Saturday, July 2, 2022

Tracee Ellis Ross and ‘Black-Ish’ Creator Kenya Barris are Allegedly Dating

Tracee Ellis Ross and 'Black-Ish' Creator Kenya Barris are Allegedly Dating

*Word on the street is that “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross is currently in a relationship with the show’s creator Kenya Barris

Love B.Scott was the first to report this story, but it’s unclear when the two started dating. Neither Ross nor Barris have responded to the rumors as of now. 

Ross is notoriously private when it comes to her personal life, so it’s likely that she will not address her new romance. She previously said an interview, “I was born into a very public family and so I gained a relationship for myself to what is important… [and] what is scared in my life.”

She continued, “I don’t make a decision [that] ‘I will never talk about my relationships’ or anything like that. That’s certainly not a decision that I’ve made or anything like that, but there are certain things that are sacred to me that are not for public consumption. They are mine.”

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Kenya was previously in a 20-year marriage to Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris. He filed for divorce in August 2019.

The ex-couple married in 1999 and have six kids. 

“Black-ish” is loosely based on Barris’ own upbringing, and the onscreen relationship between Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) is inspired by his marriage. 

“Dre and Bow have never been immune to tough situations, just like marriages in real life, including my own,” Barris previously stated. “We want to shine a light on the challenges a relationship can face and the necessary effort to try and work through them together.”

Meanwhile, Ross has been linked to music executive Abou “Bu” Thiam.

Abou previously said that the two still had a “genuine, unconditional relationship” despite calling it quits. He also had this to say about the reason for their breakup: “She’s in a place in her career that if I can’t give her all of me, I don’t wanna waste-not.. waste her time, but I don’t wanna put her in that space. … So why not give her the opportunity to find somebody else that can.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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