While it has come to public notice that Eboni Nichols, Queen Latifah’s partner, had a child, the identity of the baby’s father has not been revealed. Eboni is notably gay and has been in a same-sex relationship with Latifah since 2013.
Sadly, we might not get to know who their baby daddy is as Queen Latifah loves to keep things private in her love life. Though she loves her privacy, the End of the Road star has not hidden her relationship with Eboni from the prying eyes of the public. She has made several public appearances at events with her and at the BET Awards 2021, she used her acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award to make the announcement that their child named Rebel has been born. She publicly acknowledged Eboni Nichols as her partner and ended the speech with “Happy Pride!”
Latifah and Eboni Nichols are now playing parenting roles for their bundle of joy who has reportedly brought joy into their lives. A close contact shared that Latifah sees their son as a new reason to keep pushing with her life.
Who Is Eboni Nichols’s Baby Daddy?
Queen Latifah has always made it clear that she owes no one any explanation about what is happening in her love life, and Eboni Nichols’ baby’s father happens to be part of her private life. As a result, it has not been easy getting any details about who the father is.
Speaking in an interview with The New York Times, Latifah said;
“I don’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life. You don’t get that part of me. Sorry. We’re not discussing it in our meetings. I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.”
One thing that is clear in this is that Eboni Nichols had her child with Queen Latifah as her partner. The two women are the only parents linked to their son, whom they named Rebel. They are raising their son away from the prying eyes of the public, and to date, the real identity of the father of their son has remained a hidden fact.
Eboni Nichols and Queen Latifah Have Been Dating Since 2013
Nichols and Latifah have been officially dating since 2013, but their story goes back to 2009, when they first met. According to reports, the couple met each other for the first time on the set of Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Eboni was working as a professional choreographer on the show at the time.
As expected, they didn’t make their relationship public by putting out an official announcement about being together. In true Latifah style, everything was kept private, but this didn’t stop them from going out in public together. She has often been spotted proudly walking with Nichols on her arm at major events. One such event that the couple attended together was the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
The relationship has grown since it started, and their romantic partners seem to be loosening up a bit. The rap queen mentioned Nichols while delivering her acceptance speech at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors. However, she has been careful not to share too much.
Now 10 years into the relationship, the couple has started a family with the birth of their son Rebel. Their son was most likely conceived through a sperm donor, and no affair with a man was involved in the process.
Queen Latifah Confirmed Their Desire to Have a Baby in 2017
Without spilling the beans on their plans for the future, the American rapper confirmed in a 2017 interview that she desires to start a family with her partner, Nichols. This was four years into their romance, and true to that fact, Nichols was spotted with a visible baby bump at a medical facility in Beverly Hills later in 2018. According to Radar Online, they welcomed their baby boy in 2019.
Apparently, a man was involved in the making of Nichols and Latifah’s baby, but his identity remained hidden. The ladies are just happy with the new addition to their family, especially Latifah, who, for the first time, acknowledged her love for Nichols and their son publicly at the BET Awards 2021. She used her acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award to tell the world that she now has a family of her own by simply saying, “Eboni, my love. Rebel, my love. Happy Pride!”
According to a source close to the couple, Eboni has given Queen Latifah something good to live for. She has been so full of life since the arrival of their child. The acknowledgment at the BET awards says it all.
Nichols is a Hollywood Choreographer
Both Nichols and her partner Latifah are active in Hollywood but in different fields. She might not be such a big star as her partner, but Eboni is a star in her own right. She is a professional choreographer with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance from Chapman University, California. The Chapman University alum is dedicated to her craft and started her career as a Los Angeles Lakers Girl.
She later left the Lakers and went on to work with top music stars such as Queen Bey herself -Beyoncé, the late Aaliyah, and Jennifer Lopez. Interestingly, she is not just working in the music industry but has extended her craft to include the movie industry. According to Emmy.com, Eboni Nichols worked as a choreographer on all five seasons of Jane the Virgin. She also choreographed the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat.
Nichols became a member of the television academy in 2014. Her skills and experience in choreography facilitated her selection as co-governor of the Choreography Peer Group. She has continued to work in the movie industry, with more blockbusters added to her list. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Office Christmas Party, and Girls Trip are some of the popular movies Eboni has worked on.