Laverne Cox is “in love again”, after falling for a mystery man around six months ago.
The “Orange is the New Black” star has confirmed she is in a new romance with a mystery man she met last year, as she insisted she “feels amazing” after embarking on a romance with him six months ago.
She said: “[Found love in 2020] almost sounds like a punchline, but, yeah, Laverne is in love again, it feels amazing. Love is an incredible thing. It’s literally this chemical thing that’s awesome and he is a really great guy and I didn’t expect it.
“I thought he was going to be this hot dude I was going to be hanging out with and then it just kind of happened.”
Laverne revealed the pair met half a year ago, and began to use the word “love” around each other in November.
She added: “We have been hanging out for six months and we went really slowly. So, the word ‘love’ sort of happened around November/December. So, yeah, it’s been six months, I guess.”
And the 48-year-old actress is particularly happy about her new romance, because although her mystery hunk has “never dated a trans woman before”, he’s been incredibly supportive of her journey and loves her for who she is.
The “Disclosure” star also opened up on dating as a transgender woman, as she said it can be hard for her to find men who understands that “trans women are women”.
Speaking on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, she said: “This guy [that I am dating] has never dated a trans woman before.
“But the issue over the years for me as a trans woman and other trans women is that the womanhood of trans women is often disavowed. A lot of people don’t see trans women as women.
“So, the men that are attracted to women, people think they are gay. And if you are a straight man, you don’t want people to think you’re gay. A lot of times they don’t want to disclose or want to let anyone know.
“I wish we were in a different place, but we are just not here yet. We need a guy who is probably famous and articulate to be able to talk about this.”