Tracee Ellis Ross talks winning a Golden Globe, pain and why you may never find out who she's dating

The actress said her relationships "are not for public consumption."

But despite playing the beloved quirky, marriage-obsessed lawyer turned restaurant owner for eight years, she was only nominated and went on to win her first Golden Globe this year.

"If you had told me at 23 ... that I was going to win a Golden Globe, I don't know that I would've believed you," Ross told ABC News' "Celeb 101." "But I also don't know that I would've believed you [if you said] that I would be single, 44, and loving myself more than I ever thought possible.

Ross doesn't mind sharing casually that she's single. But it doesn't mean she'll open up about who she's dating.

"I was born into a very public family and so I gained a relationship for myself to what is important ... [and] what is sacred in my life," she said.

"I don't make a decision [that] 'I will never talk about my relationships' or anything like that," Ross said. "That's certainly not a decision that I've made or anything like that, but there are certain things that are sacred to me that are not for public consumption. They are mine."

"I learned and sort of gained this idea that pain is not a stopping point," Ross continued. "Pain is actually apart of the journey. It's a very important and pivotal moment in a blossoming, in all honesty."

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