Is Lion King Star Donald Glover Married?
Donald Glover is a bit of an enigma. No matter how much of his content fans consume, it’s hard to put him in a box or figure out what he’s going to do next. From his amazing rap career as Childish Gambino to his acting gigs and work as the creator of Atlanta, Glover is clearly on the rise.
While we may see Glover a lot on the t.v. screen, he’s not quite as open about his love life. Through paparazzi photos and the occasional offhand comment, fans have learned that Glover has two children with his longtime girlfriend Michelle White, but on his press tour for The Lion King, he may have revealed that the two are secretly married.
Is Glover secretly married?
While on his press tour, Glover spoke about his kids’ reactions to The Lion King.
“When I came on screen he was like [looking back and forth, confused]. He gave me the double take a couple of times,” Donald recalled. “He kept looking and my wife was like, ‘Oh, he’s getting it. He’s getting it.'”
That was the first time that Glover has called White his wife.
Previously, Glover had expressed that he didn’t actually believe in marriage.
“It doesn’t serve the purpose that I would want it to serve,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017.
White and Glover’s relationship
Glover and White were first photographed together grocery shopping in Hawaii in 2016 while White was still pregnant with their first child.
The pregnancy came as a shock to fans as most people didn’t even know that Glover was dating anyone.
For a while, Glover would not mention the name of his girlfriend in public, but in 2017, when he accepted a Golden Globe for Best Actor, he thanked White publicly.
“I really want to say thank you to my son and the mother of my son for making me believe in people again and things being possible, so thank you,” Glover said.
In September of that year, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Atlanta. He thanked White again, but this time, he mentioned her by name.
“I want to thank Michelle, my partner, you love me even with how crazy I get,” he said. “I want to thank my baby, my son, for just being the joy in my life. I want to thank my unborn son.”
Though Glover has revealed White’s identity, he doesn’t talk much about her unless its to say something about their children.
“I think my partner, she does all the hard stuff, to be honest,” Glover once told People of how they work together as parents. “She’s just very supportive. I haven’t really had to change anything. But it’s given me definitely another perception on what life is. It gives me a lot of context.”
Who is White?
Very little is known about White. Glover has never revealed her profession or said anything other than how great of a mother she is.
Most celebrities claim to want to keep their personal lives private, but Glover is one of the few that has actually succeeded.