India.Arie Reacts to Rumors She’s Secretly Dated Chris Tucker for 13 Years

by Jeremy Spirogis
India.Arie and Chris Tucker

Are Chris Tucker and India.Arie actually in a 13-year secret relationship? It’s a query followers have been questioning ever since June Four when a Twitter consumer first floated the rumor. As it continued to unfold and acquire traction on the Internet, India.Arie spoke out on-line and revealed the reality about her relationship with the Rush Hour actor.

India.Arie and Chris Tucker
India.Arie and Chris Tucker | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images North America; Rich Fury/Getty Images North America

Chris Tucker and India.Arie’s rumored romance

Tucker and India.Arie had been first linked in January 2007 after they traveled to South Africa to attend the opening occasion for Oprah’s Leadership Academy For Girls, per the newspaper The St. Louis American.

People naturally assumed they’d drifted aside after we didn’t hear a lot about them following the looks. But on June 4, a Twitter consumer claimed they had been nonetheless collectively.

They posted two footage of the pair together with the caption: “Chris Tucker and India Arie have been dating for 13 years??!” It’s unclear what led to that dedication, however, nonetheless, the tweet instantly went viral, attracting tons of replies and over 31,000 likes.

India.Arie and Chris TuckerIndia.Arie and Chris Tucker
India.Arie and Chris Tucker | Michael Bezjian/WireImage

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India.Arie’s response to Chris Tucker courting rumors

Catching on to the courting rumors, India.Arie tweeted: “Me and Chris Tucker been dating for 13 years?!!! 13 YEARS?! Whew chile! Thats some STRONG BLACK (LOVE ) Tea.”

Going on, she added, “Soooo, NO. I Do not date @christuckerreal. However, she admitted they “went on A date or 2” a while in the past.

“Apparently that was 13 years ago?” she continued, seemingly having little recollection of their time collectively. “I really don’t remember Lol.”

In a closing tweet, addressing those that positively reacted to the courting rumors, India.Arie wrote: “For you who LOVED the IDEA, @christuckerreal and I as a couple lol, I feel you. I have a REAL LOVE story for you, I really do.” She didn’t elaborate on the tweet.

For his half, Tucker has not but addressed the rumors.

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Who have India.Arie and Chris Tucker dated?

Tucker was beforehand married to Azja Pryor, the mom of his son, Destin, who was born in 1998. After the pair’s break up in 2003, Tucker was linked to actresses Vanessa Mendoza and Nia Long, however these rumored romances had been by no means confirmed.

India.Arie, however, has not had many identified romances. At the second, it seems that she is fortunately single, however she’s not against courting both. In a January look on The Real, she spoke about what she’s searching for and what it will take to enter a relationship with somebody.

“I desire to be with someone that I would marry,” she started. “I want to be with somebody where I’m like, ‘I just want them here.’ I don’t like anyone around me every day. We were just talking about being empaths and how it feels to absorb people’s energy. So I don’t want anyone around every day but if there was someone I felt like that about, I would like that.”

Here’s hoping they each discover what they’re searching for sooner or later.

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