Leon Thomas III, a Grammy Awards nominee songwriter, and producer, was signed by Ty Dolla $ign as his first artist in his new joint venture on May 2, 2022.

It hasn’t been long since Thomas caught the eye of the industry and public. 

Last year, he was recognized as R&B’s secret weapon when Drake released his Certified Lover Boy on September 3, 2021. He co-wrote and co-produced three tracks in that album.

The Brooklyn-born artist was raised by his vocalist mother. In addition, he was influenced by his opera-singing grandfather and stepfather, who played guitar for B.B. King from a young age. 

Therefore, Thomas’ musical career began early. At 10, he appeared as Young Simba on Broadway’s The Lion King, and at 13, he began working with Nickelodeon.

He starred as Andre in Nickelodeon’s Victorious when he was 16, which he is still widely known for. 

As Thomas has risen to fame, so has the curiosity of his fans about his personal life. Especially, they want to know who his girlfriend is.  

Meet Leon Thomas III’s Girlfriend

Yes, the 28-year-old artist has a girlfriend. Through Thomas’ Instagram profile, it’s easy to find snaps of him loved up with his girlfriend, Alia Kadir.

Interestingly, not much is known about Thomas and Kadir’s relationship. Except that they bumped into each other at a party three years ago. 

And they’ve been dating ever since.  

Thomas’ girlfriend, Kadir, is an activist and artist.

Proud to be a Black woman of Ethiopian descent, she considers herself an activist first and an artist second. In an interview with The Unplug Collective, she said, “It is impossible for me not to be part of making a change & creating safe spaces.”

Like Thomas has been around music since a young age, Kadir has been singing her whole life. She said she enjoyed singing because it made people happy.

Amy Winehouse has been Kadir’s inspiration since she first listened to her at age 12. 

“I wanted to make someone else feel the way she made me feel,” said the artist. “That’s when it became a passion.”

Leon Thomas III with girlfriend Alia Kadir during an impromptu photo shoot.

Leon Thomas III with girlfriend Alia Kadir during an impromptu photoshoot. (Source: Instagram)

The singer is not signed to any record labels, and she doesn’t plan to. Instead, she said, “I only do music because it makes me happy.”

Besides singing and activism, Kadir is also an event planner and the mastermind behind AJAMS, which stands for ‘Alia’s Cannabis Jam Sessions.’

Curated as a multi-sensory experience combining cannabis, music, and the art world, Kadir came up with the idea and hosted the first event in less than 48 hours.

Since then, her events have been sold out every time city she hosted in.

Leon Thomas III’s Relationship Rumor with Ariana Grande

Thomas hasn’t actively shared details about his personal life. But his fans have made speculations about his relationship status.

Back in 2013, when Thomas’ Victorious co-star Ariana Grande turned to music, she didn't do it alone. 

Thomas helped Grande with her songs and earned credits on five songs off Ariana's debut album, Yours Truly

Since they were spotted together at that time, there were rumors of them dating. But the dating rumors were never confirmed.