We all know that dating is hard. But for singer Sevyn Streeter, she’s recently had some luck. All she had to do is open up her DMs (direct messages on social media) and she found love. Ok, so It wasn’t that simple. The 32-year-old told Hollywood Unlocked that she was initially resistant to giving the guy a chance. DMs, for celebrities at least, are usually filled with creeps.
“I will tell this because I think that it’s hilarious. He slid in my DMs. He really did. And I was like, uh uh,” she said. “And my mama said to me, ‘You know what your problem is?’ because she watched me, and in L.A. it’s so hard to date. It’s so hard. It’s the worst place to date, I swear sometimes. But no, my mom said to me one day because I was really frustrated with just dating and L.A. and this whole thing, she goes, ‘You know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘What, mama?’ And she goes, ‘You don’t like who likes you back.’ And I was like, ‘What you mean I don’t like who likes me back?!’ Because in L.A., in dating, you get so used to the chase-y, chase-y, is he going to call back, is he not going to call back? It’s just hard. And she was like, ‘Here you have this really nice, tall, big, gorgeous man who is showing you interest and wants to get to know you. If you don’t like him, you never have to talk to him again. But why not at least try it out?'”
It took some liquid courage to get Streeter comfortable enough to reach back out to her suitor.
“I was drunk as hell, out with Angela Yee. Everything be starting with me being drunk as hell [laughs],” she joked. “I was like, I’m about to FaceTime this ni–a…And long story short, I FaceTimed him. That was the top of the year. One FaceTime turned into two FaceTimes, turned into everyday. We’ve had the most amazing summer. I’ve visited his family, he’s visited mine. We’ve been to Aruba and St. Lucia. It’s been amazing.”
And since they started dating in January, she can happily say that she’s in love. She’s so in love in fact, that she says, “God-willing, this is my last relationship.” Part of making this relationship work for Streeter is trying to keep her man out of the public eye. She learned her lesson with going public after her relationship with rapper B.O.B. (from 2014 to 2015) ended.
“I just love him so much, I just want to protect what we have for as long as I can,” she said. “If people find out, then they’ll find out my third trimester, I’m just saying [laughs].”
She added, “I’ve been in public relationships before, but we are very happy and in love and in our cocoon, and it’s going to stay that way.”