Ever since heartthrob Shemar Moore hit the scene as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, legions of women have vowed to lock him down. But Moore has become a career bachelor and the only lady we have regularly seen on his arm has been his mother. At this year’s Grammys, where Shemar was a presenter, the star of CBS’ hit show S.W.A.T. decided to switch things up to prove that he’s no momma’s boy– and that he’s not gay.
Moore enlisted the help of his co-workers to get in touch with one of the prettiest ladies on his radar. He set his sights on Quantico‘s Anabelle Acosta and offered two round trip tickets plus hotel accommodations to the first person to deliver to him her email address. Clearly somebody came through and got the job done. Moore drew on his college creative writing skills and his charm and took it from there. Acosta liked what he had to say and agreed to go to the Grammys as Moore’s date.
“They’re tired of seeing me and momma on the carpet. If this boy doesn’t bring somebody other than his momma,” Moore told TMZ. “We gon’ call him gay until he brings a pretty girl. I was like, ‘Alright, you know what…’ to prove I could do it, I wrote an email. She hit me back and we got your attention on the red carpet.”
According to Shemar, he isn’t off the market just yet. He said that he is still single and ready to mingle. Moore promised his mother some grandbabies and the 47-year-old isn’t getting any younger. But Acosta won’t be helping out in that department. Moore admitted that the pair haven’t even kissed and there is no “hanky-panky” going on. They are “homies” who took some beautiful pictures and had a great time together at the Grammys. There was no mention of when or if the two had plans to go out again any time soon.
But Moore has made it crystal clear that the rumors being spread about him are categorically false. He is not gay, he is not a pedophile, and he likes all kinds of women in every shape, size, and color. Moore said that his sex life is just fine for a man who looks half his age. He just doesn’t kiss and tell. So if anything jumps off between Moore and Acosta, we won’t be hearing about it from him.
Moore told TMZ in parting that Acosta likely would just make him carry her bags (they were in the airport headed to baggage claim). But at the end of the video footage, the gossip outlet zoomed in on the friendly couple hugged up and seemingly whispering to each other on the sidewalk outside the terminal. Interesting…