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Last week, your auntie posted a paparazzi photo of actor Djimon Hounsou stepping out for a dinner date with a mystery woman.

She was incorrectly identified as his girlfriend by this blog and other bloggers. Nicole contacted Sandrarose.com to clarify that she is not Djimon's girlfriend.

Nicole writes:

Just to clarify!
This was a business dinner not a dinner date, as we had dinner with the son of the president of Benin, Lionel Talon, to discuss a project!

Djimon and me are old friends.

Please correct this.

Thank you
Nicole N.

FYI: Djimon was born in the Benin Republic, a country in West Africa.

Credit: BACKGRID

Djimon has been spotted out and about with other mystery women. The 55-year-old actor and his unidentified date attended the Aquaman premiere in Los Angeles last year. They were later spotted arriving at LAX airport to board a flight.

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  • Wreckognize Game

    Nicole said, No Ma’am I’m working. She is a pretty lady. Looks a like a good mix of Shari Belafonte and Demi Moore.

  • Li-Wright

    Geez! Who cares! We have become the nosiest society, wanting to get up in everybody's business.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Maybe this is one of those celebs where we jus stay out if his b.i... him n his concubines are not here for it today!

  • Kimberly King

    Open post ! Say no mo'!

    Okay so last night I went to Target to buy me another bottle of Kinky Curly Knot Today and their Curling Custard (both products are bomb AF by the way). Background on my hair type: I'm 3A-3C with 4A in the crown area and some on the sides. Anyway, there was a girl on the natural hair isle who appeared to have 4B/4C hair. She asked me if that was my first time ever trying Kinky Curly "because those products are absolute trash." I went on to tell her that those products are my holy grail products and works wonder on my hair. This lil bitch said "well you're not even really natural anyway because of your texture."

    I'm really over *some* women with 4B and particularly 4C hair acting like everybody else isn't natural because they don't have their hair. My great grandmother (RIP) was Vietnamese and she HATED our curly hair. So they taught her how to use relaxers and she always permed our hair. I no longer get relaxers and haven't had one in about 7-8 years, so therefore I am natural. I embrace all hair, but I feel like others try to shade me with that "oh my 4C hair can't do that." Ugh bitch is that my fault? Whether my hair is 1A or 4Z, nobody wouldn't be able to tell me nothing! I'm sick of some women in the natural hair community throwing their insecurities on others. *steps off soap box* GM by the way.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    The Knot Today is amazing for even 4C hair...that Curling Custard...not so much...I don't have 4C hair. I am more 4A...BUT your hair texture is much more silky...so maybe she wasn't too pleased with that ? But don't let it bother you...

  • Facts and Receipts

    Is Amistad still banned from seeing Baby Amistad that he has with Kimmy Lee Simons or no?

  • Renee26

    She said don't play match maker with huh...she's not interested even if her name is Nicole ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So... it was that important for her to write to some relatively obscure urban blog, to let them know she wasn't dating that black man?
    We really don't care that much, Nicole... but OK.

  • Carrington

    He likes those kicks and that hat, apparently. I like to see celebs getting their MONEY'S worth from $hit they spend their money on instead of never being seen in the same outfit twice and having dumb people, who can't afford it, thinking that that's really a thing and trying it.

  • TamG

    I think she misspoke. She just meant your texture is different and the products you use wouldn’t necessarily work on her hair. I don’t think offense was meant. However much frustration you feel for comments like what she made pales in comparison to how frustrated others feel with hard-to-manage hair. I get that you’re annoyed, but think you are overreacting. Jmo

  • Renee26

    She might have a man... Didn't want any smoke

  • Renee26

    ? I think it's still a struggle

  • BlackNicheRims

    It's your thang..do what you want to do with it, Ma'am. https://media0.giphy.com/media/GPuVXyAmkMco0/giphy.gif

  • TamG

    That man could dance his butt off!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well then her man already knows what kind of work she does, and he would understand that it's a business meeting.
    If she explains it to her man one time and he doesn't believe her, then maybe her relationship isn't what she thinks it is.

