Queen Latifah & her personal trainer girlfriend are cute on a yacht

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How much fun would it be to date Queen Latifah? I think it would so, so cool. I imagine she’s a really awesome girlfriend, and that once you go Latifah, you never go back. These photos don’t really confirm anything that hasn’t already been said before – Latifah has a girlfriend. Her name is Jeannette Jenkins, she’s a personal trainer, and they live together. Latifah was one of Alicia Keys’ invited guests on her yacht wedding, and I guess Latifah’s invitation had a “plus one” so Jeannette came along to enjoy a week of sun and fun off the coast of France.

Personally, I think Latifah is one of the smartest women in the industry, and I find her to be an excellent role model for young women. Why is Latifah cosigning Alicia’s mess with Swizz? I don’t get it. Latifah should be telling Alicia some hard truths about this man, for real.

Also: I love this photo of Jeannette grabbin’ some of that ass. They’re really cute together!

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The Queen and her girlfriend on a yacht on August 4, 2010. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Green Is Good says:

    Oooooh, The Queen has hawt girlfriend!

    Love Queen Latifah. She was fabulous in Chicago!

  2. RHONYC says:

    come on out, queen la. we see you!

    join wanda sykes, girl…it’s all good.

    love is love. :-)

  3. Kelly says:

    I’m just happy for her – she’s living her life, and she and her partner look happy. She’s never been totally upfront about her sexuality (and why should she have to be?), but she’s also never put up a totally false front and pretended to be hetero.

  4. Praise St. Angie1 says:

    well, *I* think they’re cute because they’re being affectionate without doing too much PDA (too much PDA from ANY couple, hetero or gay is just a no-no, IMO) and they clearly enjoy each other’s company. lesbian or not, they’re cute.

    I like the ones (saw a couple on another site, too) where Latifah is spraying sunblock on her gf…that’s caring, right there!

    EDIT: whoops, looks like the post I responded to got deleted.

  5. electric says:

    Q La’s lady friend has a seriously bangin body. Damn girl

  6. Cinderella says:

    I’ve loved her since Living Single. That show was hilarious. She had the perfect cast.

    She never stopped reaching and it’s put her at the top of her game. Good for her!

  7. lisa says:

    This is the first picture I have ever seen when it is obvious they are a couple. Maybe she is ready to come out.

  8. susanne says:

    Yay for her-

    I totally agree, Kaiser- I think Queen would make a great girlfriend. Great friend-friend. She gives off a warm vibe, seems really genuine.

    I’m hoping that in the next few years, they could marry in any state they wish!

  9. Kitten says:

    Cute!

  10. pookie says:

    I appreciate that she is just living her life, and not ‘officially’ coming out. If people simply went about their business, and don’t actively hide their life, well, it’s rather obvious that she is dating a woman, right? No need to hold a press conference over it. Do heterosexual people announce their heterosexuality? Of course not, it’s obvious by whom they spend their time with and how they live. The less we force the gay/lesbian community to shout their orientation from the rooftops, the more ‘normal’ it becomes, and maybe then, the hatred can stop.

  11. Praise St. Angie! says:

    hey kaiser…was my comment deleted bc it was in response to a deleted comment?…or did I say something wrong?

    just curious…

    EDIT: Never mind…how did I miss it? EGAD, I need more coffee.

  12. Iggles says:

    Omg! These are the first couple-ly pictures I’ve seen of them! Although it’s been an open secret for years.

    Shakira is right — the hips don’t lie! It’s obvious from that embrace with the hips together. Most people don’t hug their “trainers”, and if they did they wouldn’t like that!

  13. Meanchick says:

    No one should have to ‘come out.’ It’s obvious to anyone wtih eyeballs. Her personal life or sexual preference is not for public consumption.

  14. Kaiser says:

    Your comment wasn’t deleted, Praise.

  15. TG says:

    I love Queen Latifah – I will watch any movie she does. She is always funny and graceful.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I think she is one of the most genuine and likable actresses out there – even in not so good films, she’s fun and entertaining – I think that’s a rare quality. I agree she was great in Chicago, plus she got to sing and has a very good voice.

    I too like that she’s just living her life and being happy, and agree she doesn’t owe anyone anything, including a public announcement.
    I can understand some people wanting to and choosing to come out publicly though.

  17. aenflex says:

    Love me some queen!! In or Out I really respect her!

  18. machiavelli says:

    I watched ‘Just Wright’ on the airplane last night. I loved her in it! She exudes warmth and love.

  19. Sassy says:

    I love Queen… she’s so beautiful and talented! If I was ever going to have a girlfriend, I’d pick her!

  20. Renee says:

    So happy for them. Luv the pics. So sweet and cute!

  21. xxodettexx says:

    awww

  22. moe says:

    I would be gay for Queen Latifah.
    I always had a thing for her even tho Im not really gay.
    Good for her, hope it lasts.

  23. Moreaces says:

    Good for you queen, I wish I was in the south of france, on a yacht, with my girlfriend enjoying the nice blue sea, and relaxing..

