Michael B. Jordan & Kiki Layne were ‘canoodling’ in full view of witnesses

Micheal B. Jordan is all smiles while out and about at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

As we discussed yesterday, People Magazine had an interesting little gossip item from the start of the Sundance Film Festival. Both Michael B. Jordan and Kiki Layne were at Sundance to promote separate projects, but they reportedly spent some time together at the film festival and people noticed. I hoped it was an authentic match because they’re both hot and their coupling would be great for both of their careers and images. I was glad that many of you saw it the same way I did, that MBJ and Kiki were both likely playing an angle, and that Kiki came to play and good for her. So give her some applause for this Page Six item too:

Stars of two Oscar-nominated films were seen “canoodling to the max” behind the scenes at Sundance on Friday, ahead of the awards. Sources told Page Six that “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan and “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress Kiki Layne arrived separately — “within 10 minutes of each other” — to Tao’s Park City, Utah, pop-up club before getting cozy together.

A source said: “They were put at separate VIP tables, but Kiki quickly made her way over to Michael’s table. And they seriously never left each other’s side. Canoodling to the max.”

The source added, “She would have her hand on the back of his head rubbing it as he whispered in her ear and [he] kept kissing her cheek.”

Even though “it was clear to everyone in the room that they were together,” the source surmised, we hear that the stars’ entourages were “protective about them not taking a photo together.” They exited at the same time.

[From Page Six]

Who amongst us has not gone to a pop-up nightclub at the Sundance Film Festival and canoodled with Michael B. Jordan in full view of witnesses, People Magazine and Page Six? It’s almost like they WANTED to be seen together, I’ll tell you. Again, I don’t hate it. MBJ has a reputation for only liking Beckys, and Kiki is trying to become a household name. This helps them both.

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  1. Mia4s says:

    I’m trying to figure out whether it was her people or his people that are the “source”. Hmmmmm. After a miserable awards season it’s nice to have some good old fashioned hot single-people (maybe with ulterior motives) gossip to enjoy! 😁

  2. Canber says:

    Is this guy supposed to be handsome?

  3. BaeBae says:

    It kind of annoys me that people assume MBJ could never be interested in a black woman just because he’s dated white women in the past. As if it’s hard to believe he would be interested in someone as gorgeous as Kiki. The girl he was with for the longest time was a black woman about the same complexion as Kiki. I do think he has a type, which seems to be thin and gorgeous. As a black woman though, I choose not to perpetuate the idea that black women are undesirable or that it’s shocking or questionable if a black man finds a black woman to be attractive.

    • elimaeby says:

      THIS^ Just because he has dated thin, beautiful white women doesn’t mean that a thin, beautiful black woman isn’t his type. She is gorgeous, talented and hugely successful. The idea that a black man dating one white woman and somehow being ruined for black women forever is extremely racist and hateful to black women.

    • WTF says:

      Im sorry, but I respectfully disagree. If there were one or two questionable incidents, I’d be with you. But the receipts on MBJ add up. He’s said some problematic things about Black women (and then apologized), he’s repeatedly been photographed on yachts and at private parties. with not a Brown skinned woman in sight, he isn’t ever linked to women of color. And all of that is his right as a free Black man. And as a free Black woman it’s my right to dismiss him.
      Celebrity crushes are about fantasy. And while I’ll obviously never even meet Idris Elba, it’s more enjoyable to fantasize that I’m the black woman he leans over and kisses when his name is announced at the awards show, when there is actually a black woman next to him.
      Oh, and This canoodling sounds fake to me. But I hope it raises Kiki’s profile!

    • Rosemary says:

      Because Jordan has said some dismissive comments about Black women I do wonder about this relationship, too. I wish both of them all the best. Love is a wonderful thing. But nevertheless I can stop this little voice in my head saying: Did somebody tell Jordan that he needed to be seen with a black woman for reasons of credibility?