Misty Copeland Ties the Knot with Olu Evans
After dating for 10 years, Misty Copeland and Olu Evans finally get married in a gorgeous Laguna Beach ceremony
After a 10-year relationship, Misty Copeland and beau Olu Evans tied the knot. Copeland made history in 2015 when she became the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater. "It was like, it hasn't happened for 75 years. Why would it happen to me?" the talented performer told Today after her great achievement. "It was really wild. We were all kind of shocked. But I am giving people hope that you don't have to fit into this mold of what society has cut out for you to be in order to succeed."
Shortly after her success, the star announced her engagement. "I can't believe my life right now," she told Essence at the time. According to E! News, the talented young performer wanted to keep things simple for her big day. "I feel like I get to become a fairy princess on stage and wear incredible costumes and gowns to galas," she said. "So, for me, I just want to have a simple, as easy-going day as I can have and just not have it be a big show. I just want it to be simple and classy and not feel like I'm in a tutu."
The couple wed in an intimate ceremony, with only 100 guests, at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach this Sunday. Copeland wore a stunning Inbal Dror gown and donned Christian Louboutin shoes-simple and classy, just like she'd planned. They exchanged vows overlooking the oceans and were surrounded by a beautiful assortment of pink hydrangeas and white roses. How romantic?
Congratulations to the adorable couple on their big day!