Laverne Cox has a hottie in her life! The Orange Is the New Black star, 31, is dating Jono Freedrix, president of The Virtual Stage, a Vancouver-based film and theater company, sources confirm to Us Weekly.
Cox and Freedrix were spotted packing on the PDA at the Weinstein Company/Netflix SAG Awards afterparty at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood on Saturday, January 30.
According to an eyewitness, Cox wasn’t shy about getting close to her beau. The transgender star spent the evening dancing with and kissing Freedrix. At one point in the night, the source says Freedrix even playfully slapped her ass. Cox was having so much fun, another source adds, that she split her pants dancing!
Cox, who made history as the first transgender woman to cover Time magazine in June 2014, also brought Freedrix as her date to the SAGs, where OITNB took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
According to his website, Freedrix is a former high school teacher who ran an award-winning teen filmmaking program called Killarney Films, and who “also happens to love orangutans.” Freedrix has worked with Cox’s costars in the past. OITNB’s Joel Marsh Garland and Pat Squire appeared in his “twisted comedy” about public breastfeeding, entitled Sucklepump.
Cox and Freedrix have known each other for some time, the cutie even posed for a photo with Cox at the 2014 Emmys.