Gbenga Akinnagbe is currently a hot and happening Hollywood actor and writer. He has lately been in the headlines for his upcoming movie The Sun Is Also a Star. The Ry Russo-Young directorial featuring Charles Melton, Yara Shahidi is set for May 17, 2019 release.
American actor/writer Akinnagbe, 39, is widely known for his roles in the HBO series; as Chris Partlow in The Wire and as Larry Brown in The Deuce. Apart from his profession, Akinnagbe has his fans wondering about his love life, and girlfriends as well.
Gbenga Akinnagbe: Does he have a Girlfriend or is Currently Single?
Born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian parents, Akinnagbe hit the limelight in 2002. Being a part of the industry for over 16 years, Akinnagbe has successfully managed to maintain his personal and professional life.
In the circumstances where not much on Gbenga's love life has been revealed, several sources hint him being single. And indeed Akinnagabe is currently single. During an interview back in April 2011, Akinnagbe hinted towards his single life saying,
Yes. I like dogs but I leave so much it would not be possible to have a pet.
Further, when asked about being single, Akinnagbe answered,
Ah, being single in NYC is a fascinating thing. You see everything. All stages. People who have been single in NYC in decades. People just arriving here. I try to learn from other people’s mistakes. It’s pretty easy to get a date or meet someone.
You can sit down and talk to anyone and approach them. Because there are so many of us and the city is so crowded, we are all physically close; no one takes offense because space is so limited. That makes us both approachable and yet harder. It’s an interesting mix.
Well, the interview is dated years back, and one might wonder about his relationship status in recent days. Well, in that case, we do have the answer.
Recently in October 2017, when Akkinnagbe was asked about his relationship status, he said
I’m alone and can start to look at designs for my furniture company, Enitan Vintage.
There haven't been any rumors or allegations about him dating a girlfriend, either with outsiders or his co-workers. However, the actor surely enjoys a good chemistry with his co-stars on-screen.
Akinnagbe is 39 years old and is popular and rich at the same time. One obviously finds it tough to believe the actor is single and not dating any girlfriends.
Well, as anyone can expect, the lack of ladies in his life have led to gay speculations about him. And the speculations were further fueled by Akinnagbe's tweets.
Gbenga Akinnagbe: Straight or Gay?
While it was hard for Akinnagbe's fans to digest he is single, there began speculations about him being a gay, which were taken further hyped up by Akinnagbe himself.
Back on March 11, 2013, Akinnagbe shared a series of tweets, discussing the gay relationship.
— Gbenga Akinnagbe (@GbengaAkinnagbe) March 12, 2013
This was followed by the other one on April 15, 2013.
— Gbenga Akinnagbe (@GbengaAkinnagbe) April 15, 2013
Well, the Tweets definitely fueled his gay rumors but the rumors eventually faded away. No recent updates have been made on the issue so far.