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15th Sep 2022

John Boyega says he ‘only dates Black’ as he details his rules for dating

April Curtin

The actor said he is ‘very disciplined’ in the types of women he speaks to

John Boyega has revealed he “only dates Black” while opening up about the dating rules he lives by to keep his private life, private.

Speaking to GQ, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star explained how, now that he is 30-years-old, he is ready to allow time for both work and love.

Asked what he looks for in a partner, Boyega said: “I only date Black, then it’s about chemistry, personality, goals. Is there a synergy? Can I help you? Can you help me?”

The Peckham-born star did admit he was a bit of a ladies man back in the day.

Referring to his Nigerian heritage, Boyega  joked: “Come on, [I’m] Yoruba. When I was in college, I was the guy. I had many wives.”

Boyega said that, to ensure his privacy, he is “very disciplined” in the type of women he speaks to.

“They don’t want you in their business,” he added.

This is not the first time the actor has admitted how challenging dating can become when famous.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show in 2017, Boyega revealed how Orlando Bloom advised him to “try and secure the love of your life” before you become famous.

He also told a hilarious tale about a girl he dated in New York who asked him what he did for a living. Boyega pointed to an image of him holding a lightsaber in Times Square and said “that”.

You can watch Boyega tell the story himself here:

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