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Ballerina Misty Copeland Marries Longtime Beau Olu Evans

by Jackie Willis 10:57 AM PDT, August 01, 2016
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We would have loved to see Misty Copeland's first dance as a married woman.

The 33-year-old dancer tied the knot this weekend to her longtime partner, Olu Evans, ET confirms. The couple were married on Sunday at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, in front of 100 guests, according to Us Weekly. Copeland reportedly wore an Inbal Dror dress and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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In August 2015, just two months after she became the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre in 75 years, Copeland got engaged to Evans. "I can't believe my life right now," the ballerina gushed to Essence magazine following her engagement.

Copeland also spilled details about her wedding dress to Vanity Fair not long after Evans proposed. "I’d like to show my figure, somewhat -- romantic and elegant. I don’t think I want to go super poofy or anything like that," she explained. "It’s very different for a performer, a ballerina, someone who is on stage a lot and wears big costumes. So it's not like this is my chance to be that way, because that's something I do every day, almost. I want to feel like myself -- but more beautiful than I do every day."

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