Rickey Thompson’s Boyfriend: Who Is Rickey Thompson Dating Right Now and Does He Have A Child?

Rickey Thompson is an American actor, comedian, and Internet personality. He rose to prominence for comedic videos he posts to Instagram, and previously Vine.

Rickey Thompson transformed from a bullied kid into a viral sensation by sharing uplifting and empowering videos on social media. But even the purest intentions couldn’t prepare him for his rollercoaster ride to stardom.

Rickey told the New York Times that his key to success is being relatable. Thompson doesn’t “Really do multiple takes.” He shared, ” My ranting videos I can definitely do in one take, and for those, there’s no plan. I turn on the camera and talk, and it’s done.” The internet star seems to have found his niche!

Rickey revealed that he films all of his hilarious videos and ranting monologues on his phone. In fact, he balances his phone on the windowsill of his bedroom, just like the rest of us! According to Rickey, “The more relatable a video is, the better.” Rickey uses Instagram as a digital journal, letting all of us in on the tea.

The North Carolina native, who now has 3 million followers on TikTok, has made sponsored content for brands like YSL Beauty, Moncler, and Marc Jacobs, per Forbes.

Although he is known for his online lifestyle and for starring in movies and partnering with top brands, more about his love life is quite untold after he came out as gay in 2016. So, who is Rickey Thompson’s boyfriend?

Rickey with Lohanthony

Who is Rickey Thompson dating right now?

Rickey Thompson is openly gay by sexuality. He came out on Twitter in 2016. Despite being famous and lives a social media lifestyle, he is very secretive when it comes to his love life.

According to our records, Rickey Thompson is possibly single now; not married and not in any relationship. But this doesn’t mean he hasn’t dated before. In a YouTube video on 2017 titled “Psycho Boyfriend Wants Me To Marry Him”, he revealed that he was in a long-distance relationship. He was rumored to have been in a short-live fling this Germany exchange student.

Back in 2016, Rickey paired up with fellow gay Vine star, Lohanthony (Anthony Quintal) and AwesomenessTV to create a web series called “Lohanthony and Rickey’s Guide to Dating. Unfortunately, the show didn’t lead to love for either host.

In an interview with Interview Magazine in 2019, Rickey said, “Dating for me is rough. People see an opportunity. They think if I’m dating them, I’ll put them on a video as well. It’s very hard… When I go on a date, they know where I’m from, they know what I do, and I’m like, I don’t even know your last name.”

Some rumors are out there that Rickey and his fellow fashionista Denzel Dion are romantically involved, but the two say they are just best friends, per Famous People Today. W Magazine calls them “the best best friends on the internet.”

Rickey and Denzel Dion

Rickey Thompson opens up about landing a role in ‘Swarm.’

In an exclusive interview with Distractify, Rickey — who partnered with Tequila Don Julio Rosado for their PTO aka “Party Time Off” campaign — opened up about landing the role in Swarm, his favorite party moment which, of course, includes meeting Beyoncé, and more.

In the hit television series, Rickey plays a customer service rep named Kenny, who has a tense scene with Dre — played by Dominique Fishback.

The model told us that he auditioned for the role and after he got it, flew to Atlanta to shoot the scene. However, he was unaware of what the series was about or who else was starring in the show.

“I didn’t know what was going on,” he said. “They had changed the name of the series. A lot of times, I was like, ‘Oh my God, what is this about?’ And I didn’t know what the project was about until I saw the trailer.” After watching the trailer, Rickey told us that he was so “thankful and so happy to be a part of this project,” adding, “it’s like it’s the number one show to watch right now in the world. And it makes me feel so good about myself.”


Prior to its release, Donald Glover’s project was being kept on the down low, including its all-star cast.

“It was so secretive like when I got on set, everything was so private. Everything was like so closed off,” Rickey said. “I didn’t know Billy [Eilish] was a part of it until the premiere.”

Aside from its shocking guest stars, fans love decoding the Beyoncé nods throughout the series.


Rickey Thompson says his favorite “party” moment was meeting Beyoncé.

Was it fate or just a total coincidence?

Rickey landed a role in the popular Amazon Prime series Swarm, which gives several nods to A-list singer, Beyoncé. In 2022, Rickey was invited to attend the singer’s “Club Renaissance” event in Paris, and he was able to meet and party alongside the star.

“That is something I will never ever, ever forget,” Rickey told us. “Like literally her saying my name was the most amazing moment ever.”

“The only thing I was saying was like, Oh my God, I love you. I love you,” he continued. “And that’s all I could say. […] When she hugged me, I felt like every problem, every stress I had in my body just released, honestly.”

When he’s not rubbing elbows with A-list stars, Rickey is encouraging his followers to take their own PTO days, in partnership with Tequila Don Julio Rosado.

If you’ll be in Los Angeles or Miami on Friday, March 31, 2023, you can RSVP to the PTO launch event where you can experience the brand new Rosado tequila. Rickey will be taking his PTO in Miami and hopes to see some of you there. If you’d like to attend the event, make sure you RSVP at RosadoPTO.donjulio.com.

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