Taylor Simone Ledward
Taylor Simone Ledward is best known as “Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman’s wife who was by Boseman’s bedside when he reportedly died of cancer at age 43. Ledward, who is a singer and a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, married Chadwick in October last year.
The pair are thought to have said their vows in a private ceremony. They kept much of their early relationship secret, before allowing themselves to be pictured together at award ceremonies and red carpet premiers.
Star Chadwick Boseman secretly married his wife Taylor Simone Ledward before his death, it has been reported.
Taylor Simone Ledward Dating History With Chadwick Boseman
Ledward’s dating romance was initially confirmed in 2015 when she and Bosemanwere spotted together by paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport.
In 2017, she was seen with Boseman as a guest on US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and by 2018, she was regularly joining him at star-studded premieres including Black Panther and 21 Bridges. She also joined him throughout the awards season in 2019, following his performance in blockbuster movie Black Panther.
Ledward’s grandmother and sister confirmed that she was very happy with Chadwick Boseman.
The last time they were seen together was in February this year when they watched the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago and appeared to be in good spirits as they laughed and joked together.
Taylor Simone Ledward Engagement and Marriage Ceremony
Chadwick is thought to have finally popped the question in October 2019 during a date night in Malibu.
‘Chadwick and Simone got engaged. It was a long time coming and everyone is really happy’, Gossip blog MediaTakeOut was told by a source.
The pair are believed to have become engaged, with the wedding ceremony thought to have taken place recently, ten months before Chadwick’s shocking death.
Ledward is survived by her husband, with no children and mother-in-law, Chadwick’s publicist said.
He had been reported to be dating Ledward after the pair were spotted together on the red carpet at the 2019 SAG awards, but his marriage was not reported until his death.
He was diagnosed with cancer a year into their relationship and battled it with Taylor by his side.
In March last year he spoke about their romance for the first time at the 50th NAACP Image Awards, saying: ‘Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.’
When the cameras panned to her, she could be seen mouthing back the words ‘I love you’.
Chadwick Boseman’s Tragic Death
The Black Panther actor passed away at home in Los Angeles after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. His beloved wife was at his bedside alongside a close family.
The family confirmed Chadwick’s death: ‘It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV’.