Is Queen Latifah Coming Out?
Queen Latifah’s latest film is called Perfect Holiday, and this Christmas season, she may be making us all little more merry. Speculations have been made that the 37-year-old Queen is not only planning on coming out of the closet, she is expected to announce her engagement to long time girl friend Jeanette Jenkins.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Dana Elaine Owens (a.k.a Queen Latifah) was a gifted performer even at an early age. In the late ’80s and early’ 90s she rose to fame as one of the most recognizable female rappers of the time and became a mainstay on the hip-hop circuit.
In 1993, she joined the cast of the FOX sitcom Living Single and transferred her celebrity momentum into a successful acting career. It was a role in the 1996 critically acclaimed film Set it Off, in which Latifah played a lesbian, that sparked speculations she might be gay.
This week, Page Six of the New York Post made reference to a successful actress that was planning on coming out of the closet. Although Latifah was not specifically mentioned in the article, a report on MediaTakeout.com announced it had exclusively learned that Latifah planned on announcing her engagement to her former personal trainer and girlfriend of four years after the promotional tour of her new film.
As for now, no official confirmation has been made as to when or if the Cover Girl spokeswoman will officially come out. The couple is supposedly planning a public wedding. MediaTakeout.com states they "can’t reveal our source to this story, but we can tell you that we’re 100% sure on this one."