Laverne Cox made a remote appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an episode that aired Thursday, January 28.
And the 48-year-old actress opened up to the 62-year-old talk show host about finding love in 2020 and navigating the dating scene as a trans woman despite the pandemic.
‘[Found love in 2020] It almost sounds like a punchline, but yes Laverne is in love again and it’s amazing, ” the Orange Is The New Black star gushed during her interview.
Beaming in: Laverne Cox made a remote appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an episode airing Thursday, January 28
“Love is an amazing thing. It’s literally that chemical thing that’s awesome and he’s a really great guy and I wasn’t expecting it, ” admitted Cox, who didn’t name his current flame.
She continued, “ I thought he was going to be this hot guy I was hanging out with and then it kind of happened. ”
While congratulating the star on finding love, Ellen asked Laverne “ how long ” the relationship lasted.
“We’ve been hanging around for six months and we’ve been going very slowly. So the “love” world sort of happened around November / December.
“So, yeah, it’s been six months, I guess,” Cox concludes.
Opening: And the 48-year-old actress opened up to the 62-year-old talk show host about finding love in 2020 and navigating the dating scene as a trans woman despite the pandemic
“It’s a lovely Christmas present to have some love,” remarked DeGeneres, who added a heartfelt “Congratulations”.
Referring to Laverne’s podcast, Ellen noted an episode where there was a discussion of “ men dating trans people [and] wanting to stay in the closet on this.
‘So I guess this guy [you are dating] is not like that, ” said Ellen, to which Laverne replied, “ This guy [that I am dating] has never dated a trans woman before.
“ My last two boyfriends had never dated a trans woman before. And what’s interesting is that when you’re famous you want to [your partner] be really discreet, ”she explained.
Cox joked that for so long, men who saw her romantically “would be like ‘don’t tell anyone’,” whereas now she’s telling her suitors “not to tell anyone” .
Podcast Queen: She continued to promote her upcoming podcast The Laverne Cox Show, which will feature conversations such as trans visibility and celebrities.
Stunning: Laverne’s candid appearance on Ellen comes after the star previously shared never-before-seen bikini videos of herself on Instagram to celebrate the release of her new movie Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan
“ But the problem over the years for me as a trans woman and other trans women is that the femininity of trans women is often disowned. A lot of people don’t see trans women as women.
“So, men who are attracted to women, people think they’re gay. And if you’re a straight man, you don’t want people to think you are gay.
“So most of the time they don’t want to divulge or let anyone know,” she explained.
Laverne, after recalling a personal anecdote, said the complexity of the situation is “really sad” because “people just don’t understand and just don’t understand.”
“I wish we had been in a different place, but we’re just not there yet. We need a probably famous and eloquent guy to be able to talk about it, ”she said.
Baring it all: Proud trans actress wrote: ‘These kinds of videos have been private for a while, but here we go’
Sadly, Cox noted that “ very few guys are actually speaking out ” on the situation and instead remain silent on the matter.
She then went on to promote her upcoming podcast The Laverne Cox Show, which will feature conversations such as trans visibility and celebrity guests.
Laverne’s candid appearance on Ellen comes after the star previously shared never-before-seen bikini videos of herself on Instagram to celebrate the release of her new movie Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan.
The LGBTQ + lawyer chose to bar her curves, despite sharing that typically these types of videos “ were private, ” as she was stunned in a black two-room apartment.
Cox wasn’t afraid to proudly flaunt her figure as she told her followers, “ let’s go. ”
Work It Out: The black thong bikini was adorned with gold rings across the bust and hips as she posed in her bedroom while wearing a pair of black heels
Standing in her bedroom, she showed off her amazing body in the stringy black bikini with gold rings on the hips and bust.
She lengthened her stature in a pair of black heels that could be seen in the mirror, as she posed without makeup.
Her golden tresses down, she worked her facial angles in the steamy video.
The Orange Is the New Black star wrote: ‘These types of videos have been private for a while, but here we go. ”
She continued to post the videos on her Instagram grid after recounting them adding, “ I thought I would share. @promisingyoungwoman is now on demand. Now! Look at the! “While adding his signature hashtag” #TransIsBeautiful “.
Goddess behavior: Fans were quick to comment that she was a goddess and Ellis Ross wrote: ‘gorgeous’
The videos received numerous comments from fans calling her a goddess and good friend Tracee Ellis Ross wrote simply: ‘gorgeous’.
The multi-faceted actress who recently produced the Netflix documentary Disclosure about Hollywood’s portrayal of the trans community, Cox released an op-ed on Monday about the importance of making the film.
Speaking about her difficult upbringing in Alabama, she shared the bullying she endured and revealed that she was considering suicide at the age of 11 before moving to New York City and meeting real trans people.
“The disparity between the trans people I knew and the way we were portrayed onscreen prompted me to take a critical look at images in the media. I wanted a film on trans representation. ”
Disclosure: “The disparity between the trans people I knew and the way we were portrayed on screen made me critically look at the images in the media,” she shared in the article. Shondaland; photo february 2020
She signed on to the project in 2017 and made a point of hiring trans crew members to create a safe space for the all trans actors who were interviewed, fostering an “ environment of comfort and trust that inspired to share very personal experiences. ”
Continuing to spread her wings on other types of projects, the Emmy-nominated actress recently landed a podcasting series via Shondaland Audio and Shonda Rhimes’ iHeartRadio.
With a current working title of The Laverne Cox Show, set to debut in February 2021, Cox will be conducting guest interviews that “ provoke thought-provoking and potentially new perspectives. ”
“I can’t wait for everyone to hear the incredibly interesting conversations I have had with my guests,” she shared.
Shondaland: Cox has partnered with Shondaland Audio and iHeartRadio to produce a podcast series slated to debut in February 2021, where she will conduct interviews that “ spark thought and potentially new perspectives ”