The internets are truly abuzz with the "totally unsourced rumor about Queen Latifah allegedly proposing to her girlfriend", which our good friend Shana Naomi at Out.com's Popnography describes as "just that: totally unsourced and unconfirmed."
The (alleged) girlfriend is longtime "personal trainer" Jeanette Jenkins and the story has gained huge traction this week after a tasty blind item on Page Six of the New York Post: "Which big Hollywood actress is about to come out of the closet? She's been living with her girlfriend in a small town, where all the neighbors know, and the two are now engaged to be married?"
Like in all blind items, the devil is in the details. Queen Latifah was the subject of a People cover where boasted that she’s proud of her plus-size. In the interview, the Queen once again refused to comment on her sexual orientation. The Page Six reference to a "small town" could be suburban Wayne, New Jersey, where Queen Latifah reportedly owns a home.
Or, the rumor could be totally coming out of left field. "For an industry where everyone likes to say it's nowhere near as "hard" for women to come out," Shana Naomi notes at Popnography. "We're hardly seeing an epidemic of loose-lipped lesbians.
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