American comedian, Kym Whitley is well-known for her appearance in tv series & films such as Deliver Us From Eva, The Parkers, Black Dynamite, Young & Hungry, and The Boondocks. Likewise, she has always been candid about her relationship history and love life. Everything you need to know about her personal life.

Picture of American comedian, Kym Whitley
Caption: Picture of American comedian, Kym Whitley (Photo: improv) 

Is Kym Whitley Married?

Kym Whitley isn't married despite being a mother. Previously she was in a romantic relationship with her partner. Likewise, Whitley has been single for years. Also, she is mistaken for being the wife of Rodney Van Johnson. People have mistaken Whitley as the wife of Johnson became she adopted a child in her life alongside former partner Rodney Van Johnson. The duo is quite dramatic, as both the individuals seem to have conflicting opinions on their affair. 

Kym Whitley with her co-actor
Caption: Kym Whitley with her co-actor (Photo: Instagram)

Whitley ruled out any romantic affair with her adopted son's primary father figure even though the 'Black Dynamite' actress adopted a child with Johnson. The duo had never been together as a couple. Also, Kym and Rodney are mistaken as a real-life couple several times. She justified their relationship as good friends. Soon after, they part ways having opinion differences regarding their adopted child. 

Kym Whitley's Almost Husband

Late R&B singer Gerald Levert, Whitley's first true love. They grew up together in Cleveland, Ohio, and together throughout their childhood. Gerald and Kym lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same high school. Initially, they were just friends, but soon their friendship turned into a romance. They loved each other, but their relationship was unstable. Whitley was deeply hurt when she realized that Levert needed a wife at home, not an actress.

Kym Whitley with her ex-boyfriend Gerald Levert
Caption: Kym Whitley with her ex-boyfriend Gerald Levert (Photo: madamenoire)

They didn't get to a date, however, the duo remained close for many years. She had a fiance when Gerald moved on to other women. She called off her engagement after Levert told Sister 2 Sister Magazine that Kym was his one true love. However, Kym and Levert didn't marry or get together. In the year 2006, Gerald died after an overdose of prescription medication and over-the-counter medicines. She truly believes that Gerald Levert would be her husband if he were still alive to date.

Is Kym Whitley Dating Someone?

Whitley did reveal that she was dating on the Steve TV Show in June 2018. Steve Harvey asked the cliche question Are you dating anyone right now as a joke? 

Kym Whitley with her co-actor
Caption: Kym Whitley with her co-actor (Photo: Instagram) 

But she answers Yes, Steve, I am dating someone. Kim has mentioned in many interviews that dating someone has become different for her since she hasn't been involved in a romantic affair for so long.

Kym Whitley Views On Dating & Romance 

Kym Whitley might be living with her son Johnson but that doesn't stop her from getting out and dating other men. According to her interview with Steve Harvey, she never had long-term relationships because she got into arguments with her dates after a short honeymoon period. 

Kym Whitley with her son Johnson
Caption: Kym Whitley with her son Johnson (Photo: Instagram) 

Whitley loves the initial stage, but gets annoyed as things get serious, especially when things get clingy. In a surprising revelation, she admitted that she sometimes feels romantic toward Rodney when she drinks alcohol. Even so, they don't seem to be serious about getting married any time soon, and things don't look serious between them.

How Kym Whitley Adopted Her Son?

Kym Whitley became a mother after she adopted her son Joshua Whitley. In the year 2011, she adopted her son Joshua in the most bizarre way possible. In 2015, she said to Today that she had only one hour to decide whether to adopt the baby (talk about pressure!)." In an hour, honey, it was like pizza delivery," she jokingly said.

Kym Whitley with her son Johnson eating ice cream
Caption: Kym Whitley with her son Johnson eating ice cream (Photo: Instagram)

She added that her parents were in town, and they helped her decide to adopt Joshua. "I got a phone call out of the blue from the hospital. ... and she said, 'We have your baby ready,' and I said, 'I didn't order a baby'". In her comedic style, she summarized what her mother had told her: "Honey, you've always wanted a baby. You're 87 years old, you have one egg left, and it's on a walker. Go get that baby - this is your last chance." Her description of how Joshua changed her life began with her drinking appletinis and wearing miniskirts as a party girl.