Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #70

Couple: Earletha "Cookie" Kelly and Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Date of Wedding:  September 14, 1991

Place:  Union Missionary Baptist Church (Lansing, MI)

Officiant: Pastor Melvin Jones

Fun facts

The couple began dating in the late 1970s when they were both freshmen at Michigan State University. 

The groom called off the engagement TWICE.

The couple planned a private wedding ceremony but 3,000 fans stood outside of the church cheering.

Wedding guests included basketball stars Isiah Thomas and Mark Aguirre.

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