Known for her award-winning acting and singing, Cynthia Erivo gained recognition from her role in The Color Purple. She played Celie in the 2015-2017 production and came onto the Hollywood scene in 2018. Following her debut film Bad Times at the El Royale, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winner starred in Harriet. We came to know her resounding voice through a series of highly regarded performances showcasing her skills. For some of Hollywood, artists’ partners by their side have played critical roles in their support systems and overall development. Similarly, Cynthia Erivo met her longtime partner Mario Martinez in the performance art industry. Here’s what we know about Cynthia Erivo’s husband

Cynthia Erivo and Her Partner of Two Years Met When She Was In A Relationship

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Cynthia Erivo met Mario Martinez while she was dating British actor, Dean John-Wilson. She and Dean were supportive of each other’s careers and committed, though that did not stop Mario from pursuing her. Once her relationship with Dean came to an end in 2017, Mario took it as his opportunity to express interest and make things official. The two shared in their connection as Cynthia began to soar professionally. Romantically, things became a bit foggy for the two in 2018 after Cynthia met fellow thespian, Lena Waithe. Still, celebrations of Cynthia and Mario’s love ensued via Instagram posts in 2019, laced with “I love you’s” and expressions of excitement for their future together. 

Cynthia Deleted Posts of She and Mario From Her Social Media 

Shortly thereafter the posts were deleted, Lena Waithe also found herself facing a divorce from her then wife of less than a few months, film executive and producer Alana Mayo. It was alleged that Lena had been unfaithful, buying expensive gifts for other women. Despite their rumored coupling quickly after Lena’s separation from Alana, neither Cynthia nor Lena have confirmed their relationship publicly. The two were spotted holding hands while in attendance at a gala two years later. It’s been reported that the two share a home and that close friends of theirs are aware of their relationship. 

The Award Winning Artist Embraces Her Queerness

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In an interview with Kelly Clarkson, Cynthia said that she didn’t know how to express this element of her identity for most of her life. She said that she did not have the language for it, but now that it’s come to her, and through letting go, she feels like she has been able to make space for herself creatively. Cynthia also spoke to the assumption that every queer person knows when and how to express this part of their identity when that isn’t always the case. Finding her people has allowed her to hear the language more and describe how she’s felt for years. Her alleged relationship with Lena Waithe is her first public display since her relationships with Dean John-Wilson and Mario Martinez. Cynthia is set to play “Elphaba” in the upcoming film adaptation of beloved Broadway staple Wicked.