Laverne Cox likes nice, strong…Jewish men?!
During an interview with Chelsea Handler, the Orange is the New Black star revealed that she has dated a lot of Jewish men in her past, and continues to do so now. “There are a lot of Jewish men in New York and they seem to like me, and I like them,” she gushed, going on to show off her Hebrew skills by dropping a few popular phrases.
The actress also admitted that, although she dates a lot now, she faced obstacles in the past when it came to dating as a trans-individual. She disclosed that she’d been hurt in the past when a former love interest turned her away for her personal choices, which taught her to be more candid.
“To really protect myself, I’ve always been completely up front, right away,” she explained. “I’m trans. If you have a problem with that, you can move on now, and if you don’t…let’s get to know each other.”
The tactic seems to be working well, too! Laverne later hinted at a new love interest, but wouldn’t give any details about her mystery man. It seems only one thing’s for sure — he’s Jewish!
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: CHRISTIANNA WIGGINS