John Boyega Reveals His Dating Criteria, Says He Only Dates Black Women
Today (Sept. 16), British actor John Boyega stopped by “The Breakfast Club” to discuss his new projects. While promoting new films like The Woman King and Breaking, the 30-year-old also spoke with the hosts about his dating preferences.
Before the discussion progressed to what kind of lady gets Boyega’s attention, he was gotten some information about his experience as a minority in the Star Wars establishment. Last month, he partook in a SiriusXM radio meeting that he wouldn’t be getting back to the establishment in view of the bigoted kickback he got from the film.
Show host Angela Yee compared his experience with that film to Halle Bailey’s current situation with Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. “I just put a comment on her page. I’m so proud of her. I left her a message. I’m so proud of what I saw in that trailer,” he said. Boyega added that after he stood up against the issue of Dark entertainers confronting reaction for lead jobs in films with generally white lead entertainers, he saw an ever increasing number of organizations participate in supporting his interests.
Next, the four began talking about dating. During the conversation, Charlamagne tha God noted he’s been married for 24 years. Boyega asked if the radio host’s wife was a Black woman. Charlamagne assured the Brit that he is indeed married to a Black woman. “I’ve heard you speak before about your Blackness and I thought you was one of the ones that was gonna sacrifice your loins to continue in this race,” Boyega joked.
The two seemed to agree that some Black men appear to be pro-Black but then date outside of their race. Yee asked Boyega if he’d ever dated a white woman, and he said “only once” when he was younger. Charlamagne then asked the Star Wars entertainer in the event that he “might truly bring a ‘Foot soldier’ home.” Boyega answered, “It’s simply an inclination. I like my ladies Dark.”
Boyega explained, “Separate from a political statement or anything like that, it’s just, they fine as hell, you know? Melanin levels gotta be over 75 percent. Thickness gotta be there. Style gotta be there. We gotta laugh at the same jokes. We gotta bump to the same music. It’s just gotta be a flow.”
his younger years, however, Boyega admitted he was much more of a playboy. “Come on, [I’m] Yoruba,” he joked, in reference to his Nigerian ancestry. “When I was in college, I was the guy. I had many wives.” Now that he’s more seasoned, love is rapidly turning into a more significant piece of his life. “I’m 30 at this point. From 28, I just dealt with getting harmony and getting myself together. Moving with genuineness and straightforwardness. No deceptive. No lying. Also, being given to what I subscribe to,” he said. “All in all, that is the psychological prep, yet the field . . .”
Although Boyega may still be figuring out how to navigate his own love life, he cited his parents, Samson and Abigail, as the ultimate role models. “Being in the public eye, they would prefer if you had the wife and family. It’s the ultimate PR package,” he said. “But my parents have been together for 35 years. There’s nothing that this world can do as far as strain to cause me to be roused by anything more however my folks.” Hopefully Boyega’s particular dating guidelines will loan themselves to a durable relationship like theirs.