Al Sharpton’s advocacy on the behalf of Trayvon Martin’s family isn’t the only thing about the 58-year-old civil rights activist that has people talking.
Sharpton is currently dating 35-year-old personal stylist Aisha McShaw and many people have voiced their disapproval of the relationship. McShaw hails from Westchester, New York, and she’s recently been photographed on Sharpton’s arm at several high profile events across the country. The couple’s romance has been met with criticism because of their age difference, and Al’s failure to officially divorce his wife Kathy Jordan, who he married in 1980 and separated from in 2004.
Sharpton’s publicist, Rachel Noerdlinger, revealed Sharpton is surprised about the response his relationship has elicited, saying, “His exact words to me were, ‘Rachel, I’m not announcing an engagement or a marriage. Don’t I have a right to date when my marriage has been over for a decade?’”
Reporting by Mara The Hip Hop Socialite