Dallasblack.com: ‘OITNB’ Star Laverne Cox Finally Reveals New Boyfriend On Social Media And Some Folks Had To Throw Shade — Photos

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‘OITNB’ Star Laverne Cox Finally Reveals New Boyfriend On Social Media And Some Folks Had To Throw Shade — Photos

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

‘OITNB’ Star Laverne Cox Finally Reveals New Boyfriend On Social Media And Some Folks Had To Throw Shade — Photos
Why can’t people just be happy for Laverne Cox?

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox posted a photo of her cozied up with her new boo Instagram story this week. The photo is decorated with heart emojis, and I must say that both of them look quite smitten with each other.

Laverne hasn’t shared his name yet, but in an interview with Access Hollywood recently, the 45-year-old actress said that her “current boyfriend” has  accepted an unconventional rule that she has about first dates – which is never put in a lot of effort for someone you don’t even know yet.

“My current boyfriend, I showed up on the date with like no makeup and some jean shorts and it worked out,” she said. “We’re still together, it’s amazing…I’m in love.”

After reportedly meeting him on Tinder, she now feels comfortable revealing his identity to the world!

Aw.

Take a look, below:

Is this a new boo for #LaverneCox? Congrats, if so!

Because people can be the WORST, some felt called to toss out their negative takes. They were either “disapproving” of her being with a white man or just flat out transphobic. 


Boo.

Whatever. We’re happy for you, Laverne! You are a magical star and you deserve all the happiness in the world.

Oh and fans flocked to shower the new couple with compliments too!


Long ago, Laverne spoke up against some super transphobic comments from Lil Duval.
"Some folks think it's ok to joke about wanting to kill us. We have free speech but that speech has consequences and trans folks are experiencing the negative consequences with our lives," the actress tweeted. "It hurts my spirit cause this isn't funny. Our lives matter. Trans murder isn't a joke."

Gloriously gracious. 

Also, on a not even remotely related note Laverne’s adoration of Beyoncé is one of our favorite things in the world. Maybe she and Tiffany Haddish can start a fan club?

"Many times I imagined meeting Beyoncé and every time I imagined it I was in tears and I was like ‘Oh my God, I cannot like freak out and cry.’ But it’s amazing when you meet the queen and calm covers you."

"I walked over and I was strangely calm and she was sitting there and everyone was surrounding her - because she’s Beyoncé and she’s the queen. And then she saw me and her face lit up, and she was like, ‘Help me up!’ - she’s pregnant so she needed some help up. I was like, ‘I’ll help you up,’ and she got up and gave me a big hug.”


Beyoncé even once sent her flowers!


"I was on set for Doubt. We had just finished the morning shoot…so I was in the makeup trailer changing to redo makeup and one of the PAs brought a big bouquet of flowers and was like ‘Someone sent you flowers.’ I was like ‘Oh my God, who sent me flowers? Can you put them in my trailer and bring me the card?’ So I open the card and it’s something about, ‘You slayed Lip Sync Battle – Beyoncé.’ I was screaming—I’m literally screaming in the trailer."


Congratulations on your new love, Laverne!


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