Apryl Jones has confirmed that she’s currently “dating,” smack dab in the middle of rumors that she’s moved away from former boy band members and onto hip-hop legends.
The 33-year-old “Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood” star was spotted leaving L.A.’s BOA steakhouse on the evening of Feb. 10 with none other than Aftermath Entertainment CEO Dr. Dre, 55, who was released from the hospital in January after suffering an aneurysm earlier in the month, immediately sparking dating rumors about the two.
Although neither has commented on their alleged relationship status, Jones did reveal that she’s “dating” and “not looking for anything” during an interview that took place earlier on the same day of her purported dinner date with Dre.
“I am dating. And … I’m not looking for anything. Imma say I’m not looking,” she told MadameNoire. “I just feel like … I am dating, and I’m open, and I feel like what I am hoping to experience is just a great exchange of energy with somebody that feels different, and I’ll know it when I feel it. But that’s just where I’m at with it. I’m not looking for anything.”
The reality TV star reiterated that she’s content with “enjoying life and exchanging energy and enjoying company” with whomever she hits it off with.
Jones’ fellow “Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood” star and nemesis Moniece Slaughter isn’t playing coy about the relationship rumors, however. During an interview with media host Kendra G on Feb. 12, Slaughter wasted no time confirming that Apryl and Dr. Dre are together, and went a step further saying that Dre’s interest in Jones “shocked” her for various reasons.
“To the person that asked me if Apryl and Dre are together, yes they are and it’s been a while that they’ve been together. … It’s not new,” Slaughter said during the Instagram Live conversation. “I’ve known for a while. I was shocked just because of her public announcement that she’s polyamorous and that she has been with this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, that one, that one, that one, and she was on the internet patting her p-ss. So I was shocked that someone as established and refined as Dre would almost wife her.” Moneice doubled down on the “wife her” sentiment when Kendra G asked her to clarify whether they were just dating or it was more serious.
“What I’m not is a hater,” she stated before sliding in a backhanded compliment among her list of traits. “Apryl is beautiful, her body’s insane, she’s pseudo-semi-kind-of talented, she’s a good mom, and what I know about the way she treats her loved ones is she’s all in. So I know great qualities in her.”
If the two are indeed an item, it would appear that Apryl has had enough of men her age for the moment. After failed relationships with former B2K members Omarion, 35, with whom she shares two children, and Fizz, 36, her fellow “Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood” co-star, Jones could be ready to experience the love that a man of a certain age can offer.
Dre, on the other hand, has been focused on his recovery and dealing with legal issues after he and his wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, began divorce proceedings. The Beats By Dre impresario reportedly agreed to pay her $2 million in temporary spousal support recently.