With Barbershop: The Next Cut slated to hit theaters next week, the rapper-actress is hitting the promo circuit. Only, it’s not her highly anticipated big screen comeback, but recent comments regarding her marriage to British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper that grabbed our attention.
“It’s good! It’s really good,” the “Tambourine” artist told People, at the premiere of her upcoming film in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. “It’s fun, we’re driving together for his company, Gumball 3000. That’s how I met him. That’s a test for a relationship, drive 300 miles. Trust me, we’ve done it three years in a row.”
As for what makes their relationship work, it all boils down to bona fide trust. “Honesty and loyalty. You know we take it day by day, month by month,” she said. “We respect each other, we are the realest. It’s the realest relationship I’ve ever had. He’s my homie. All those sound like cliches but really it’s working.”
In fact, Eve feels so confident in her relationship with Cooper, that she’s ready to add more members to their family. “We can’t wait to have kids of our own,” she said. “Whoever is in charge, make it happen. I can’t wait.”
In 2013, the Gumball 3000 founder popped the question on Christmas Day. Soon after, Eve confirmed their engagement via Instagram, when she posted a photo of herself flanked by her mom and brother that featured a large, sparkly ring on her left ring finger. Six years later (including the four years they dated) and the couple is still going strong.
Up next, it appears that Eve is back in the studio. “I always try to give you all the same support and love that you’ve given me throughout the years!! Appreciate you! Thank you! New music soon,” she tweeted fans earlier this week.
It’s been quite some time since Eve dropped Lip Lock, in 2013, which included features from Missy Elliott and Snoop Dogg. Despite a large fan base, the disc didn’t gain as much traction as her previous albums, Eve-Olution and Scorpion, which included hits like “Gangsta Lovin’” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” Regardless, we’re amped to see what the former Ruff Ryder has in store for us.