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Twitter users are shook after learning Kamala Harris once dated Montel Williams

Half of Twitter is shocked while the other half has no idea who Montel Williams is.


Mikael Thalen


Twitter users were shocked to discover this week that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the soon to be vice president, once dated television icon Montel Williams.

A tweet discussing the relationship garnered more than 11,000 shares on Thursday from bewildered users.

“The Fact that Kamala Dated Montel and it seems like no one remembers lol,” @_REALbossbabe said.

Many were totally unaware that the pair had briefly dated in 2001.

“I cannot y’all!” @likalica said.

Numerous users, however, questioned why they would have known in the first place, dragging Williams in the process.

“We barely remember Montel,” @flawl3ssbrwn tweeted.

Users also joked at the fact that in some bizarre universe, Montel could have been the husband of the vice president.

Some users old enough to even know who Montel is also momentarily questioned whether Kamala had actually dated ’90s rap star Montel Jordan.

“Had to pause for a min and think ‘Williams or Jordan?’ but then realized it didn’t matter because it would’ve been hilarious to have either Montel as a 2nd Gentleman,” @roywoodjr said.

In reality, news of the old relationship has made the rounds online multiple times before.

Just one year ago, many on Twitter learned about Harris and Williams for the first time.

Williams even discussed the news in a tweet back then, stating that he had “great respect for Sen. Harris.”

The photos making the rounds online show Harris, Williams, and his daughter Ashley at the Eighth Annual Race to Erase MS in Los Angeles.

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