Ballerina Misty Copeland Marries Longtime Boyfriend Olu Evans

We bet their first dance was amazing.
Congrats to the beautiful couple!
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Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s love life is on point(e)!

On Sunday, she tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Olu Evans at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, her manager confirmed to Us Weekly.

One-hundred guests were in attendance as the couple said their “I dos” overlooking the ocean. The bride wore an Inbal Dror gown and Christian Louboutin shoes, according to E! News.

Love this photo from my @Cosmopolitan photo shoot shot by @regancameron_! The issue is on newsstands now!

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In June 2015, Copeland made history when she became the American Ballet Theatre’s first black female principal dancer.

“I’m here to be a vessel for all these brown ballerinas who have come before me,” she told Time in April 2015.

Evans, an attorney, was also Copeland's first boyfriend.
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Evans, an attorney, was also Copeland's first boyfriend.

Copeland is no bridezilla; she previously told E! News that she wanted her big day to be simple and laid-back.

“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.”

Fellow ballerina Jennifer Whalen posted some pics from the wedding weekend on Instagram.

#celebration #summertime #beautiful #evening @driftwoodkitchn

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#celebration #perfection #magical #evening 🍾🌸💕🎂👏🏽@montagelaguna

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The happy couple met at a club in 2004 while Evans was out with his cousin, actor Taye Diggs. Evans popped the question to Copeland in August 2015 with a sparkly cushion-cut engagement ring with a diamond halo.

“He was my first boyfriend,” Copeland told Elle in 2014. “He taught me to communicate in ways I’d never learned before, to not run away from problems, and sit down and think about things critically. And he made me feel like I really did have a bright future as a ballerina.”

Now let’s all sit back and not-so-patiently wait until their wedding photos come out.

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