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Paul Ryan

Black Ex-Girlfriend Wants NOTHING

To Do with Campaign

8/31/2012 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0831_deneeta_pope_article_yearbook_wsj_2Deneeta Pope -- the African American woman who dated Paul Ryan in college -- wants to stay a country mile away from the Presidential election ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke with Pope a few minutes ago and she could not have been clearer -- she does not want to become an issue in the election. 

Pope said, "I'm not interested in talking. I don't know why everyone is calling. I'm newly married and would just like to be left alone."

Ryan did an interview awhile back, saying he had a Black GF during college.  Ryan was clearly trying to blunt criticism that he was not sympathetic to African Americans.

Pope deflected the call and said any questions about Paul Ryan should be directed to Paul Ryan. 

Problem is ... he's kinda busy.


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Which is it... "black" or "african american". Make up your mind TMZ!

781 days ago


Good for her wanting to stay out of the media circus.

781 days ago

Rico Suavy    

He also dated another man, a Mexican, & a Pony. He covered all his bases. I have to admire this women for telling a the liberal media Turds to leave her alone, she sound like she has a lot of class

781 days ago

LiLo's boy toy    

She became an issue as soon as the TMZ bunchgota wiff of her existence in this galaxy. Welcome to the world of TMZ'dom

781 days ago


Why in the world do people care? Leave the woman alone. So what she is black and dated Ryan... How ridiculous is it that we as a country CARE so much about skin color. We need to focus on the REAL issues instead of race. Romney Ryan 2012!!!!!!

781 days ago

small asian penis    

95% of Blacks voted for Obama, they are projecting that 96% will again. So chances are she wont vote for Ryan... And this isn't celebrity gossip, FYI

781 days ago


Smart woman. Now leave her alone. Dating someone who later became a public figure does not make her a public figure.

781 days ago


There's a big difference between getting some in college and being willing to stand up for millions when it really counts.

781 days ago


I'm glad she set TMZ straight. Good for her, my Black Nubian Queen.

781 days ago


I think they ought to leave her alone. Not every man has John Mayer's racist genitalia, that doesn't mean anything. He's busy - she's newly married so she's busy too. How douchy to mention having dated her like it wins him an award. I suspect Rico Suavy is right lol

781 days ago

Frank Perko    

you guys got to check out Vincent Gallo's website, hes offering his personal services for alota money !!!

781 days ago


I'm sick and tired of slanted opinions by tmz which is nothing but another Obama lover media

781 days ago


Just because he says he had an African American girlfriend during college doesn't mean much. It just means he's an equal opportunity screwer of all women. I wonder what his views on abortion would have been is she had gotten pregnant.

781 days ago


Why does she have to be his BLACK ex-girlfriend? why not just his ex-girlfriend. I wonder if people would even mention she was black if Paul Ryan were a Democrat.

781 days ago


"Black Ex-Girlfriend"? ...and her ethnicity matters because? TMZ is Sh!t..................

781 days ago
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