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!”