News broke today that Trevante Rhodes is allegedly engaged to be married and women everywhere (especially me) are all the way in our bags. Hold my mule!
The news hasn’t been confirmed by Rhodes or his alleged fiance (as they are extremely private), but it appears a family member named Tarrah Cooper Wright was the first to share the news via her Instagram story. In the snapshot, Rhodes and the mystery woman embrace and there is a diamond ring on her left hand. A banner that says “congratulations” is scrawled over the photo. Pass the kleenex because the heartbreak is real!
The alleged fiancee is fitness model Mara Wright, who is signed to Wilhemina Models. According to her Instagram, she is of German and Black descent, is based in Los Angeles by way of Chicago and has acted in a few short films.
I mean, we’re happy for Mr. Rhodes and all. But seriously, we all a little bit crushed around these parts. When the ESSENCE staff got wind of the news in our company slack, it was a hard pill to swallow for us all. “How could he do this to us??!!!!!!!!” questioned Associate Entertainment Editor Sydney Scott. “I have HAD IT WITH TODAY,” admitted Video Producer and Host Danielle Young. As for me, the only reaction I could muster to type was, “Excuse me while I go cry in the car.”
Based on the Twitter reactions, were are not alone in our misery. Black women everywhere are devastated out in these social media streets.
And then…the tweet that gave us all closure!
Hurt feelings aside, congratulations to this beautiful Black couple!
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