Leslie Jones Has A 'Secret' Boyfriend


Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones has got a new man in her life — but she's keeping the relationship to herself for now.

The comedian dropped by TBS' Conan on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to promote her upcoming hosting gig at the BET Awards, and revealed, "I kind of am seeing someone." And no, it's not fellow SNL cast member, Kyle Mooney (although, we are loving this running bit).

"It's a secret, so I don't want everybody bothering him, you know what I'm saying?" she told Conan O'Brien. "I don't want to sit on television and be like, 'Oh, the type of man I'm looking for...' and then I'll talk to him and he'll be like, 'Yeah, I heard you was looking for this type of dude.' Don't get me in trouble!" she joked. 

"But I will tell you the type of dude that I like," the Ghostbusters star revealed. "I like a dude that makes me laugh, and it's not hard to make me laugh — it really isn't — because I like the goofiest things. I love goofy men!"

However, the actress confessed that despite her recent rise to fame, she has a difficult time dating. "This is what's upsetting me about this whole new fame thing: Everybody says that you get the fame, you get the money, and you get the men," Jones said. "But it don't work like that for me!" 

"Men are completely scared of me," the 49-year-old continued. "I'm 6-feet tall, I got a big mouth, and I look like I might fight you."

In June 2016, Jones elaborated on her dating woes on The Wendy Williams Show. "I should have a man, huh? It's like the more successful I get, the more single I am," she told the host. "Men try to act like they like women like me, but they don't. They don't like strong, strong women. There was a period of time where men used to be like, 'Oh my girl got a job!' But now it's like, 'You work?'"(via Refinery 29).

The BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm.