Remember a few months back, when Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman’s mugshots graced the internet after he was arrested for aggravated assault against his fiancé? Well apparently, they’ve moved past that.
Rolling Out Magazine reports that after recovering from her injuries which required multiple surgeries, Marrika Maria is now proud to be the new Mrs. Norman. In January of this year, Kyle Norman literally tried to shove an engagement ring down Maria’s throat during a heated altercation and was subsequently arrested on aggravated assault charges.
The couple celebrated their recent union at an informal wedding at Suite Food Lounge ATL. Close family and friends attended a small but lavish dinner supporting the couple’s progress.
Maria is in the process of writing a book to help support battered women, a term she was once embarrassed to identify as. She and Kyle hope to start counseling sessions to support other couples who face a similar situation.
Maria explains how she was able to get through her situation and build her relationship with Norman:
“Crediting my deep prayers and talks with God, my deep love for Kyle and conviction that Kyle really does love me and has vowed not to place his hands on me ever again. I am not listening to the naysayers who keep trying to say he doesn’t love me and encourage me to leave. I will admit, I am in a lot of pain every day, physically. I am on several different pain medications which keep me up. I am not able to get more than three hours of sleep. I’m attending counseling three times per week and I know in my heart that God will help me get through this. I’m blessed to be alive and still have the love and support of my family. l I am finding it easier each day to shun the haters that leave me text messages and voicemails.”
When asked if he wanted to make a statement, Norman responded:
“Fellas, we as men have a problem with our apologies. If you make a mistake, own up to it and man up! That’s what I had to do to get my queen back. I apologize to my brothers of Jagged Edge, to my family, my wife and my fans and anyone I let down. I let myself down and my family, and for that I apologize. And I got myself some help. I don’t drink or do drugs anymore and I have changed my entire way of living and thinking. It’s never too late to change. I am just happy she has given me this opportunity to spend the rest of my life with her showing her how much I really do love her. I’m giving her all the hot sauce she wants.”
Who’s to say people can’t change? We wish the couple the best moving forward.