On April 18, 2022, Lizzo finally confirmed that she had a new boyfriend when she was interviewed by Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show Radio Andy. Cohen asked her about paparazzi photos of the musical artist out with a man in West Hollywood, having dinner at Craig’s restaurant.
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When he wanted to know if she was still with the mystery fella, Lizzo said, “Yeah, whatever yeah.”
By June, the man was revealed, Myke Wright, and they were both red carpet and Instagram official. Lizzo shared a series of photos of them together at an event for her new Amazon Prime Video reality series, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.
She went on to later say in December that she and Wright are serious and likely marriage-bound.
So, what do we know about Mr. Wright?
Who is Myke Wright?
He is an actor and a comedian, and has been seen in Breaking & Entering, How to Be A Grown Up, and Doubting Thomas.
Where were Lizzo and Wright first seen?
In addition to that Valentine’s Day meal, they were seen at Crustacean Beverly Hills in October 2021 and again up on a balcony in Malibu in March 2022. She said in her interview that he was at Saturday Night Live on April 16 when she hosted and performed as the musical guest as well.
What has Lizzo said about dating in the past?
The pop icon jokes a lot about dating various stars on social media, and even poked fun of herself during that Saturday Night Live episode’s opening monologue.
“They think I’m collecting members of One Direction like Infinity Stones,” she said. “I even heard a rumor that I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ baby. I have no idea where that one started.”
She added, “It could be the TikTok I did where I said, ‘I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ baby, y’all.’ It’s called manifesting.”
To Cohen, who suggested being famous made it hard to date, Lizzo said that her success is “not even a factor” in her relationship.
“If you have the right person, no, not at all,” she shared. “It should be mutually supportive no matter what that person does.”
In 2019, she told People that she was very independent.
“I’m a single-minded individual, and I really like my freedom. I think there’s a lot of people that need to be in relationships and need to be in love. I want it sometimes, but I don’t need it.”
What other relationships has Lizzo been in?
Lizzo told Rolling Stone that one relationship inspired “practically every song” on the album Cuz I Love You. But it ended in a bit of heartbreak, and she said she needed her freedom.
“As f-cked up as it sounds, I needed that heartbreak experience,” she said. “I’m not sad, because I use the pain so constructively. It’s inevitable. The pain is human experience.”
It sounds like her upcoming album might be a bit influenced by her new relationship as well. In February, Lizzo told Variety that she was “a little bit” in love and that had made it into her work.
“It is a love album,” she shared. “I’m shocked.”
How is Lizzo’s relationship with Wright going?
It sounds like it’s going pretty well for Lizzo, in every way. In a July 15 interview with The Breakfast Club, she said that she has known Wright for a long time.
“I have the most genuine people around me,” she said. “They don’t give a shit about ‘Lizzo’ with the chain on. They care about ‘Melissa’, and everyone I’m close with has known me before all of this happened and I think that’s important.”
Lizzo’s real name is Melissa Jefferson.
Lizzo went on, “Even the man I’m with, he knew me before all of this too. We were friends. It hit different when they knew you before 2019.”
Does Lizzo post a lot about Wright on Instagram?
They went Instagram official when Lizzo shared pics from an event for her Amazon Prime Video reality series, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, but she had been hinting at his presence in her life for a few months.
In March of 2022, Lizzo captioned a post, “Happyyyyyyyyyyyy,” in which she is leaning over to try and kiss somebody off screen. She almost falls from her chair and giggles gleefully.
In May, Lizzo celebrated her birthday and in a montage she shared on Instagram, his face peeps out very briefly towards the end as she floats back towards him in the pool.
Are Lizzo and Wright considering getting married?
Lizzo spoke to Howard Stern on December 12 about how she sees her and Wright going all the way in terms of their commitment to each other.
“In the past we were friends,” she started, via E!. “I had a lot of shit to do, and I still was very much in my ‘I feel un-loveable’ place, and I still was very much not where I wanted to be career-wise.”
That changed overtime, and she and Wright became serious when they started dating.
“If you love something and you let it go, and if it’s meant to be, it comes back to you. When the time was right we came together, and we just recently were like, ‘Oh, we together. This is official,’” Lizzo said. “We’re not playing any games with each other anymore. We’re very much locked in.” As for whether she saw herself marrying Wright, she added, “There’s nobody else I’m going to be with for the rest of my life.”
In a Vanity Fair interview published in October 2022, Lizzo also addressed their longterm future. “I’ve known him for over six years. He’s everything,” she said. “We’re just in love. And that’s it.”
What has Lizzo said about how she sees their romance?
To Vanity Fair in October 2022, she discussed how dating Wright fit into her stance on monogamy, something she claimed before she didn’t believe in. “Is monogamy a religion?” she asked rhetorically. “People fight for monogamy like they pray to it every day. I am not a polyamorous person, I’m not in love with multiple partners. That is not me. He’s the love of my life. We are life mates. Do I want to get married? If I wanted to start a business with him, I’d get married because that’s when your finances come together. I like weddings. I would like to have a wedding over a marriage. I’m not thinking about sex when I think about monogamy and rules. I’m thinking about the autonomy and independence of him and me. How wonderful would it be to be this complete independent person and to come together to make two complete independent people? Not that whole ‘You complete me, you’re my other half.’ No. I’m whole, and you’re incredible too. We’re like the mirror image of each other. We’re connected. But that doesn’t mean I was incomplete when I met him.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.