  • BlackNicheRims

    I know right! Go Hammer, go Hammer, go!!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Well...Well...she do not want her reputation ruin with online gossip. She probably know how social media works...Guilty until social media decides you are innocent...she has a business and probably deal with many different people and do not want rumors to get out of hand.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Well...Well...she do not want her reputation ruin with online gossip. She probably know how social media works...Guilty until social media decides you are innocent...she has a business and probably deal with many different people and do not want rumors to get out of hand.

  • Carrington

    OPEN POST:
    So, Charlamagne was on The Breakfast Club and on Instagram this morning trying to touch the hem of Jay Z's garment by pushing the belief that, "the protest worked!" since Jay Z is at the table with the NFL.

    I ain't no scholar - I just play one on the internet... but I have questions:

    1) If the protest was to bring awareness about murders and police brutality against black folk and, the SAME people we were trying to convince STILL believe that the protest is about hatred of the police and hating the FLAG - how TF did it work?

    2) If the protest was about police brutality, the murders of unarmed black men and boys and, the subsequent non-existent indictment, prosecution and, more importantly, CONVICTION rate of their killers - how is Jay Z being at the table with the NFL and not the police a success? Our issue wasn't with the NFL, the NFL's position on our issue is a byproduct of that fight. How did we manage to go AROUND the justice system to sit down with the NFL and then start touting that the issue has been resolved? The NFL can't offer up a resolve of police brutality anymore than Chick Fil A can solve the issue of opioid addiction!

    3) If I have an issue with civil rights violations in the middle east, how are you patting me on the back saying, "you did it!" when I end up on the board of directors at Marshall's, Ross, TJ Max and, Home Goods?!?

  • Carrington

    OPEN POST:
    So, Charlamagne was on The Breakfast Club and on Instagram this morning trying to touch the hem of Jay Z's garment by pushing the belief that, "the protest worked!" since Jay Z is at the table with the NFL.

    I ain't no scholar - I just play one on the internet... but I have questions:

    1) If the protest was to bring awareness about murders and police brutality against black folk and, the SAME people we were trying to convince STILL believe that the protest is about hatred of the police and hating the FLAG - how TF did it work?

    2) If the protest was about police brutality, the murders of unarmed black men and boys and, the subsequent non-existent indictment, prosecution and, more importantly, CONVICTION rate of their killers - how is Jay Z being at the table with the NFL and not the police a success? Our issue wasn't with the NFL, the NFL's position on our issue is a byproduct of that fight. How did we manage to go AROUND the justice system to sit down with the NFL and then start touting that the issue has been resolved? The NFL can't offer up a resolve of police brutality anymore than Chick Fil A can solve the issue of opioid addiction!

    3) If I have an issue with civil rights violations in the middle east, how are you patting me on the back saying, "you did it!" when I end up on the board of directors at Marshall's, Ross, TJ Max and, Home Goods?!?

  • Kimberly King

    Mhmmmm no I don't think it pales in comparison. I'm as equally as annoyed as they are. I don't think I'm overreacting. On my IG I have to block so many hatin ass chicks when I make posts about what I use in my hair. I guarantee you there's always 2-4 that'll come in with those "laughs in 4B hair" or "I can't 4C this working on me" comments. Lmao

  • Kimberly King

    Mhmmmm no I don't think it pales in comparison. I'm as equally as annoyed as they are. I don't think I'm overreacting. On my IG I have to block so many hatin ass chicks when I make posts about what I use in my hair. I guarantee you there's always 2-4 that'll come in with those "laughs in 4B hair" or "I can't 4C this working on me" comments. Lmao

  • Renee26

    That could have been a nice opener for that discussion with her versus it going in a negative way. Letting her know that yes, you're natural as well, but not all products work for every hair type. Maybe referred her to a hairstylist that specializes in natural hair.

