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Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny have broken up after four-year relationship

Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny have broken up after four-year relationship … ‘but are remaining close friends’


Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny have broken up.

The Tomorrow War star, 29, and Star actress, 27, are ‘taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends,’ an insider told People, confirming the split.

Powers, a native of Sacramento, California, has past been seen in movies such as Straight Outta Compton and Before I Fall, and TV shows including Faking It, Sin City Saints and What/If.

Destiny was snapped last year in Paris

The latest: Keith Powers, 29, and Ryan Destiny, 27, have broken up, as an insider told People they’re ‘taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends’

He’s slated to appear in a pair of forthcoming films on Netflix, the romantic comedy The Perfect Find and action-adventure film Uglies.

Destiny, a Detroit native, has also been seen on shows such as Grown-ish, The Lower Bottoms and Low Winter Sun. She’s set to appear in the drama Flint Strong with Ice Cube and Judy Greer.

The former couple spoke about their romance to the digital magazine We the Urban in July of 2019, revealing they first crossed paths at a Teen Vogue bash in 2015, and later pursued connecting with one another via Instagram.

Destiny spoke about how the couple initially kept their romance under wraps.

The former couple held hands in February 6, 2020 at an event in West Hollywood, California

The former couple held hands in February 6, 2020 at an event in West Hollywood, California 

Destiny and Powers were seen at a sporting event in Atlanta in 2018

Destiny and Powers were seen at a sporting event in Atlanta in 2018 

Destiny, seen in LA last June, is set to appear in the drama Flint Strong with Ice Cube and Judy Greer

Destiny, seen in LA last June, is set to appear in the drama Flint Strong with Ice Cube and Judy Greer

‘For a minute we tried to hide it for numerous reasons, but as human beings sometimes you want to just shout to the world, “I love this person and I’m happy!”’ she said. ‘We try to find a balance. I’m already a private person and very career driven so reminding people that I am my own person is important.’

In the interview, the pair opened up on the importance of Black love, as Powers said he felt the couple exemplified ‘good young Black love,’ as their ‘relationship shows people that it’s possible even in this type of industry.’

Powers added: ‘It is so important for our people to see healthy Black love. Whether it’s a relationship, marriage or even friendships. I think it is very important we SEE that. Black love gives us hope. When you see Black love flourish, it’s POWERFUL. It’s important we show our youth how powerful it is as well.’

Destiny pointed to her parents as an example of Black love, noting that it’s reflected in ‘the support we have for one another.

‘I think one of the most important illustrations we can see is us loving us,’ she said. ‘There are people that don’t want to see that. And sadly, we know that sometimes a few of our own can’t even see that because of how they grew up being taught something different.’

Destiny said she had hoped she and Powers exemplified ‘how worthy each of us are of being loved’ and ‘how hard we can love one another’ in a healthy fashion.

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