It appears that Mimi Faust is finally ready to reveal who she’s been dating. The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star revealed on episode 15 of the VH1 show that she had a new girlfriend, but didn’t say who it was.
On Friday, Mimi posted an Instagram photo with openly gay WNBA player Tamera Young sparking rumors the pair is dating. In the photo, Young is seen smiling at the camera with Faust behind her.
According to Wetpaint, it’s been rumored for quite some time that Mimi was dating Young but they managed to keep their supposed relationship under the radar. FarrahGray.com reported that Mimi’s ex, Stevie J, was the one who introduced her to the Chicago Sky guard. Young appeared on an episode of Stevie J’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” spinoff show, “Stevie & Joseline.”
Mimi hasn’t confirmed whether the dating rumors are true, but apparently there’s already some drama surrounding the photo she posted. Famelous reported that Young has also been romantically linked to her teammate Cappie Pondexter and she didn’t appreciate Mimi posting a picture with Young. Pondexter reportedly shared an image of her and Young smiling at the camera, writing “Guess that makes two of us #sharingiscaringright.” She later deleted the image.
In April, Mimi opened up about her sexuality defending her dating women. At the time she was in a relationship with Chris Gould, who briefly appeared on Season 5 of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Taking to Instagram, Mimi fired back at people attacking her relationship, writing: “In 2016 we should not be using gay and lesbian as a way to degrade someone. Someone’s sexuality is not a reflection of their character and more importantly what type of parent they are. … We should continue the strides we have made over the last 50+ years and allow people to be who they are.”
In an interview with Page Six Mimi said she preferred not to be labeled as a gay woman. “I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m gay. I like people — I like personalities and I’m attracted to who I’m attracted to,” she explained.