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Frank Ocean hasn't been in a 'lasting' relationship for five years

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Frank Ocean hasn't been in a 'lasting' relationship for five years

Frank Ocean hasn't been in a "lasting kind" of relationship since his break from music in 2012.

The 'Futura Free' hitmaker has opened about dating whilst being in the spotlight and with his recent heightened success due to the release of his first album in five years, 'Blonde', he says he's had a pretty average "normal" love life.

Asked if he's been in a serious relationship over the last five years, he said: "Not the lasting kind."

And on whether dating has been hard of late, he told The New York Times newspaper: "I think normal would be the word, whatever that word means, which is usually nothing. "

The 29-year-old singer came out publicly in 2012 and admitted he is now in a "different place" with himself as he doesn't feel ashamed or in "crisis" about who he is.

He added: I'm in a very different place than I was four or five years ago with all that stuff. Different in my relationship with myself, which means everything. There's no, like, shame or self-loathing. There's no, you know, crisis."

When he came out, Frank was praised by his peers for writing an open letter about his first love being a man.

At the time, he wrote: "4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer after, together.

"Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide.

"Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile. I'd hear his conversation and his silence ... until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realised I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless.

"There was no escaping. No negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love it changed my life."

His close pal and Odd Future band mate Tyler, the Creator praised him for opening up about his sexuality.

He responded: "My BIG BROTHER FINALLY FUKKING DID THAT. PROUD OF THAT N**** CAUSE I KNOW THAT Shit IS Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. I'm A Toilet (sic)"