“My husband and I separated over a year ago, but we were really fighting to stay together,” she said at the time while still on The Talk.
“I met my husband when I was a teenager,” she said. “We’ve been together for more than half of my adult life. He’s been my only adult relationship, and other than my parents, he’s the person who has influenced me and cared for me the most. In fact, he’s cared for me even longer than my parents have cared for me. It’s very hard when you love someone very much but begin to realize that you want very different things for your lives.”
Two years later, the 48-year-old actress and comedian seems to be moving on, and there are whispers that she is doing so with another woman.
Tyler shared a picture of herself, holding a film strip in her hand, that features she and Arrow actress Emily Bett Rickards being silly, cuddling cheek to cheek, and also sharing a kiss. She captioned the photo, “True love.”
As previously mentioned, Rickards, a 27-year-old Canadian actress, is known for her work on the CW series Arrow, as well as spin-off shows The Flash and Supergirl.
Neither party has confirmed that the other is bae, but when posting about Rickards, Tyler has been pretty affectionate:
Photos of both women together start in 2015 on Tyler’s page, but she said back in July, in a birthday post for Rickards, that they’d had an “incredible year.”
And for the record, when still hosting The Talk back in 2016, Tyler joked that she was “a little bit gay.”
“I personally think that everybody is a tiny bit gay. I do. I think that everyone is on a spectrum,” she said. “Some people are very gay with a little bit of straight some people are very straight with a little bit of gay.”
Now, Tyler and Rickards could very well just be colorful friends, but you can’t blame people, including the star’s followers, for thinking there is a deeper connection there…
If there is a more romantic connection happening, it wouldn’t be the first time a famous woman walked away from a relationship with a man and found herself dating another woman. Look below and hit the flip to see a few more celebrity women who did the same:
After dealing with Stevie J, who wouldn’t want to be done with men? Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Mimi Faust dated Chris Gould, who was featured on the show for a short while and actually identified as a man, in 2016. Since they called it quits, she’s been in a relationship with WNBA player Tamera Young.
Former Twilight star Kristen Stewart was known for years for her relationship with co-star and teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson. They would split after she ended up being caught in an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. After that mess happened, she started dating women in 2016, and has been in a relationship with model Stella Maxwell since late 2016. She identifies as bisexual.
After dating NBA star Kyrie Irving and then being accused of cheating on him with ex-boyfriend PartyNextDoor (which she vehemently denied and Irving confirmed), Kehlani came out as queer, “Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?” The singer recently dated artist Shaina Negron, but is currently dating and expecting her first child with longtime friend and boyfriend Javie Young White.
After dating fellow Love and Hip Hop star Rich Dollaz, Moniece Slaughter (who shares a son with former B2K member Lil Fizz) started dating a woman named AD Diggs. The two started dating in 2016, and AD was featured on the show, but they recently called it quits.
Everyone’s American Horror Story fave, Sarah Paulson, is known for her relationships with women. She currently dates actress Holland Taylor, but at one point, only dated men, including former fiancé Tracy Letts. When that relationship ended, she was with actress Cherry Jones from 2004 to 2009.
Back in 2005, the former True Blood star married fellow actor and Juilliard classmate Jacob Fishel, but the pair divorced in 2013. Four years later, the actress, now on Queen Sugar, announced that she was engaged to a chef named Shonda from New Orleans.
The former Love and Hip Hop star used to date men in the past, including rapper Joe Budden, but she said, “I have always been attracted to tomboy femmes.” Somaya was most recently in a relationship with female rapper Lady Luck.
Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli was previously married for two years to husband Steve Basilone, but in 2014 she filed for divorce and started seeing OITNB actress Samira Wiley. Morelli came out as a lesbian, and she and Wiley wed in 2017.
Before she wed partner Alex Niedbalski in 2008, comedian Wanda Sykes was married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 to 1998. She said after splitting from Hall, she accepted her homosexuality and found her voice — including on stage.
“That did it,” she said. “It was a little scary at first, but it was what I had to talk about. I can’t stand up there and act like everything is fine and good. … It just had to come out, and doing it on stage just felt really good.”
Portia de Rossi
Australian actress Portia de Rossi is Ellen DeGeneres’ soulmate, but not too long ago, she she was married to a guy. She was with documentary filmmaker Mel Metcalfe from 1996 to 1999, but said the relationship “just obviously wasn’t right for me.” When they split, she dated director Francesca Gregorini from 2001 to 2004, but fell for DeGeneres during that time. The talk show host and de Rossi would make their love official by getting married in 2008.