Yvonne Orji who gave us a Bae Watch alert, is currently dating a 27-year old former American football linebacker, Emmanuel Acho, who is currently an analyst on ESPN. They both announced their relationship today on social media by posting photos on their pages.
The 34-year old actress captioned her photo “Jesus out here answering prayers on a Sunday.”
Yvonne Orji who is best known for her role as Molly in the HBO series Insecure, was in the news in 2017 when she said she feels comfortable sharing intimate details of her personal life with fans—including the fact that she’s a dedicated Christian who plans on remaining a virgin until marriage.
“I’m open, because why not?” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’m grounded in who I am.”
She adds, “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?” The HBO star says she answered her own question: “It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.”
Orji says she’s always more than willing to explain her decision to anyone who inquires.
“People ask about it because they’re curious, or they may not understand,” she says. “How will they ever get understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it.”
As for her personal narrative, Orji emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria at age 6. “It was the traditional immigrant story of my parents wanting the best for us and bringing us here,” she says. But life in Maryland wasn’t always easy.