Reports have emerged that Chadwick Boseman married hia longtime girlfriend Taylor Simone Ledward in the final months of his life.
According to a statement from his family, Boseman tied tied the knot months before he succumbed to colon cancer after a four year battle.
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time,” the statement read.
Boseman and Simone were first spotted together in 2015, soon after she graduated from Cal Polytechnic University Pomona in 2014.
They later got engaged in 2019.
During the NAACP Image Awards in March 2019, Boseman kissed Simone before going on stage to accept the award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.
“Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. I love you,” he said in his acceptance speech.
Both Boseman and Simone’s family were supportive of the relationship.
“They respect each other. She’s very happy, and he is, too,” Ledward’s grandmother said in 2018.
Ledward’s sister also gushed about their relationship in an Instagram post.
“Chadwick’s real life queen is gorgeous, and together they embody true love. Not to mention they would make some beautiful babies,” she said.
Below are more photos of Simone,
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