Oh, Y’all Together Together: 11 New Couples Who Are On Our Radar (At Least For The Rest Of 2018)
Back in April, we told you about 11 new couples who were on our radar and were going public with their love (or intense “like”). Unfortunately, a few of those couples called it quits before summer was over, but most are still going quite strong. That includes Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers, Keyshia Cole and Niko Hale, and to the chagrin of Toya Wright, Reginae Carter and her much older boyfriend, rapper YFN Lucci.
Since that story was published, there have been a number of new couples popping up on the block, a few going official within the last month or two, and you know folks always have so much to say about such pairings. So we compiled a list of new couples who we’ll have to sit back and wait and see whether or not they last into 2019 and beyond. Check ’em out:
Sevyn Streeter and Ike Udanoh
When speaking to Hollywood Unlocked in October, singer Sevyn Streeter proclaimed her love for her new man, whom she wanted to keep under wraps for as long as possible.
“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].”
But the Internet is quick and crafty, and after Streeter shared a photo of she and her beau holding hands, unpaid sleuths were able to identify him as, allegedly, Ike Udanoh. He’s a Nigerian-American basketball player who is signed to Pallacanestro Cantù in Italy. Though she just started speaking about him, Streeter said she’s been in this relationship since January after a successful DM slide happened.
“One FaceTime turned into two FaceTimes, turned into everyday,” she said. “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.”
Winnie Harlow and Wiz Khalifa
Although he initially called her “the homie” when dating rumors surfaced, both parties made it clear at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that they’re an item, kissing and cozying up on the red (or pink?) carpet on Thursday.
Amber Rose and Alexander Edwards
Her relationship with 21 Savage may have just ended in the spring, but as of fall, she is dropping the L-word on new beau Alexander Edwards. He is Def Jam’s Vice President of A&R and is a good friend of rapper Tyga.
Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill
Ever since meeting on The Steve Harvey Show months ago, the RHOA star and sportscaster Mike Hill are head-over-heels in love. They even have a couple’s name: CHILL.
Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley
Of course, Cynthia isn’t the only one on RHOA with a new man. Porsha Williams introduced her man, Dennis McKinley, back in late July, and already they’re engaged to be married and expecting their first child.
Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson
Social media already doesn’t have the highest of hopes for these two after their OWN show, Chad Loves Michelle premiered, but Michelle Williams and fiancé Chad Johnson say that what they have is the real thing.
“I can wear my hair bonnet around him,” she said to the Breakfast Club. “I don’t have to have on makeup. He has plucked my chin hairs for me a few times before I started getting laser hair removal. All of those things, I feel like he accepts me for everything, throughout everything.”
Loni Love and James Welsh
She hasn’t explicitly called him her boyfriend yet, but The Real co-host Loni Love has shared a few photos of herself with actor James Welsh cuddled up while out and about. They’ve even hit the “red” carpet together, and on some pictures, she’s counted their dates in hashtags (“#3rddate”).
Yvonne Orji and Emmanuel Acho
Orji unveiled her new man back in May, but she and football analyst Emmanuel Acho are still going strong. She surprised him with a luxurious birthday celebration in Las Vegas recently.
Tamar Braxton and Mystery Man
She hasn’t shared his name, but we know that Tamar Braxton has been dating a Nigerian businessman for the last few months. We also know that she can’t get enough of his good looks (which she won’t fully share with the people), saying “He’s so fine, I can’t take it sometimes. It’s like a whole snack –a Lunchable.”
Quavo and Saweetie
Both the Migos rapper and the “Icy Girl” lyricist admitted that they’re getting to know each other on a deeper level than just friendship or working relationship (she was in his “Workin Me” video). Saweetie told the ladies of The Real, “We worked together and ever since then we been getting to know each other and I enjoy his company.”
Aisha Tyler & Emily Bett Rickards
She hasn’t spoken on it since, but former The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler let the world know last month that she has found “True love” with actress Emily Bett Rickards.