Who is Mj Rodriguez's beau Stephen? 'Pose' star says he set 'highest standard' for a partner
Mj Rodriguez made history on Tuesday, July 13, as she became the first transwoman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category of outstanding lead actress in a drama. 'The Crown' and 'The Mandalorian' led the way at this year's Emmys with a whopping 24 nominations each.
The 30-year-old actress, whose full name is Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez, was honored for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, a house mother and nurse in the FX ballroom culture-historical drama series 'Pose'.
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Ron Cephas Jones from the show 'This Is Us' made the announcement of Rodriguez's nomination with his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones, 31, of 'Hamilton' fame, during the webcast of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Tuesday morning.
Who is Mj Rodriguez's boyfriend?
Little is known about Mj Rodriguez's partner as the actor likes to keep her personal life private. However, the actress introduced her boyfriend Stephen in a Valentine’s Day message on Instagram in 2020. “They’ll try to hold you back, they will say your wrong, but they will NEVER UNDERSTAND, the journey that your on. Baby I wouldn’t choose it any other way. I love you," the actor wrote.
"I feel like I can be my truest self when I am around you. You have shown me what love truly looks like when it’s balanced and easy. I’m so proud to call you my Valentine but most importantly my boyfriend," she added. "You are always rooting me on, you always make sure my physical, my spiritual and my mental state is okay. I’m so appreciative of you. #happyvalentinesday I LOVE YOU Stephen ??" she concluded with a heart emoji, according to Gay Times.
This Valentine's Day, the 'Pose' actor reposted one of the old pictures. "This was the first day we met, and boy was it everything I planned it to be. You have set the highest standard for how any human should treat another human being. That is why I have Fallen so deeply in love with you. Happy Valentine’s Day. Also Happpy Valentine’s Day to everyone who is in a relationship or single. It’s time to spread love everywhere," she wrote.
Despite the fact that Rodriguez did not tag Stephen, her co-stars and others expressed their support in the comments. Dominique Jackson, a Pose coworker, added, "Omg, omg, omg." Isis King, a model and actress, said, "I love it," according to Out.
Rodriguez made history by becoming the first trans performer nominated in any lead acting category, "For me being recognized by my peers and by my colleagues, it just means the world for me," she told ET. "I'm a human at the end of the day. All I wanted was the world to see me, I wanted them to see that I had something to offer," she added.