After nine years together, T.I. wed his longtime girlfriend — and mother of two of his five kids — Tameka “Tiny” Cottle earlier today in a Miami courthouse. The pair held a private ceremony at the courthouse after almost a year of wedding talk and rumors. One recent rumor had the couple tying the knot in Hawaii last weekend but today’s report proves otherwise.
“There are wedding plans coming soon, sometime this year,” Tiny said in an interview with Vibe earlier this year. “Not too big, ’cause I want it to be as private as possible. There’ve been a million rumors about us getting married. It’s taking away from the day that we really do get married, so I just want to kind of have that moment for myself.”
We have learned that the Miami Beach wedding was just one of the three ceremonies the couple has planned. The pair will reportedly return to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception with close family and friends and then head to Vegas to celebrate their union.
T.I. and the former Xscape singer — who also penned the TLC hit ‘No Scrubs’ — met almost ten years when the Grammy award winning rapper was a newbie to the game. Cottle stood by Tip has he struggled with legal woes and was eventually sent to prison in May 2009. While T.I. sorted out his legal issues, Tiny and friend Toya Carter (Lil Wayne’s ex-wife and mother to his daughter Reginae) hit the small screen with their own BET reality show, simply titled ‘Tiny and Toya.’
T.I.’s upcoming album ‘King Uncaged’ is set to drop on September 28.