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“Harlem” Exclusive: Tyler Lepley Talks His Real Life Chef Skills And Leading Man Journey

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“Harlem” Exclusive: Tyler Lepley Talks His Real Life Chef Skills And Leading Man Journey

If you haven’t started watching “Harlem” yet we’re not sure why… Especially since the show’s leading man Tyler Lepley is sizzling panties everywhere the show streams!

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BOSSIP recently caught up with Tyler Lepley about the hard work he’s put into his acting career, appearing in “The Haves And Have Nots,” “P-Valley,” and more projects before becoming the leading man in “Harlem.” He discussed being the show’s “Mr. Big,” whether his character Ian and Meagan Good’s character Camille had too much history to work together.

“Ian is a very gifted, studied, artistic chef, but one of his biggest conflicts is he’s so passionate. He’s passionate about his work life and he’s also passionate about his love life and it’s left him in conflict between them and that’s kind of where we find him when we land on Ian and Camille,”Lepley told BOSSIP.

“There’s definitely a lot of history for them to be working together and one thing that I like about the trajectory of their relationship is we continue to see the relationship redefine itself. They start where they were, then they split up to chase their passions, then they find each other five years later, now they’re trying to work together, so that’s an interesting dynamic to see them try to figure things out, but there is so much history it’s difficult to try to compartmentalize those feelings with what you’re supposed to be doing at work.”

We asked Tyler about playing a chef on the show and whether those skills translate in real life.

“I can whip up some ones and twos, but I ain’t on no Ian level,” he told BOSSIP.

Lepley revealed he has some classics under his belt. “I can actually cook a good fried chicken. I’m going right in the pan, old school, and I cook a really good steak too. ”

“I’m a steak and potatoes guy. I don’t go rare but I don’t go well done either. I like it right in the middle. Medium.”

Ironically Lepley isn’t the only “Ty/e” to join the “Harlem” cast. Jerrie Johnson plays the masculine presenting queer character Tye on the show.

“Big shout out to Jerrie Johnson,” Lepley told BOSSIP. “She’s amazing in this project and she’s from Philly as well. We got a Philly love for each other so we remained close after production.”

Lepley described how the show leads all were able to bond during their down time, while remaining focused on the task at hand.

“We’re very chill, but we’re also, all five of us are very driven in terms of our artistry,” Lepley told BOSSIP. “On one side we can go out and turn up a little bit and have fun together… but we’re also very passionate and detail oriented about our work, we’re definitely here to work first. So it was a great contrast to be around people who are just like me in that sense.”

Much like Tyler’s character, Ian, the actor is currently hitting his stride professionally but despite his current wealth of opportunities, he told BOSSIP he is staying humble. We asked him about any big purchases he’s made with his “P-Valley” and “Harlem” checks and he joked, “I might be shining a little something,” as he held up his hand to show off his pinky ring and the watch on his wrist.

Lepley also said that, despite becoming a leading man with his role as Ian, he still approaches his roles the same way as he always has and knows some people will be seeing him for the first time on “Harlem” not understanding the grind it took for him to get here.

“The struggling artist, the successful artist, the audience looks at it like they’re different but they’re really one and the same. I break down the characters the same way. Ten years later my tool as an artist may be sharper than it was because of all the work that I’ve put in but it’s still the same process. People will wake up and they’re going to see me for the first time, who would not have watched ‘Haves and Have Nots’ and would not have watched ‘P-VALLEY’ they’re going to thing ‘Wow he got here overnight.’ But that’s not how it works.”

“Harlem” is currently streaming on Prime Video. What do you think of the show so far?

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Wissam Al Mana: 5 Things To Know About Janet Jackson’s Ex-Husband

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Janet Jackson was married to Wissam Al Mana, with whom she shares five-year-old son Eissa, for five years before they split in 2017. Find out more about the billionaire who once called the talented songstress his ‘wife.’

Janet Jackson, 55, is getting set to release a highly-anticipated documentary about her life and career on Lifetime and A&E on Jan. 28 and at least some of it will feature the various men she’s loved over the years. One of those includes  Wissam Al Mana, 47, who she married in 2012. Her romance with the billionaire CEO was pretty private, but the “Rhythm Nation” crooner shocked everyone when fans realized they welcomed their son Eissa together in 2017. Just three months later, the lovebirds called it quits and Janet announced the news herself in a rare video she posted to Instagram, which can be seen below.

After raving about their “beautiful, sweet, loving” son in the clip, she said, “I just want to keep it real for you guys for a second – yes I separated from my husband.” She went on to talk about how their figuring out details of their divorce in court and added, “The rest is in God’s hands.”

So who exactly is Wissam and what was his background with Janet like? Find out more about him below.

Wissam was born in Qatar but raised in England.

Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson got married in 2012. (CKAA/ZDS/MEGA)

His family moved to London when he was just two-years-old and he spent his childhood and teenage years there.

He loved fashion and style from a young age.

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Wissam Al Mana looking handsome. (Richard Young/Shutterstock)

He credits growing up in London with his fashion obsession, applying at nearly every shop on the city’s posh Kings Road before getting a weekend job at a store there when he was just 14.

