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Last month Darius McCrary made blog headlines for all the wrong reasons. The 45-year-old "Family Matters" star went viral for kissing male-to-female trans influencer Sidney Starr at a photo shoot.

In a follow-up video, the actor vigorously denied dating Sidney.

He criticized bloggers for covering the story, and he even dragged his TV mom, Jo Marie Payton, into his mess.

At the conclusion of the video, Darius claimed he was engaged to be married, but he didn't reveal who the bride-to-be was.

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According to Rhymes with Snitch, Darius is engaged to Rick James' ex-wife Tanya Hijazi. Rick met the 17-year-old party girl at a nightclub in 1989. They began dating in 1990 and their only child, son Tazman James, was born in 1993.

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Trouble soon followed, and the couple was sentenced to prison for kidnapping and torturing a 24-year-old woman during a weeklong drug binge. While out on bail, the couple kidnapped and beat another woman over a 20-hour period.

Despite the red flags and warning signs, they married in 1996 and eventually divorced in 2002.

The "Cold Blooded" "Mary Jane" singer died of natural causes in 2004 at age 56.

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Mother and son are pictured at Rick James' funeral in Los Angeles in 2004.

Not much is known about Tanya Hijazi. The biracial 49-year-old has worked as a small-time actress and costume designer.

She never remarried and has managed to stay out of the spotlight -- until now.

It isn't clear how she hooked up with Darius, who hasn't had much luck in the matrimony department either. He was married thrice to women who claimed he assaulted them.

Darius was also jailed in 2015 for failure to pay child support.

Good luck to the happy couple.

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Sidney Starr appeared on a segment of The Real to discuss a viral video that showed the male-to-female trans influencer booed up with Family Matters actor Darius McCrary.

Sidney was vague and talking in circles about their relationship. Sidney said the impact of the viral video really hit them hard.

"It hit us really hard. I don't think neither I or Darius knew how hard that was gonna hit. And, I mean, as you could see, society was not ready for this at all."

"'This' meaning what?" said Jeannie Mai-Jenkins. "I wanna know about you and Darius. Were you guys dating?"

Sidney responded:

"We are friends. He's a very good friend of mine. That's all I'ma say. He's fun to hang out with. As you could see I'm a fun girl to hang out with... Anybody would wanna be Sidney Starr's friend."

Then co-host Loni Love got serious with Sidney about "issues with the transgender community and with dating and the perceptions that people have."

Sidney insisted that straight, heterosexual males can hang out with transgenders and not be considered down-low homosexuals.

"All we wanted to do was just kinda show you all like... this is okay... Girls, look at me. It's not like I look like Arnold Schwarzenegger with a wig on!"

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Now we know why Darius McCrary recruited his TV mom, JoMarie Payton, to to help him deny allegations that he's trans-attracted.

The "Family Matters" actor vigorously denied reports that he and male-to-female trans reality star Sidney Starr have the hots for each other.

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Darius, 45, and Sidney, 32, participated in a steamy photo shoot that answered everyone's questions about their rumored relationship.

Then, last night, another video leaked that shows Darius and Sidney locking lips.

Darius's future wife is reportedly furious over the timing of these video leaks.

Darius and his fiancée reportedly believe Sidney is behind the leaks. They believe Sidney is desperate to disrupt Darius' upcoming nuptials.

In a post on Instagram, Darius called out people who "be out here using and finessing good people and still getting nowhere in life."

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Darius, who was raised in a 2-parent household, was married three times to Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006); Karrine Steffans (2009-2011), and Tammy Brawner (2014-2017).

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Darius McCrary wants you to ignore your lying eyes. The "Family Matters" actor sparked wild rumors when he posed in a steamy photo shoot with voluptuous male-to-female influencer Sidney Starr.

Sidney, 32, shared a video from the sexy photo shoot on Instagram, and captioned the post:

"We both are just built special!!!!! 2 hard working celebrities in the industry!!!!!!! Eddie Winslow we love you!!!! @dariusmccrary ! We hear y’all talking."

In the video, Darius couldn't keep his eyes or hands off Sidney's manufactured curves.

However, Darius, 45, vigorously denied the rumors while dining on oxtails and rice with his TV mom, JoMarie Payton, on Monday.

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In an Instagram stories video, Darius scolded social media users for believing the rumors that he is transgender-attracted.

"Listen y'all, while y'all discussing these rumors that aren't true, we eating," said Darius.

"And they aren't true either," added JoMarie. "They are not true, Ok?" .

Darius continued:

"But I will say this: what are we in high school? You're going to tell me who I can't be friends with, who I can't hang out with? I mean, I'm a grown man. I'm really 5 years from 50... If I wasn't with my momma, I would really be saying this a whole 'nother way. But I'm being respectful because my momma right here."

He may not be respectful to his ex-wives, but he's very respectful to his elders.

Darius went on to say his "fiancée would really have something different to say" about the rumors. "That's what y'all really should be focusing on: where that ring is."

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Darius, who was raised in a 2-parent household, was married three times to Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006); Karrine Steffans (2009-2011), and Tammy Brawner (2014-2017).

Darius and Tammy are pictured above during happier times.

Question: Do you believe Darius is telling the truth?
 

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Rumors are running rampant that actor Darius McCrary and male-to-female trans actor Sidney Starr are dating.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch, Sidney is cast as Darius's love interest in an unnamed project.

Last year the "Family Matters" star, 45, appeared to come out as trans attracted after lavishing compliments on Sidney online.

McCrary, who has been unlucky at Love, confirmed that he was aware Sidney was born a male.

McCrary, best known as Eddie Winslow on TV sitcom Family Matters, met Sidney offline - and the two are reportedly inseparable.

On Sunday, Sidney shared a video from a steamy photo shoot. Darius couldn't keep his eyes off Sidney's curves.

Sidney, a 32-year-old Chicago native, is a cast member on Love & Hip-Hop: New York.

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Meanwhile, Darius, who was raised in a 2-parent home, was married three times to Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006); Karrine Steffans (2009-2011), and Tammy Brawner (2014-2017).

Darius and Sidney have been trending all day on social media.

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