Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer on Aug. 28. Throughout his 4-year battle with the disease, his girlfriend Taylor Simone Ledward has been on his side.
Chadwick Boseman did not publicly reveal his health condition, so the news of his passing was shocking and heart-rending at the same time.
The undisclosed marriage of Boseman
And just like how he kept his illness hidden, it was revealed the Black Panther actor also married Taylor Simone Ledward in secret. As per the Daily Mail, the wedding was held not long before he succumbed to cancer.
Chadwick, reportedly, proposed to Taylor in October 2019 and planning to get married in 2020. But since his cancer is advancing, they were said to have tied the knot earlier than planned in a private ceremony.
This is probably why Taylor is being referred to as Chadwick Boseman’s wife instead of a girlfriend since his death. Along with the actor’s family, Taylor was at his side when he passed away on Friday night.
The couple attended several red carpet and events in Hollywood, like awards ceremonies and parties. However, Chadwick Boseman never really talks about his relationship with Taylor.
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He and his wife managed to keep their love life private despite being followed by paparazzi. The actor finally publicly acknowledged their romance for the first time during the 50th NAACP Image Awards in March last year.
“Simone, you’re with me every day,” Chadwick said in his award acceptance speech for winning in the Actor in Motion Picture category. “I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.”
Chadwick Boseman and Taylor Simone have no child.
Who is Chadwick Boseman’s wife?
Today reported that Taylor Simone Ledward is a trained singer. She graduated in 2014 from California State Polytechnic University with a degree in Music Industry Studies.
Prior to her course in music, she studied Sociology at Napa Valley College. Ledward once joined the audition to be a contestant on The X-Factor.
Taylor Simone Ledward was first seen with Chadwick Boseman in 2015, and their first red carpet appearance was in 2018. Their last appearance at the red carpet was in Nov. 2019 at the premiere of 21 Bridges in New York City, The Hollywood Life reported.
The pair is believed to have started dating a year before Chadwick was diagnosed with cancer. They were said to have got engaged in October 2019, and the proposal took place in Malibu, California.
Finally, Taylor Simone loves to watch basketball games with her husband, Chadwick Boseman.
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