Michael B. Jordan is dating

January 19, 2018 GMT

Michael B. Jordan has admitted he is “dating”.

The ‘Black Panther’ star is keeping details about his love life close to his chest, but has admitted he is playing the field as he would still describe himself as “single”.

Speaking to WSJ magazine about his relationship status, he said: ”[I’m] dating, but technically single.”

However, the 30-year-old actor - who was born in New Jersey - hinted that sharing his Los Angeles home with his parents may be cramping his style when it came to romance.

He said: “LA isn’t the best place to date. No offense to LA.”

And he added: “My parents are my roommates.”

The ‘Fantastic Four’ star revealed that fans are still always asking him about sharing his name with legendary basketball star Michael Jordan.

He said: “People will be like, ‘Is he your dad?’ And really mean it.”

‘The Wire’ star is determined to make his performance as villain Erik ‘Killmonger’ Stevens in Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ‘Black Panther’ make him stand out in people’s minds, so he worked on changing his appearance dramatically.

Michael said: “I wanted to build a performance that people will remember. Something different. Grow my hair out? Cool. I’ll grow my hair for a year. Put on 20 pounds? I’ll put on 20 pounds [of muscle].

“Everything. Chest, shoulders, back. My legs a little bit, my quads. I was just, like, massive.”

Michael previously faced a public backlash from some comicbook fans when he was cast as Storm in the 2015 ‘Fantastic Four’ remake.

He hit back by writing an essay published by Entertainment Weekly, saying: “Maybe, if I set an example, Hollywood will start considering more people of colour in other prominent roles. And maybe we can reach the people who are stuck in the mindset that ‘it has to be true to the comic book’. Or maybe we have to reach past them.”