Ta Lou weds Trinidadian fiancé in traditional African wedding
Ivorian sprint queen Marie-Josée Ta Lou has tied the knot with her US-based Trinidadian fiancé J Smith in a traditional African wedding.
Ta Lou broke the news on her Instagram, confirming that she got married on November 16.
“I have many different reasons why I have to be thankful this year. Here is one of those. My love @trininafrica_javy came a long way with his family to pay my bride price in front of all of mine. November 16th will be a memorable date for me,” she wrote.
Ta Lou first gave a glimpse of what to expect with her mixed-cultural union when she shared Afro-Caribbean pictures of her pre-wedding shoot.
The fastest African woman in history is one of the finest sprinters in the world and will be gunning to have a historic outing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games where she will aim to get her first gold in the sprint double.