Queen Latifah takes her privacy seriously; The rapper-turned-actress has kept a low profile about her love life, sexuality, and any other personal matters that don’t pertain to her craft as an artist. That’s why fans were surprised when photos surfaced the internet of Latifah enjoying a sunny day with her 3-year-old son.
The multiple award winner shares her baby son, whose name has been confirmed as Rebel, with longtime partner Eboni Nichols.
“Am I the only one who didn’t know Queen Latifah had a baby son?”
“Queen Latifah has the cutest son that has grown up! I cry”
“How did I not know Queen Latifah is married??? And had a son???”
Though it may come as a shock to some fans who didn’t know Latifah’s son, the actress paid tribute to him in her Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech during the BET Awards in 2021.
“Eboni my dear, Rebel my dear. Peace. Happy pride!” she said as her speech ended.
Nichols and Latifah welcomed their baby boy in 2019, and RadarOnline posted first photos of the star’s child to its website.
“‘Latifah has never been so full of life!’ said a source close to the former hip-hop queen. ‘Eboni and the baby have given Latifah something very special to live for,'” wrote RadarOnline.
The legendary actress met Nichols, a professor dancer and former Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader, in 2009 on the set of the popular hit dance show Dancing with the Stars.
Although they had known each other for quite some time, their relationship was kept private and only became official in 2013.
Speaking about her personal life with CNN’s Larry King in 2010, Latifah spoke about how much she values protecting her privacy.
“I share with the public the things we should share. We should share my music, let’s share that. Let’s share movies, let’s share this. Let’s share thoughts about knowing positive things, let’s share those things. But what happens in my private life is my private business.”
Latifah has never had a problem sharing her artistry with the world, but when it comes to life’s most intimate moments, she prides herself on only sharing them with those closest to her.
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