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If you’re anything like us, you were probably a little thrown off by the announcement that Yandy and Mendeecees would be getting married Memorial Day Weekend, in front of live cameras no less. Of course we already knew the “Love & Hip-Hop couple” was engaged, but with Mendeecees’ criminal case still pending and Yandy having already changed her last name from Smith to Harris, when we found out the couple would be tying the knot during a two-hour live special on VH1 tonight we had to ask: why now?
Check out the response from the Harrises in the video above as they talk about being the first “Love & Hip-Hop” pair to actually officially make it down the aisle and how they make their relationship work as a blended family. Will you tune in to their wedding special on VH1 at 8p tonight?
On Monday, May 25, “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith Harris will marry fiancé Mendeecees Harris. To observe the upcoming nuptials, the reality star celebrated with a lovely bridal shower. The celebration was thrown by Yandy’s mother Laura, sister Lakisha and publicist Jewell.
Refreshments were provided by Pastel Cupcakes and Sprinkle Splash Bakery.
Check out photos from the bash below and on the following pages.
Special thanks to these ladies right here for coordinating my bridal shower. I love you guys beyond words. My mommy Laura (top left), my sister @lakisha_laurelle (bottom left) and my publicist @jewell_flint who works so hard and almost never gets the credit she deserves. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 #SmithHarrisWedding2015
Two years ago, the fiancé of “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith, Mendeecees Harris, 36, was hit with drug trafficking charges. Investigators accused the father of four of trafficking $2.5 million worth of drugs throughout Rochester, New York between 2005 and August 2012. Harris was released on $600,000 bail—$200,000 of which was provided by Smith—after serving 13 months behind bars.
Tuesday, Harris appeared in court and pled guilty to narcotics conspiracy, admitting that he shipped heroin and cocaine to the Rochester area over the span of 7 years, Democrat & Chronicle reports. Harris admitted to his involvement in the drug trafficking operation along with his brother Tyrus Harris and Ronald Walker, who was previously sentenced to 10 years.
Harris accepted a plea deal, which requires him to turn over all earnings from “Love & Hip Hop”and public appearances. According to his attorney Donald Thompson, his payments have totaled $103,000 so far. Currently free on bail until sentencing in August, Harris faces 8 to 10 years in federal prison and/or a fine that can range from $15,000 to $5 million. Thompson says that he may face four of five years of supervised release as well.
As previously reported, Harris and Smith are scheduled to wed on live television Monday, May 25. Considering that the couple just welcomed their first daughter three months ago and that Mendeecees fathers three other young children, we would hope that he gets off with a fine and no jail time. Perhaps having to fork over millions or even thousands to the federal government is punishment enough.
Harris’ sentencing date has been set for August 31.
It seems that “Love & Hip Hop: New York” fans have been waiting forever and a day for Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris to tie the knot. Luckily for them, the wait won’t be much longer.
Tuesday, VH1 formally announced that the reality TV couple will be getting married Memorial Day Weekend during the network’s first-ever live wedding special.
“VH1 invites fans to be present for the happiest day of Yandy and Mendeecees’ lives as they finally join hands in holy matrimony,” the network explains in a press release. “VH1’s cameras will be on hand to capture every instant on the tumultuous road to the altar – from the occasional ‘bridezilla’ outbursts to heartwarming moments of emotion and anticipation.”
In addition to allowing viewers to witness the live ceremony, one fan will be afforded the opportunity to attend the highly anticipated wedding through a sweepstakes. Fans can enter the contest by tweeting #LHHWeddingRSVP. Yandy also confirmed the wedding spinoff during last night’s reunion show episode. Beginning March 12, viewers will be able to view clips of Yandy and Mendeecees as they prepare for the big day on VH1’s website.
This definitely explains why the pair seemed to be prolonging formally tying the knot this season. In earlier episodes, they went as far as to have a dedication ceremony and Yandy changed her last name and many of us wondered why they didn’t just go head and get married while they were at it.
“Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” will be a two-hour special and is set to air Monday, May 25 at 8 pm ET/PT. Will you be tuning in?
Earlier this week on “Love & Hip Hop,” viewers witnessed Yandy Smith and her fiancée Mendeecees Harris have separate conversations with his assistant, Remy, over her inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. In case you missed it, Mendeecees took issue with Remy being a bit too touchy feely with him after she attempted to lock arms as they were leaving a venue. Yandy, on the other hand, sat Remy down to address her inappropriate work attire and social media postings relating to her boss.
The drama eventually spilled over onto social media when Remy took to Instagram to defend herself. Check out the note she left below.
To catch you up to speed, Mendeecees apparently hired Remy to work for him after returning home from prison so that his fiancée wouldn’t have to be burdened with every single aspect of his business affairs. According to Yandy, Remy secured her job with Harris by sending him a direct message on social media, lying and telling him that she worked for Yandy before. From there, things went left.
Watch a clip of Mendeecees confronting Remy below.
While we were busy watching the Grammys last night, “Love & Hip Hop” stars Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris decided to show off their newborn baby girl on Instagram—and we’re sooooo glad they did.
