Sunday, July 25, 2010

Helen Simmons and Phil Collen

Photo credit

Phillip Kenneth Collen married Helen L. Simmons in July, 2010. According to the article linked below, they met on the band's Sparkle Lounge tour in 2008. Helen is a costume designer and tour rep. Phillip is the lead guitarist for Def Leppard, joining in 1982, and has 2 children from previous relationships.

My Comments: Special thanks to the Anonymous poster who passed this couple on to me. I am always looking for couples, even ones who aren't so famous or well known. There are many couples especially from other countries that I'm not aware of. I'm always looking! And I picked this photo instead of the wedding because of her smile and hair in this photo :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lena Horne and Lennie Hayton

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, a singer, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist, married Lennie Hayton, a musical conductor and arranger, in December 1947. Later, the two separated, but did not divorce.

Lena's Wiki
Lena's IMDb
Lennie's Wiki
Lennie's IMDb

Link to Ebony, May 1980 at Google Books (note the article starts on page 38, but the link is to page 158)
Lena responding to a question about the possibility of marrying another white man.
LENA: You must know that in the beginning I didn't marry Lennie because I was in love with him.[...]
EBONY: In other words, to put it quite bluntly, you used him to further your career.
LENA: That's right. And I learned to love him very much.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Engaged: Zoe Saldana and Keith Britton

Photo credit, Kevin Sullivan, The Orange County Register
Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario is engaged to Keith Allen Britton. An actress, Zoe was born to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. An actor and CEO for My Fashion Database, Keith has been dating Zoe since 2005.

Zoe's Wiki
Zoe's IMDb
Keith's IMDb

When I go to the D.R., the press in Santo Domingo always asks, "¿Qué te consideras, dominicana o americana?" (What do you consider yourself, Dominican or American?) I don't understand it, and it's the same people asking the same question. So I say, time and time again, "Yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") [They go,] "Oh, no, tú eres trigueñita." ("Oh no, you are 'dark skinned'") I'm like, "No! Let's get it straight, yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") IMDb 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kelley and Mark Kenney

Dr. Kelley Kenney and Mark Kenney are married with two girls, Olivia and Elena. They are professors and counselors on the topic of multiracial and multicultural families. They have held workshops as counselors and have conducted research that has been published in books and magazines. They are currently on the Advisory Board for Loving Day.

Pictures here