R&B singer Keyshia Cole's 24-year-old boyfriend has dumped her, MTO News has confirmed.
Keyshia had been dating music artist Niko Khale for the past year, and while together he became both a father and a stepfather to her eldest child. Together the couple had a son, Tobias, and Keyshia's eldest, Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr., is from a previous relationship.
Now, according to social media reports the two recently split. And one entertainment insider told MTO News that it was Niko who "dumped" Keyshia.
Consequently, neither artist is following one another on social media:
The couple began dating in 2018, with their relationship sparking a lot of reactions on social media due to their age difference (Keyshia is 14 years older than Khale).
Keyshia was very sensitive to those criticisms and showed her displeasure for those kinds of comments during an appearance on Nick Cannon's morning show, where she refused to accept the presenter's view that she was Khale's "elder."
Nick, drawing comparisons between Keyshia and Niko's relationship and his relationship with his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, told Keyshia to "embrace" the fact that she was her boyfriend's "elder."
Keyshia didn't want to accept such a label but Nick, not backing down on his assertions, explained that there was nothing wrong about a younger man being molded and shaped by an older woman he is in a relationship with.