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Laverene Cox Opens Up About Buying Her First Dress

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Before becoming an icon in the transgender community and before landing her revolutionary role on Orange Is The New Black, actress Laverne Cox had some “tansgender milestones” to overcome. One of these milestones being the quest to find her own fashion and style.

In a recent interview with MTV to promote her documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word Cox opens up about her style evolution and buying her first dress. “I was terrified of wearing a dress because my third grade teacher Ms. Ridgeway said I would end up in New Orleans wearing a dress,” she stated. “Even though I needed to express my femininity for years, I didn’t wear dress, … The very first dress I wore, I believe, the first one I remember I got in Indiana, when I was in Indiana University, and it was silver lamé and it was long sleeved and I got it from [a thrift store], there was amazing thrift at the time in Bloomington, Indiana,” she told MTV. “I think I had a fake I.D. and wore it to the local gay bar.”

The Emmy Award winning actress also opens up about buying heels for the first time. “I didn’t wear heels for a long time because I just didn’t find them comfortable and I still don’t really,” Laverne said with a smile on her face. “I found this pair of platform, like really chunky platform shoes from the Salvation Army, that I wore to death. So, I probably wore them, I’m not going to tell you the club, because if I tell you the club I will date myself.”

Laverne’s documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, airs tonight(10/17) on MTV and follows the trails and tribulations of transgender youth living in America.

Click on the arrow below to watch  what else Cox has to say about her style journey including the story about her first weave.

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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden

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Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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