John Boyega Reveals His Dating Criteria, Says He Only Dates Black Women

On (Sept. 16), British actor John Boyega stopped by “The Breakfast Club” to discuss his new projects. While promoting new films like The Woman King and Breaking, the 30-year-old also spoke with the hosts about his dating preferences.

Before the conversation transitioned to what type of woman catches Boyega’s eye, he was asked about his experience as a person of color in the Star Wars franchise.

Last month, he shared in a SiriusXM radio interview that he would not be returning to the franchise based on the racist backlash he received from the film.

In his younger years, however, Boyega admitted he was much more of a playboy. "Come on, [I'm] Yoruba," he joked, in reference to his Nigerian ancestry. "When I was in college, I was the guy. I had many wives." Now that he's older, love is quickly becoming a more important part of his life. "I'm 30 now.

From 28, I just worked on getting peace and getting myself together. Moving with honesty and transparency. No misleading. No lying. And being devoted to what I commit myself to," he said. "I mean, that's the mental prep, but the field . . ."

Although Boyega may still be figuring out how to navigate his own love life, he cited his parents, Samson and Abigail, as the ultimate role models.

"Being in the public eye, they would prefer if you had the wife and family. It's the ultimate PR package," he said. "But my parents have been together for 35 years. There's nothing that this world can do in terms of pressure to make me be inspired by anything else but my parents."

Here's hoping Boyega's specific dating standards will lend themselves to a long-lasting relationship like theirs.