When I first saw this picture, I had to do a double take. This is David Mann (most known for his character as Mr. Brown from Meet the Browns) and his wife, Tamela (best known for her character as Cora or Madea’s Daughter in several of Tyler Perry’s productions) – as well as her upcoming role in the new movie, Sparkle. I didn’t recognize them for obvious reasons. They are so good at their craft, to recognize them out of character caused a bit of a delay. There was an article on www.watchgmctv.com that told of the couples life together on and off the screen. I had no idea the lovely couple have raised four children and have seven grandchildren and is now taping their very own cooking show!
When asked about their secret to longevity and working with her husband of 24 years, Tamela summed it by saying, “I appreciate him so much and I love him most of all. I appreciate everything he does for us as a family. He’s a wonderful father. He’s a wonderful husband and boyfriend. He’s my best friend. We have such a good time. Even to this day, he makes me laugh just like he did when we were kids.”
I, personally, know that Mr. Brown makes me LOL, so I can imagine the outtakes and bloopers between these two in their real life. I have an unsurmountable amount of respect for all the husband and wife teams in the world. They work together to make it happen in and out of the bedroom! That has got to require some real dedication, love and respect for the person you married and who also helps you achieve your own personal goals. Love it!
My husband and I always jokingly say that we’d probably kill each other if we had to work together day in and day out. Knowing that other couples do this and consider it truly a blessing, makes me think that we could, if we needed to. He does make me laugh until my stomach hurts and I know he’d be excellent for a mid-day shoulder massage if I ever needed one. But right now, I tip my hat to all the dynamic duos out there doing their thing while blessing us at the same time – The (Ronnie and Lamar) Tylers, The (Mara Brock and Salim) Akils, The (Will and Jada Pinkett) Smiths, The (Patrick and Gina) Neelys and so on. Thanks for setting the bar!
BMWK, can you, do you work with your spouse as a part of your profession?