Is Jharrel Jerome Gay? Debunking the Speculation

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Is Jharrel Jerome Gay? Debunking the Speculation

Jharrel Jerome is a popular teenage sensation for portraying the famous gay character, Kevin, in the Oscar-winning movie 'Moonlight' in 2016. 

Apart from the star's successful life, the fandom is curious about his love life and wants to know if he has a girlfriend.

Following the movie's tremendous success, his hard work was rewarded with roles in projects such as 'Monster,' and 'Mr. Mercedes.' Now let's dive into his love life and gay rumor.

Jharrel Jerome's Girlfriend & Gay Rumor

Jharrel Jerome dated his girlfriend named Migella Accorsi.

Though he is very private regarding his personal life, his love for his girlfriend, Migella, could not be hidden. The boyfriend and girlfriend often hung out and flaunted their chemistry on their respective social media handles.

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In December 2017, his girlfriend Migella posted a picture of the 'Monster' actor and referred to him as her soul.

However, the boyfriend and girlfriend stopped their social media banter and even deleted some of their old posts together.

Thus, it seems like they might have parted ways. But, one can only speculate about the relationship unless Jharrel opens up about it.

More on Jharrel Jerome

Born in The Bronx, New York, on 9 October 1997, Jharrel was attracted to creative things from a young age. Raised in a family of four with his parents and sister Ciaraa Jerome, he was the entertainer of the whole house.

At the age of fifteen, Jharrel started creating music himself. During his high school days in Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the teenager was encouraged to pursue acting by his family, especially his mother, Radoyka Jerome.

Jharrel Jerome with mother Radoyka Jerome on October 2016

Jharrel Jerome with mother Radoyka Jerome in October 2016 (Photo: Instagram)

After much practice, his big breakthrough came during his college freshman year in Ithaca. He was cast as a gay character, Kevin, in 'Moonlight' and stole the audience's heart.

In no time, the actor of Dominican Republic ethnicity armed with a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m) became a rising name in the industry.

Similarly, the 21-year-old's success continued as he landed recurring roles in movies and series. In 2019, the actor was part of the Netflix series 'When They See Us' and has appeared in many projects.

Jharrel's Net Worth

Jharrel Jerome's rise to fame started in 2016 when he was awarded the role of a gay character, Kevin, in the award-winning drama 'Moonlight.'

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Even though he is yet to book his place amongst the top actors in the industry, Jharrel earns a yearly average salary of $49,988. And, looking at his progress; he is sure to raise his net worth to the next level.

It was only in July 2019 that he was nominated for an Emmy. His role as Korey Wise in 'Exonerated Five' had earned him the nomination of Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

On 23 September 2019, he managed to win his first-ever Emmy. 

To achieve the feat, he beat other nominees including Mahershala Ali (True Detective) and Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora). The other talented actors in the category were Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

Jharrel Jerome after winning his Emmy on 23 September 2019

Jharrel Jerome after winning his Emmy on 23 September 2019 (Photo:

Extending his heartfelt winning message to the team of  'Exonerated Five,' he shared :

"The first time I met Korey, he took off the chain around his neck and put it on my neck and said, 'You're the king now. You're Korey Wise,'"

True to his words, actor Jharrol Jerome has brought every range of emotion in his arsenal for the role and continues to do so.