A big congratulations is in order for Misty Copeland. The famous ballerina is officially a married woman. Copeland exchanged “I do’s” Sunday with her longtime boyfriend, Olu Evans, at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, according to E! Online
The couple, who have been together for 10 years, were surrounded by 100 of their closest friends and family members during their extravagant ceremony overlooking the ocean. Insiders at the wedding said Copeland, who became the first black ballerina to hold a principal position for the American Ballet Association, looked like an "ethereal goddess" in an Inbal Dror gown and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Although Copeland has become a household name, her new husband is also pretty popular in his own right. Find out a little more about Copeland’s hubby by checking out five facts about him below.
1. He’s a corporate attorney: According to a Wall Street Journal feature on Copeland published back in May, Evans is a corporate attorney. Attending law school at Emory University, Evans was later admitted to the New York Bar in 2007, after which he worked at Quinn Emanuel trial lawyers.
2. He runs a dancewear company on the Upper West Side: With a wife who has a longtime career in dance, it’s not too surprising to learn that Evans started his own dancewear company, Muse Dancewear LLC, which he operates from his shared apartment with Copeland. According to online records, the company was created in 2010.
3. He really likes Bed Bath & Beyond: In a 2014 profile on a day in the life of Copeland, the ballerina revealed she and Evans have a shared love of shopping and browsing, especially at home goods hot spot Bed Bath & Beyond. Copeland said she was a junkie for the kitchen section while her husband loved shopping the bedroom section.
4. Evans and Taye Diggs are cousins: Taye Diggs may be known for his major movie roles in films like “The Best Man,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Brown Sugar,” but he’s also the one to get all the credit for introducing Evans to his new bride 10 years ago in a New York City nightclub.
5. Copeland credits Evans for helping her regain her confidence: In an interview at the Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation’s PowHERful Summit, Copeland said it was Evans who convinced her to start treating her body better. “He made me feel like [my body] is my instrument and I have to take care of it,” she explained.