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Laverne Cox has split from her partner of nearly two years Kyle Draper

The 'Orange is the New Black' actress dated the record label CEO for nearly two years

2019-06-25

Words: Steve Brown

Laverne Cox has ended her relationship with Kyle Draper.

The Orange is the New Black actress dated the record label CEO for nearly two years but in a lengthy Instagram post, Cox revealed that they have ended their relationship.

She wrote: “@thekyledraper and I have broken up. After much soul searching and tears from both of us, we have decided it's time for us to go our separate ways.

“We decided we should make a public statement since our relationship was public in ways neither of us anticipated. This is that public statement.

“We know our relationship meant so much to so many people, especially trans folks, giving them hope that this kind of love is possible for them as well. 

“That hope, the hope for love has not waned for me in the face of this breakup but rather is fortified.

 
 
 
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@thekyledraper and I have broken up. After much soul searching and tears from both of us, we have decided it's time for us to go our separate ways. We decided we should make a public statement since our relationship was public in ways neither of us anticipated. This is that public statement. We know our relationship meant so much to so many people, especially trans folks, giving them hope that this kind of love is possible for them as well. That hope, the hope for love has not waned for me in the face of this breakup but rather is fortified. Knowing that we are both capable of giving and receiving love with this level of kindness, respect, trust, affection, depth, and intensity has been so healing and life affirming for us both. I am so grateful we were open to love and for every moment we had together. We have both grown in innumerable ways as a result. Now its just time to move on separately. We both want a breakup that honors and respects the quality of our relationship and the love we shared. Its possible.

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“Knowing that we are both capable of giving and receiving love with this level of kindness, respect, trust, affection, depth, and intensity has been so healing and life affirming for us both.

“I am so grateful we were open to love and for every moment we had together. We have both grown in innumerable ways as a result.

“Now it’s just time to move on separately. We both want a breakup that honours and respects the quality of our relationship and the love we shared. It’s possible.”