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Keke Palmer Explains Why She Prefers Dating Non-Celebs, Why She’ll Never Do ‘Relationship Stuff' Online & Why She Deleted Her Dating Profile

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Keke Palmer gets candid about her dating life and what led her to deleting her online dating profile inside We’re sure some of you can relate. More inside…

 

 

 
 
 
 
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It’s more important than ever to surround yourself with light and positivity during this time of crisis, and that’s why we’re excited to introduce you to our spring digital cover star, #KekePalmer! ⁣ ⁣ With natural showmanship and a studied ability to harness the power of the Internet, Palmer is defining millennial stardom one meme at a time. See the full cover shoot and read her interview with @clovito at the link in our bio. ⁣ ⁣ Photographer: @adrienneraquel⁣ DP: @mr_dume⁣ Executive Editorial Director: @joyann_king⁣ Fashion Director: @kerrypieri⁣ Styled by: @cassieanderson212 ⁣ Hair: @ann_joneshair⁣ Makeup: @mimikamara⁣ Manicure: @ginaedwards_⁣ Production: @agpnyc⁣ Video Editor & Colorist: @ericaharperdillman ⁣ ⁣ Keke wears @marcjacobs and @futurajewelry

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Keke Palmer wants you to mind her business when it comes to her love life. And – according to her – you won’t be snooping through her man’s (or woman’s) social media accounts.

A few years ago, the HUSTLERS star made headlines when she revealed she’s sexually fluid. Since then, there have been rumors about who she’s dating, including her Brotherly Love co-star Quincy Brown, a man named Elvin RD Jackson (below), and mostly recently a white model named Mae Seven.

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“I miss our crew and Michael and Sara. However, it does free some space up in my head to play around with ideas that I haven’t had the chance to get around to. Now that I’m chained to the house, I have no other choice but to find fun ways to stay active and creative! If you’re looking to be entertained for a bit check out my insta, I’ve turned it into my own daytime talk show!” —@keke discusses how her life has changed over the last few weeks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in our spring digital cover story, link in bio. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Photographer: @adrienneraquel⁣ DP: @mr_dume⁣ Executive Editorial Director: @joyann_king⁣ Fashion Director: @kerrypieri⁣ Styled by: @cassieanderson212 ⁣ Hair: @ann_joneshair⁣ Makeup: @mimikamara⁣ Manicure: @ginaedwards_⁣ Production: @agpnyc⁣ Video Editor & Colorist: @ericaharperdillman⁣ ⁣ @keke wears @carolinaherrera and @ondynfinejewlery

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Is Keke single or taken these days? “Could be,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar in her cover story before laughing. If you’re looking for clues about her love life, you likely will not find them on her social media accounts.

“I don’t really do relationship stuff online, mainly because I don’t know how I would do it without looking, like, cheesy or something, you know?” she shares. “Yes, I’m a hundred percent authentic, but there is stuff that I do save for family and friends. I do have a Finsta. Sometimes I forget to post on there, ’cause I do post a lot of real moments and raw moments on my main Instagram page. But at the same time, when it comes to romance, [posting about it] doesn’t really come naturally to me, so I feel like, why force it?”

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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“If I’m gonna have something to say, or if I’m gonna be someone that’s looked at, I wanna try my best to uplift other people like me. Whether they be Black, whether they be women, whether they be millennials, whether they be the underdog, whatever. If I can be that voice, why not?” —@keke opens up about knowing the power of her voice in our spring digital cover story, link in bio. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photographer: @adrienneraquel⁣⁣ Executive Editorial Director: @joyann_king⁣⁣ Fashion Director: @kerrypieri⁣⁣ Styled by: @cassieanderson212 ⁣⁣ Hair: @ann_joneshair⁣⁣ Makeup: @mimikamara⁣⁣ Manicure: @ginaedwards_⁣⁣ Production: @agpnyc⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @keke wears @gucci and @bulgari

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“I honestly give credit to Twitter. It was like a perfect little sound bite that people could add to a million different stories. That’s why I say our generation inspires me so much. The voice. The creativity. I mean, it’s masterful. They gave it life.” —@keke opens up about the viral “Sorry to this man” meme that took over the Internet last year at the link in our bio. ⁣ ⁣ Photographer: @adrienneraquel⁣ Executive Editorial Director: @joyann_king⁣ Fashion Director: @kerrypieri⁣ Styled by: @cassieanderson212 ⁣ Hair: @ann_joneshair⁣ Makeup: @mimikamara⁣ Manicure: @ginaedwards_⁣ Production: @agpnyc⁣ ⁣ Keke wears @maisonvalentino, @cartier, and @jimmychoo

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The “Strahan, Sara and Keke” co-host – who’s gearing up to host a revival of "Singled Out" on the mobile streaming platform Quibi - tells the publication she prefers dating people who aren’t in the same line of work as herself.

“I’ve always had the same philosophy when it comes to dating,” the actress says. “Not that I wouldn’t give someone a try. But trying to keep my private life outside of my work life, to me, it’s easiest when you don’t date someone with the same career.”

We could see that. Being a celebrity herself, the Olay Body ambassador struggles with having thoughts in the back of her head about whether the person she's into has ulterior motives.

“I think a lot about, like, Does this person really like me for me?” she says. “And it’s not just romantic relationships. It’s friends too. That wavering, that’s the most traumatic thing about fame. And that can really tear at your self-esteem if you let it. ’Cause the reality is you really might be a great person, you really might be that fun to be around, you might be that lovable, but because you’re always having to protect yourself from what people may want from you, you can’t even embrace the fact that maybe it’s all true.”

To get away from it all, she tried her hand at online dating, creating an account on Raya. However, she didn't find any luck there. She said her first date felt more like a networking event, so she scrapped that idea. At least, for now.

 

Either way, Keke will is going rock to the beat of her own drum.

“I feel like I’m a very open person in general, so people wouldn’t even know what I’m being private about. I’m open especially when I feel like it can be useful for someone else,” she says. “But I’m truly just the kind of person who follows what feels natural.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can read her full cover story here.

 

Photo: Parisa Michelle/Shutterstock.com

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