Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, 51, will soon marry Laticia Maria McGee this Saturday, Deadline Detroit reported.
Bishop J. Drew Sheard is going to officiate at the wedding at the Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit — the same location where Kilpatrick, delivered his Sunday sermon in June about redemption and God’s love.
McGee’s tie to Kilpatrick began when she worked as a receptionist in his mayoral office in 2002 at 20 years old, according to the article. He told Deadline Detroit that he may have spoken to her once or twice, but had no connection with him at the time. She remained at city hall until 2004; presently she operates a Detroit nonprofit centered on girls and women, according to the article.
In 2018 during his prison sentence, he connected with her through a friend who said McGee wanted to send him an encouraging message, Kilpatrick said.
“I was mad about being in prison. I wasn’t looking for a relationship,” he said in the story, adding that a couple of months later he discovered her number while straightening up his cell and gave her a call.
“We started a conversation and started praying together,” he said in the story. “Neither one of us was looking for a relationship at the time.”
Their relationship began to blossom and in 2019, he said she began visiting him in prison, but “she was just being a friend.”
“I learned you can actually build a relationship by being truthful and honest,” he said in the article. “She was great at forcing me to be myself.”
According to the article, the couple doesn’t intend to live in Michigan.
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