Regina King and Malcolm Jamal Warner, two well-known Hollywood actors, first met during their initial television runs, although it’s unclear exactly when. They formed a friendship that grew over the years, and Regina even fell in love with and married Ian Alexander in 1997, with whom she shares a child. Malcolm, on the other hand, dated actress Michelle Thomas for some time before being with Karen Malina White for seven years.
Finally, in 2011, Malcolm and Regina decided to give their relationship a try. The pair dated for two years, and their relationship even progressed to the point where they moved in together, with Malcolm becoming a part of Regina’s son’s life. Regina has spoken about their love before, saying that she believes the universe has a plan, and that they probably wouldn’t have been ready for each other years ago. They were even rumored to be engaged at one point.
However, things eventually fizzled out, and on Valentine’s Day, Malcolm reportedly ended the relationship by saying, “I’m just not feeling it.” Regina spoke out about the breakup in 2015, revealing that Malcolm had sent her flowers after the breakup and was offended when she threw them out. She didn’t name him explicitly but said that fans “would know.”
Since their split, both have moved on. Regina tragically lost her son in 2022, and she has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since then. Malcolm, on the other hand, got married and has a child. He has kept his family out of the spotlight, but he did share a photo of their hands for his Black Fist Family campaign in December.
Malcolm Jamal Warner and Regina King’s two-year love story may have ended in heartbreak, but their careers have continued to flourish. Regina has become a sought-after director, winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, and a Golden Globe for her role in Watchmen. Malcolm has continued to act, appearing in several TV shows, including American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and movies, such as Muted.