Misty Copeland and Olu Evans have secretly become parents to a boy named Jackson. During a media interview, the ballet dancer said that she is currently on maternity leave and will return to the stage in 2023.
Copeland said she did not announce the news of her pregnancy as she likes to keep details of her personal life private. She also mentioned:
“Certainly with my son, I probably wouldn’t have filmed him for anything. But when it comes to my career and what I do, I’m really open.
Copeland opened up about her son’s first international trip, saying she recently got Jackson’s passport and they will be in Corsica this summer. She praised her husband for being an amazing father, saying she couldn’t have done it without having Evans by her side and that he’s been with her throughout her career to help balance things out .
Everything you need to know about Misty Copeland’s husband
Although Olu Evans is recognized as the husband of Misty Copeland, he is also known as the cousin of actor and Broadway star Taye Diggs.
Evans is a corporate attorney who went to law school at Emory University and passed the bar in 2007. He owns a dancewear company called Muse Dancewear, which sells ballet shoes and pantyhose as well as ribbons and paint to keep the slippers in shape.
Copeland and Evans were first introduced by Diggs in 2006 at a New York nightclub, but did not immediately marry. Olu proposed to Misty in August 2015 and they exchanged vows the following year. Speaking to media in 2015, Copeland said she wanted a simple wedding ceremony and said:
“I just want it to be simple and classy and not feel like I’m in a tutu. I feel like a fairy princess on stage and wearing amazing costumes and dresses at galas.
Speaking about Evans, Copeland said he always took care of her and supported her in every way as her career was important to her.
Briefly, about Misty Copeland
Also known as Misty Danielle Copeland, she is the first African-American woman to be promoted to Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theater (ABT) history.
The 39-year-old won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Southern California in 1997. She completed two workshops with ABT and became a member of their studio company in 2000 and the corps de ballet the next year.
Besides being a talented dancer, she has also written two autobiographies and a documentary, The story of a ballerina, where she opened up about the challenges she faced throughout her career. She has appeared on reality shows like a day in the life and So you think you can dance and products endorsed for brands like T-Mobile, The Dannon Company, Pepper, and more.