Coming to America in real life???? 33year old Ariana Austin, has tied the knot with Ethiopian Prince Joel Makonnen.
The lovebirds met at a washington DC Night Club 12years ago, Ariana had no idea that Joel was an Ethiopian prince. On that Night, Ariana had been out with a friend when they were approached by Joel in the pearl night club.
Joel who works as a lawyer told her there and then that she was going to be his girlfriend. It was only when they started dating seriously that he revealed to her of his royal heritage, 12years after their first meeting, Ariana and Joel got married in a lavish Ethiopian Orthodox Christain wedding with 13priests, 2 crowns and a pair of capes on 9th September.
According to the times, the wedding festivities, which took place in Maryland, involved a “marathon day of events that lasted from 11:am. Until late in the evening, and took place within two states”
Speaking to the NEW YORK TIMES about their first encounter, Joel said: “I said: You guys look like an ad for Bombay Sapphire. Not even five minutes later i said: ‘You are going to be my girlfriend’.
Prince Joel is the great-grand son of Haile Selassi 1, Ethiopians last emperor. Born in Rome, his parents prince David Makonnen and princess Adey Imra Makonnen, had been forced to live in exile after a communist coup in his homeland.
His father had escaped the blood shed in his homeland because he was studying abroad at the time. The family subsequently settled in Switzerland.
Haile Selassie was the 225th and last in the line of king of the king asa Ethiopia, ruling the East Africa Country for 40 years until he was overthrown in 1974. The royal family traces its roots back to the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.