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Exclusive: Elle Varner Dishes On Boyfriend Iman Shumpert

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Elle Varner finally confirmed via Instagram Wednesday night that she and New York Knicks player Iman Shumpert are officially an item. The singer posted this photo of she and Iman cuddled up next to each other with the caption: “Happy Birthday to my super amazing, talented, handsome, strong, sexy, intelligent BOYFRIEND!”

Varner and Iman

While on the red carpet for the ASCAP Awards on Thursday night, HipHollywood caught up with a blushing Elle to talk about her boo thang, Iman. “He’s awesome. We’ve been friends for such a long time. Of all the guys that I’ve met throughout being in the limelight he’s the one guy that really stuck it out and built a friendship with me, and it meant a lot,” Varner dished.

“I’m glad I’m not hiding it anymore, it was a lot of work,” the singer added.

It looks like we will be seeing the 24-year-old at some games next season.

Check out what else Varner had to say about her boyfriend:

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Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview

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Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.

“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”

According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.

Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.

“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”

She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”

In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.

“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.

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