The Truth About Queen Latifah's Relationship With Eboni Nichols

Multi-talented actress, producer, and musician Queen Latifah has dominated the music charts, award shows, and the box office throughout her career. The rapper first stepped onto the scene in 1989 with her debut album "All Hail to the Queen." According to Biography, her first album sold more than 1 million copies. Her hit single "U.N.I.T.Y" won the rapper her first Grammy in 1995. Since then, Latifah has transitioned into acting.

In 2003, the rapper-turned-actress cemented her notability in Hollywood when she received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Matron Mama Morton in the film adaption of the musical "Chicago." Following her 2003 accolades, the New Jersey native became the first rapper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 (via The Source).

Although openly discussing societal issues like sexism and LGBTQ rights, the award-winning actress has often avoided questions about her private life. "Whomever I might be with, I don't feel the need to share it," she told People in 2007. "I don't think I ever will."

While accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 BET Awards, Queen Latifah shocked the nation when she thanked her rumored girlfriend, Eboni Nichols (via New York Post).

Queen Latifah and Eboni Nichols' relationship

Eboni Nichols is a Hollywood choreographer who started her career as an L.A. Lakers' Girl. After leaving the Lakers, Nichols worked with musicians such as Beyoncé, Aaliyah, and Jennifer Lopez. According to, the California native choreographed all five seasons of "Jane the Virgin." In 2014, Nichols became a member of the Television Academy and was selected as co-governor of the Choreography Peer Group.

Queen Latifah and Nichols met on set for "Dancing With the Stars" (via, and the two reportedly became official in 2013. In 2019, they welcomed their first child, a boy named Rebel. A source tells RadarOnline that having a child has brought a new meaning to Queen Latifah's life. "Latifah has never been so full of life!" they explained. "Eboni and the baby have given Latifah something very special to live for."

The Emmy winner couldn't contain her joy while accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 BET Awards. She proudly proclaimed her "love" for Eboni and Rebel. "I thank you so much for all of you, the fans, for supporting every crazy-a** thing I've done through the years. And thank you for making Equalizer number 1. Eboni, my love. Rebel, my love. Peace," she said (via The Cut).

Although it has not been confirmed what role Eboni and Rebel play in Queen Latifah's personal life, it is evident that both matter dearly to the actress.