  24. moo says:

    I love QL… she’s always appeared to be so together and strong! Good role model for young women everywhere!

  25. bellaluna says:

    I am just so happy for them! I have loved Queen Latifah for as long as I’ve known she existed. She is multi-talented; has an amazing voice; she seems very intelligent and loving; and just an all-around cool person. I’d love to hang out with her! And these ladies appear to truly care about each other.

    IF she chooses to address her sexuality (which I hope she doesn’t, because she’s speaking in these pix without saying a word), it should be her choice in her own time. LET’S NOT HAVE AN UGLY EXPOSE-TYPE BLITZKRIEG BY A RAG-MAG, PLEASE.

  26. Delta Juliet says:

    Oh, I was wondering “Did she come out and I missed it?” Then I read the comments and realized she hasn’t LOL

    Good for Q; she looks happy

  27. Beth says:

    I love Queen Latifah. I loved her in the 90s when she was rapping and I love her as an actress. Her role in “Hairspray” was truly inspiring and her voice was incredible. I wish she would sing more. I also wish she was my neighbor.

  28. GatsbyGal says:

    It had never occurred to me that she was gay…good for her, I say! It looks like she’s really happy and her girlfriend is cute and affectionate.

  29. Toe says:

    This is the first time i’ve seen her with the girlfriend. I’ve always onle heard she’s a lesb.
    Makes think about the other rumors about for example Will Smith, Tommy girl etc

  30. Isa says:

    They look really cute together!!!! Her gf has a really nice body. I need her to be my personal trainer! Look at her legs they are so firm!

  31. Sharon says:

    First let me say I LOVE this site!! And I love Queen L…she’s a very savvy businesswoman and she seems like such a warm cool person.

  32. nnire says:

    the reason some celebrities might want to ‘hold a press conference’ about their sexuality (aside from furthering gay rights) is precisely so that they are not hounded down my the paps trying to prove it to the world.

    i completely agree that no one should be made to feel that they owe it to society to come out. however, i also don’t believe that it is in anyway distasteful for someone to come out publicly if they wish to do so. some gay people (myself included) get tired of others hinting that they might be gay and overanalyzing every wardrobe and haircut decision. ending the ‘mystery’ can be a relief just to end the gossip so that one can enjoy their yacht holiday with their girlfriend in peace without a telescopic camera lens and the tabloids getting in the way.

    more to the point, i LOVE QL, and am happy about her success. i look forward to many future QL projects.

  33. Bunny says:

    They look sweet together….her girlfriend has a great figure.

  34. dj says:

    I LOVE that she does things on her own terms. Much respect to the Queen!

  35. MaiGirl says:

    Glad to see that she has such a hot, loving girlfriend. QL has had her sexuality on such deep lockdown that I am sure these pictures are purposeful paparazzi bait. She’s letting the photos do the coming out for her. I doubt that she will ever confirm anything verbally. She shouldn’t have to, but I would love it if she did. Homophobia is a huge issue in the Christianized black community (as well as the larger community, of course), so the more popular celebrities coming out, the better.

  36. Missfit says:

    That’s good she’s finally out in the open with her relationship, since it was a mystery for a long time. And look at how cute they are…to be honest, they look happier and spending more time with each other than Alicia and Beatz were…MMHMM. Latifah helping her girl with the sun block or what not, and their all lovey dovey, awww…when Beatz isn’t doing that for Alicia, pfft! Like I said, he wasn’t even helping her her assisting her at all times, to make sure she was safe on the edge of the boat. Latifah is also a beautiful person herself. ;)

  37. Moreaces says:

    @nnire, I agree

  38. serena says:

    Oh I didn’t know that.. but I love her, so just be happy!

  39. california angel says:

    Green is indeed good and she WAS amazing in Chicago! : )

  40. Tia C says:

    Pookie makes a REALLY good point. Hets don’t have to “come out,” so why should someone who is gay? I can’t believe I never really thought about it that way before! It makes perfect sense though. *lightbulb turning on*

    I’ve also loved the Queen for a long time. Those are some nosy-ass pictures, but it’s nice to see her looking so chill, comfortable and happy. Her GF has a cute body! Might even inspire me to work out… LOL

  41. canadianchick says:

    Glad she’s found love. She’s so talented.

  42. mslewis says:

    Her movie, where she is in love with Common, was a total bomb, so I guess she decided to just stop hiding. The movie “Just Wright” was pretty good but people laughed at her love scenes because everybody knows her secret. I guess now she just wants to stop the madness and spend quality time with her hot girlfriend. Nothing wrong with that but I just hope she stops with the romcom movies because they don’t fit.

  43. oduroyal says:

    They look good together…and they’ve been together for years now too I think

  44. tia says:

    Gorgeous couple. Come out Queen, this is 2010, you are even thought of as cool if you are a lesbian.. :) No biggee, and your g/fs body is hot… love them!

  45. sandy says:

    it’s called acting, not reality, her rom-com, now get on board, she is a great actress and is good in any thing she’s in, i look forward to more of the same. team queen.

