Who is John David Washington dating? Here's why Denzel's son used to lie about his father's occupation

John David Washington once opened up about how being Denzel Washington's son has led to problems of having an authentic relationship

                            Who is John David Washington dating? Here's why Denzel's son used to lie about his father's occupation
John David Washington attends the Virtuosos Award Presented By UGG during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 5, 2019, in Santa Barbara, California (Getty Images)

John David Washington is a familiar face on the camera. Known for his roles in 'Ballers', 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Tenet', Washington will soon be seen in Sam Levinson's Netflix film 'Malcolm and Marie', opposite Zendaya.

He stars as an actor in a complicated relationship with his girlfriend where even after years, love doesn't seem to be enough, neither can find their way. With such confusing relationships on his filmography, it surely does come to mind what Washington's personal life has been like in that department.

Well, fans can rest easy knowing that as of 2020, the actor is most certainly single. But who has he dated in the past, you ask? Read on to find out!

2016 relationships

Malcolm Washington, Katia Washington, Pauletta Washington and Denzel Washington attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)


During his appearance on 'The Breakfast Club', Washington, 36, told host Charlamagne tha God that he cannot enjoy authentic relationships because his dad (Denzel Washington) is famous. "It does make it tricky, making friends, in relationships, significant others and all that. I've been in two relationships and they both faltered because of the trust thing, paranoia by nature... It might've been my own paranoia that sabotaged the relationships. They were okay in hindsight."  

Although Washington didn't reveal the identity at the time, this was pre-fame earned in recent years. The host then tried hooking Washington up with a fellow celebrity during the same interview. "I know a girl that really likes you. She texted me this weekend, she was like 'I heard you got my crush coming Monday,' and I was like 'who?' I forgot and then they told me you was coming, and I was like 'You want me to hook you up?'"

Charmalagne tha God's matchmaking

John David Washington attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)


Washington played it with equal curiosity asking "Who is this person? Is she an artist? Is she a dentist? Did she graduate from college? Can she read, is she educated?" When they showed Washington her photo, he didn't necessarily say yes, but also suggested they follow up on this conversation later off-camera. But this matchmaking didn't seem to work out, as months later, he told Steve Harvey how he was still single. 

During his appearance on 'The Steve Harvey Show', Washington again said, "It's hard out here, Mr Harvey. I have trust issues thinking that [women] pick me because of who my father is. I used to lie about what my father's occupation was. I'd say he was a construction worker or he's doing time right now or pick the characters that he actually did in movies and just go with it like they were real."

'Single AF' 2018


John David Washington speaks onstage during the 10th Annual AAFCA Awards at Taglyan Complex on February 06, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)


Later while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he promptly told the host how his mother was going to be his date to the Oscars. He once again confirmed "I'm single AF. It's hard out here."

The host maintained hope and suggested a director would be a good partner for him, but Washington would prefer a writer. Later, he went on to quip to the Hollywood Reporter how if he had a nickname like the rock, it would be 'the Faithful'. Hint much?

That was the last we heard of Washington talking about his personal life. But as private as he might be, not all hope is lost for those crushing on him extra hard.

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