Rapper Solé and Public Enemy’s Richard Griffin, a.k.a. Professor Griff, are now husband and wife.
The regal-themed wedding took place over the weekend following a platonic friendship of 27 years that just recently turned romantic after the two reconnected in August of 2016.
Solè, the ex-wife of singer Ginuwine, took to Instagram with the happy news.
Earlier this month, Solè posted a lengthy caption to describe how their friendship “began blossoming into a beautiful, romantic relationship.”
“Aug. 11, 2017 today marked one year to the day that @professorgriff and I reconnected and had lunch as friends. We had no clue what would ensue,” she wrote. “At the time, we had known each other for 27 years but he was always like my big brother. After that lunch though, something changed… and a beautiful plutonic friendship based on love and mutual respect, began blossoming into a beautiful, romantic relationship based on that foundation.
“Today, to celebrate that reconnection over lunch, we spent time offering prayers at the temple and exchanging rakhis. Traditionally, sisters tie a rakhi to their brothers’ wrist as a reminder of his duty to protect and honour his spiritual as well as brotherly obligations. They take a vow to protect them from harm and sisters pray for long life for their brothers. However the practice is now often done between other family members and even friends and lovers.
“The thread tied on his wrist symbolizes that the brother must protect himself spiritually from the bondage of materialism. The brother protects the sister with his life and the sister shows respect and love in the form of worship. Rakhi signifies the bond of brothers and sisters, but can also be tied by a wife, daughter or mother for protection. We tied them on each other as a symbol of love, honor, respect and protection for one another… and offered these prayers to the Divine.”
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