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Queen Latifah talks about falling in love after her brother’s death – remains mum on who it was with

Queen Latifah talks about falling in love after her brother’s death – remains mum on who it was with

Some found it curious that Queen Latifah, who has never spoken about how LGBTI equality impacts her personally, performed a mass wedding ceremony at the Grammys involving many same-sex couples.

The singer, actress and talk show host reflects on the occasion in the new issue of  JET magazine.

The mass wedding took place on stage as Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert performed their gay rights anthem Same Love with some help at the end from Madonna.

‘It was a beautiful moment and not a political decision,’ Latifah said. ‘I knew it would make a statement and I’m fine with the statement it made.’

The performer, currently hosting daytime’s The Queen Latifah Show, has made clear that she is supportive of LGBTI equality. But she continues to remain tight-lipped about her own sexuality and intimate relationships.

But she does tell the magazine that it was falling in love that helped her to feel alive again after the loss of her brother in a motorcycle accident.

‘I believed it ruined my life,’ she said. ‘I probably had a five-year interruption in any type of personal growth. There were some things I didn’t learn in my twenties because I was disconnected emotionally. I could only get so close or feel so much.’

She was finally able to move forward because ‘I fell in love. It was like a circuit breaker had switched off.’

Latifah, of course, does not say who she fell in love with.