Don’t believe the hype, this Jeffrey Epstein loving, former A+ list actor was never dating anyone for over a decade.
It was all about promoting a single for a singer.
India.Arie Reacts to Rumors She’s Secretly Dated Chris Tucker for 13 Years
Are Chris Tucker and India.Arie really in a 13-year secret relationship? It’s a question fans have been wondering ever since June 4 when a Twitter user first floated the rumor. As it continued to spread and gain traction on the Internet, India.Arie spoke out online and revealed the truth about her relationship with the Rush Hour actor.
Tucker and India.Arie were first linked in January 2007 when they traveled to South Africa to attend the opening event for Oprah’s Leadership Academy For Girls, per the newspaper The St. Louis American.
People naturally assumed they’d drifted apart when we didn’t hear much about them following the appearance. But on June 4, a Twitter user claimed they were still together.
They posted two pictures of the pair along with the caption: “Chris Tucker and India Arie have been dating for 13 years??!” It’s unclear what led to that determination, but, nonetheless, the tweet immediately went viral, attracting tons of replies and over 31,000 likes.
Catching on to the dating rumors, India.Arie tweeted: “Me and Chris Tucker been dating for 13 years?!!! 13 YEARS?! Whew chile! Thats some STRONG BLACK (LOVE ) Tea.”
Going on, she added, “Soooo, NO. I Do not date @christuckerreal. However, she admitted they “went on A date or 2” some time ago.
“Apparently that was 13 years ago?” she continued, seemingly having little recollection of their time together. “I really don’t remember Lol.”
In a final tweet, addressing those who positively reacted to the dating rumors, India.Arie wrote: “For you who LOVED the IDEA, @christuckerreal and I as a couple lol, I feel you. I have a REAL LOVE story for you, I really do.” She did not elaborate on the tweet.
For his part, Tucker has not yet addressed the rumors.- Source
The Connection Between Chris Tucker and Jeffrey Epstein
Chris Tucker has been laying low for a while, but his name started trending on Twitter on May 31 when it was found in a black book allegedly belonging to late financier Jeffrey Epstein. This has fans creating all kinds of conspiracies regarding the nature of their relationship, but it is more clear-cut than they might realize.
Epstein was known throughout his life for his ties to the celebrity world.
“I invest in people — be it politics or science,” he said in a 2002 interview with New York magazine. “It’s what I do.”
Epstein associated with some of the biggest and most powerful people in the world, including President Donald Trump. He was linked to Tucker in 2002 when the Rush Hour actor flew on Epstein’s plane for a trip to Africa with President Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey, per New York Magazine.
“I especially appreciated his insights and generosity during the recent trip to Africa to work on democratization, empowering the poor, citizen service, and combating HIV/AIDS,” Clinton said of Epstein at the time.
Chris Tucker’s link to Jeffrey Epstein appears to be just that
It appears that Tucker has never publicly commented on Epstein or the trip. But his reported use of the plane seems to be his only link to the financier — who died by suicide in August 2019 while facing federal sex trafficking charges — and could explain why his name might have been listed in Epstein’s contacts.
Fans were quick to point this out when Tucker started trending on Twitter over the black book entry, with one person writing: “Chris Tucker’s name is on that list but only because he was associated with the Clinton Foundation. People better be real careful with what they assume.”
“People are such morons,” added a second person, who also pointed out that Gawker obtained and released a copy of the black book years ago. “There is nothing [new] about that black book. It was already published in 2015. And just because Epstein collected phone numbers of rich and famous people does not mean they wanted to have contact with him.”
The trip was mentioned in the Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein
One of Epstein’s accusers, Chauntae Davies, reflected on the moment in the 2020 miniseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. She described the trip as a “surreal” experience and one of the best things that has ever happened to her.
“This trip to Africa is probably the single most amazing moment of my life,” she said. “And I remember having this false belief that the abuse had stopped because nothing had happened in Africa, thinking that maybe it just wasn’t gonna happen anymore. But after the Africa trip, the abuse started all over again and it never stopped after that.” – Source