Laverne Cox and Kyle Draper have split up over a mutual decision after almost two years of dating.
In a heartfelt message posted by cox on Instagram last Tuesday, the actress announced their amicable breakup. In the post, Cox revealed that the two have “we have decided it’s time for us to go our separate ways”.
The post featured a sweet video of the couple together. In the caption Cox wrote:
“@thekyledraper and I have broken up. After much soul searching and tears from both of us, we have decided it’s time for us to go our separate ways. We decided we should make a public statement since our relationship was public in ways neither of us anticipated. This is that public statement.”
Cox acknowledged that many trans people looked up to their relationship saying: “We know our relationship meant so much to so many people, especially trans folks, giving them hope that this kind of love is possible for them as well.” But assured that the end of their relationship does not affect the hope of finding love.
“That hope, the hope for love has not waned for me in the face of this breakup but rather is fortified. Knowing that we are both capable of giving and receiving love with this level of kindness, respect, trust, affection, depth, and intensity has been so healing and life affirming for us both.”
She also expressed her gratitude for being open to love the Los Angeles based real estate agent.
“I am so grateful we were open to love and for every moment we had together. We have both grown in innumerable ways as a result. Now it’s just time to move on separately. We both want a breakup that honors and respects the quality of our relationship and the love we shared. Its possible.”