Amandla Stenberg Dated People From Every Gender Spectrum But Who’s Her Partner Now

Since coming out as gay, Amandla has only dated females, but before that her dating history was fluid.

By RahulPublished on: May 21, 2024 Updated on: June 2, 2024
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Amandla Stenberg’s career is on fire, thanks to her roles in lots of hit movies and TV series. One of her most exciting projects is Star Wars: The Acolyte. Set to release on June 4th, 2024, the series dives into the dark side of the Force, showing what led to the rise of the Sith.

Since being announced as one of the leads, fans are eager to see her unique flair in the Star Wars universe. In the series, she works alongside Lee Jung-Jae, Abigail Thorn, Dafne Keen, Margarita Levieva, and many others.

Amandla Stenberg is all set to appear in The Acolyte
A cosplay of her character in The Acolyte. Source: Instagram

In addition to starring in The Acolyte, Amandla is riding high on the success of several other projects including Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Bodies Bodies Bodies, and the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.

But beyond her professional achievements, many are curious about her personal journey, especially her sexual identity. From initially identifying as bisexual to later coming out as gay, Amandla’s openness about her sexuality is truly inspiring.

Today let’s zoom into her dating life, past relationships, and how her understanding and expression of her sexuality have evolved over the years.

She Has Had Relationships with All Gender

Her current relationship status: As of 2024, Amandla is single and focusing on her blossoming career. But her love life has been a rollercoaster, with partners from all across the gender spectrum.

Jaden Smith

Around 2014/15, she started dating Jaden Smith, her longtime friend. Their relationship was the talk of the town, especially when they went to prom together in 2015, sending fans into a frenzy with their adorable Instagram posts. Their romance wrapped up by the end of 2015.

But their relationship wasn’t without drama. Amandla got into a feud with one of Jaden’s rumored ex-girlfriends, Kylie Jenner. The drama started when Kylie posted a picture of herself with cornrows in 2015.

Amandla Stenberg and Jaden Smith at the prom
Source: Instagram

Amandla then called her out on Instagram for cultural appropriation, saying, “When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism.”

Kylie fired back, telling Amandla to “go hang w Jaden or something.” Caught in the middle, Jaden tried to play peacemaker but struggled to stay neutral, as both Amandla and Kylie pressured him to take sides.

Tucker Tripp

After Jaden, around 2016/17, Amandla was in a relationship with Tucker, a director and photographer from Los Angeles.

They first crossed paths in the spring of 2016 while working on a Blood Orange music video. Amandla was in front of the camera, and her now ex-boyfriend was behind it, handling the second camera operations. They hit it off right away, and a week later they met again at a party. Tucker, feeling nervous about making a move, was pleasantly surprised when Amandla approached him first to ask for his phone number.

Their bond deepened over their shared love for photography and their fluid views on gender. Tucker told Vogue, “I feel like that stuff just melts away. I feel like we both are always somewhere on a spectrum.”

Amandla and her ex partner
with her ex-boyfriend, Tucker.

This perspective brought them even closer together. One particularly touching moment in their relationship was when Tucker sent Amandla a personalized video edit from the music video shoot, featuring only her. Reflecting on this gesture, Amandla said, “When I saw that, I lost it. The best thing a boy could do for me is make me a video edit.”

King Princess

By late 2017, Amandla was turning heads again, this time with King Princess (Mikaela Straus), an openly gay singer known for her unapologetic and bold tunes.

The Hunger Games actress said about their first meeting, “It was a classic Malibu function; a drunken crowd by a heated pool. We talked s— about the systems that made us feel small, and the effort we put in rejecting the institutions that reluctantly raised us.”

Amandla Stenberg and King Princess in an event
Out and about, Amandla and King Princess.

Their relationship lasted until early 2019 and was inspiring for the LGBTQ+ community.

Snail Mail

Next, from 2018 to 2020, her girlfriend was Lindsey Jordan, the face behind Snail Mail. This gay singer and guitarist was a perfect match for Amandla, with their shared love for music and creativity making their relationship special.

A Mystery Partner

Fast forward to August 2022, Amandla was seen cozying up with a new mystery partner. The gender of this mystery person wasn’t disclosed, but fans speculated they might be a trans female.

She Initially Came Out as A Bisexual

Amandla Stenberg’s path to understanding her sexual orientation has been both a personal and public journey filled with self-discovery and authenticity. It all started in 2016 when she bravely came out as bisexual on Teen Vogue’s Snapchat story.

She emphasized the importance of representation, saying, “I cannot stress enough how important representation is, and so the concept that I can provide that for other Black girls is mind-blowing.”

During this period, the 25 years old LA native had a couple of boyfriends and girlfriends, a nod to her bisexuality.

She Discovered Her True Self In 2018, Called It a ‘Gay Sob Moment’

Amandla’s life took a huge turn a couple of years later. In 2018, she had a major realization about her true self. In a raw and heartfelt interview with Wonderland Magazine, she came out as gay.

Stenberg shared how she had moments of overwhelming relief and joy when she finally understood her sexual orientation. She described these as “big Gay Sob moments” where she felt a profound sense of peace in acknowledging that she was not bi, not pan, but gay, with a deep romantic love for women.

 

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Reflecting on her past, she shared how various confusing and awkward encounters began to make sense. She talked about feeling ashamed after kissing her best friends or being uncomfortable during heterosexual encounters. This journey of self-discovery helped her release years of pent-up pain and shame, leading to a newfound freedom and authenticity.

The biracial (Danish and African American) actress also spoke about the importance of queer icons in her life. She mentioned how the works of poet Audre Lorde and artist Frida Kahlo, Willow Smith, among others, empowered her and provided a sense of validation.

She Is a Sexual Assault Survivor

Amandla has been candid about her experiences with sexual assault, using her platform to bring attention to the struggles that many survivors face. In an emotional essay for Teen Vogue, she shared her story, motivated by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in 2018.

Amandla described her first experience with sexual assault when she was a young teenager. This incident occurred at a time when she was just beginning to explore her sexuality and understand the dynamics of power and approval.

The assault happened quickly, leaving her feeling helpless. “I felt I only had two options: I could A) voice my discomfort and protest, probably to be met with further force and/or male disapproval or B) convince myself that this was something I wanted. I chose the latter out of self-preservation and to placate male desire. I had not consented, but I had not said no.”

Amandla posing for the camera
Source: Instagram

The second assault took place later with someone she knew and trusted. This individual, respected by their peers, had invited Amandla and others into his space, making her feel that her value was tied to her body.

The day after the assault, she received a text message advising her to seek emergency contraception. This led her to a women’s clinic, a journey filled with feelings of guilt and shame. Amandla vividly described sitting on a train bench, feeling overwhelmed by the guilt and shame that often follow such traumatic experiences.

In her essay, she also addressed the broader issue of why many survivors do not report their assaults. She explained the daunting nature of speaking out, as it forces survivors to relive their trauma and face public scrutiny. “The moment you speak out about assault, you’ve entered a battle where you’ve been appointed defender of your own legitimacy,” she wrote.

She ended the op-ed saying, “You are not dirty. You are not stupid. You are not weak for needing help. You are not defined by this. You are not alone. You are loved.”

By sharing her story, Amandla aims to bring attention to the pervasive issue of sexual assault and the need for societal change.

About Author: Rahul

Rahul has been diving into the world of entertainment in niches like celebrity, anime, and health articles since 2016. As a passionate writer, he combines personal experiences with thorough research to create content that's not only informative but also relatable and engaging.