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Tasha Smith has given hope to women of a particular age who believe they will never find love. The 48-year-old actress announced she is dating actor Michael K. Williams.

Smith posted an photo that shows her lounging by the pool in Atlanta with Williams, 52, on Memorial Day.

She captioned the image: "Verified Nothing makes me happier!!!!! The love Of my life @bkbmg ... this man gives me goose bumps!!!!!"

Her celebrity friends congratulated her, including singer Jill Scott who wrote, "Well alllll right!" and actress Meagan Good gave her support of the union, "Aww Tashie!! Two absolutely beautiful spirits.. Love y’all."

Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, who can't keep a man herself, commented, "Happy for you, Tashaaa!!!.. Can't wait to catch up!"

Williams, who has a son named Elijah, was never married. He is best known for his role as notorious Baltimore homosexual stick-up man Omar Little on HBO's The Wire.

Smith is best known for playing stereotypical loud, feisty, neck rolling Black women in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? (2007), its sequel Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), and on the television series based on the movies, For Better or Worse (2011–2017).

She began her career in a starring role on the NBC comedy series Boston Common (1996–97), and she had a recurring role as Cookie Lyon's sister Carol Holloway on the now canceled Fox primetime soap opera series Empire.

Before settling down with Williams, Smith married her manager Keith Douglas in 2010 after one year of dating. The marriage lasted roughly 4 years before Smith was granted an annulment by a judge after she claimed Douglas cheated on her and was married five times with multiple children that he did not claim.

In an interview with ESSENCE in April, Smith said she was done dealing with losers and broke men.

"I'll tell you what I ain’t gonna marry - a broke brother. I'm not trying to clean nobody up – you gotta be cleaned already. Listen honey, I'm too old to be taking care of a grown man, you know?" she said.

"I'm just more interested in a person being on the same level, if not higher, than what I'm on. As I’ve gotten older, having a partner that is driven in that way is more than love. I'm open to marriage, but it's not on the forefront of what I need to have right now. I'm just dating openly, and I'm probably the perfect person to date because I'm not into putting any pressure on you or myself."

  • Kanyade

    Cool. Been a fan of his since the Wire.

  • iWasteTime

    Shout out to them!

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Keep your business to yourself and quit putting everything on social media.

  • Coy little wink

    Whoa...that scar

  • Jay

    Okay Miss Tasha I see you and your Chocolate Drop

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    For REAL!

  • Chile_Pleeze

    good for them..maybe she can encourage him to go get his liver checked.. Auntie.. can we get a medical minute on Jaundice and Cirrhosis of the Liver?

  • Guest


  • oshh16

    I always liked her, she reminds me of my aunt Shirley, God bless her soul.
    Happy for her, still hopeful myself that that "sweetest taboo" will find me. Was listening to that on the ride in and was like I sure would like a love like that..."everyday is Christmas and every night is New Years Eve"

  • Lucy

    You do know that SandraRose IS part of social media. Isn't that why you come here?

  • Gloria

    Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, who can't keep a man herself, commented, "Happy for you, Tashaaa!!!.. Can't wait to catch up!"


    You ain’t have to do Keri like that auntie ??

  • MsSapphire9800
  • Topic Influencer

    Love it!!! Congrats to em.

    My fave character of his is Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire.

  • GAPeach

    Omar was my FAVORITE character on The Wire!!! I luvvveeedddded him.

  • Yoni7

    I thought this was a joke.
    Congratulations to them! They about to be LIT! I can see them being fiyre on the red carpet.

  • Renee26

    He puttin dat monster down!! Get it Tasha!! Everything she said in that Essence interview ? ? ?

  • Yardgirl

    Love it love it!! These are two of my favorite actors/people!! Black love is great!!

  • Renee26

    Shady boots...always ???

  • Renee26


  • ~~eb

    He did an interview on CBS over the weekend and I was like dude you really wore an Adidas tracksuit? Those eyes SCREAM too much likka. Do better dude.

  • Tammie Reed

    They look cute together!

  • chan chan

    Her T cell count will be low

  • Sha

    Good for you Tasha, happiness is a beautiful thing. There is hope.

  • Parent

    Beautiful couple. I'm happy for her. She was on Wendy not too long ago. Really likable. Like the cool aunt. Love me a chocolate man. That facial scar sexy as hell.

  • the guest

    This is so beautiful.

    Love them together.

    Congrats beautiful couple!

