Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have done quite a good job at keeping details around their relationship under wraps (aside from a few occasional Instagram flicks). The power couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in November, and after reaching such a huge milestone, Michael is now opening up about how he’s gotten so comfortable with their relationship being in public eye — and how it has prepared him for his upcoming romance film, A Journal For Jordan.
“There are roles that I passed on that I knew I didn’t have enough life experience to play,” he said in his recent cover story for The Hollywood Reporter. “I was like, ‘What can I pull from?’ But I finally found what love was. When I was younger, I don’t know if I could have handled the onslaught of opinions and being picked apart, and also being conscious of what the other person’s going to go through. It takes a special person to deal with that.”
The two made things Instagram official back in January, and according to Michael, their relationship felt like it was “real enough” to finally share with the world. Part of that is because they’ve chosen to focus less on the public’s opinions. “There’s a premeditated planning of staying out of the way [of the public eye] that sometimes kills spontaneity and intimacy. I wanted to take that away and give this the best chance it had, in this weird world that we live in, to be somewhat normal. Long story short, I think it’s just the timing of everything. It was the right time for me,” he said.
Though they haven’t divulged too much about how they first got together, Michael and Lori have both teased some details about how they operate in their relationship. Lori previously told The Real that her boyfriend is “so sweet” and “very attentive,” adding, “He listens to me and the things that I say that I want and he really makes an effort.” Aww!
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