Is Tracee Ellis Ross dating the creator of ‘Black-Ish,’ Kenya Barris?


Tracee Ellis Ross is best known for starring in the hit shows Girlfriends and Black-ish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She is also the daughter of music legend Diana Ross. The actress is in high demand these days, which means the public has access to her personal life. However, she has always maintained a high level of privacy.

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Fans are still curious about Tracee’s romantic history. Is she in a relationship at the moment? Some recent rumors have circulated. Let’s get this party started, shall we?

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Tracee’s relationship with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris was first reported in January 2020. Dr. Kenya, Kenya’s 20-year-old wife, Their intention to divorce in 2019 was announced by Rania “Rainbow” Barris. Kenya’s wife served as the inspiration for Tracee’s character on the show.

The two never confirmed their rumored romance, but multiple sources told LoveBScott.com that they started dating after Kenya’s divorce was finalized. Kenya and Rainbow reconciled in September 2020, with Tracee staying on Black-Ish.

Kenya and Tracee’s working relationship ended when Black-ish aired its final episode in May 2022. Kenya filed for divorce from Rania again the following month, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to People, requesting legal joint custody of their four minor children and intending to pay spousal support to his estranged wife.

But what about Tracee and Kenya? Do they have a relationship now? According to reports, the two are no longer together.

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Kenya Barris and Tracee Ellis Ross

Abou “Bu” Thiam, Akon’s older brother, was previously dated by Tracee Ellis Ross.

Abou “Bu” Thiam, Tracee’s music manager, is the only other person she has been linked to in her decades-long career, and their romance was only confirmed after the two had already broken up. In 2016, Bu discussed being amicable with the actress following their split on the radio show The Breakfast Club.

Bu said the two are on very friendly terms, though he didn’t say when they first started dating.

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On the show, he stated, “Me and Tracee will be lovers forever.” “I truly believe it.” My relationship with her is authentic and unconditional. Anyone who enters my life must be aware of this, and she must be aware of this.”

Bu claimed that he couldn’t give his all in the relationship when asked why they broke up.

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“Being with someone, I believe, is… as if it were a legitimate occupation It comes with a lot of weight. He continued, “I don’t want to waste her time or put her in that space if I can’t give her everything I have.” “Why don’t you give her a chance to find someone who can?”

When host Charlamagne tha God called Tracee “top notch,” Bu said their bond was unique.

“She has to be one of the most unconditional, loving, spirited people out of all the females that I’ve dated,” Bu said on the show, “not to discredit all the other girls, because I’ve been with some good females in my life.”

Later, he joked that he tells the other women he’s dating that he’s thinking about leaving them for Tracee.

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Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) shared this on her Instagram account.

Tracee is very private about her love life.

Tracee declared she was “happily single” but wouldn’t rule out a relationship with the right person in a Shape cover story from October 2020.

“But that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a relationship,” she clarified. “However, in my wonderful and robust experience of being single, I’ve learned to have a productive relationship with loneliness and an intensely juicy relationship with my joyful solitude — I really enjoy being in my company.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) shared this on her Instagram account.

The actress has never married and has expressed a desire to keep her personal life private in the past.

Tracee discussed how her public upbringing led her to want to keep certain things to herself as an adult on ABC News’ Celeb 101 after winning her first Golden Globe Award in 2017.

“Because I was born into a very public family, I developed a relationship with what matters… “[and] what is sacred in my life,” she said on the program.

“I don’t make a decision like, ‘I’ll never talk about my relationships,’ or anything like that.” “That’s not a decision I’ve made or anything like that,” she continued, “but there are some things sacred to me that aren’t for public consumption.” “They are my possessions.”


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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