Beverly Johnson, Trailblazing Supermodel, Surprises Fans with Secret Las Vegas Wedding
In a stunning turn of events this fall, iconic supermodel and actress Beverly Johnson, aged 71, unveiled an unexpected birthday gift – a secret wedding to her longtime beau, Brian Maillian. The revelation came during a recent interview on Sirius XM’s “Sway in the Morning.”
The groundbreaking model shared that the impromptu decision to tie the knot took place when Maillian, a financier, asked her what she desired for her birthday. Seizing the moment, Johnson boldly expressed her wish to get married. The surprising request was met with an affirmative “OK” from Maillian, leading to an unanticipated ceremony in Las Vegas just two days later.
During the interview, Johnson recounted the amusing moment, revealing that she had initially doubted whether Maillian had truly agreed. The couple’s contrasting preferences for the wedding also surfaced, with Maillian envisioning a grand affair in front of 1,500 guests, while Johnson opted for a more intimate setting.
This isn’t Johnson’s first encounter with a proposal from Maillian. Years ago, he popped the question on the set of her 2012 Oprah Winfrey Network series, “Beverly’s Full House.” Initially skeptical, Johnson humorously recalled the setup and emphasized her preference for a piece of property over an engagement ring.
The news of Johnson’s secret wedding adds another layer to her illustrious career. As the first Black woman to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine in 1974, she paved the way for diversity in the fashion industry. This week marks the 50th anniversary of that historic moment, and Johnson continues to make headlines.
Apart from her modeling achievements, Johnson is set to premiere her self-written play, “Beverly Johnson: In Vogue,” off-Broadway. The production, running through February 4 at the 59E59 Theaters in New York City, delves into her journey from supermodel stardom to her influential role in the #MeToo Movement. With over 500 magazine covers and a successful acting career, Johnson’s life unfolds on stage, showcasing her personal and professional triumphs.
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