Actor Jussie Smollet has a new man. Media Take Out caught up with Jussie this weekend at an Atlanta Pride event, and the actor appeared to be getting cozy with another prominent gay actor, Dyllón Burnside from the hit tv series pose.
The two men came to the event together, and while they separated when they first arrived, the two men partied alongside each other for most of the day – leading many to suspect that the two were a couple.
Here are just a few images that Media Take Out obtained, showing them interacting with each other.
In case you’re wondering, Jussie was greeted with LOVE and ADORATION from the crowds at Atlanta Pride. Despite his recent bad press, he seems to be more beloved than ever in the :LGBTQ+ community.
Dyllon is an actor and singer. He is known for his role as Ricky Evangelista, a dancer, in the FX television series Pose.
Jussie is an actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1991, acting in films such as The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner’s North (1994). In 2015, Smollett portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire, a role that was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a Black gay man on television. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film Alien: Covenant (2017) as Ricks and in Marshall (2017) as Langston Hughes.
In January 2019, Smollett staged a fake hate crime against himself in Chicago and later made false police reports regarding the incident. In December 2021, Smollett was convicted of five felony counts of disorderly conduct; he was sentenced in March 2022 to 150 days in county jail.
He has since been released on bond while his case is on appeal