Is Jameela Jamil Married? Everything We Know About Her Relationship with James Blake
For someone who had zero acting experience before being cast in The Good Place, Jameela Jamil has proven she’s meant to be a light, not a shadow.
She moved to Los Angeles on a whim, leaving the radio DJ life behind to pursue … something (she wasn’t quite sure what). Now, she has a gig playing a character on an extremely popular NBC comedy, a bright future of opportunities, and a fellow Londoner to support her in her personal and professional lives.
Here’s everything we know about Jamil’s relationship with James Blake.
Who is James Blake?
James Blake is a record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is originally from London, but met Jamil in Los Angeles and still lives there with her now.
He is best known for the original music he has written and performed on his own albums. His single “Retrograde” won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 2014.
Like Jamil, he has spoken out in the past about mental health. He often uses his platform — and encourages others in similar positions — to advocate for those who may be struggling.
He said: “We are the generation that’s watched several other generations of musicians turn to drugs and turn to excess and coping mechanisms that have destroyed them. And there are so many high-profile people recently who’ve taken their own lives. We have a responsibility to talk about it and to remove the stigma.”
Jamil apparently helped him realize that one of the healthiest things he could do for himself was shut people out of his life who were encouraging him to engage in unhealthy habits.
Are James Blake and Jameela Jamil dating?
Like many celebrities who struggle to keep their private lives private, Jamil and Blake were careful about how much they revealed when it came to their relationship.
It started with subtle hints dropped on social media, and still continues to escalate from there.
The two began dating in 2015. Jamil called him out on Twitter on their three-year anniversary back in April 2018. They kept their relationship semi-secret for a while until Blake tweeted a photo of the two together. The caption was only three words but said a lot more.
They aren’t married yet. It’s unclear whether or not that will change anytime soon.
Jameela Jamil’s relationship history
On The Good Place, Jamil’s character Tahani is now (happily?) married. However, she has never been married before in real life, and her past relationship history makes it unclear whether or not she may consider it an option in the future.
Jamil has opened up about “a romance that almost was” with someone she did not know was still married. She wrote: “First he told me they were separates. Then he told me that they weren’t separated – but that they hated each other and slept in different beds … My heart went out to this poor man. He was being bled dry by his evil wife who had clearly tricked him into marriage.”
However, she said the relationship never went anywhere — and she’s glad it didn’t. “I didn’t want him until he no longer belonged to someone else,” she said. “And thank God, because three years later they’re still together. In fact, they’ve just had baby number 2 and are outwardly, at least, happily married.”
Jamil has also admitted that the #MeToo movement is very personal for her, saying: “I’ve been assaulted in many different ways in my life as a woman, and often not even realized the gravity of what had happened to me.”
However, now in her 30s, she claims she’s the happiest she’s been in a long time. Maybe Blake has something to do with that. Maybe it’s because of the happiness she’s found that their relationship seems so strong. Perhaps it’s both.