Wissam operates a Gulf Region fashion brand empire worth $1 billion.

His family’s Al Mana conglomerate fashion portfolio includes retail holdings for such brands as Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel and Agent Provocateur. The company is also major shareholder in the Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait as well as having vast retail real estate holdings in the region.

Wissam and Janet married in 2012 but kept their marriage secret for over a year.

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Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson at an event together. (Nicolas Khayat/Shutterstock)

The couple dated for several years before tying the knot in 2012. The ultra-private Janet kept the news from the world until finally revealing the union in a 2013 interview. She said, “The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”

He claims Janet had always been his “dream woman.”

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Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana holding hands. (RMB/ZOJ/MEGA)

The couple met at a Dubai hotel opening in 2010 and he always knew she was the one for him. He told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia in 2011 that, “I’m fortunate enough to be dating my dream woman,” Awww, and now he’s going to be a new daddy with her as well!

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Hailey Baldwin Rocks Nude Bra & Underwear In Sexy Photos As She Teases New Skincare Line

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Hailey Bieber is an expert at marketing as she flaunted her curves in a nude bra and underwear to promote her new skincare line.

Hailey Baldwin, 25, is as sexy as she is shiny while modeling products from her new skincare line Rhode. She rocked a nude bra and ruffled string thong that were sexy enough to highlight her curves but muted enough to highlight her shimmery skin. Her chest and face shined as she wore one of her new skincare producers.

“glazed 🍩🍩 skin all 2022. Tell a friend,” she captioned the post. In each pic, she zoomed in closer on herself. The last picture features her sampling some skincare products which may even be from her skincare line. In the third picture, she tagged the line, Rhode. The account doesn’t have any posts yet but already has 49.5k followers.

Hailey has been spotted hitting the gym with her pal Bella Hadid and her effort shows. The model recently showed off her body in a sexy bikini during her NYE getaway. She wore a red floral bikini as she sat down for some leisurely reading. She also had plenty of fun on the trip as she and her husband Justin Bieber visited some donkeys and sheep.

Speaking of Justin, her marriage with him seems to be going well. But there was once a time when Hailey questioned her marriage to the singer when she was struggling with committing to her marriage. “I remember I called [my mom] a few different times; one particular time we were in Brooklyn and I was calling her, crying, and I was like, ‘I just can’t do it. There’s no way that I’m going to be able to do this if it’s going to be like this forever,’” Hailey recalled on the In Good Faith With Chelsea & Judah podcast.

Hailey Baldwin stuns in a white bikini. (SplashNews)

The “Peaches” singer was struggling with depression and Hailey was doing her best to keep it together. They ultimately decided they would push through the tough times. “Neither of us were going to be the person to say, ‘I quit,’” Hailey said. “Neither of us were going to be the one to walk away from the situation. Because we were just both like, ‘Hey, we chose to fight for this, so we’re gonna keep fighting past whatever we need to.’”

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Kim Kardashian Sizzles In Sexy Black Bikini Bottoms & A SKIMS Top On The Beach — Photos

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Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to share several new gorgeous pics of herself looking at home and confident on a beach while wearing her figure-flattering and stylish outfit.

Kim Kardashian, 41, is looking better than ever in her latest summery-looking photos! The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posed in a long-sleeved black top from her own brand SKIMS and matching black bikini bottoms while walking around the beach. She had her long locks down and wet and added black gloves and sunglasses to her epic look.

“long time no sea 🌊 🐚,” Kim captioned the pics before her fans responded with kind words. “A lovely sight,” one fan wrote while another called the photos a “masterpiece.” Others left heart-eyed emojis and red hearts to show off their love for the beauty’s snapshots.

Before she wowed with her beach post, Kim got attention for attending an art show in an eye-catching long black leather coat with nothing underneath. She also wore matching pointy shoes and sunglasses as her long hair was pulled back into an up do. Her confident strut while her hands were in her pockets proved she’s comfortable in the spotlight and definitely knows how to work it!

Kim Kardashian walking on a beach during a previous outing. (BACKGRID)

When Kim’s not turning heads by herself, she’s doing so with her new beau Pete Davidson, 28. After working together on Saturday Night Live, the good-looking stars have been seen out and about with each other several times and aren’t afraid to show off PDA, like holding hands, whenever they feel like it. Although they haven’t publicly confirmed their relationship on social media, the two seem very happy whenever they’re around each other.

Kim’s romance with Pete started less than a year after she filed for divorce from Kanye West, 44. The former lovebirds’ split went public in Feb. and although it initially seemed to be going well, the rapper has recently been opening up about some struggles they’re having while co-parenting their four kids. He claims he wasn’t invited to their daughter Chicago‘s recent birthday party and a source EXCLUSIVELY told us that Kim didn’t feel the need to invite him now that their marriage is over.

“Kim really didn’t invite Kanye to the party. He’s no longer a part of the family, they don’t have to all be together for the birthday parties, at least right now. They’re not together,” the source explained before adding that “Kanye chose to move across the street to co-parent.”

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