Lena Waithe & Cynthia Erivo Seen Holding Hands At Public Event, Seemingly Confirming Dating Rumors 

Lena Waithe, Cynthia Erivo

Lena Waithe & Cynthia Erivo Seen Holding Hands At Public Event, Seemingly Confirming Dating Rumors

It looks like Lena Waithe and Cynthia Erivo may be going public with their relationship!
After two years of speculation, it appears Lena Waithe, 38, and Cynthia Erivo, 35, have confirmed the rumors that they’re dating. According to reports, the pair showed up to the Alvin Ailey Spirit Gala together Thursday night (Jun.16). While the alleged couple took pictures separately on the red carpet, sources spotted them walking hand in hand into the auditorium at the Lincoln Center.

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Cynthia Erivo

The Chicago native and the British actress first sparked dating rumors back in 2020 after being spotted at several red carpet events together. Despite the speculation, they never acknowledged the status of their relationship.

The Chi” creator, Lena Waithe tied the knot with movie executive Alana Mayo in November 2019, but they split after only two months of marriage. In November 2020, Mayo, 40, filed for divorce from Waithe.

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Nearly three months later, rumors swirled that Lena Waithe had moved in with Cynthia Erivo amid an abrupt split with her wife, Alana Mayo. During the Covid-19 lockdown,  Lena Waithe and “Harriet” actress Cynthia Erivo, were caught red-handed on their own Instagram Story posts! Both ladies posted photos while watching singer Erykah Badu’s online concert, seemingly in the same home theater room, filled with starry skylights and bean bags.

Cynthia Erivo was previously romantically linked to British singer and actor Dean John-Wilson and Mario Martinez. Waithe and Erivo first connected in May 2018 when Cynthia posted a photo on her Instagram page praising Lena. She wrote:

“I finally found my sis. Lena you are absolutely everything. You are perfection. What a meeting of minds, glad to have you in my life! Stuck like glue!!! SHINE QUEEN SHINE!!”

What are your thoughts on Lena & Cynthia being spotted holding hands? Let us know in the comments below!


Authored by: Monique Nicole