HUGS AND KISSES FOR LATIFAH AND HER GAL

Published on: August 29, 2014
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HUGS AND KISSES FOR LATIFAH AND HER GAL

Queen Latifah looked like she was on her honeymoon as she shared sweet kisses with her gal pal on an Italian vacation. In these photos – obtained by The National ENQUIRER – the 44-year-old talk show host locked lips with choreographer Eboni Nichols, as they relaxed at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, on Aug. 17.

“They enjoyed a few drinks and soaked up the sun, then went for a walk along the beach and kissed just before sunset,” said a source. “It was clear they enjoyed each other’s company, and Queen didn’t care who was watching.”

As The ENQUIRER has reported, Latifah hasn’t hidden ex-girlfriends from pals and family, but she’s never shared her sexuality publicly.

But sources say Latifah – inspired by “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts’ admission that she’s gay – may be getting ready to come out. “Latifah never wanted to be labeled a gay spokesperson. That’s why she’s never come out,” a close source told The ENQUIRER at the time.

“But deep down inside she knows that going public, like her friend Robin did, will go a long way toward furthering public acceptance of lesbians and gays.”

In 2011, The ENQUIRER exclusively reported that Latifah ended an eight-year relationship with personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins.

Latifah quickly rebounded by dating Eboni.

In 2012, Latifah made more headlines when she performed at the 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride festival, and declared she was proud to be among “her people.”

She later denied that meant she was coming out as a lesbian. “But now,” said an insider, “it looks like she’s ready to come out once and for all. “All I can say is it’s about time!”