Rapper/actress Queen Latifah appears to have gone public with her romance with choreographer Eboni Nichols after the two women were photographed kissing on vacation.

The Chicago star, 44, hasalways refused to comment on speculation about her sex life, recently insisting, "That's not anybody's business".

However, it appears she is finally ready to come clean about the nature of her relationship with Nichols after enjoying a romantic holiday in Sardinia, Italy with her earlier this month (Aug14).

Pictures obtained by editors at the National Enquirer show the rumoured couple hugging and locking lips on a beach outside the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo, and a source tells the publication, "They enjoyed a few drinks and soaked up the sun, then went for a walk along the beach and kissed just before sunset.

"It was clear they enjoyed each other's company, and Queen didn't care who was watching."

Latifah, real name Dana Owens, has been linked to Nichols since allegedly splitting from personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins in 2011.