Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny are splitting up and calling it quits after four years of dating, People reported. “They’re taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends,” a source told the outlet.
The couple first met at a Teen Vogue party in 2015, and they further connected via Instagram. For the past four years, they’ve managed to keep their romance pretty low-key. They did, however, give onlookers a glimpse into their then-flourishing relationship during a joint interview with We the Urban in 2019. “For a minute we tried to hide it for numerous reasons, but as human beings sometimes you want to just shout to the world ‘I love this person and I’m happy!'” Ryan said at the time. “We try to find a balance. I’m already a private person and very career driven so reminding people that I am my own person is important.”
“It is so important for our people to see healthy Black love,” Keith added. “Whether it’s a relationship, marriage or even friendships. Black love gives us hope. When you see Black love flourish, it’s powerful.” Neither Ryan nor Keith has publicly addressed their split.