  46. Meg says:

    i totally agree-i often wonder about this in hollywood. someone will seem like a strong woman to look up to and then they’re friends with a crazyperson. I think so much of latifa-why is she supporting this crazy sounding guy, why is alicia in the first place?

  47. BethL says:

    I think these photos are her “coming out”. The affection they are showing makes it obvious they are a couple and they are doing it in public. It’s a shame that still people demand celebrities to make a big deal about their sexuality. Heterosexuals don’t have make an announcement about their significant other so it’s annoying that homosexuals have to.

  48. Where you been, Quennie has already come out.

  49. birdgherl says:

    This makes me mad. She had gone to great lengths to keep her personal life quiet and to be outed like this is just disrespectful.

  50. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    In the words of Roger Ebert: What’s not to like?

    A friend with a sleaze? Tough road to navigate. People never like to hear their friends rip into the person they love, even if it’s accurate. Sometimes, when you go after her with your opinions or advice, the only that changes is the fact that a new rancour is that bond with your friend and she’s more determined than ever to be with her man–SOMETIMES, not all women. It’s so difficult because you really don’t have dominion over the romantic lives of other adults and you can’t force people to change or do something and that’s the scariest part.

    I have only had one dispute with a friend and it was over something like this (but her guy was evil, not getting into it). And you know, I wasn’t the only person who tried (beeeeeeeeggggged ) to get her to take a breather, analyze all of the crap he had done to her and love herself enough to trust that she was better than him and had a happy future that wanted so badly to meet her. But, I don’t know, he brainwashed her and they eloped. I’m sure a good-sized chunk of her knew that it wasn’t going to end well, but with so many dissenting voices I think she wanted to put an end to it. It was heart-crushing and enervating because I knew with everything that lived within me that I would be proven right and things would get bad. I hated being right about him, ugh, I should have gone to soothsayer school for that one.

    Well, they’re divorced now, thank God. I wonder if he ever got a job. Eh, who cares.

  51. voodoobetty says:

    Pookies comment was just perfect. If this were a hetero couple it wouldnt be news. Why must she “come out”? She’s living her life and loving who she loves I say let her be just like anyone else. I dont see whats to applauded or derided about it at all.

    Trish – That bile you just spewed doesn’t even deserve a response.

  52. bellaluna says:

    @ trish – Way to turn a very positive post with positive comments into a negative thing. Please, have a tall glass of STFU and let’s leave it at that.

  53. Sans says:

    What the, I thought she said she wasn’t gay.

  54. Daniel says:

    If she wasn’t rich and famous she’d never get a woman that hot, just being honest!

  55. kloops says:

    Adorable!

  56. Dominique says:

    Don’t tell my pastor…but I think they’re adorable, lol. Also, I want that trainers body. used to be there. P90xing my way back until I’m there again.

  57. Mrs.Thang says:

    I always had strong suspicions but finally see it. I still got mad love and respect for her because she keeps her private life just that PRIVATE.

  58. Truthzbetta says:

    Too bad she denies being gay though. I don’t know if I’d want to have to be so quiet about being in a relationship.

    Latifa’s been asked if she’s gay and she says she is just being assumed to be gay because she was good at playing gay in a film role.

    I agree it’s up to her to announce or not, but feel iffy about her denying it. Oh well, Ricky Martin and Clay Aiken did too at one time. I’m sure she has her reasons.

    And it rocks to have a cool chick in Hollywood who doesn’t use relationships as despearate PR. Whatever, all hail the Queen. She is a cool woman. Loads of talent, self respect, great attitude, awesome role model.

  59. brisa says:

    That’s really gross!!!

  60. Yvonne Collins says:

    Queen Latifah, You know you always been my favorite actress. I think that you are very beautiful and I’ve been checking you out on other pictures when you was dressed up. I think the world of you because I always talk about you all the time. I love your Persona cd and your movies which is Mad and Bringing down the house. If it was me amd I was looking for a girlfriend I would definitely choose you Queen Latifah. But If you ever feel alone and don’t have Jeanette Jenkins to keep you company I would love to keep you company. I love you Queen Latifah and keep your head up high.

  61. Musicfan says:

    Queen will never admit it to it publically, but its been known for years. She used to claim to have a boyfriend but than was seen with “this woman all the time”.

    The fact that someone wrote that people laughed at love scenes with her, because they know she is gay, is EXACTLY why Will Smith wont come out the closet. His career would be dust. But if you notice he dosen’t really kiss women in his movies, they are always close mouthed and quick.

    Will (Who I do love) definitely likes men and he just has been smart enough to hide it. Trust me it will come out and his “fans” will be shocked and disgusted when its been obvious for at least 8 years now. Jada dosen’t care as long as he keeps giving her money.

  62. Yvonne Collins says:

    Queen Latifah, I want to say to you congratulations with you and Jeanette. I heard some rumors about you and Jeanette but I did’nt pay any attention to it because I really could’nt imagine you been that way. But Queen Latifah it’s your life and you can live however you want with it. I have my eyes on you too because of how beautiful and intelligent you are but if your in a relationship I don’t want to break that up between you and whom ever your in a relation ship with.

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