Misty Copeland and Olu Evans seen at the NYC Premiere of Starz’s original limited series Flesh and Bone at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, November 2, 2015, in NYC.
Misty is a Mrs.! Ballet dancer Misty Copeland married her longtime boyfriend, Olu Evans, on Sunday, July 31, her manager confirms to Us Weekly.
Copeland, 33, and the attorney tied the knot at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, in front of 100 guests. The bride wore an Inbal Dror gown and donned Christian Louboutin shoes.
The couple exchanged vows overlooking the ocean and were surrounded by a beautiful assortment of pink hydrangeas and white roses.
Copeland and Evans got engaged in August 2015. “I can’t believe my life right now,” she told Essence magazine at the time. Copeland also opened up about her wedding dress plans with Vanity Fair that same month.
“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 said. “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.”
As previously reported, Copeland made history in June 2015 when she became the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at New York City‘s American Ballet Theatre. She opened up about her achievement during an interview with the Today show the following month.
“It was like, it hasn’t happened for 75 years. Why would it happen to me? And then, at the same time, it gave me even more of this fire that was like, ‘I am carrying so many people with me, and I can do this,'” she said to Today’s Willie Geist. “It was really wild. I don’t think anyone in the company or in the dance world — we were all kind of shocked. But I am giving people hope that you don’t have to fit into this mold of what society has cut out for you to be in order to succeed.”