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All About Megan Thee Stallion's New Boyfriend, Pardison Fontaine, Who Attended the iHeartRadio Music Awards With Her

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Megan Thee Stallion has a boyfriend. The musician confirmed in an Instagram Live in February that she is dating rapper Pardison “Pardi” Fontaine.

At the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 27, the two made their red carpet debut as a couple, months after they had officially confirmed their relationship.

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

While he didn't attend the 2021 Grammys with her in March, he was supportive from afar, posting an Instagram Story to cheer her on before the ceremony started. Megan was nominated in four major categories: record of the Year (for “Savage” with Beyoncé), Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance (for “Savage” with Beyoncé), and Best Rap Song (for “Savage” with Beyoncé).

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Photo credit: Instagram

Megan confirmed their relationship in February after bringing up Fontaine's online critics.

“I didn't like what they was trying to say about Pardi," Megan told her fans, before sharing their relationship status. “‘Cause he is so calm and so sweet and very protective...That's my boo and I really like him.” Later, she officially confirmed the relationship: “I never said hot girls can't have boyfriends,” adding, “Yeah, he my boyfriend.”

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Fontaine shared some details of his Valentine's Day with Megan Thee Stallion then. Their day appeared to include a personalized meal with a menu that reads, “Pardi with a Hottie.”

The two appeared to take a private plane, decked out with Valentine's Day roses, to their special lunch date.

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In the past, Megan has spoken about how she's had to change her life since rising to stardom. One of those major changes? Keeping her personal life private. “You got to be careful what you're doing in public because sometimes people spin it like it's something else,” she told The Rolling Stone in February of 2020.

In that feature, the magazine noted the velocity with which rumors about Megan's dating life spread: “If she’s photographed next to a man—whether it’s Daniel Kaluuya at the BET Hip Hop Awards or Trey Songz at a club — it quickly becomes an all-consuming story about who she’s dating that’s rarely rooted in fact. During the first week of February [2020], Megan caught the ire of the internet after G-Eazy posted an Instagram story featuring him kissing her on the face. In true Megan fashion, she’d joke a day later that the Bay Area rapper just liked the taste of Fenty makeup, while denouncing any rumors.”

Megan's actually confirmed she has a boyfriend now. Who is Pardison Fontaine?

His full name is Jordyn Kyle Lanier Thorpe

Just as Megan Thee Stallion's real name is not Megan Thee Stallion, Pardison Fontaine's rapper name is not the name he was given at birth. The 31-year-old Capricorn is from Newburgh, New York.

He reportedly has a 4-year-old daughter, Jordy Jr., who was born in 2016.

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His stage name is inspired by the 1985 film Back to the Future

In a November 2019 interview with People, Fontaine said he initially called himself “Pardi McFly.” a spin on the character Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox.

“Then, I thought to myself, ‘JAY-Z is not going to do a song with somebody named Pardi McFly,’ he said. “So, I just dropped the McFly and I kept the Pardi.”

His rapping career dates back to middle school

Fontaine told People that he wrote a song with another student-rapper.

“He gave me this beat and I wrote a little verse to it and that was the first time I ever rapped," Pardi said. “That was like, ‘All right, I can do this.’ That was my real intro.”

Pardi released his biggest hit in 2018, but he's behind a lot of popular music

In 2019, The New Yorker profiled Pardi as part of its feature on ghostwriters in the music industry. Writer Carrie Battan noted that when Cardi B released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, in 2018, she thanked her ghostwriter for the song “Be Careful,” which is an unusual move in the industry. The ghostwriter in question was Pardi.

“My boy Pardison . . . I told him, ‘I really want this record. I want it for me,’” Cardi told hip-hop radio host Ebro Darden. Fontaine's also behind Kanye West's "Violent Crimes" (2018) and Ed Sheeran’s “South of the Border” (2019).

In 2018, though, Fontaine began to build a reputation for himself (under his own name) with his album, UNDER8ED.

Now, add boyfriend of “WAP” Queen Megan Thee Stallion to his résumé.

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