It’s long been rumored that Queen Latifah is a lesbian, and the actress finally de facto came out in an interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine. Latifah — who reportedly recently split from her longtime girlfriend, celeb personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins — was asked what kind of women she’s attracted to:
“I just like ladies who have class. Period. And if it’s “T and A” you’re sellin’, that’s fine, as long as that’s what you’re selling. But you don’t have to show everything, you know? You can hold some back and just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion.”
Queen Latifah has been dodging questions about her sexuality for years and it’s great to see her finally open up about her proclivity for the finer sex. Personally, I’ve always been on the “celebrities should just be honest about this stuff” side of the “is their gayness our business?” argument, and the more awesome women like Latifah that come out, the better for everyone. Your turn, Alicia Keys/Jada Pinkett Smith/Anne Hathaway, etc!
P.S. This reminds us of our favorite-ever Onion headline, “King Latifah Returns for Wife.” Guess you’re out of luck, buddy!