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For some people, the true sign that you’re really into someone is when you can be comfortable with them in your most natural state — whatever that means to you. It could be relaxing in your sweats, going without makeup, hair not perfectly coiffed, and not feeling the need to rush back to your own toilet when you have a bubble guts moment. (Hey, it happens.) We all have our own.

For rapper and actress Eve, she knew husband Maximillion Cooper was the perfect catch when he found her in her straightbacks at the salon, preparing to get a weave installed. It was a first her, as she rarely let men of her past in on the process. “He’s probably the only dude who’s seen me,” the 37-year-old beauty said of Cooper catching her pre-styling. Eve shared her story while sitting in as guest co-host with the ladies of The Real (which she’s getting rave reviews for on YouTube by the way). 

“I wouldn’t let a guy see me in my braids and in that moment,” she remarked. “But now I’m like, ‘Yeah, I don’t care.'”

According to Eve, after dating Cooper for a year and keeping her hair looking pretty fabulous while in his presence, he saw her at the salon with her natural hair out. When he was more intrigued than shocked by her appearance, as she said, “That’s when I knew! ‘I guess we’re staying together.'”

“I was actually getting my hair done,” she told the hosts. “I was at a salon actually, in a little suite. He walked in and I was like, what am I gonna do? Run? He was just like, ‘Okay.’ I’m his first Black girl anyway. He has gone through Weave 101 with me. He knows now that if I say, ‘Babe I’m getting my hair done,’ he’s like, ‘Well, how long?'”

As Eve pointed out though, while she’s a lover of a good weave, Cooper has been quite supportive of whatever changes she makes to her hair, including when she goes without her bundles.

“He loves me without,” she said. “He could care less.”

As he should. But I do wonder what he would have to say about her throwback looks. Who remembers the blond cornrows, bleach blond close cut, red pixie cut and pink blunt bangs? Eve has always been a chameleon when it comes to hair. Good to know she’s found someone who’s encouraging of that expression of style. And as a millionaire, I hope he’s chipping in on those salon visits…


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