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.
“In our initial courtship, Jaime was such a gentleman. I thought he was hot but I said, ‘Uh, it’s not going to work because he’s too stuffy.’ I was concerned because I sorta have a pouty mouth. But as we got to spend more and more time together, I said ‘Wow, he’s much more complicated than I thought.’ He has much more depth than I imagined. He’s one of the least judgmental people I know. That was part of me learning that you can’t judge a book by its cover,” reveals Essence.