Misty Copeland marries longtime boyfriend
Their first dance must have been epic.
Misty Copeland married her boyfriend of 10 years, Olu Evans, on Sunday, E! News confirms.
Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, announced her engagement to Evans, an attorney (who also happens to be Taye Diggs’ cousin), in the September 2015 issue of Essence.
She talked to PEOPLE in April about her plans for a summer wedding, saying she was feeling laid-back about her big day.
“It’s coming along! It’s happening this summer so it’s very soon,” Copeland said. “I’m super busy so I have amazing people taking care of a lot of stuff.”
Rather than focusing on the little details, Copeland said she just wanted to have fun.
“I think I’m a pretty simple girl, so I like for there to be no drama. I just want to enjoy the day, and not have it be about the preparation,” she said.
The dancer told PEOPLE in November she was thrilled to be engaged to Evans, but finds the excitement over engagements a little silly.
“It’s extremely exciting,” she said. “It’s incredible for my relationship to be engaged. [But] it’s such a strange feeling when people, like, applaud it like it’s this accomplishment. I guess it’s an American cultural thing, but personally, it’s exciting.”
E! News reports that the pair wed in front of 100 guests at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, and that Copeland wore an Inbal Dror gown with Christian Louboutin shoes.