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“Glee” Star Amber Riley And Desean Black Calls Off Engagement

“Glee” star Amber Riley and fiancé Desean Black have called off their engagement.

"Glee" Star Amber Riley And Desean Black Calls Off Engagement
Photo of Amber Riley And Desean Black


Riley, 36, and Black, 34, first sparked breakup rumours last month, when the actress said she was “single” on a March 17 episode of the “Nice & Neat The Podcast” podcast. At the time, she was also not wearing her engagement ring.

“I am a single black female. I am. I’m a single back female, but I’m not a crazy one like in the movie,” Riley said, referring to her 2022 Lifetime film “Single Black Female.”

“I wish him the best. Don’t have anything horrible or bad to say,” she continued, adding that the split was “amicable.” She didn’t specify what happened nor who initiated the breakup.

Riley who portrayed Mercedes Jones on “Glee” announced her engagement via Instagram in November 2020.

Glee' alum Amber Riley and fiancé Desean Black break up
Photo of Riley when she got engaged


“There was a time when I thought I didn’t want or deserve this kind of love. I’m looking at a man who changed my mind,” she captioned the post. “My time by myself, loving on myself, getting comfortable with myself, prepared me for you, and prepared me for this.

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Riley ended the engagement announcement with a quote: “What God has joined together, let no man separate.”

The former couple hit it off after Riley slid into Black’s DMs. She previously shared a screenshot of the messages, but it’s been wiped from her Instagram page.

“Hey Desean, how are you?” Riley’s message read, to which he replied, “Hey beautiful I’m doing great and you???”

Inside Amber Riley's Relationship With Fiance Desean Black
Screenshot of Riley’s message, shooting her shot at Desean

Since the split, Amber Riley says she’s focusing on prioritizing herself.

“It’s taken me a couple years to understand that choosing myself is not selfish,” she said on the podcast.


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