Does Missy Elliott Have a Husband or Wife and Is She Gay?

Missy Elliott does not have a husband or wife, and it is not known whether she is gay, straight, or bisexual. She has done a great job of keeping the details of her sexuality under the shade, which has left fans speculating for years.

The American rap artist, singer, record label boss, and dancer was once rumored to be married to her protégé, Sharaya J. However, this turned out to be false. Though her name has been linked with several celebrities, both male and female, none of those purported relationships have been confirmed.

Is Missy Elliott Married?

Missy Elliott is not married and has never been married in her life, in fact, she has never come close to getting engaged with anybody. However, rumors ran rife in 2013 that she exchanged wedding vows with up-and-coming rap artist, Sharaya J., one of her protégés signed onto her imprint The Goldmind Inc.

Several years later, Sharaya addressed the speculations when she said Elliot was like her mother in the music industry.

Who Is Missy Elliott’s Partner?

The identity of Elliot’s current partner is not known, as she seems to have perfected the act of keeping the details of her personal life under lock and key. However, from what is perceivable, Missy Elliot may not be getting married anytime soon as she appears to be currently single.

Is Missy Elliott Lesbian?

It’s not known if Missy Elliot is lesbian or not. Just like her relationship status, her sexual orientation is another aspect of her life that is extraordinarily guarded. To date, she has never openly addressed the rumors about her sexuality, and to make it more difficult, she is so careful that she has never been spotted with any romantic partner in the public space, male or female.

That said, the fact that she has been rumored to have been in several romantic relationships with same-sex partners, including Keri Hilson, Olivia Longott, and Eva Marcille, made many assume she is lesbian.

However, it has also been rumored that she has dated men like Timberland, Tupac Shakur, and Laz Alonso. This means that Missy Elliot cannot be lesbian; if it turns out that she truly dates both men and women, that would make her bisexual, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Missy Elliott’s Relationships

There have been speculations that Missy Elliot dated a good number of people, both male and female, but none of them has been confirmed to date.

Missy Elliot and Olivia Longott

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Elliot and Olivia image source

Between 2002 and 2004, the internet space was suffused with tidbits claiming that vocalist Olivia Longott and Missy were enjoying a sexual relationship. During that period, Olivia was engaged with the G-Unit stable.

It is important to note that Olivia was with 50 Cent during the early 2000s, providing vocals for his Candy Shop. 50 Cent was in an interview session in 2014 when he revealed that Missy and Olivia had a sexual relationship. He said this in response to a question on why he and Olivia never worked well together.

Following 50’s statement, many dismissed his view as a statement made out of spite because Olivia previously disclosed she enjoyed working with Missy as opposed to him. Olivia also said the work she was doing with Elliot made it appear as if they were extremely close, but that was not the case.

Even though Elliot and Olivia never confirmed that they were dating, the internet space is littered with many of their old pictures that showed how close they were.

Missy Elliot and Keri Hilson

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Elliot and Keri

In 2011, Missy Elliot was reportedly dating musician Keri Hilson. These allegations led Keri to take to Twitter to slam back at the rumor mongers. According to her, they never collaborated on any work and barely knew anything about each other, let alone dating.

Elliot, who was previously known to keep mute in the face of her relationship rumors, chose that time to break her silence. She took to social media in response to Keri’s post, saying she was amazed by the way people were quick to make up lies about them when they were not even close.

Missy Elliot and Eva Marcille

The Real Housewives of Atlanta starEva Marcille is another female celebrity whose name has been linked with Missy Elliot. However, in 2005, Eva showed up on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and denied the allegations. According to her, she is just friends with Missy. Cohen inquired to know if she had discussed their relationship rumors with Elliot and she said no.

From what is obvious, rumors about Eva and Elliot getting involved in a same-sex relationship may not be true, as Eva is now the wife of Michael Sterling, which proves she is straight.

In addition, The RHOA cast member has come out openly with the claim that she has never been involved in a same-sex relationship in her entire existence.

Missy Elliot and Tweet

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Elliot and Tweet image source

Singer Charlene, aka Tweet, was speculated to be dating Missy Elliott in 2004. However, neither of them deemed it necessary to confirm nor deny the relationship rumors.

Missy Elliot and Timbaland

One man that Missy Elliot has been rumored to have dated is American music superstar Timbaland. Though nothing was said about the time they met, Elliot’s social media post reveals that they have known each other for a very long time.

It’s important to note that this particular relationship rumor has never been confirmed to date.

Elliot has been rumored to have dated other people, such as Nicole Wray (1996 – 1998), Laz Alonso (2000 – 2007), Trina (2000 – 2004), Tupac Shakur (1988 – 1996), K-Ci Hailey, Shawn Newman, Da Brat, Lil’ Kim, and author Karrine Steffans.

Does Missy Elliott Have A Daughter She Adopted?

Missy Elliot has no adopted daughter, though she confirmed that she would love to adopt one in 2008. The American musician made this statement in answer to a question about her plans for the future as regards motherhood.

Eliot’s answer was quite a revelation as she disclosed that she really craved to start her own family but was afraid of the birthing process and its accompanying labor pains.

Going on, she said if by 2020 it becomes possible that babies can just be popped out, then it will be fine, but for now, she would go for adoption. Sadly, she has yet to adopt a child to date.

Who Are Missy Elliott’s Children?

Missy Elliot does not have kids, biological or adopted. However, she created confusion during a 2012 interview when she claimed to be a mother of two sons. The singer let the bombshell sink for a few minutes before telling the audience that her sons were actually her pet dogs.


Is Missy Elliot’s husband Sharaya?

No. Missy Elliot’s husband is not Sharaya. Sharaya was just her protégé and a signee of her record label. She once described Elliot as her music mother.

Who is Missy Elliott married to?

Missy Elliot is not married to anybody. She has never been married in her entire life and has never come close to exchanging wedding vows with anybody.

What is Missy Elliott’s sexuality?

Missy Elliot’s sexuality is not known. However, the fact that she has been linked to partners, both male and female gender, made people conclude that she may be bisexual, but this is yet to be confirmed.

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