American Ballet Dancer, Misty Copeland became the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). However, she became for being one of the best ballerinas in the world.

Picture of American ballet dancer, Misty Copeland
Caption: Picture of an American ballet dancer, Misty Copeland (Photo: Instagram)

Is Misty Copeland Married? Her Dream Wedding

Yes, American Ballet Dancer, Misty Copeland is now married. Misty says "He was my first boyfriend" breaking into a huge smile. Her relationship with her boyfriend Olu started in the year 2006. Before their married life, they dated for over 10 years. Misty got engaged to her boyfriend Evans in August 2015. After her engagement, Copeland's wedding plans were in motion shortly. 

Misty Copeland with her husband Olu Evans
Caption: Misty Copeland with her husband Olu Evans (Photo: Elle)

Misty Copeland tied the wedding knot with her husband Olu Evans on July 31st, 2016. They got married in front of 100 guests in a private ceremony. Their beautiful wedding ceremony was held at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California. She wore an Inbal Dror gown and Christian Louboutin shoes however no photos have surfaced yet. She said 

Misty Copeland with her husband Olu Evans
Caption: Misty Copeland with her husband Olu Evans (Photo: Pinterest)

"I feel like I get to become a fairy princess on stage and wear incredible costumes and gowns to galas. So, for me, I just want to have a simple, as easy-going day as I can have and just not have it be a big show. I just want it to be simple and classy and not feel like I'm in a tutu,"


Do Misty Copeland Share Kids with Her Husband?

Misty Copeland shared a son Jackson with her husband Olu Evans. Therefore, she became a parent of a kid. She secretly welcomed her first child.

Picture of Misty Copeland with kids
Caption: Picture of Misty Copeland with kids (Photo: Instagram)

Eventually, she return to the ballet stage in 2023 after three months ago. The couple ready to take their child on his first big trip ahead of their six-year wedding anniversary.

How Misty Copeland Met Husband Evans?

Misty met her spouse Evan at a club in Chelsea in the year 2004. He was with actor Taye Diggs, who is his cousin. Her heart flutter after seeing a tall and fit man with a pair of dimples who is Olu. 

Picture of Misty Copeland with her hubby Olu Evans and Taye Diggs
Caption: Picture of Misty Copeland with her hubby Olu Evans and Taye Diggs (Photo: HOLA!)

He also potted her on the dance floor. In the year 2006, they again met then Taye actually introduced Olu and Mistyat an NYC nightclub Lotus.

Who is Misty Copeland Husband?

Misty Copeland's spouse's name is Olu Evans. Her husband Evans is a corporate attorney. He has completed his law education at Emory University located in Atlanta, Georgia. In the year 2007, he passed the bar specializing in corporate law.

Misty Copeland with her spouse Olu Evans
Caption: Misty Copeland with her spouse Olu Evans (Photo: The Hollywood Reporter)

Also, Evans is fully supportive of his wife Misty. In an interview with Soledad O’Brien in 2015, Copeland told;
“when he wasn’t afraid of hearing or seeing me so damaged – and that he wanted to help because he cared about me as a person…I always said, ‘No man is coming in and taking me away from ballet.’ And that was so important to me that the person I ended up with was going to support me in every way, because my career is so important to me.”

Then she added

Misty Copeland with her spouse Olu Evans
Caption: Misty Copeland with her spouse Olu Evans (Photo: POPSUGAR)

"He taught me to communicate in ways I'd never learned before, to not run away from problems, and sit down and think about things critically. And he made me feel like I really did have a bright future as a ballerina"


Misty Copeland Husband Evans Entrepreneur

Misty Copeland's hubby Evans is also an entrepreneur who runs a dancewear company. His company called Muse Dancewear, out of their Upper West Side apartment in New York city since 2010.

Picture of Misty Copeland's husband Olu Evans
Caption: Picture of Misty Copeland's husband Olu Evans (Photo: Hollywood Life)

It has been selling beautiful ballet slippers and tights, as well as ribbons and paint to keep the slippers in shape. Also, there is a quiz to make sure people get the slipper size that fits as perfectly as possible!.

Copeland Mother Married 4 Times; Her Parents 

Misty's mother Sylvia DelaCerna married 4 times and her father being 2nd husband. Her mother Sylvia former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader a trained medical assistant, worked mostly in sales. Because of her mother, several failed marriages resulted in financial instability. She grew up moving from house to house of her mother’s various friends, boyfriends, and husbands. Misty didn't see her father between the ages of two and twenty-two after moving to California. 

Picture of Misty Copeland with her family
Caption: Picture of Misty Copeland with her family (Photo: Pinterest)

Her father's name is Doug Copeland who is of German and African American descent. She is the youngest of 4th children from her mother's second marriage. Also, she has 2 brothers, Doulas Jr, and Christopher, a sister Erica. Her one half-brother, Cameron, and one half-sister, Lindsay from her mother's third and fourth marriages. Misty mother's third husband's name is Harold Brown, a Santa Fe Railroad sales executive. Her mother's fourth husband, Robert DelaCerna radiologist.

Facts About American Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland

  • Her birth name is Misty Danielle Copeland born on September 10, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. 
  • Misty is of German, African American, and Italian ethnicity. 
  • She grew up in the San Pedro community in Los Angeles, California.
  • Copeland became interested in ballet after she joined the ‘Dana Middle School’. 
  • Also, Bradleys and Copeland’s mother had a custody battle then moved in with Bradley’s family when the training became more demanding. 
Misty Copeland posing for a picture
Caption: Misty Copeland posing for a picture (Photo: Instagram)

  • Her ballet teachers were serving as her custodial guardians in the year 1998 and her mother fought a custody battle over her.
  • At the age of 13, she started ballet dancing.
  • Misty became the first African-American woman soloist for ABT in two decades and the third overall and promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history on June 30, 2015. 
  • Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT) which is one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the USA. 
  • Also, a documentary film was made on her life, titled, ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ in 2015.
Misty Copeland posing for a picture
Caption: Misty Copeland posing for a picture (Photo: Instagram)

  • On April 19, the film premiered at the 2015 ‘Tribeca Film Festival’. 
  • Misty has written three books including two autobiographies Firebird’, ‘Ballerina Body’ and ‘Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina’. 
  • Misty Copeland has a net worth of $500, thousand working as a ballet dancer. 
  • Misty has a height of 1.57 M or 157 CM or 5 feet 1 inch tall. 
  • She enjoys cooking and prefers to avoid crowded places.