Before They Were Boo’d Up, Loni Love’s New Man Went Ghost On Her
Coy as she might try and play about it, Loni Love has a new man in her life. The comedian must be comfortable with him, because she’s shared images of her beau, actor James Welsh, on Instagram. Like this one for example:
And as much as the 47-year-old is into Welsh, she’s not the only one. Her The Real co-stars put all of her business out there on Friday and talked about how he was a good look for their friend — despite the fact that he went ghost on her early on in their correspondences. For two weeks at that.
“I really like James,” said Adrienne Houghton during the Girl Chat segment.
“James is the white man that’s on Loni’s Instagram!” said Jeannie Mai as the audience roared in excitement. “Scroll down!”
“The thing is, we love James. We think James is the sweetest guy,” Houghton said. “I’m having a hard time believing James ghosted you for two weeks in the beginning. This actually makes me reconsider things because he’s such a good guy.”
A surprisingly shy Love said, “I can’t answer that. I can let him answer. Maybe in 2019, I’ll have him to come.”
She made clear that she doesn’t want to put him out there too much just in case they don’t work out.
“That’s only one month. It may not last!” she said. “That’s why I’m saying, it may not last.”
“So in 2019, James will come on the show and explain himself?” Houghton asked.
“Maybe,” Love said. “Maybe.”
Now, it’s understandable why Love would be hesitant to have Welsh come on the show and do the whole significant other cake walk that so many of the men in the lives of the women of the show (past and present) have done. Love introduced a 23-year-old boyfriend she had on Ellen, a guy named Sam she met at a comedy club. That ended up being short-lived. And she’s also been open about the fact that she was married before, but ended that relationship so she could pursue her dreams of being a comedian.
“I was very young in the stand-up game. I had just left my job and I had a gig. I met this young man. Oooh he was fine. I was fine, he was fine,” she said on The Real in 2013. “One day he told me, ’cause we had spent two years together, he told me to meet him in Vegas one day. I met him in Vegas and he popped the question and we got married. I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s on!’ But what had happened was, marriage is a serious situation. And I was really young in my stand-up career. I really wanted to be an entertainer. I had already left engineering. I didn’t want to be in a traditional relationship. And then I was in love, but it takes a lot. He needed to move to another state, and that wouldn’t have allowed me to be a stand-up. So I really had to make a decision of, did I really want to have that settle down, family life, or was I going to be an entertainer?”
“I didn’t want to do him the disjustice of not being a wife,” she added. “Because being a wife is important. I think I made the right decision, because look at me now.”
We’re intrigued to hear the story of how James left her hanging initially, if he does get the green light next year to come on the show. But in the meantime, hit the flip for nine other well-known faces who’ve been ghosted by someone in pretty disrespectful ways:
The singer revealed that her relationship with ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo ended after he unexpectedly cut off communication with her following an argument. Mind you, they had been dating for three years.
“We had an argument or this little tiff or whatever, and I apologized because I was like, ‘Okay that came out totally wrong,'” she said. “It just got really awkward, so I was like, ‘OK, I’m sorry, I apologize.'”
“I asked him if we were good and he said, ‘Yeah, we’re good,'” she added. “But he helped me with my bag to the car, he kissed me, told me he loved me, then stopped calling me.”
Early in her career, the stunning actress went on a blind date with comedian Chris Rock, of all people. They weren’t feeling one another, but after she let him know that she might be single but “I know where to get some d–k if I need it,” he was the one who made the ghostly move.
“I remember Chris Rock and I were set up on a blind date,” she said. “He was on Saturday Night Live. We went out. We hated each other. I was like, ‘This dude is not even that f–king funny.’ And he’s the only dude that has ever given me a false number [laughs].”
Early on in their off-again, off-again relationship, Drake said Rihanna made him feel pretty cheap — the way he’s made women he’s dated feel.
“I was a pawn,” he told the New York Times back in 2010. “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”
The estranged wife of rapper Kurupt, Brown alleged that he up and disappeared on her when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She needed his help, including financially, so when he bailed on her, she filed to obtain spousal support.
She said Kurupt “left me in my time of need when I needed his support and love the most.”
“Before [Kurupt] left our relationship, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer,” she added. “Although I earned a salary prior to separation and [he] knew I needed the money, when I asked [Kurupt] to assist me with my treatment, he responded ‘go get a regular job’ and I should ‘get a boyfriend to help me pay for my treatments.'”
He would deny Brown’s claims, alleging that they broke up years ago.
They may now be happily married with children, but early on, when the Oscar-winning actress was first giving country singer Keith Urban the eye, he wasn’t giving it in return.
“I had such a crush on him and he wasn’t interested in me. It’s true!” she told Ellen DeGeneres. “He didn’t call me for four months.”
The funny lady has admitted that she doesn’t mind ghosting a guy, but when she was actually the recipient of a ghosting by rapper Drake, of all people, it cost her some money.
She said Drake bailed on a dinner he had offered to take her out on.
“I block all this time off, like, I’m gonna get my mustache waxed, get my armpits waxed, got me a nice little dress,” she told Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk. “Then I’m like, ‘So what time are we heading out? Are you sending a car?’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, man, my bad.'”
He reportedly had a family emergency, but didn’t necessarily try and reschedule with sis.
“I could have made $100,000 today,” she said of the failed date. “But I was trying to see what that D do. But alright.”
Actress Olivia Wilde and comedian fiancé Jason Sudeikis are the perfect match, but early on, she couldn’t read his moves.
“He played it really cool,” she said. “When he got my number, he didn’t text me for a month.” She was so stumped about it, she started asking friends, “‘You guys, did Jason Sudeikis die?’ I don’t have any texts from him.”
Actor Christian Bale admitted that early in his career, he tried to take Drew Barrymore out on a date. But it was such an underwhelming experience for her, she went ghost.
“We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it,” he said to GQ Australia. “She never called again.”
The former reality star recently revealed that after opening up about her journey of sobriety to a prospective suitor who wanted to go out for drinks, he disappeared on her.
“I was asked out recently, and he said, ‘Let’s go for a drink.’ And I said, ‘I must let you know, I don’t drink,’ ” she said. “Ghosted me. It makes people uncomfortable because clearly that’s a problem in their life as well. When you look at the way people think, ‘If you want to have fun, you have to get wasted. You have to go out for drinks,’ it doesn’t have to revolve around that.”