“What if I had not auditioned?” Danai Gurira told The Hollywood Reporter. “What if I hadn’t gotten the role? I really can’t even imagine it.” It’s hard to imagine where Danai would be were it not for her role as Michonne Hawthorne in AMC’s horror drama series The Walking Dead.
The show gave Danai exposure, helping her land the role of Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She joined The Walking Dead as a relatively unknown actor, but left as a superstar. Gurira is the type of superstar that prefers to keep her personal life private.
Therefore, there’s very little out there about her dating life. However, we can confirm that Danai Gurira is not married.
She was rumored to be dating The Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus
In 2015, Danai was rumored to be dating Norman Reedus. The rumors emerged when Norman shared a photo of himself and Danai sharing a kiss. It led fans to speculate that the co-stars were in a relationship. At the time, Norman was also rumored to be in a relationship with Emily Kinney.
He denied those rumors, and after the kiss with Danai, people suspected that the couple was in a relationship. However, it later emerged that it was just a friendly kiss. In a behind the scenes clip of The Walking Dead, Norman crept behind Danai as she was being interviewed by Michael Cudlitz.
When he got close, he planted a kiss on her that was several seconds long. Fans of the couple were undoubtedly disappointed when it turned out to be a friendly kiss. Gurira seemed to enjoy the kiss. She said in the video; “What a day! I love my job!”
She is very secretive about her relationships
Norman is the only man that Danai has been linked with during her career. It is because she is very secretive about her personal life. She doesn’t give anything away about her relationships.
We can only speculate about why she chooses to be so secretive. Maybe she is too busy with her career, or maybe she likes to stay away from the public eye.