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.”