    Courser hair needs more oils and none of those expensive products worked on my 4z hair when I was natural; so I understand her frustration. In the end I went old school to maintain my hair and it worked. Blue Magic grease and Scurl no drip spray.

    I went back to a perm cause it wasn't that deep for me to keep enduring pain when combing my mane ?

  • Renee26

    That could have been a nice opener for that discussion with her versus it going in a negative way. Letting her know that yes, you're natural as well, but not all products work for every hair type. Maybe referred her to a hairstylist that specializes in natural hair.

    Courser hair needs more oils and none of those expensive products worked on my 4z hair when I was natural; so I understand her frustration. In the end I went old school to maintain my hair and it worked. Blue Magic grease and Scurl no drip spray.

    I went back to a perm cause it wasn't that deep for me to keep enduring pain when combing my mane ?

  • MsSapphire9800

    It is probably not just about her husband...man..or partner but as a buisness woman she probably do not want her picture and rumors all over social media.

  • MsSapphire9800

    It is probably not just about her husband...man..or partner but as a buisness woman she probably do not want her picture and rumors all over social media.

  • Kimberly King

    I get hater comments on IG, which is one thing because I just blocked them, delete the comment and move on. But to get that same type of comment in person triggered me for some odd reason lol

  • Kimberly King

    I get hater comments on IG, which is one thing because I just blocked them, delete the comment and move on. But to get that same type of comment in person triggered me for some odd reason lol

  • SpiceGirl

    OT.....Everyone have a GREAT weekend https://media3.giphy.com/media/OuQmhmAAdJFLi/giphy.gif

  • Kimberly King

    And my hair is not easy to manage either. It gets tangled easily and it's getting too long. It's takes me 3-4 hours to do wash n go's. And I can't do twist outs like women with type 4 hair (I love twist outs on them by the way) can because my hair will unravel.

  • Kimberly King

    Oh and agreed about Knot Today. Wish it came in a larger bottle. I use it to detangle my hair and as a leave in.

  • Renee26

    Don't forget outside influence. Even if he understands, it being on the blogs probably brought a lot of questions from people they know. A retraction will clear it up so they don't have to keep repeating themselves over and over telling people it was nothing.

  • Renee26

    That too... Business image is important.

  • Carrington

    I was riding around in a golf cart with a co-worker at work yesterday (because we ain't want to do no work) and this MF gone say, "we need some music" and commenced to pull out his cell phone and go to youtube and play, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" by Oaktown 357... Sir, not today. Not today.

  • BlackNicheRims

    Lol ? turn up !

  • pure_rachet

    I used to use those products but now I use the Camille Rose products and they work well for my hair. I don't know what hair type I have though or how to find out.

  • Carrington

    If you're in a relationship, business or otherwise, you don't want rumors out there that you're sleeping with random dudes, I would assume. What if she has children or grandchildren and people are saying, "Your grandmammy is a THOT!" I know we like to pretend that we don't care what people think, but some of us care how we're presented to the world. I mean, I know y'all don't - but, about certain $hit - I care. I may not care what two people in my office think, but when that $hit is put out there by a blog that has influence whether we choose to acknowledge it, or not - I'd want the record to reflect my truth too.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Gloria

    Djimon is handsome. Its hard to believe that Kimora Lee is keeping him away from his son like he claims tho.

  • CookieMobster

    Open Post.... Guess what y'all my freshman, Cookie 14 made the varsity football team and he will be starting in tonight's 1st game of the season. I am so very excited!!!!!!!! https://media1.giphy.com/media/26FKZKwH1aGz2dZSw/giphy.gif

  • KcoolMuziq

    I remember seeing Hammer live on TLC's debut tour(whom opened for him) I was blown away by his energetic performance. Very underrated performer.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Touch the hem of Jay Z's garment...????????????

