Actress Essence Atkins and financial executive Jaime Mendez made their love official in a star-studded outdoor ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2009. The duo first connected through match.com on Valentine's Day 2008 and are now happily husband and wife.
“I met most of the people I had been in relationships with through other people. When you do that you tend to meet people who are connected to your field. I wanted to go outside of that social circle. Being in relationships with other artists can be strangely competitive,” explains the bride.
She adds, “I wanted to try something different. Match.com was ideal because I could kinda remain anonymous. They also have a very extensive pool, they’re one of the more reputable sites so I knew my relationship would be private.”