As Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story premieres on Lifetime, we take a look back at her relationship and age gap with former partner Niko Khale.

Keyshia Cole was hounded with criticisms about her age gap with Niko Khale when the pair started dating in 2017.

Let’s take a look at the thoughts netizens now hold of the matter since the release of the Lifetime biopic.

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What is Keyshia Cole and Niko Khale’s age gap?

Keyshia Cole (née Johnson) was born on October 15, 1981 in Oakland, California. She is the biological daughter of boxing trainer Virgil Hunter and a woman named Frankie Lons. Keyshia was later adopted by family friends Leon and Yvonne Cole, which is why the singer changed her name.

Niko Khale was born on October 17, 1995, almost 14 years to the day that Keyshia was born. This means that they have a 14 year age gap which stretches to 15 years just two days out of the year.

Both Keyshia and Niko are Libras.

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How old were Keyshia Cole and Niko Khale when they started dating?

They started dating in November 2017, although wouldn’t go public with their relationship until the following year.

Keyshia would have just turned 36 years old when they started dating and when they finally went public. Niko would’ve been 22 years old at the time.

Eventually, Keyshia and Niko are reported to have parted ways in July 2020. She was 38 years old at the time of their breakup and Niko was 24. Niko confirmed what fans had suspected at the start of October that year. Sharing his excitement for his 25th birthday, Niko responded to a fan questioning his feelings after the breakup. “My heart is broken. My mind is open. My times approachin,” Niko wrote under his Instagram post.

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The former couple welcomed one child together

On August 1, 2019, Keyshia and Niko welcomed their son, Tobias Khale. This is the only child the former couple had together, although Keyshia has an older son, Daniel Gibson Jr with her ex-husband, Daniel Gibson Sr.

No longer a romantic partnership, Keyshia and Niko split up parenting duties to raise Tobias. They often share sweet snaps of the youngster, currently 3 years old, to their social media profiles. Tobias has even guest featured on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.

Watch Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story on Lifetime or the Lifetime App from June 24, 2023

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