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Update: According to The Jasmine Brand, Adams has denied claims that she and O’Neil are dating.

“A representative from Yolanda’s team said, “We are flattered that people would love for her and Thaddeus to be a couple. However, they are only best friends and are enjoying sharing red carpets and outings together.”

We’re still keeping our eye on these two.


When it comes to things we know about Yolanda Adams, the list is relatively short. Personally, I prefer an unproblematic, non-messy gospel artist. And since Yolanda seems like a good person and has ushered in pretty of beautiful, spiritual moments with her gift, we’d like to see her happy.

And while she’s generally seemed like she lives a good and happy life, there may be a special someone who’s come around and made it even sweeter.

This past Grammy weekend, Adams, who performed the too-short Aretha Franklin tribute with Fantasia and Andra Day, was seen walking hand in hand with World Wrestling Entertainment star Titus O’Neil (real name is Thaddeus Michael Bullard Sr.)

According to TheYBF, this is not the first time the two have been seen together. But this weekend, it was hard to deny a connection as the two were seen on the red carpet together when O’Neil was acting as Adams’ cameraman, and the picture of him, Adams and her daughter surfaced on Instagram. Adams’ daughter called him family in her caption.

All signs point to yes.

Check out pictures of the alleged couple out and about.

Adams hasn’t always had the best romantic relationships. During one of her concerts, she shared that she had been the victim of physical abuse at the hands of her first husband. She remarried and then divorced and there’s a good chance that she’s been dating since then. But this is the first time, we’ve had just an inkling of what’s been going on in her personal life.

Whatever’s going on between these two, we wish Yolanda the best.

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