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Who is Janelle Monáe dating? This list includes all of the celebrity women Janelle Monáe dated, arranged by most recent. Janelle Monáe relationships include fellow singers and actresses.

The list of people Janelle Monáe dated is not very long, as the performer is famously tight-lipped about her private life. Tessa Thompson is reportedly one of the former famous Janelle Monáe girlfriends. The current Janelle Monáe girlfriend is rumored to be Lupita Nyong’o. There is no Janelle Monáe wife.

Is Janelle Monáe single or is Janelle Monáe married? Find out on this comprehensive list of Janelle Monáe exes, featuring their birth places and what they do professionally. 

Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Janelle Monáe Loves and Hookups
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Janelle Monáe and Us star Lupita Nyong'o are rumored to be dating after getting cozy at the Met Gala in May 2019. An Instagram Live video shows the pair in the background looking flirty as they got close to each other while dancing. 

Lupita Nyong'o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor's degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College. Nyong'o started in the film industry as a production assistant on several Hollywood films. In 2008, she made her acting debut with the short film East River and subsequently returned to Kenya to star in the television series Shuga. In 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary In My Genes. Nyong'o later completed a master's degree in acting in 2012, from the Yale School of Drama. She had her first feature film role in Steve McQueen's historical drama ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Janelle Monáe Loves and Hookups
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There's been speculation surrounding the nature of Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe's relationship since 2015. 

Tessa Thompson seemed to confirm the rumors that she and Janelle Monáe were an item in a June 2018 cover story with PorterEdit, where she gushed about the singer. Thompson had said that she and Janelle Monáe "love each other deeply" and "vibrate on the same frequency." However, in July Tessa Thompson Tweeted,"...I didn't say I was in a relationship." 

It was reported that the pair may have broken up in May 2019, after Janelle Monáe did not attend the Met Gala with her rumored girlfriend. 

Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakout role was in Tina Mabry's 2009 independent film Mississippi Damned. She gained further recognition for her starring roles as Nyla Adrose in the drama film For Colored Girls (2010), civil rights activist Diane Nash in the historical drama film Selma (2014), Bianca Taylor in the sports drama film Creed (2015) and its sequel Creed II (2018), Valkyrie in the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Josie Radek in the science-fiction horror film Annihilation (2018), and Detroit in the science-fiction comedy Sorry to Bother You (2018). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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MC Lyte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Janelle Monáe Loves and Hookups
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Janelle Monáe reportedly dating rapper MC Lyte in 2015. Janelle Monáe and MC Lyte were rumored to have been sharing a suite at Manhattan's Greenwich Hotel on-and-off. 

MC Lyte is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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