Laverne Cox is locked down. The Orange Is The New Black star recently revealed she began dating a lucky man whom she met on the dating application, Tinder. When speaking with reporters from Access Hollywood, Laverne said she had been dating the anonymous man for about eight months.
While one might expect Laverne to go above and beyond in dolling herself up for her boyfriend, Cox said she’s not “putting effort” into someone whom she barely knows.
Laverne stated she went on a date with him while wearing no makeup and just jean shorts. Her boyfriend isn’t a superficial man, so “It worked out.”
The small-screen star claimed it went down so well that she even got to meet his mother and they get along swimmingly. She described the experience as incredibly rewarding and “healing.” “When you’re happy, love is life-saving.”
As you may know, Laverne came to the forefront of pop culture with her role in Orange Is The New Black – as Sophia Berset – with her portrayal of the character coming at a time when transgender rights are at the tip of the tongues of political activists.
Furthermore, Laverne broke records when she received a Primetime Emmy Award for her characterization of Sophia. The Netflix series is a critic’s favorite with its diverse cast and emphasis on strong female personalities.
Since then, she has gone on to be an outspoken advocate for trans-people, like Caitlyn Jenner, but without as much controversy.
Sources close to the couple stated, “Laverne is delighted to have a man because it’s not always easy to find someone who is enlightened with transgenderism and open to having a relationship with a minority in society. Thankfully, because of online dating, there’s someone out there for everyone.”