Meet Laverne Cox's Fine New Bae

Laverne Cox

Meet Laverne Cox's Fine New Bae

The actress has been hiding something from us.

Published February 2, 2016

Who's that at Laverne Cox's side? The Orange Is the New Black star caused a stir at the SAG Awards over the weekend by showing off her boyfriend, Jono Freedrix — and we have to say, nice work, girl!

According to Us Weekly, Freedrix is a Vancouver-based filmmaker and president of the Virtual Stage, a film and theater company. He used to teach high school and "loves orangutans." He and Cox reportedly met through her OINTB co-stars Joel Marsh Garland and Pat Squire, who appeared in his “twisted comedy" about public breastfeeding, entitled Sucklepump.

And even though we're just learning about this now, Laverne and Jono have been together for a minute. He was even her date at the 2014 Emmys! We're not sure how this one got past our radar, but kudos to them for keeping it low key for so long.

Laverne isn't the only lucky one. Jono's got himself a major catch. See how the actress and activist has made history in our 40 Under 40 video, below:

(Photos from top: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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