She has the face of an angel, but at the same time, is a spitting image of her daddy and big brother, Omere. In one photo, she appears to be extremely comfortable as she is nestled in the arms of her proud papa, which Yandy has already revealed is “her favorite place.”
In another, she rocks an adorable tee, which reads: “I get my drama from my mama.” There’s also a photo, which happens to be our favorite, captured during an adorable moment shared between the family’s latest addition and two of her big brothers, Mendeecees Jr. and Omere.
As previously reported, the couple welcomed their second child together on January 26 and from what we gather, “Love & Hip Hop” cameras were rolling.
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“This Hand Will Always Be There For You”: Mendeecees Shares First Pic Of He And Yandy’s Newborn Daughter
The princess, aka, #BabyHarris, has arrived!
We told you that Yandy Smith went into labor yesterday with Mendeecees Harris, and TV cameras, by her side through the whole thing. And after a lot of pain and pushing, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, whose name hasn’t been shared with the public as of yet. But a picture of the little lady’s hand is being shared just a day after she entered the world. As Smith rests, Harris took to social media to share a first image of the newborn:
Interesting enough, between bringing his princess into the world and bonding with her, Harris also found time to watch “Love and Hip Hop” so that he could follow his storyline (this week, he was having issues with the mother of his son, little Mendeecees) and talk about it with his Instagram followers:
But anywho, congratulations again to the couple on the new addition! She’s coming into a family filled with a lot of love, and she’ll have three big brothers to look out for her (Little Mendeecees, Aasim and Omere).
UPDATE: The princess is here! After sharing pictures of the process they went through to welcome their daughter into the world, Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith’s friend, Kimbella Vanderhee, confirmed that the little lady is here. Congratulations to the couple! We’ll be on the lookout for some first pics…
Yandy Smith Talks Surviving The Storms Of Her Relationship: “There Have Been So Many Breakups To Makeups”
Every relationship has its ups and downs, and celebrities and public figures are not exempt to these trials. While Yandy Smith and her fiancée, Mendeecees Harris, are excitedly planning for a wedding and the birth of their first daughter, the couple is also awaiting Harris’ upcoming court trial, which could place him behind bars for a substantial amount of time if things don’t go well. However, Smith says that like all relationships, they face storms and this one is no different.
“When we met eight years ago, I was all about my career,” she told Essence. “There have been so many breakups to makeups. We would see each other while I was home, but I was on tour a lot and would be gone for months at a time and barely call. We were broken up for over a year when I went on tour with Missy for six months. I came back and he was dating someone. I started dating someone. We bumped into each other and it was like love at first [sight] again. He was like, ‘I’m not letting you get away from me this time.’ We both ended our other involvements and it’s been nonstop since that moment. We took our time, got to know each other and became great friends. He’s been here for the most part, until his situation.”
As for what keeps her committed, despite the hard times and the unfortunate possibilities that may await them, Yandy had this to say:
“I had no idea how long it would be. As long as I still loved him was as long as I was going to be there. If I started to lose love, then I’d have to act accordingly. It wasn’t a matter of, ‘I’m down because that’s just the type of woman.’ No, I loved him. That was my friend. I was able to get a flight pass and go see him every week. I took the kids sometimes. We talked every day. Although it was very different, he was still very much involved with my life and the kids. When we got word that he was finally able to get bail, it was amazing.”
On a much light note, she also shared the cute story of how she realized that she was pregnant.
“Mendeecees and I went on this big health kick. We were working out together and running. I could always beat him on the treadmill. When he started beating me and I started to get tired, I was like something isn’t right. I was working out but gaining weight. After three weeks I finally took a pregnancy test. I was shocked it was positive and took another. When I went to the doctor a week later, I was seven weeks along.”
Check out Yandy’s full interview here.
Over the weekend, “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith and her fiancé Mendeecees Harris celebrated the upcoming birth of their first daughter with a Princess Ballerina-themed baby shower. The party was beautifully decorated by Sophisticated Life Designs and Back In A Drop Box with pink tulle, ballet shoes and pink and gold flowers. Guests included Mendeecees’ two older sons, the couple’s son Omere, Mona Scott Young, Rich Dollaz, Juelz Santana and a host of relatives and friends. The food was catered by Feisty Flavors Catering. Deserts were provided by Prissy Sweet Cakes Treats and Glam Candy Buffets.
It’s unclear whether or not Yandy and Mendeecees settled on a name for their little Princess yet, but last month the glowing mom-to-be revealed what she hoped to name their baby girl.
“I love the name Smith,” she confessed, “which is my last name, but he is very big on names that have meaning. His whole family has African names that have meaning – ask me if he’s African, and I’ll tell you no. But he wants our daughter to have a name with meaning, so we’ll see what happens. I don’t know if I’m going to win the Smith battle, but all my children will be named Harris, so I just wanted to have my legacy live.”
I suppose we’ll have to wait and see which name they decide on. In the meantime, check out more photos from Yandy’s shower below and on the following pages.
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