Three years ago, Ginuwine and his rapper wife Solé announced they were separating, and on July 22, 2015, their divorce was officially finalized. Now two years later Solé is a Mrs. again and her new hubby is famous too.
Yesterday, Solé, real name Tonya Johnston, married Richard Griffin, better known as Professor Griff of the rap group Public Enemy.
On August 11, Solé, 44, shared an image marking the one-year anniversary of her reunion with Griffin, 57, whom she said “was always like my big brother” before that day.
“Aug. 11, 2017 ✨ today marked one year to the day that @professorgriffand I reconnected and had lunch as friends,” she wrote. “We had no clue what would ensue. At the time we had known each other for 27 years but he was always like my big brother. After that lunch though, something changed… and a beautiful plutonic friendship based on love and mutual respect, began blossoming into a beautiful, romantic relationship based on that foundation. Today, to celebrate that reconnection over lunch, we spent time offering prayers at the temple and exchanging rakhis ✨❤️ Traditionally, sisters tie a rakhi to their brothers’ wrist as a reminder of his duty to protect and honour his spiritual as well as brotherly obligations. They take a vow to protect them from harm and sisters pray for long life for their brothers. However the practice is now often done between other family members and even friends and lovers. The thread tied on his wrist symbolizes that the brother must protect himself spiritually from the bondage of materialism. The brother protects the sister with his life and the sister shows respect and love in the form of worship. Rakhi signifies the bond of brothers and sisters, but can also be tied by a wife, daughter or mother for protection. We tied them on each other as a symbol of love, honor, respect and protection for one another… and offered these prayers to the Divine. #9#twinflames🔥🔥 #walking4seasons“
The temple backdrop and mutual appreciation for the Rakhi rite of passage also likely explains the couple’s traditional South Asian wedding ceremony August 27.
On Griffin’s birthday August 1, Solé also shared a deeply spiritual message in appreciation his Divine Masculine to her Divine Feminine.
“Words cannot describe how I feel for you… there are none sufficient…,” she said. “But when we find our balance (maat), our reflections are healed. We become the mirror for each other to see our divine reflections and the relationship becomes a catalyst for spiritual growth and evolution. When the two forces of male and female come together in complete harmony, heaven and earth become one and through the union of heaven and earth becoming one, we represent the One Most High Creator, God/Goddess Absolute. This day and everyday I am grateful for you and I honor you. Happy Born Day King. ☀️❤️ #9@professorgriff“
Solé has two daughters from her marriage to Ginuwine and two daughters from a previous relationship. Congrats to the newlyweds!