In the past, Constance’s ex-boyfriends have not always been supportive of her acting career. In 2019, the star told The Guardian about a former flame she had in the early 2000s, when she was living in New York.
“I had a boyfriend I was in love with, who wasn’t too psyched with the idea of being with an actress, because it wasn’t stable,” she shared. “He wasn’t like: ‘I don’t want to be with an actress,’ but he said: ‘I just want a partner with a stable job.’ I tried it. It didn’t work for me. And that relationship did not end up working out.”
She also opened up to The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 about public backlash she’s faced from Asian-American men for dating interracially.
The new mom said, “They make this assumption that every single one of my boyfriends has been white based on the one boyfriend they saw on my social media, the one I was dating when I started my account.” Constance continued, “But if this anger is so large and triggered by something kind of small and not necessarily verifiable, then it’s about a deeper issue, and I or other Asian women might be the unfortunate target of it.”
The Virginia native added, “The way I try to think about it is if somebody needs to target me as part of their longer journey to figure out how they feel about themselves and their place in the world, I think that’s fine. Of course hateful things don’t feel good, but I understand.”