Trevor Noah’s Ex-Girlfriends Include Dua Lipa & Minka Kelly—His Dating History

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He’s one of the hottest (former) talk show hosts in the business, so fans always want to know about Trevor Noah’s girlfriend, if he has one, and his dating history.

Noah, who was the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, hasn’t talked a lot about his romantic life over the years, but in an interview with in 2016, he got candid about why he still feels in love even if he’s not in a relationship. “I realize that if I love myself and I have friends that love me and family that loves me. I exist in a constant state of love,” he said at the time. “That’s the thing I learned: happiness is a choice; happiness is hard work.”

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In his 2016 memoir, Born a Crime, Noah wrote about how his mother, who raised him in Johannesburg, South Africa, taught him about love. “Love is a creative act. When you love someone you create a new world for them. My mother did that for me, and with the progress I made and the things I learned, I came back and created a new world and a new understanding for her,” he wrote.

Noah announced he was leaving The Daily Show in an episode in September 2022. “Before we go [to commercial], I was chatting to Roy Wood Jr. yesterday when we finished the show and he reminded me it has been seven years since we started The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” he said at the time. “One of the overriding feelings I found myself experiencing throughout the night and even today waking up was a feeling of gratitude.”

He continued: “What a journey it has been, thank you every single one of you who comes here to support us every single day, everyone who has watched the show and it’s grown around the world… And I just found myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It’s something I never expected and I found myself thinking about everything we’ve gone through—the Trump presidency, the pandemic, the journey of more pandemic—and I realized that after seven years, my time is up but in the most beautiful way, honestly, I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly shitty on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”

But back to who Trevor Noah is dating. Ahead, look back on Trevor Noah’s girlfriends, including who he’s dated most recently.

Zoë Mabie (2024)

According to a South African newspaper and gossip blogger Musa Khawula, Noah was linked to an influencer and an MBA graduate, Zoe Mabie in January 2024. Though neither have commented publicly on the romance, or confirmed if it’s even real. According to The South African, she’s been longtime pals with Khaya Dlanga and Xolisa Dyeshana, who both happen to be good friends of Noah’s.

In an Instagram Reel, Mabie shared a highlights reel and in one of the videos, Noah is seen sitting at a table where the group is enjoying a meal. Mabie captioned her video, “We love summer!”

Dua Lipa  (2022)

Dua Lipa
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Lipa and Noah were first linked in September 2022 after The Daily Mail published photos of them on a date at Miss Lily’s in New York City. The pictures came after Noah’s breakup with actress Minka Kelly in May 2022. “They were quietly sat away from everyone else at the restaurant. It was clear they were into each other and sat close together throughout the meal. They left together and walked, stopping for long embraces and on the second kiss with hugs,” a source told The Daily Mail.

Lipa seemed to respond to the rumors in an interview on the “Dua Lipa: At Your Service” podcast in October 2022, where she confirmed she was single.“For me, this is the first year I’ve not been in a relationship for a very long time,” she said.

“It’s been really great to just be alone and only think about myself and kind of be quite selfish, which I’ve never really had the opportunity to do. But when you find someone that really softens you and calms you down. I think it is the Leo thing—it makes a big difference.” Page Six confirmed in December 2022 that Lipa and Noah relationship ended soon after their date at Miss Lily’s. “They haven’t spoken since,” the insider said.

Minka Kelly (2020 – 2022)

Minka Kelly
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News broke that Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly were dating in August 2020. A source told Us Weekly at the time that the two were in a “serious” relationship and Kelly even moved into Noah’s apartment in New York City. “They’ve been dating for a while, well before quarantine started,” the insider said. People reported in January 2021 that Kelly and Noah were also looking to buy a home together in Los Angeles.

“[They] are still really happy and in love,” the insider said. “They’re making plans for a future together, and it’s a very stable relationship. They’ve been spending time between coasts over the last year and had been looking for a place in L.A. as a couple.” In February 2021, the couple were seen celebrating Noah’s birthday at In-N-Out in Los Angeles. However, the two briefly split in May 2021, per People. They reconciled less than a month later before splitting again in 2022. “They have been broken up for a while” a source told People at the time, adding that Kelly was very happy” and would “rather be single than waste her time with the wrong guy.”

Jordyn Taylor (2015 – 2018)

Trevor Noah, Jordyn Taylor
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After his full-time move to the United States, Noah dated singer and model Jordyn Taylor. The two even walked the red carpet at several public events together such as the MTV Movie Awards in 2018, where Noah won the award for Best Host. Noah “quietly broke it off” between him and Taylor in 2018. A source told Life and Style at the time that the two “just grew apart.”

In an Instagram post in January 2019, Taylor confirmed that she and Noah had split. “Of course I love him. How could you not love him? I love him so much but you guys should know we broke up this past summer, but yeah I love him,” she wrote in response to a fan who asked about their breakup. Taylor also gave the following advice to a follower who asked for any tips to get over a bad split. “Surround yourself with good people and take care of your body. Know that there was nothing you could have done differently. You are perfect as you are and you will find someone who will mirror that sentiment,” she wrote.

Dani Gabriel (2014 – 2015)

One of Noah’s first public relationships was with musician and physiotherapist Dani Gabriel, who is also from his native South Africa. The two started dating in 2014, and Gabriel even traveled with Noah as he toured around the world as a stand-up comedian and worked as correspondent for The Daily Show. The two split in 2015 around the time Noah was announced as the new host of The Daily Show and would have to move to New York City full time. Gabriel, for her part, stayed in South Africa, according to Life & Style.

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