Ari Lennox appears to be returning to the market for singles. There’s been speculation there’s a possibility that the “Whipped Cream” singer and her reality TV lover Keith Manley II had broken in less than one week following their debut.
According to PEOPLE, A source close to the singer’s 31-year-old has revealed that she as well as her lover have separated. The singer is happy and in “excellent spirits” following the separation, as per the report, and is currently working on her new album.
Why Did Ari Lennox And Married At First Sight’s Keith Manley II Break Up?
“Ari Lennox and the ‘Married at First Sight’ actor Keith Manley have officially split and are no longer together,” an insider told HipHopDX. Ari seems to be in a good mood and is working on her next album, and Ari is also delighted to be recognized for her four BET Awards.”
Ari’s split comes less than an entire week after she appeared to confirm her love affair with Keith through a series of intimate photos she posted on her Instagram Story. She placed her head on Keith’s shoulder during an image of her in what appeared to be the restaurant. In another picture, she was seated securely with her companion with her legs covered by his thigh.
Additionally, Keith used his own Story to post a picture of him holding hands with an individual, but the photo did not show the faces of the couple. They were believed to have been in San Diego for a wedding as she was sharing pictures from the wedding of her aunt.
Keith appeared for the first time in the show “Married at First Sight” during season 9 of the year 2019. Iris Caldwell, a non-profit program supervisor, and another potential candidate chose to remain a virgin until marriage.
Keith Decided To Split And Cause A Heartbreaking Separation!
However, they did face a number of issues, most notably her distaste for discussing sexual intimacy and sex on camera as a virgin and committed Christian and their communication difficulties. On Decision Day, eight weeks after they had a wedding, she expressed her desire to stay married. However, Keith decided to split and cause a heartbreaking separation between them.
“Vulnerable but soulful; flawed but gorgeous,” Ari Lennox describes her voice. Erykah Badu’s vocals have been linked with hers. She says, about her work, “I want to be braver and riskier because often women are put in this cage where we’re only meant to talk about certain topics. People, I believe, want to hear that type of honesty and forthrightness.”
Mariah Carey, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Bilal, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Amerie, Ciara, SWV, Mary J Blige, and many others from the 90s and 2000s, along with Soul singer Minnie Riperton, have all stated during interviews that they have been in the same direction as Ari Lennox.
She also spoke about her love for Kanye West and also how the singer was able to help her meet a variety of other musicians during an interview with The Fader. According to The Gateway, the music of Ari Lennox “effectively mixes separate chunks of traditional Motown, current R&B, and new-age soul into one cohesive output.”
Ari Lennox is a professional name for Courtney Shanade Salter, an American R&B singer from Washington. Following the release of her debut EP through the label Pho, the singer began to gain a fan base. Shea Butter Baby, her debut studio album, was released in the year 2019. Lennox has also been featured as a guest on the Dreamville collection albums Revenge of the Dreamers II and Revenge of the Dreamers III, the latter of which reached the top spot and earned Lennox a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. With her song 2021, “Pressure,” Lennox made her Billboard Hot 100 debut, which debuted at number 66