Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo, or as most know her, Jhene Aiko has been in the music industry since the early 2000s. Over the course of her career, she has successfully released two full-length albums as well as a number of hit singles, EPs and features.
A beautiful voice and a face to match, Jhene has had an interesting dating history in the public eye.
Keep reading for a brief history into all Jhene Aiko has dated.
O’Ryan (2005 -2008)
In the very early stages of her career when she made appearances in music videos for the group B2K, 17-year-old Jhene Aiko began dating O’Ryan in 2005. O’Ryan is a musician as well as the younger brother of R&B singer and former B2K member, Omarion. The couple’s relationship lasted approximately three years. On November 19, 2008, Jhene gave birth to the couple’s only daughter Namiko Love at 20 years old. The singer has remarked that the pregnancy was unexpected but a blessing for both of the young parents nonetheless. To this day O’Ryan and Jhene remain on good terms and supportive of one another as they co-parent Namiko together.
Donald Glover (2013)
In 2013 rumors began swirling that Jhene and rapper Childish Gambino, otherwise known as Donald Glover, were dating one another. Around this time Jhene released her Sail Out EP which included the track “Bed Peace” featuring Childish Gambino. On the other hand, Jhene was featured on the track “Pink Toes” on Childish Gambino’s 2013 album Because the Internet. During this year the two were obviously spending a lot of time together in the public eye and seemed incredibly close. In the end, rumors remain rumors as both parties denied talk of them dating one another. Jhene and Donald have had nothing but praises to give one another.
Dot da Genius (2014 – 2016)
About 2014 is when Jhene Aiko began her relationship to music producer, Dot da Genius. Dot and Jhene kept their relationship relatively low-key to the point where the couple had fan bases shocked when it was revealed that they married in 2015. It was approximately 11 months later that the couple separated. For months Jhene’s fanbase was incredibly confused as it was assumed that the couple were still together, especially since Dot gave Jhene a birthday shout-out in March of 2016 where he alludes to the fact they were still married. This was confusing because of the budding rumors surrounding the possibility of Jhene dating Big Sean. Jhene took to social media to deny cheating accusations as well as to defend herself. For a short time in 2016, Dot and Jhene fired subliminal shots at one another. In the same year, Jhene filed for divorce under irreconcilable differences.
The pair finalized their divorce in October of 2017 and have since to comment on the other.
Big Sean (2016 – 2018)
One of Jhene Aiko’s most well known and high profile relationships has been with Detroit rapper Big Sean. The couple’s relationship began not long after Jhene’s separation from Dot da Genius. The lead up to their relationship began in the studio as early as 2013 when Jhene was featured on Big Sean’s song “Beware” along with Lil Wayne. Two years later she was featured on his 2015 album Dark Sky Paradise, specifically the track “I Know”. A year later in 2016 Big Sean and Jhene teamed up for their steamy collaborative album Twenty88, this is when dating rumors really began to heat up. The two appeared quite close and comfortable with one another in the public eye in 2016- they even shared an onstage kiss. For a while, Sean and Jhene dodged these rumors at the same time appearing quite flirty with one another via social media and in public.
Not long after Jhene filed for divorce from Dot da Genius, it was no secret that Jhene and Sean were a couple. At one point in the relationship, Jhene had a portrait of Big Sean tattooed on the back of her arm which she later covered up in 2018. People speculated the covering up of this tattoo was in result of rumors of Big Sean appearing quite “comfortable” with Nicole Scherzinger at an Oscars after-party in March of 2018. Jhene promptly shut down these speculations.
By late 2018 is when the couple who were once everyone’s “relationship goals” appeared quite distant from one another yet it was not confirmed if they had split. In February of 2019, Sean was spotted hanging out with ex Arianna Grande. Apparently, Jhene and Sean quietly split in December of 2018 as the status of their relationship was confirmed three months later.