Regina Hall‘s character Ryan in the new comedy movie hit Girls Trip may have revealed the scandalous details of her love life to all, but in real life the actress would never go there.

On a recent episode of ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! podcas, the star, who audiences first fell in love with as Candice in The Best Man (1999), shared why she’s so guarded when it comes to her private life and you don’t hear much about it in the media.

“It’s a little bit of a sacred area until there is a baby or a ring,” Hall admits. 

That’s a word.

When asked why she thinks the public is so interested in not just her personal lives but also those of her fellow Hollywood stars, the 46-year-old Washington, D.C. native kept it real. “It’s a curiosity,” she shared. “It’s a tendency when people don’t really know what you’re doing to be curious about it, and I don’t think anything is wrong with it.”

You can nudge Hall all you want to, but she’s not going to tell the public anything about who she’s dating until it’s serious. “I just feel like relationships are sacred until you’re in a space where you are really certain and knowing,” says Hall. “Until you see and know what that part of your life is, inviting the public in [is off limits], but I understand people’s curiosity because I ask God ‘who is it going to be’ as much as they do. I’m like, God! But I also do that with other people. My friends call me and say, ‘Guess what I heard?’ So, I think it’s just natural human curiosity.”

Hall admits she’s learned from experience.

“I’ve gone through breakups before in the public eye, and it’s hard to tell friends, then it’s the failure of a relationship,” she adds.

As for what she wants in the future when it comes to love, the comedic darling isn’t looking for anyone to put a ring on it, at least not in the traditional sense.

“I look forward to a fruitful partnership, meaning that I [don’t] have to go into the typical, traditional marriage,” says Hall. “Like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. And partnership can obviously mean marriage but that we both come to be partners in like the storms of life.”

Listen and subscribe (for free) to ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl podcast to hear more of Halls hilarious confessions about all things life, love and Girls Trip.


Loading the player...