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.
“My pastor always talks about dating someone throughout the seasons. Not just the four seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall but throughout the seasons of life. Being connected to them through tragedy and through triumph, dealing with the highs and lows of life. Even for the most successful and the affluent, there is never going to be a great experience every day. In the months and years to come, I’m going to show myself not to be so great on some days and I think there’s power in the fact that my partner will love me anyway,” confesses Essence.