  • Kimberly King

    I would have to see a pic in order to tell you. I used to use Camille Rose a lot until I had a few bad experiences with her customer service. She has amazing ingredients in her products ! But that customer service .... Janelle gotta fix that.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Damn..."some relatively obscure urban blog"...it gets real cold in the Garden some times.

  • tintin

    yeh she looks like a older Demi

  • Facts and Receipts
  • Michelle Peele

    Congratulations!!!

  • Facts and Receipts
  • Monica Lewinsky

    They lost me when it was announced as Jay-Z being the coordinator of entertainment for the Super Bowl to him working on behalf of the NFL for social justice. Jay-Z doesn’t need the money so I’m just like why? I don’t get it.

  • Michelle Peele

    I honestly live for your posts. I literally scroll thru all of the others to get to yours. Love your inside scoops on these socialites

  • Meme

    Tell me that story about Gary Dourdan again! Pretty please

  • Coy little wink

    This blog is the hottest in these internet streets...didn't ya know?

  • Carrington

    I don't think he was underrated, to be honest. He was the biggest rapper out at the time and, it wasn't necessarily because he was a great "rapper" it was simply because of his performances. (well, that and "You Can't Touch This") but I don't know anyone who didn't give Hammer the credit he deserved except for other rappers who didn't believe that rappers "danced". In the 80's and 90's in terms of performances it was Michael... then Hammer. Everybody else fell into line.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Congratulations! Be careful young Cookie!

  • Vonn

    ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Well I mean as far as NEVER now being mentioned as one of the greats in entertainment. They only mention MJ as the greatest. Hammer was just as good of a dancer. He just didn't have the finesse as MJ did. But he was non stop from the moment he hit that stage until he left it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    U mean that time his father cussed me out?

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    what state if you dont mind me asking ? Im from florida an high school football is basically a religion to us down here lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Lol! I want to read it! GO ?

  • Meme

    Heeeheee, now i know you're telling the truth! Love yr stories lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Tlowe89

    Why is it that when two people of the opposite sex are spotted hanging or or hang out in general people automatically assume your dating or it’s a date. Like can people just be platonic friends???? Like I had a female friend ask me how’d my date go, and I said what date. She said you said last we you were suppose to go out or link up with one of your old guy friends. And I was like ????? It was going to be a date though, we have never liked each other like that and we still don’t. That sh!t slick pissed me off.... so I can imagine what this lady felt to see that blogs were automatically saying they were on a date

  • Kimberly King

    Girl my great grandma (lord rest her soul) had my sister and I SCARRED. Had us thinking our hair was ugly unless it was bone straight like hers and the other Vietnamese people in our family. My mom and grandma both have silky / wavy hair. They have no curl pattern like my sister and I do. And girl why you give up ?! It ain't too late to come back home. lol ! I've seen that 4C hair detangles best when there's lots of water and conditioner involved.

  • Psychic Lulu

    He's fine

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Carrington

    Now, you done went too far now. Hammer only "outdanced" Mike because they were doing two different styles of dance. If you asked Hammer to be as light on his feet as Mike was, I don't think he could've executed it the same way his did with his aggressive style of dance. They were both greats, but great at two different styles. In the 90's, we weren't trying to dance like Mike - we were doing all of Hammer's moves.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Y'all I can't breathe??????????????????????????

  • Miss Lady

    I was done with him when he got with Kimira. Bye Digiman.

  • SaltineCrackers

    You need to go back to sleep! Now! ??????????????????????

  • The Chosen 1.

    he is and has that african in him too. i bet he can tear down something, lol.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Charlamange is nothing but a puzzy popping coon himself...He wont go against Oprah, Jay and Bey or Will and Jada...

  • Vonda K

    Thank you Carrington. I almost lost it and threw my phone. Talk about blasphemy! How can anyone fix their mouth to say that. I LOVE Hammer but no way he’s a more entertaining dancer than the legendary MJ.
    Hammer doesn’t get enough credit for impact on music. Remember he was ridiculed for dancing in commercials? Now, that’s the standard for rappers.

