Who Is Sue Makkoo? Girlfriend Of Ariana DeBose

by Manisha Thu May 05 2022 Updated On Fri Sep 09 2022
Who Is Sue Makkoo? Girlfriend Of Ariana DeBose

Sue Makkoo is a costume designer by profession. 

She serves as a professor in the musical theatre department at Manhattan School of Music. 

She is also a poet, social media influencer and entrepreneur. 

She came into the limelight after becoming the girlfriend of Ariana DeBose, an actress, dancer and singer.

Sue Makkoo with her pet
Sue Makkoo with her pet Source: Instagram

Is Sue Dating Anyone?

Sue is in a relationship with Oscar winning actress Ariana Debose. Ariana came out as a queer in 2015.

They met each other in a theatre while working. They fell for each other at first sight. 

Despite their age differences, they seem to have a strong bond. 

Sue Makkoo with her girlfriend, Ariana Debose
Sue Makkoo with her girlfriend, Ariana Debose  Source: Instagram

Past Relationship Of Ariana

Before dating Sue, Ariana was in a relationship with prop master Gill Johnson.

She met Jill when she was touring as a Broadway actress for Motown in 2013. They had a common friend. 

At first, they were just friends, but later, their friendship turned into love. 

They knew they had something special when they did not see each other for six months. 

They again met at the reunion, and from then, their love journey started. 

The two were very committed in their relationship, but it ended in 2020.


Sue is 51 years old. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall. She weighs around 70 kg.

Net Worth

Sue's net worth is estimated to be $5-6 million. 

He has managed to earn this fortune from her career as a costume director and interior designer. 

Sue Makkoo with her children
Sue Makkoo with her children Source: Instagram

Ariana Talked About Her Historic Nomination At The Oscars

Ariana became the first Afro-Latina and openly queer in history to be nominated for Academy Awards.

She said it meant special to her, and it was a huge moment for all the communities she represents. 

When the news of her nomination came in, she was on a walk with her high school best friend. 

They were on an East highway when her phone rang and her team facetimed her. 

She could not hear a thing as everyone was wailing. She thought something was positive. 

When she knew she stopped, she had a complete overwhelming sense of calm. She then freaked out.

Ariana Spilled Some Secret About The West Side Story Audition

When she auditioned for West Side, she has a breakdown. 

She was doing the role of a boy, and she was really on it and gave everything she could. 

She was on the floor crying and losing her mind by the end. When she looked up, there was Steven Spielberg.

He reached out to her. She felt like God was reaching out to Adam at that moment. 

He picked her up in his arms and said thank you to her. 

Later she realized he was crying with her, and when she looked around, the whole room was crying. 

That was one of the greatest moments she ever had as an actor. 

Interesting Facts About Sue

Sue has worked at Tony Award-winning theatre La Jollay for 11 years. 

Not only is she a costume designer, but she also specializes in interior designing. She is also into poetry

She gets inspiration for her poems from holidays and change of the season. 

She has a daughter named Adalyn Belle. She has a tattoo on her arm. She graduated from Arizona University.

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