Laverne Cox 'Grateful' for Kyle Draper Relationship Despite Breakup

In an emotional statement posted on social media, the 'Orange is the New Black' star confirms that she and her boyfriend of two years have called it quits after 'much soul searching and tears.'

AceShowbiz - Laverne Cox and her boyfriend Kyle Draper have parted ways after two years of dating.

The "Orange Is the New Black" star shared news of the split in an emotional statement on Instagram, in which she expressed her heartbreak.

"@thekyledraper and I have broken up," she wrote alongside a fun video of the pair during happier times. "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."

But the 47-year-old reassured fans she has not given up on love, adding, "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."

"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."

"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. It's possible."

Cox began dating the record label boss in 2017.

"I'm in love. It's incredible, it really is. It's like love is so incredibly healing," she wrote on Instagram alongside the first official photo of the couple in April 2018.

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