June 2019: Cordae Cheers On Naomi at the 2019 US Open
Cordae unofficially confirmed his relationship status to the tennis superstar when he cheered on Naomi at the 2019 US Open. Though it wasn't given much attention, this was the couple's first public outing. Looking back, Cordae recalls feeling "very out of place" at the tournament, which also happened to be his first time ever watching professional tennis in person. "That was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life," he told GQ in a 2021 joint interview with Naomi. "My elementary school, middle school, high school was 99.9 percent Black. Kids who look like me. It just felt really weird for me being in that space. That was my first tennis match ever."