Harvard graduate Yara Shahidi stopped by The Drew Barrymore Show and was asked about her current dating status. Shahidi let out a nervous giggle before revealing she was coming out of a long-term situation.
“See, I don’t know,” she said to Barrymore. “I like meeting people. And then the other thing is I just got out of a relationship.”
The 22-year-old has mastered the art of keeping her love life private, as we’ve never publicly seen her with a partner. She also hasn’t disclosed any details about her romantic life until now.
“I’m a big commitment person. It was three years. So, I don’t even know what to do with myself. I’m just taking some me time,” she said. “My friends and I are calling it selfish season.”
The topic of love moved on to love at first sight, where Shahidi goes into depth about how her parents met. Her parents never spoke at the party they were both attending, but her mom got a picture of her father.
“She turns the corner and goes, ‘oh my god, that’s my husband.’ She says it out loud and then catches herself,” Shahidi said.
“Friends would come over and look through the phone book to see if they could figure out who this was. When they get in touch, he actually lists everything she had on that night,” Shahidi said.
Inspired by the story of her parents finding each other from a picture, Barrymore then asked if Shahidi believes love holds the same depth today.
“I mean, I hope it’s true. I’m in my mid-twenties. I’m hoping that that’s how it works,” she said.
The breakup news comes as a surprise after recent rumors linked Shahidi to dating a middle-aged white man on the set of Grown-ish.
“No, it’s not true,” her co-star Marcus said during a BuzzFeed interview, TheyBF reports.
While Shahidi enjoys her selfish years, who would be an excellent fit for the young star?