Essence.com, By Jasmine Grant, Posted July 21st 2022
The “Antebellum” actress is thriving in business and love. We have to stan!
Gabourey Sidibe’s Hollywood journey is certainly one worth marveling at. After making a splash with her breakout role in the movie Precious, she’s gone on to snag roles in major movies and TV shows like Empire, American Horror Story and the buzzy on-demand horror film Antebellum.
During an interview with The Daily Beast, Sidibe talks about how rejecting patriarchal standards helped her become more confident as a woman. Before filming Antebellum, Sidibe says she made a decision to be less accommodating to men.
“I was not going to care what they wanted from me,” she said. “I was never going to offer them anything. I would not cook for men or take care of men.” Soon after making this decision, love found her. “It’s like a dumb thing I did for myself,” she said. “And then very quickly after that I had a boyfriend.”
According to the article, Sidibe begandating Frankel, a branding and marketing expert in 2019. The couple spent the first half of the pandemic in Chicago as Sidibe finished filming Empire. They then drove cross-country back to Los Angeles with their cat Aaron.
Sidibe and Frankel married in May of this year!
Thanks for the love gems, sis!