has also got eight Grammy Award nominations. She also acquired an MTV Video Music Award. And also the ASCAP Vanguard Award in the year 2010.

Monáe was also honored with the Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award in the year 2015 and with the Trailblazer of the Year Award in the year 2018. In the year 2012, she also became a CoverGirl spokesperson. She commenced her career in music with the release of her album The Audition in the Year 2003. Then she publically debuted in a conceptual EP named Metropolis: Suite 1 in the year 2007. In 2011 she was featured as a guest vocalist in the single we are young. After that, till the year 2018, she has done a number of albums and songs, out of which some have also made it to the Billboards. Her latest video came out in September 2020.

Early and Personal life

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Monae was born in the city of Kanas and was raised in the working-class society of Kanas, Quindaro. Her mother Janet worked as a janitor in a hotel, and Father Robinson was a truck driver. But her parents got separated when she was only a toddler. She also has a younger sister from her mom’s second marriage. Monae was actually raised as a baptist, and she first learned to sing at the church. Also, her family was full of musicians, and she had started thinking of performing from a very young age. As a teen, she also joined the  Coterie Theater’s Young Playwrights’ Round Table, which first started writing musicals.

Monae has identified herself as bisexual and also pansexual. She came out about this to the media and openly supported the LGBTQ community. She first came out about this in the year 2013 and said that she likes men and women both. Also, on the 10th of January 2020, she tweeted a hashtag on Twitter #IamNonbinary. This trended on Twitter for a day or two.

Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson

Monae came out about her sexuality as early as 2013. But three years ago, in the year 2018, Tessa Thompson also declared herself bisexual. In an interview with the Net-a-Porter in June 2018, Tessa discussed her relationship with fellow worker Monae. This also became the highlight of the whole show and made both their fans curious about what she had to say regarding the secrecy of their relationship. Thompson said that they loved each other deeply, and they shared almost the same kind of frequency. She also mentioned that she is okay with people speculating about her, and that doesn’t bother her. She also said that her family is also okay with her sexuality. But after this interview, she soon posted on her Twitter that, ‘not in a relationship.’

This left the fans in quite a bit of confusion as the fans of both these stars knew about their sexualities, so they had easily assumed that the two were in a relationship after this interview. And this doubt has been in the minds of the fans for quite some time now. But both Thompson and Monae are too secretive about their personnel lives and would not allow anyone to know anything about the same. Thompson has also spoken about the same, saying that she and Monae are both very secretive about their personnel lives. They like to keep it to themselves and away from the media. The two have still not made any official statement about their relationship, but the fans still doubt it. The chances are high that the two are dating each other. But for now, all we can do is wait for their next move.

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Bhumi Patel is a FY student, a book lover and a learner whose attention is drawn to new and unique words. And somehow she has stumbled upon writing and found her true passion in it. You can reach out to her at BhumiP@otakukart.com

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