I think it’s fair to say Michael B. Jordan’s relationship with black women has been complicated over the past few years. Some of us has given him the side-eye when one minute he’s getting his prank on with Lupita Nyong’o and the next he’s poppin bottles on a yacht full of blondes with blue eyes. Social media was filled with trolls who acted like we were all butt hurt because he crushed our “King Killmonger” fantasies when really we were more like, “That’s cool.” And then were those unnecessary apologies in which MBJ felt the need to reassure fans of his love for black women and even did an awkward comparison of us to milk flavors. Months later, in a move I appreciated the most, he finally admitted that dating is difficult for him at this point in life and one of the areas in his life he “is lacking at” and so he rather just focus on his brand.
However, PEOPLE reports Michael B. Jordan may have been getting his Nesquik on at Sundance this past weekend as sources say the actor was spotted getting to know actress Kiki Layne a little better. The Black Panther star was spotted with Layne on Friday Tao nightclub pop-up in Park City, Utah where a fellow attendee saw the pair getting up close and personal. The partygoer shared that Jordan arrived with an entourage a little before midnight and was escorted to a table where he partied with actor Gerard Butler for a bit. The source says Layne, who is getting rave reviews for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, arrived at some point and got Jordan’s undivided attention:
“Michael and Kiki were super flirty all night. He spent literally all night talking and focused on her.”
It appears Jordan was true to his word and was primarily focused on his brand at Sundance, promoting two projects he has in the works: Gen: Lock and David Makes Man. Layne was handling business as well promoting her film, Native Son. However, the source adds the two may have left the party together stating Jordan “left the club first and she followed.”
Well, one thing is for sure, even if we don’t get the next celebrity coupling, we’ll at least have some interesting projects to look forward to.