    Oh and happy Friday all.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • KcoolMuziq
  • Connie
  • GuestSTAR

    Lol

  • Dowoop

    The "You're not natural because of your texture" was definitely a dig and not meant in a nice way at all.

  • Dowoop

    Natural people can be the worst (I didnt say all of them). They are usually the ones trying to shame other people for what they do with their own hair and telling you that you are not natural because you colour your hair.

  • Bree

    I didn't believe at all that she was Djimon's girlfriend. He dated Kimora and didn't marry her. That was enough for me.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Much success tew Cookie 14

  • Michelle Peele

    Was in Chanhassen a few months back. Saw Paisley Park but didn't do the tour. Still not ready to accept he's gone...

  • Alextra Ballard

    "Nicole contacted Sandrarose.com" tew clarify she was not Dji girlfriend.....lol....well damn yew got all kinds of peepos lurking around The Rose gardens.....Trolls,Starrahs and non starrahs...Sandra needs tew build a Wall

  • Renee26

    Sad that so many people have been shamed because of what God gave them.

    As I detangled I would lose fistfuls of hair because it would break off. It's nappy and thin, it couldn't stand the comb. My scalp would be so sore and tender and as soon as it dries it's back to the coursness. I wore it in cornrows under my wigs. I'm not going natural again lol There were no pretty styles for my texture and face. I looked old like Paula with my fro picked out... No thank you.

  • Renee26
  • CookieMobster

    Man I didn't know how awesome Can was till I watched all or nothing on Amazon video. He is so cool!!! I love his style.

  • CookieMobster

    We are in GA and it is the same here. That's why I'm so proud he made varsity starting line. He is really a precious little nerd, who although he has always had mad heart, he was not as athletic as his peers. But with football he goes so dang hard and he really works at it. I told him one day his heart was gonna sink up with his ability and he would be unstoppable!!!!!

  • KcoolMuziq
  • deidre martin

    i did not really think that was his girlfriend- no clarity needed

  • onelove

    i bet if he offered...she will accept! heck! i know i would!! i just wanna see it!

  • Kimberly King

    Agreed ! I still consider women natural if they alter their natural color. I'm afraid of color damage, so I'll never color my hair. However, if you have refrained from using relaxers in your hair, you are natural in my book. The color, blow outs, flat ironing, etc is up to the individual. It doesn't make them any less natural.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    woo hoo!! way to go little Cookie!!

  • Kimberly King

    Girl I'm not about to play with you ! Lmao so are you wearing it like in a bob now ? If relaxers work for you I'm all here for it ! I have a few friend girls who are relaxed. I don't pressure them to go natural. I may jokingly poke at them since the rain won't mess up my hair like it will for theirs, but it's all love. I just want all women to feel sexy and happy in THEIR situation. And not worry about what someone else has on their head.

  • Kimberly King

    I always run across channels from women who are relaxed and document their journey. It's something out here for all of us ! ?????

  • Kimberly King

    This is my hair today. I just put it in a bushy lil ponytail and went to work. I lowkey went to Target for no reason because my intention was to do my hair when I got back to my fiancé's house but I went straight to sleep. Lol

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/450ed03ba3e8b8c4a1571a64b45605c9244df68ac29f016c7ef2d556555a8202.jpg

  • rory

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d0ca8bb559c8aa877421a713602215f75d5e291c5016e65dd0794b29004cfaa.gif I like what he has on his feet. He is very handsome aaannnndddd "Happy Friday to all!"

  • RealATLPeach36

    Go to bed alone no nothing fast azz lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    I’ll be honest...put me with him eating I’m getting him to eat me next...he’s fine!!! Not so cute but sex appeal.

