Word has it that rapper T.I. and his longtime fiancée, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, are finally tying the knot this weekend in a small intimate ceremony in Hawaii. Rumors have been circling for the past two years about the couple's nuptials, but this time around, they just might be true.
According to the YBF, the couple -- who has been together since 2001 -- flew down to Hawaii on Monday, accompanied by family and friends. In an interview earlier this year, Tiny was quoted saying, "I want it to be as private as possible. There have been a million rumors about us getting married. It's taking away from the day that we really do get married so I just want to kind of have that moment for myself."
Wedding rumors circled the Web last year in the months leading to T.I.'s incarceration, leading many people to believe that the couple tied the not in a small ceremony prior to his prison sentence. That later turned out to be untrue, but could it possibly happen this weekend? Only time will tell if this Hawaii trip is simply a family vacation or a wedding in disguise!
UPDATE: TheYBF recently snagged a photo of T.I. and Tiny's wedding invite. The couple is supposedly expected to wed next weekend in Miami. According to sources, singer Monica is slated to be a part of the bridal party, while the trip to Hawaii is said to just be a pre-wedding celebration.
DMX's Wife Announces Tell All Book & Reality Show
DMX's wife, Tashera Simmons, appears to be the latest person to jump on the tell-all-book bandwagon. Simmons recently spoke with AllHipHop.com about her upcoming book, 'Tashera Simmons: Strength of a Woman,' a personal memoir that discusses her life with husband DMX. Simmons has enlisted the help of author Aliya S. King to write the book, which she ensures is not a negative portrayal of the rapper.
"It's not a tell-all. I want to clear that up," Simmons says. "It's a memoir, it's a story about our life, my life and our life together. My side of the story, because I feel like in his book, he didn't really get into detail to better explain it. I'm talking about everything, from my childhood when I was abandoned by my mother and left to take care of my siblings to when me and Earl [DMX] first met at 11 and we got together at 18. And I'm starting from there until then on. ... It's a positive tell-all."
Simmons -- who has officially filed for separation from her husband of 11 years -- also revealed that she has plans to have her own reality show titled, 'Tashera Simmons: Life Without X.' The show will chronicle her and the couple's four children as they struggle to deal with DMX's drug abuse and legal issues. Simmons is currently shopping the reality series around to networks.
Swizz Beatz is No Lazy Groom
Producer Swizz Beatz recently dished to OK! magazine that he is expecting to tie the knot with fiancée Alicia Keys this summer before the birth of their first child. Although there's a great deal of speculation that the wedding will take place sometime this weekend, the megaproducer assures us that isn't the case. "Well it's not this weekend!" Swizz Beatz says. "But you know, we're excited."
Unlike many grooms, Swizz says he's making a valid contribution with planning the wedding. "Yeah, you know, I'm a planner!" he tells OK! "I like getting into the detail of things. I'm inspired by fashion, I'm inspired by art, I'm inspired by architectural things so [I like] being involved with the wedding. I'm not the person who sits back and goes, okay, well I'll just show up. I'm actually spearheading certain plans but it's a nice blend, a nice partnership."
Now that's not something you hear every day. The happy couple is expecting their first child in the fall.
The-Dream Filed for Divorce While Milian Was Pregnant
According to TMZ, singer and producer The-Dream filed for divorce from his pregnant wife, Christina Milian, only nine days before the birth of their daughter Violet. The-Dream claimed the marriage was "irretrievably broken," when he filed his papers on Feb. 17 of this year.