Queen Latifah has finally gone public about the rumors that have been spreading about her decision to announce that she’s engaged to rumored long-time girlfriend, Jeanette Jenkins.

For the past week, the word on the street has been that actress, singer and rapper Queen Latifah is about to come out of the closet.

She’s also expected to announce her engagement to Jenkins. Bloggers and gossip columnists have been wringing their hands for weeks awaiting official word on the supposedly upcoming nuptials.

The New York Post’s Page Six gossip column was the first to make the suggestion, mentioning last week that a successful actress was planning on coming out of the closet, though the 37-year-old Latifah was not specifically mentioned.

MediaTakeout.com went a step further and said in an article that they had learned Latifah was planning to announce her engagement to her former personal trainer and girlfriend of four years after the promotional tour of her new film but said they “can’t reveal our source to this story, but we can tell you that we’re 100% sure on this one.”

While speaking this weekend with Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times about her upcoming Christmas flick, The Perfect Holiday, the 37-year-old actress, singer and rapper quipped:

“When you’re famous these days, it’s just part of the deal, unfortunately. People will make up all sorts of things that are not true. There ain’t gonna be no wedding.”

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