  • Junkanoo

    Michael K Williams is a pleasure to watch on Hap and Leonard it's a shame the series is over 3 seasons wasn't enough. I don't really care for Tasha she's the same person in every role she plays I couldn't believe she actually teaches acting classes wonders never cease.

  • the guest

    He's so beautiful and talented and has been my celebrity crush since Boardwalk Empire. Tasha is gorgeous and deserves this joy!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Her skin looks great!

  • the guest


  • the guest

    IN LOVE I was with Chalky.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He plays a HELLUVA drag queen! Very believable but Clockable!

    I have ALWAYS thought Tasha was gorgeous and her back story could be a movie!
    Congratulations to the new couple??

  • Dr. P

    Ummm did he intentionally push his lips like that? Ok sus...

  • datjerk

    Why do you say that

  • Gloria

    You saying he got the package ?

  • Kanyade

    Ever watch an 8-episode show that didn't last called, 'The Philanthropist"? It stars Michael K. Williams and James Purefoy. Also, they have a more recent show together, called "Hap and Leonard". I like them together. "Boardwalk Empire" I've yet to see, though it's on the list.

  • EasyBreezy


  • EasyBreezy

    Oh, damn! We starting early this morning.....

  • EasyBreezy


  • Soda

    He had an interesting documentary show called Black Market with Michael K. Williams also.

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile...and those whites have ALWAYS been yellow.....

  • SunRiseBlossom

    That facial scar looks like an Amazing Testimony to me...

  • tia

    Good for them. That's a mean a@@ scar on him ..but kind of sexy too.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Oh Im here for this!!! Michael can handle her and thats all that matters....

  • bemetoo

    Omar gay

  • isaiit

    He is so fine to me. Scar and all

  • Seldomseen

    You know exactly how we do it in the Garden

  • Roderick2011


  • Kimberly King

    Good for both of them ! They look good today ! She's pretty without makeup. Her friend, Jill Scott needs to take notes and learn how to not get in a relationship or marry THE HELP. I couldn't imagine making millions and marrying a ninja who can't match or surpass me. Do better Jill.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes girl to all of this!!!

  • Faithz

    Good for the both of them.

  • Faithz

    I wanted to whip Tashe as in that movie
    Daddy Girls, She played the part well, But I was mad at her part...

  • Bashi22

    Auntie why the big shade tree ? on Keri Hilson “ Cannot Keep A Man”

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Omar was gay, Micheal isn't

  • Kimberly King

    Babyyyy Sade was in LOVE and the lyrics to lots of her songs clearly displayed that. Sweetest Taboo is one of my fave songs ever.

  • oshh16

    Love, loss, passion, pain, endurance, hope, despair, longing, fulfillment, joy, peace, desire etc etc etc can all be found in her catalog.
    Sade is my absolute favorite female recording artist.

  • Logan Roberts

    I hope this works out for her. I love to see a woman get her groove back after dealing with a fucboi. Enjoy your dating/relationship and stop putting everything on social media.

  • doriday

    Tasha is one of the best black actresses in Hollywood. Hope to see her do more after Empires last season. Angela basset , lupita, taraji, Sanaa Latham Halle Berry, Gabriel Sidibe...

  • Logan Roberts

    I love Sade ?. As a fellow Capricorn, I know when we finally love somebody, we love hard.

  • Guest

    Loved that show.

  • Trace da Ace

    awww hubby loved Hap and Leonard....good show!

  • Reina1718

    I cant stand u with the 1st pic u chose!!!?????? they same mouth!!??

  • Trace da Ace

    aww congrats to them!!! They look so good together!!!!

  • Junkanoo

    it's a really good show

  • Nik


  • Kimberly King

    Yep. She's mine too. She's such a Capricorn. Love her. Minnie Riperton is a favorite of mine as well.

  • LeeSeeCee
  • Vonn

    I loved Boston Common.

  • Marlika

    I remember reading an article with him and he stated he as gay. ????? I remember thinking ?????

  • Topic Influencer

    I re-watched that WHOLE series just for him LOVED how the last season was mostly about Chalky and his life.

  • GinJen
  • deadellamore
  • sunni_daze

    They look so cute as a couple. Complexions and features matching up lovely.

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Aww congratulations to both of them.

  • hottlanta

    Tired of the l got a penis announcements. Just live love n keep it moving.

  • oshh16

    Minnie was very talented as well.

