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.
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.
So, what do we know about Mr. Wright?
He is an actor and a comedian, and has been seen in Breaking & Entering, How to Be A Grown Up, and Doubting Thomas.
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.
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.”
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.”
It sounds like it's going pretty well for Lizzo, in every way, right now. 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 s--t 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.”