    Uugggghhhh I’m sorry Lowe that was TMI

  • RealATLPeach36

    I’m in GA we have some good boys playing here in Atlanta

  • RealATLPeach36

    That’s cute lol

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She probably thought other bloggers got that info from here. ?

  • Renee26

    Beautiful... If I had your texture I'd stay bald headed and just rock it short

  • Renee26

    Sure is

  • Renee26

    Whoop Whoop!!

  • Renee26

    Except for the moon walk and remember the time dance lol

  • Renee26

    LMAO that was the jam tho!

  • https://instagram.com/uptown2501 Uptown2501

    More like she didn't marry him, didn't want to give up russy's alimony checks for him

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Bree

    Probably because Djimon wasn't wealthy. She is now married to a billionaire. I don't think Djimon liked Kimora's spending habits.

  • Mrs. King

    A billionaire that’s being indicted

  • the guest

    Kimora couldn’t marry him because he wasn’t rich enough. Russell’s alimony ceased upon remarriage and his money took care of them. They all spoke on this publicly back then. She married Tim Lessier because he was wealthy enough for her to let go of Russell’s alimony.

  • the guest

    Just read your comment. They were all in agreement even Russell that they should not marry.

  • Bree

    Didn't she marry him before the indictment?

  • Yup, I said it

    Oh look, they match. His gray beard matches her gray head hair. A couple that grays together stays together. On to the next post.

  • $203947312

    He's wearing those sneakers in several pictures. He must be fond of them. Can you recognize the designer?

  • The Chosen 1.

    you have me rolling over laughing at my desk.

  • Kimberly King

    Exxxxxactly. Bitch was just being a hater. So that's why I got an attitude with her. Lol

  • Solstice

    The NFL can't offer up a resolve of police brutality anymore than Chick Fil A can solve the issue of opioid addiction!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ????????!!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b9e31ea1a3348e503b2e829a75e99b636db1b06a1f4decbde45ecae3321e7c8.gif

  • Solstice
  • leapyearpisces

    But I has already told you that. I said if that was his date he would have held the door open for her, and walked BEHIND her. Once again, my efforts to assist were NIGnored. SMH. :-)

  • Bashi22

    That lady look like his lawyer lol

  • Logan Roberts

    I know that's right Nicole, that lady said stop spreading lies lol. And I never got the hype over Digimon anyway.

  • JustLookn

    Chile you know she dont mind us.

  • Not Today

    Unfortunately that billionaires money ain't really his

  • MRiGOThim

    Djimon still got it <3

  • MistaO

    That man too smart to be with an old woman anyway ?

  • MistaO

    That man too smart to be with an old woman anyway ?

  • Stan4NoOne

    He's so beautiful.

  • Stan4NoOne

    He's so beautiful.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Is that Demi Moore?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Is that Demi Moore?

  • Karen Brady

    All this.

  • Karen Brady

    Like I was done with Edris when he blew K.Michelle's back out.

  • Kimberly King

    Lmao ! I have been natural for 7 years. Black women like myself are more than capable of growing hair down their backs with thick and full edges. Just because you are bald doesn't mean I am. That is not a wig. That is a pic of me and my natural hair. I'm not a bald bitch. I'm sure many wish I was (like them) but I'm not. My picture is nowhere on that website. And you probably posted that link to get a sale or 2. Thirsty. Move along hater.

  • Kimberly King

    I thought about cutting mine. It gets boring. Unlike others, I didn't transition. I big chopped. I used to obsess over long hair and now that I have it, I'm over it. I asked my fiancé how he would feel if I cut my hair short and he disapproves of it. ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    And you call yourself a Ni@@a.. BYE Troll!
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/xT9IgEoUeslIyjWkFy/giphy.gif

  • ShWa

    The black lady is cute that he is with on that second pic.

  • parisjok

    wow, he has really stayed in shape. he looks fantastic

  • parisjok

    well, he turned put to be really shady with the millions he would be able to take care of her with

  • Mrs. King

    Yep