  • Tasha Nicole

    They both have ugly smiles lol

  • davine puddin

    Auntie can we get a medical minute on yellowish eyes?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, who can't keep a man herself,

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Hmm thought he was gay but ok

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I am a fan of this union. This will clear up the gay rumors that he's often labeled with. Just because he plays a good gay and isn't afraid to take on those roles, doesn't mean he's gay.

  • CaramelDrop

    Awww! I love him as ‘Chalky White’ - congrats to the coupe!!! He’s a great actor..... I don’t know why I thought he wasn’t in to women ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    They look alike low key. The face shape, eyes, nose, mouth.

    I adore them both so congratulations! Takes a special type of guy to handle all’lat LOL.

  • Yoni7

    They look alike low key.

  • CookieMobster

    He plays a sexy black bad ass cowboy type dude (who is also gay) in Hap and Leonard on Netflix. We love that show!!

  • CookieMobster

    Child yes!!!!!!!!! That scar makes him sexier to me.

  • Sweetness


  • chan chan


  • chan chan

    If u gotta ask phuck it ? never mind me

  • Blak

    Well well, I guess Omar is really coming!!

  • chan chan

    There are plenty of bi sexual men out here he’s sexually fluid.


    What movie or show does he play a drag queen

  • chan chan

    He’s sexually fluid.

  • CookieMobster

    I loved the last season where they went to that racist town and he was talking shit to all them white folks. Hilarious.

  • Panther Charleston

    Lord, please let it be real. Because Lord knows none of us want Tosh to snap. It'll be like a thousand firecrackers heard round the world. Now, Scarface, my beautiful brother, don't go mishandling our sister. Blessings to both of yall. ???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I have often wondered why Tyler Perry is labeled as gey just because he wears a dress as Madea. He dated Tyra Banks, but the rumors never went away.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U wrong 4 that.

  • jujumanji

    I love him??

  • Solstice

    ?????!!!! That gif!! ?????

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    What does coming to a blog site have anything to do with celebrities always putting their personal business on social media?

  • datjerk

    Is he supposed to be gay because he played gay character? Is that what you mean?

  • Cliffpetty

    Lets be real..Tasha looks better than people half her age. I never had a problem aging, long as I still had it going on. When you are young beauty is a given, when older thats amazing. People focus too much on age. Hell I took my step daughter to the doctor, she is around 220lbs at 12. Doc told me she has the health of someone 45. Told her mom, she could care less.

  • missarewa

    There's too much teeth in this relationship...

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Per walter lee, tyler was called out yrs ago, by being in a gay relationship. But who knows.?

  • Lucy

    For the most part Sandra posts news about celebrities.
    You come on these blogs to be nosy just like everyone else. If celebrities didn't post news about themselves or have paps following them around it would put blogs out of business so you can miss me with that.."stop putting your personal business on SM."

  • ?Starring Ladii Jaye?

    Good for them.

  • imright

    hes trade tho ???

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Well you have been missed.....all the way. #Carryon

  • GrambosTheHealer
  • Eileen

    I am happy for them....

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tasha & Michael (whom I attended two separate SAG conversation pieces with) both have ALPHA personalities. That would be a very LOUD household where U can hear EVERYTHING that is going on. And I do mean EVERYTHING!

    Michael is a CHARACTER and a half & VERY charismatic! Tasha likes to be the center of attention. Plus they both are VERY unfiltered, straight forward individuals.

    Michael is a former choreographer whom danced and did the choreography for '100% Pure Love' by Crystal Waters that was recently featured here.

  • Eileen

    you mean...LOL

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I seldom saw him with men or women except his baby mama/wife.

  • Eileen

    the ghey roles that he plays???? I am always suspect when a man plays ghey roles.. always.

  • La Ivoirienne


  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Me TOO ?

  • jwoo250

    He's a choreographer. Wow did not know that about him.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Triple 9 and he played the role of Sweet Pea

  • Notatall


  • hottlanta

    I mean really. Once u get 2 b a certain age u oughta b used 2 the trim by now. I had 2 tell one of my exgirfriends that. Everytime l turned around she was talking bout her man 24/7. Going 2 dinner taking pictures of the food plants lights brick sidewalk car etc etc. I got soooo tired l told her u divorced n got 2 grown sons in their 20s u should be used 2 some trim by now. His azz was tooo lazy 2 pay for her round trip 2 fla on valuejet for 150.00 n she talking bout his azz tooo death.

  • leapyearpisces

    I'm confused...I thought he was gay, not because of his character in the Wire, but I could have sworn, he spoke on hi's sexuality either in a magazine or an interview years ago.

