Ireland Baldwin and Angel Haze are crazy in love.
Actually, 18-year-old model Ireland (the ridiculously attractive daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basigner) and 22-year-old rapper Angel (whose real name is Raykeea Angel Wilson) have been in love for quite a while.
They share photos online of them doing all sorts of normal couple-in-love things: kissing, living together, brunching, cuddling, and going out in an obviously romantic way. And yet, the media keep calling them “best friends” with a “cute friendship”.
Angel says that’s because America’s not ready to accept a bi-racial lesbian relationship.
“I don’t know if there’s like some confirm or deny thing with the way relationships work in the media, but everyone just calls us best friends, best friends for life, like we’re just friends hanging out,” she told The Independent. “It’s funny. It’s rad in some ways, it sucks in others.”
If, as Angel implies, the media are waiting for confirmation before they report the relationship as romantic — they get it, all the time. Angel in particular posts some really loving photos and captions on her Instagram account, including lovely intimate moments like this:
And, for anyone who still thinks these two women are just hanging out in a platonic way, Angel clarifies:
“An interracial gay couple, I mean that’s just weird for America right now. We f**k and friends don’t f**k. I have never f**ked one of my friends. Once I see you in that way, it doesn’t happen. But we do f**k and it’s crazy and that’s weird to say because I think about it in terms of an audience reading it and them thinking, ‘What the hell?’ But it happens.”
So why are the media so reluctant to report accurately on this (we have to say, rather beautiful) relationship? Are they shy, are they homophobic, are they confused?
Gossip sites invent celebrity relationships all the time. Magazines superimpose photos of famous people on their covers to create the illusion of love. Entertainment media are so goddamn hungry for news about famous people being in love – why would they pass on the chance to write about these two gorgeous, talented young women being together?
Doesn’t make sense.
Especially when there’s so much photographic evidence of them being in love.
See, look at all this love:
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