Back in 2016, Aisha Tyler shared that she and her then-husband, Jeff Tietjens, were going their separate ways.
“My husband and I separated over a year ago, but we were really fighting to stay together,” she said at the time while still on The Talk.
“I met my husband when I was a teenager,” she said. “We’ve been together for more than half of my adult life. He’s been my only adult relationship, and other than my parents, he’s the person who has influenced me and cared for me the most. In fact, he’s cared for me even longer than my parents have cared for me. It’s very hard when you love someone very much but begin to realize that you want very different things for your lives.”
Two years later, the 48-year-old actress and comedian seems to be moving on, and there are whispers that she is doing so with another woman.
Tyler shared a picture of herself, holding a film strip in her hand, that features she and Arrow actress Emily Bett Rickards being silly, cuddling cheek to cheek, and also sharing a kiss. She captioned the photo, “True love.”
True love. @emilybett
A post shared by Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) on Oct 27, 2018 at 12:41am PDT
As previously mentioned, Rickards, a 27-year-old Canadian actress, is known for her work on the CW series Arrow, as well as spin-off shows The Flash and Supergirl.
Neither party has confirmed that the other is bae, but when posting about Rickards, Tyler has been pretty affectionate:
My ♥️. #jar #casschella #loves @emilybett
A post shared by Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) on Sep 29, 2018 at 1:47pm PDT
Happy happy birthday @emilybett! I could go on here about how much you mean to me, but I am going to tell you directly into your lovely face instead like an actual living human being. Suffice it to say these pics are only a partial visual summary of this incredible year, and but a preview of good things to come. You’re aces. ??
A post shared by Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:56am PDT
Photos of both women together start in 2015 on Tyler’s page, but she said back in July, in a birthday post for Rickards, that they’d had an “incredible year.”
And for the record, when still hosting The Talk back in 2016, Tyler joked that she was “a little bit gay.”
“I personally think that everybody is a tiny bit gay. I do. I think that everyone is on a spectrum,” she said. “Some people are very gay with a little bit of straight some people are very straight with a little bit of gay.”
Now, Tyler and Rickards could very well just be colorful friends, but you can’t blame people, including the star’s followers, for thinking there is a deeper connection there…
If there is a more romantic connection happening, it wouldn’t be the first time a famous woman walked away from a relationship with a man and found herself dating another woman. Look below and hit the flip to see a few more celebrity women who did the same:
After dealing with Stevie J, who wouldn’t want to be done with men? Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Mimi Faust dated Chris Gould, who was featured on the show for a short while and actually identified as a man, in 2016. Since they called it quits, she’s been in a relationship with WNBA player Tamera Young.