#Random: Essence Atkins To Officiate Bestie Gabrielle Union’s Wedding This Weekend

August 28, 2014  |  

Source: WENN

Earlier today, we told you that Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade reportedly went as far as to have their wedding guests sign confidentiality agreements to keep details about the ceremony from leaking to the media. But it looks like Gabby’s bestie, Essence Atkins, never received the hush-hush memo.

Hip Hollywood recently caught up with the “Haunted House 2” actress, who revealed that she and her husband, Jaime Mendez, will be officiating the couple’s ceremony this weekend.

“I’m not feeling a way about [Gabby not having bridesmaids] because I’m officiating the ceremony,” Essence revealed.

“My husband and I are officiating the ceremony,” she continued. “My husband did a ceremony for Alfonso Ribeiro a couple of years ago and they asked us to do it together so we are officiating.”

The wife and mother went on to say that Gabby’s ceremony will actually be her first time officiating a wedding

“This will be my first time. No pressure! No pressure whatsoever!”

While I have to admit that this news is extremely random, having your bestie officiate your wedding ceremony sounds like it has the potential to be pretty cool. I also can’t blame Gabby for wanting someone who knows her personally to officiate, considering that the reverend at her last ceremony didn’t even pronounce her name correctly.

“The pastor who married me—the first time—he didn’t even get my name right,” Gabrielle told Arsenio Hall back in February. “Yeah, no. He refused to come to the rehearsal dinner and then didn’t say my name correctly. I even pronounced my own name incorrectly so this should’ve been a sign that it wasn’t gonna work.”

Watch Essence’s interview below. Thoughts?

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  • Guest

    no bridesmaids ..translation….NO FRIENDS ….gabrielle is just one of those non likable chicks …besides they going through a lot for a wedding that NO ONE IS CHECKING FOR lol

  • angiedavis

    She will always be a homewrecker in my eyes IDGAF who don’t like it

    • Cookie

      Get over it.

      • angiedavis

        Oh I forgot sidepieces stick together my bad no harm intended *eyeroll*

  • hollyw

    Ummm I’mma need her to have nipplę coverings the next time she wear that shirt, though. Ijs.

    • FromUR2UB

      I wonder if she has had work done on them, to be the age she is and still have them sit up like that…the breasts, not the nipples.

      • hollyw

        Could have. They’re not that big, though, so it’s not completely impossible for them to be natural lol…

        • FromUR2UB

          Little ones get saggy too, especially if the woman doesn’t wear a bra. She probably has them taped up though.

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    See? Side b1cth3s do win… sometimes. Now @princeofthasouth:disqus choose one and marry her! (@disqus_Rsg6QBvE22:disqus has my vote, but thats just me) Scrappy it is time to take that walk down the aisle.

  • cryssi

    Girl hush before they replace you lol