  • Junkanoo

    Season 3 had me a little tense with Trump in the White House that racist town had me on edge l was glad to see Hap and Leonard beat the crap out of some of those racists

  • missarewa


  • CookieMobster

    Sometimes it would make me sad even. It is really hard to believe that there are really folks THAT evil in the world.

  • freelancepimp .

    They look like like that auntie and uncle that every weekend you go over they house for a party all the kids have be in one room while they sit up drank cuss fuss then kick everybody out they house and say call me when you get home.

  • BaileyBlue17

    I bet he can put it down!!

  • Kanyade

    did not know about this but will definitely find the feature and add. love both of them.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lawd havf mursay!!! ?????.

  • T Willis

    I think he admitted to being bisexual on the breakfast club, because I too remember him admitting to sleeping with men lol

  • T Willis

    I think Michael is bisexual. I wanna say he admitted it in the breakfast club

  • PLEASEDontTellMe


  • hottlanta

    Fifty cents is gay. He is always in bitch mode . No one never accuses him of being gay.

  • SkittlesDUH

    Hope it works out they look good together

  • SummerBaby

    I read an article years ago & he didn’t confirmed or deny so in my mind that = gay.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "He is always in bitch mode" LOL!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! LOL so it ain’t just me who sees it? ?

  • Renee Bee

    Maybe jaundice or he loves that brown liquor. ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO dang ?

  • Renee Bee

    Both, Chile. Both!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Why his lips pursed like that? Okay.

  • Lorna

    I see it for them.

  • chan chan

    He’s bi

  • isaiit


  • Applebootay

    Awwwwww, lets support black love!

  • Kimberly King

    I've often found that older people are more obsessed with social media than the youngins... Facebook is the 40-70 year old's playground.

  • Dun Dilly

    Bi love is the best they say.

  • Mrs. S. O.

    He's sexually fluid. However, he did not admit to being "bisexual" nor did he put a label on it.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I like them both, I wish them nothing but the best????

  • datjerk

    Has this been confirmed or is this rumor because it sounds like bs frfr

  • Marlika

    He did!! I can’t remember what magazine it was. I believe Essence but I’m not sure.In that article he spoke about he drug use, growing up in Brooklyn and other things.

  • XoXo

    I can’t see 2 alphas making it, but best wishes to them. I always thought he was sexy. He could definitely get it.

  • Psychic Lulu


  • Renee26

    Beard cough cough... beard

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Coolness. I like him.

  • currvalicious

    I like both Tasha & Michael. However stating "the love of my life" while in the "dating phase" IS putting pressure on the other party sis. Hopefully things will work out for the both of them.

  • currvalicious

    He's from Brooklyn. Enough said.

  • currvalicious

    LMAO!!! That was hilarious. Oh, the shade of it all.....Kerry talking about "we'll catch up"! Oh no we won't bih. You ain't about to be all up in Ms. Smith's binness. Some of your bad luck (w/men) may be bad juju....

  • currvalicious

    Lmao....Chile....just be too happy to have a fraction of a man....and I mean fraction...

  • currvalicious

    No. It looks exactly like it looks. As if somebody took it to him w/an ax. Nothing more or less. However there is some appeal to him.

  • Logan Roberts


  • hottlanta

    Did u see how loni from the real is taking her white man on a dyck stroll. He was on the real with her n then she took him on ellen. Loni got a white man white women dont want n he makes her feel special by saying she is his first black woman. I saw his ole azz n l bet he has had several Monster ball moments in his day. Gets to be a bit much. Acting like she aint used 2 none.

  • currvalicious

    She probably isn't. Let's be realistic. Loni seems like a cool woman, but in the society we live in, I don't see anyone really checking for her like that. Maybe not the one's she'd want. She need to keep this white man under raps before be start looking for his own come up off her.

  • hottlanta

    She parading him around like a prize cow she won at the county fairs. I was rorflmao when they gave him the nickname uncle james.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    And that voice ?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Now this is the truth.

  • currvalicious

    Not Uncle James?!...lmao!!

  • January Jones

    They look good together.

  • isaiit

    So sexy

  • Yoni7


  • onelove

    good for them !

  • SoChlo

    He alluded to being bisexual on the breakfast club. He didn’t confirm or deny it which is a confirmation.

  • Surprise2017

    Good for them. But wasn't it rumored he was gay/bisexual?