Anika Noni Rose and Jason Dirden are married!
The actress, vocalist, and Tony Award-winner who voiced Princess Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, shared her exciting news in a major way, by gracing the cover of Brides.
Anika and Jason, who is also an actor who has starred in “Greenleaf” and “American Soul,” met in 2014 when both were cast in the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.
“We were friends for a couple of years, actually. We both went off and did our own things and were disconnected for a while and then swung back,” Anika told Brides magazine.
The lovebirds kept their relationship quiet for years, and it provided a safe space for their love and connection to grow.
Jason Dirden shared:
When we first worked together, that’s what drew us in together as friends. This woman is so silly. She has a four-year-old child living inside of her that will never go away.
She loves to prank people, and she has that kind of spontaneous silliness to her that allowed us both to release any type of armor, or any type of defense mechanism, and allowed us to really just be who we are with each other.
We created this friendship walking 60 blocks from rehearsal to the gym, just talking about life, or about anything really. It had nothing to do with the play that we were working on.
There’s always been that kind of comfort and ease between us.
Jason proposed in December 2021 and the couple exchanged vows almost a year later on October 16, 2022, at the Paramour Estate, a property that dates back to 1923 and was called “The Most Beautiful Home in Hollywood.”
Anika Noni Rose took to Instagram to announce she’s married writing, “Soooo, did a big something. Your Princess has found her Prince. And @jasondirden and I are very happy. Thank you @brides for covering. You’re about to get these pics! 👰🏽♀️🧡🤵🏽♂️💐”
See Anika’s original post below.
Congratulations to the gorgeous newlyweds. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
Read their full love story and see all of the gorgeous wedding photos by visiting Brides.