LaRoye Hawkins usually likes to keep mum about his private dating life and relationships, which is why the sudden revelation of him being a dad caught several fans off-guard. Never mind the fans, even the actor himself was pleasantly surprised upon first hearing the good news. 

But regardless of the initial shock, the Chicago P.D actor has embraced fatherhood and is relishing his new, more responsible role. 

Becoming a father has certainly changed his outlook on life. The actor, who once enjoyed a rampant dating life, is now concentrating on a stable relationship -- but one that is hidden from the public’s eye.

So, is the woman with who the actor enjoys a stable relationship the same as the mother of his son? Read on to find out!

Focusing On A Serious Relationship 

LaRoyce always had a laid-back perception of romantic relationships. He once shared that he is not interested in getting married or having a wife. Most of his older tweets from 2013 demonstrate his rather opposing views on marriage.

Although the tweet might just have been a harmless joke, it did provide an insight into the actor's relationships or lack thereof. 

Hawkins has also never been vocal about his dating life and has only given vague hints. Fortunately, though, the beloved TV personality has been getting a tad bit wiser over the years, preferring a stable relationship over his past short, 'no strings attached' indulgence. In an interview with Rolling Out in 2016, when he was asked about his dating life, he shared that he is in a relationship. Furthermore, he admitted that he has grown up and is trying to be with one person rather than going on multiple dates.

I’ve very recently tried to start investing my romantic energy in just one person, versus dating multiple people

He Was Rumored To Be In A Relationship With Chicago P.D. Co-star

The Chicago P.D. hunk was previously rumored to be in a relationship with his co-star Lisseth Chavez who played the character Vanessa Rojas, the love interest of LaRoyce’s character, Kevin Atwater. The onscreen duo even had their own handle called RoWater derived from the names of their characters. They had great chemistry in the show until she finally left in 2020.

Lisseth shared a goofy picture on Instagram with LaRoyce on May 4, 2020, wishing him a happy birthday and thanking him for always having her back. It is the closest thing to affection that either of them has shown publicly.

The two have never confirmed or denied any rumors surrounding their supposed romantic relationship.

LaRoyce And His Baby Mama Are Parents To A Three-Year-Old

At the age of 32, the actor is still not married but has already entered fatherhood. Since LaRoyce prefers to keep his private life out of the prying eyes of the media, not much is known about how he came to have his son. The budding star never revealed anything on social media that even remotely hinted at a possible love interest.

But the actor doesn't mind flaunting his adorable three-year-old named Roman (Ro) on Instagram. 

Fans have gotten used to seeing young Ro and his exploits all over his star daddy's social media handle, but initially, the news had come off bit as a shock. His costar, Patrick John Flueger, summed it up perfectly during a 2019 interview, saying that learning about LaRoyce's son was 'Weird.' Sharing the screen with Flueger in the same interview, Hawkins seconded some of his colleague's feelings stating that it was "weird, but dope." 

As it turns out, the Chicago P.D star found out about his child's birth while filming and was later driven to Rockford Hospital by fellow actors to meet his newborn son.

As for the mother of his child, not much has been revealed by the actor on this matter. However, pictures of Ro can be found on the Instagram account of a certain woman named BT Anderson. Anderson shared an adorable picture of Ro on his second birthday dated April 19, 2019. Anderson then titled the caption, "Thank you for all of the Birthday Love! It was definitely one TWO remember," with a special hashtag that read, 'HeGetsThatFromHisDaddy'.

Her Instagram posts about their son and her support for LaRoyce’s work on her Facebook account suggests that BT Anderson might be LaRoyce’s current girlfriend. That being said, both of them have never explicitly publicized their relationship.

Today LaRoyce is relishing raising his son. While still a toddler, the proud daddy already thinks that young Ro will outdo him and be a better, more refined version of himself, as he shares in a post from August 12, 2019. 

I’m a hard act to follow, but Roman John gone be better.. BPWRFL

Moreover, the Hope Springs Eternal actor believes that his approach to life and work has changed since his son's birth.

My son, his joy is probably the most important thing to me and so now as an artist the preservation of black boy job indirectly the protection of black women is extremely important to me now…that’s the way I approach my character, that’s the way I create outside of this character, and so having my son has made me a stronger artist..