Laverne Cox is an American actress. She is also an LGBTQ+ advocate who became famous with her role as Sophia Burset. Sophia was a character from Netflix series called “Orange is the new black.” This series made her the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Moreover, she is also the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award a long time after Angela Morley in 1990. Cox is not only a supreme actress but is also an executive producer. She executively produced “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.” Moreover, she won Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Special Class for executive producing the “The T Word.” Besides, she also became the first transgender person to play a regular transgender series.
Cox is active since 2000 and has achieved a lot, even being a transgender. Her personal life has been very tough. She also revealed once that she tried suicide when she was 11. Cox stated the reason for attempting suicide was that she developed feelings for her male schoolmates. She was even bullied for not behaving as a male should. Cox is known as the epitome of LGBT people. She is very popular in the LBTQ community. She has also won many awards for activist tactics. It is all because of Cox that people have started recognizing trans and blacks as an important part of the community.
But Cox’s dating life is also as interesting as her. She is currently off the market and is dating someone for few months.
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) April 10, 2021
Who is Laverne Cox dating?
The “Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox is in love again. She is secretly dating someone for more than eight months. Cox revealed the news of her relationship in an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” However, she chooses to keep her boyfriend’s name a secret. Also, she said that her current boyfriend has never dated a trans woman, just like two of her ex. She also revealed that there was a time when people said not to tell about her relationships to anyone. But now, she is the one who craves and values privacy. Cox also told Ellen DeGeneres that she had found the home of her love at a place where she never expected. Explaining about her date, Cox said that she expected him to be a dude with whom she is just hanging out, but then the love just happened.
.@LaverneCox is the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine. It's about Time.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 29, 2014
Later on, when she appeared on “The View,” she said that dating as a black trans woman is very difficult. People think that if you are attracted to a trans woman, you are then considered to be gay. She further revealed that her boyfriend is 22 years younger than her. They even discussed the issue that Cox would keep her boyfriend out of the spotlight. Further, she added that the age difference between them has never been an issue. She connects with him, and that is very rare to find. Cox said that she feels blessed to have her boyfriend in her life.
The stigma she faced while dating.
Cox also talked about issues she faced, like misunderstanding regarding trans woman’s womanhood. People do not accept that trans woman is also a woman and have all rights to embrace their womanhood. Well, at last, she made sure that she is not going to reveal her boyfriend’s identity. Cox said that her boyfriend is hot and is also a beautiful soul.
Who was Laverne Cox dating previously?
Cox’s previously dated Kyle Draper. The duo dated each other for 2 years. However, in 2019, Cox publicly announced that she and Kyle Draper has broken up. She also tagged Kyle and said that they tried a lot, but now is the time to leave things.
Further, Cox also said that she knows her relationship was an inspiration for many trans people; that even this type of love is even possible for them. Cox said that she is making this public statement because her relationship was public anyways. Therefore, the duo decided to make a public statement and inform everyone, especially those who cared about their relationship.