Gayle King Playfully Probes Lenny Kravitz About His Love Life in Candid Interview

Gayle King explores Lenny Kravitz's charm and influence.

by Nouman Rasool
Gayle King Playfully Probes Lenny Kravitz About His Love Life in Candid Interview
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In a recent fascinating conversation on CBS Mornings, Gayle King took a playful dive into the love life of iconic musician Lenny Kravitz. The entire interview was ripe with sparring and rawness, with King herself asking cheekily if Kravitz was single or in a relationship at the moment.

King, with her characteristic charm, posed the question to Kravitz: "Asking for a friend: Is there love in your life now?" Her playful follow-up sparked laughter, "Do you have a significant other, and can I beat her ass if she is? Oops, did I say that out loud? I'm non-violent, Lenny Kravitz!

But do you have a partner, do you have love in your life?" Kravitz, aged 59, responded with his usual cool composure, stating, "Right now, I'm just open." As the conversation deepened, King prodded further, "Are you even looking?" To which Kravitz shared a reflective insight, "It's hard not to look.

You know, when you want something, you search for it. But I find that when you don't look is when you find it. For years, I very well would say, 'I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready,' and I really wasn't ready. I thought I was. So I can say I've never felt the way I feel right now.

King Praises Kravitz

Throughout the interview, King, 69, didn't miss a beat at playing tribute to the singer of "Fly Away," not only for his vaunted charisma, but his unprepossessing presence. "When Lenny Kravitz walks into a room, you are the epitome of cool, you are the epitome of se-iness," she remarked, questioning whether Kravitz is conscious of the effect he has on others.

Kravitz, maintaining his humility, replied, "I don't work on it at all, and I don't think about it," but acknowledged he is aware of people's reactions. The rocker also reflected on personal growth and the importance of setting boundaries, a lesson he credits to his daughter, Zoë Kravitz. "That's something that I've been exercising, and growing in, where 'No' is necessary at times," he explained.

The interview also served as a platform for Kravitz to promote his 12th studio album, Blue Electric Light, which debuted on Friday. King concluded the segment with more praises for Kravitz, encapsulating a sense of mutual respect and admiration that defined their interaction.

Watch the full interview below to see the dynamic between King and Kravitz, as they explore topics of love, life, and self-awareness, making it a memorable moment for viewers.