Is Tessa Thompson Single?

Tessa Thompson is an actress who has gained a lot of recognition in the past several years for her roles in films like Selma (2014), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Men In Black: International (2019). Given Thompson’s popularity, it’s not surprising that there are many fans who are curious about her dating life. Read on below to learn more about who Thompson has dated in the past and whether she is currently single or not.

Tessa Thompson is ‘attracted to men and also to women’

Tessa Thompson attends ACE Comic Con Midwest.
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Most celebrities in Hollywood still identify as heterosexual, but Thompson is one of the few stars in Hollywood who has been very open about the fact that she likes both men and women. She once told Net-a-Porter that her family has allowed her to be herself since the very beginning.

“I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be,” Thompson shared. “I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.”

However, Thompson has also been clear about the fact that she does not identify as bisexual. She told The Independent that she “never said that word, because I don’t think in those binaries.”

Tessa Thompson might have dated Janelle Monae

Perhaps Thompson’s most notable past relationship was with Janelle Monae, who identifies as pansexual and has “been in relationships with both men and women.”

It’s not clear when Thompson and Monae first met, but they were first spotted together in 2015. Afterward, the pair were seen hanging out with each other often and attending events together.

Despite the fact that many fans believe they were in a relationship together, neither Thompson nor Monae has ever confirmed that.

Thompson told Net-a-Porter: “We love each other deeply. We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.”

Thompson also admitted that she and Monae preferred to keep their personal lives out of the public eye, though it was also important for them to be a source of inspiration and representation for people who did not have LGBTQ+ role models.

“It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence,” Thompson said. “Do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?”

Since Thompson and Monae chose to just keep many details surrounding their relationship private, fans never got to know much about what went on between the two women. If they did date, it is unclear when or if they broke up.

In any case, Monae did post a birthday message for Thompson in October 2019, showing that they are most likely still very close.

Tessa Thompson is now rumored to be dating Dev Hynes

Nevertheless, Thompson is now making headlines for potentially dating someone else.

In January 2019, she was first spotted with musician Dev Hynes. The two of them were seen together again several times in the next year, which led to a lot of speculations about a possible romance between them.

More recently, a source shared with Page Six that Thompson and Hynes were acting very cozy at the Sundance Film Festival. The insider revealed: “They were side-by-side all night once he arrived. They were holding hands, smiling and chatting with friends. Then they left together.”