Here’s Why Many Called “Jeffersons” Actress Crazy For Marrying Hubby So Fast
Remember “Jenny” from “The Jeffersons?” Although on TV she was married to “Lionel,” but REAL LIFE actress, Berlinda Tolbert, shocked many when she married her husband/former CBS journalist, Bob Reid, at lightening speed…probably before they even knew each other’s favorite color, but their love is real. Wait ’til you see this…
MEET THE MAN BERLINDA “JENNY” TOLBERT MARRIED ONLY DAYS AFTER THEY MET!
Berlinda Tolbert and Bob got married after dating for only 11 DAYS! Nope, that is NOT a typo. They met in Atlanta in 1979, fell in love within a few days, and married a few days later in Rhode Island, NY, during Valentine’s Day weekend. The first 7 years of their marriage was long distance- Berlinda lived in L.A. and Bob couldn’t leave his job in N.Y. So they often commuted. SEE RECENT PHOTO OF BERLINDA & BOB NOW & 7 OTHER CELEBS WHO MARRIED SUPER FAST>>>
They’re pretty private, so the photo on the left is the most recent one we’ve seen of Berlinda and Bob, it was taken just a few years ago, but good enough. Their pic on the right was snapped around 1985.
Bob once spoke to told Ebony Magazine about how their once bicoastal marriage: “We had not had a chance to get to know each other well at all.” Neither of them were okay with that, so Bob changed to a CBS job that didn’t require him to travel.
Jumping the broom in just 11 days may seem strange, but Berlinda and Bob have proved their naysayers wrong because word on the Old School curb is that they’re STILL together! Wow, and who said love at first sight wasn’t possible? Rare as hell, but still possible.
5 MORE POPULAR CELEBS WHO GOT MARRIED AT LIGHTING SPEED…
MICHAEL JACKSON & LISA MARIE PRESLEY
MJ and Lisa married after dating for four months. They’re marriage lasted two years.
MONICA & NBA HUSBADND, SHANNON BROWN
Engaged after 6 months of dating. Married in 2010, still happily married.
MUHAMMAD ALI & 1st WIFE SONJI ROI
Dated for one month. Divorced in 2 years.
MARIAH CAREY & NICK CANNON
Dated for one month. Divorced after 8 years.
As y’all can see, some lightening speed marriage vows have stood the test of time and some have not. Overall, this is still proof that love has no time limits and besides, Atlantic Starr sang it best: “When love calls, you better answer.”