Laverne Cox Splits From Boyfriend Of Two Years, Kyle Draper

News by Joey Jordan Published on 26 Jun,2019 Updated on 26 Jun,2019

Orange Is The New Black Actress Laverne Cox Broke Up From Boyfriend Kyle Rapper

  • Actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox and her boyfriend Kyle Draper separated after two years.
  • The actress announced the breakup news on her Instagram on Tuesday, 25th June.
  • Cox and Kyle, the CEO of the record label Mateo Sound, started dating in 2017.
  • Actress Cox became the first transgender actor to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016.

Actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox and Kyle Draper are separated. Cox and Draper had been in a relationship for two years.

The 47-year-old Orange is the New Black star took to her Instagram to announce her split from Draper. She shared a video clip of the former couple dressed up for an event in which Draper can be seen writing "I Fell in Love" on the screen.


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@thekyledraper and I have broken up. After much soul searching and tears from both of us, we have decided it's time for us to go our separate ways. We decided we should make a public statement since our relationship was public in ways neither of us anticipated. This is that public statement. We know our relationship meant so much to so many people, especially trans folks, giving them hope that this kind of love is possible for them as well.  That hope, the hope for love has not waned for me in the face of this breakup but rather is fortified. Knowing that we are both capable of giving and receiving love with this level of kindness, respect, trust, affection, depth, and intensity has been so healing and life affirming for us both. I am so grateful we were open to love and for every moment we had together. We have both grown in innumerable ways as a result. Now its just time to move on separately. We both want a breakup that honors and respects the quality of our relationship and the love we shared. Its possible.

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Kyle also shared the post on his Instagram in which he wrote:

@lavernecox and I have broken up, and she wrote the most beautiful statement that sums up our feelings perfectly:

Cox and Kyle, the CEO of the record label Mateo Sound, started dating in 2017 and they have been open about their relationship to the public. They frequently shared adventures from their relationship on social media.

Cox has been the icon in the LGBTQ community. Being a transgender actress, she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for Primetime Emmy Award in 2014, in acting for her role as Sophia Burset in OITNB.

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