Lil Nas X Finally Reveals Ex-Boyfriend's Identity


| LAST UPDATE 10/03/2021

By Chloe Becker
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It's been a wild ride for those of us invested in Lil Nas X's love life. Back in August, the chart-topper revealed he had a boyfriend. And after recently sharing that the two have since called it quits, Lil Nas X is now telling fans who the mystery man was.

Lil Nas X Relationship History
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"I was seeing someone. I kind of decided I didn't want to anymore," Lil Nas X told host Andy Cohen during an appearance on SiriusXM's Radio Andy. Not surprisingly, the Grammy-winner has plenty of suitors waiting for their chance with him. "There are definitely a couple people," he admitted when Cohen asked about it. "For sure, a couple people out there."

Lil Nas X Reveals Boyfriend
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But much to some eligible bachelors' disappointment, the Montero singer is not looking to get locked down again for now. "I don't think I want any guy right now, you know?" he shared. "Maybe I'm floating around right now ... I just want to work on music, and every now and then, you know, maybe I'll kiss a guy every blue moon, you know?"

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And now, the saga continues as the 22-year-old finally revealed exactly who his bae was. And, as many fans suspected, it was the hottie with a body, dancer Yai Ariza. Doesn't ring a bell? Ariza played Lil Nas X's love interest in the That's What I want music video, appeared in the Industry Baby clip, and was that guy who got to kiss the singer during his BET Awards performance.

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"We were dating, and we are still [on] very good terms," the singer admitted of he and Yai Ariza. In fact, they're on such good terms that Lil Nas X might still see a future with him. "You know, we may date again, I'm sure," he continued. "I love him; he is amazing." Talk about ex-relationship goals.

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"I wanted to just kind of focus on my music right now," he explained. But that doesn't mean it was an easy decision: "I am still very much in love, but I'm, like, trying to manage it," Lil Nas X admitted. "If it's meant [to be], it will happen in the future; life is long." We'll be on the sidelines rooting for ya and whatever your heart desires, Industry Baby.