Michael B. Jordan Says He’s Still “Technically Single” Because Dating In LA Is Impossible
Michael B. Jordan fans started the new year all stressed out due to rumors that he’d been taken off of the market by a young woman he had been spotted with on numerous occasions. The most recent instance being New Year’s Eve.
But according to a new interview with WSJ magazine, the 30-year-old actor said he’s still single, or as he put it, he’s currently “dating,” but “technically single.”
In the “Talents & Legends” issue, Jordan said where he lives and whom he lives with puts a damper on his dating life.
“L.A. isn’t the best place to date,” said Jordan, who was raised in Newark, New Jersey. “No offense to L.A.”
Add in the fact that he can’t bring a woman home without his mother and father having to meet her immediately, and well, it’s hard to play this here love game.
“My parents are my roommates,” he said. The actor’s parents followed him out to L.A. and share space in his home. They could be seen in his “73 Questions” video for Vogue grilling meats, making rum cakes and providing the Black Panther actor with a snack as he headed out to handle business.
For those who are still hoping to shoot their shot with the buff and beautiful star (he put on 20 pounds of muscle to play Erik Killmonger in Black Panther and put it on just about everywhere: “Chest, shoulders, back. My legs a little bit, my quads. I was just, like, massive.”), in that same video, Jordan talked about his number one dating rule, and you know it left us swooning.
“Always pick up the tab, at first anyway, and she never touches the doorknob.”
For the first time in his career, Michael B. Jordan is going truly bad in the upcoming 'Black Panther' film, playing a villain, Black Panther’s burly nemesis, Erik Killmonger—“something I’ve never done before,” Jordan says. To prep, he studied great villain performances, like Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight and Michael Fassbender in…a lot of Michael Fassbender things. “I felt competitive,” Jordan says. “I wanted to build a performance that people will remember. Something different. Grow my hair out? Cool. I’ll grow my hair for a year. Put on 20 pounds? I’ll put on 20 pounds.” To clarify: He’s talking about 20 pounds of muscle. This dedication is a celebrated part of Jordan’s origin story. For Creed, he shredded himself into a fighting machine with an enviable eight-pack set of abdominals. For Black Panther, Jordan was right back at it with the weights and monastic eating restrictions. Body work didn’t make Jordan a movie star, however. His undeniable magnetism did. From the early stages of Jordan’s career, he’s taken roles, often small ones, and consistently turned out engaging, fully formed humans. Read the full story 🖥: now, 📰: January 27. (🖊: Jason Gay, 📸: @ethanjamesgreen, styling by @emimikareh) #WSJMagazine