Insecure Season 5 premiere spoilers ahead. Kendrick Sampson goes to therapy, reads Angela Davis, and is passionate about eradicating all forms of injustice. He’s a certified catch. Onscreen, however, he doesn’t have the best dating track record. As Jesse on The Vampire Diaries, he tried to get with Caroline, who had a werewolf boyfriend. On How To Get Away With Murder, he played the murdered Caleb, who lied about getting it on with his sister. And as Lyft Bae, aka Nathan, he embodied the bane of modern dating when he ghosted Issa (Issa Rae) in Season 3 of Insecure.
Nathan explained his abrupt departure the following season when he told Issa he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spent time seeing a therapist. By then, she was already seeing Jay Ellis’ Lawrence then and kept Nathan in the friend zone. But now that Issa and Lawrence seem to be broken up for good, fans are hoping Nathan and Issa will finally reconnect in the fifth and final season of Insecure, which premiered on Oct. 24. While Nathan’s love life is a little complicated, Sampon’s IRL romances couldn’t be more different. Sampson can relate to an Insecure character’s love life — just not Nathan’s. Here’s everything we know about Kendrick Sampson’s dating life, including what he wants in a partner.
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Remember that skinny dipping date Nathan had with Issa before he bolted? Sampson previously told Bustle that he’s never been on a similar date. “I haven’t ever had an adventurous date like that, and so it’s inspiring and kind of a reminder that life is short, and we have to seize the day,” he said. In an interview with Essence, he also revealed after his ghosting story arc that he, too, had been ghosted in the past. “I know how it feels, and it’s heartbreaking,” he said. “As a matter of fact, this girl ghosted on me and hit me up today. You know what? I ain’t even gonna answer,” he laughed before conceding, “But I’ma answer a little bit later. I wanna know. I’m like, where you was at?”
Aside from those ghosting misfortunes, he was previously linked to Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei when people saw them together at Variety‘s Power of Young Hollywood party in 2017. According to a report by Hollywood Life, “The two were caught flirting and exchanging numbers.” Nothing else was reported beyond …….