Eric Benét and Manuela Testolini made it official over the weekend, but that’s not the only big news!
The New York Post reported Eric and Manuela jumped the broom on Sunday in Newport Beach, California. The elegant ceremony was attended by 150 of the couple’s closest friends, including Samuel L. Jackson! Shaun Robinson, Niecy Nash, David Foster and LaTanya Richardson were also onhand for the nuptials.
The bride floated down the aisle in a custom-made Monique Lhuillier gown, while Eric opted for a Lanvin tuxedo. Manuela and her man exchanged vows they wrote themselves, which had many guests a little misty-eyed.
Both Eric and Manuela have been married before, and each of them has high-profile exes. He was once hitched to the Halle Berry, while Manuela was married to Prince for five years.
The reception honored all aspects of the newlyweds’ heritage with nods to his Southern upbringing and Egyptian and Italian roots. Guests had another reason to celebrate as Eric and Manuela revealed that they’re also expecting their first child together.
Eric has a daughter named India, whose boyfriend caught the bride’s garter, causing the groom to jokingly ask for a do-over on the throw.