Video:The Power of Love: International Basketball Player Marcus Sloan and Tinnell McIntyre, tie the knot!
Stylist Tinnell met her pro-baller husband Marcus in a very non-conventional way: He pursued her out of nowhere online, and she flew across the world for their first official date.
“We went from MySpace to phone calls, and after just two weeks I was always looking forward to his phone calls and texts. He decided it was time that we met and booked me a ticket to Germany.” It sounds crazy, she knows, but she had a feeling her time would not be wasted. “I think we were both falling pretty fast,” she admits. “Friends thought I’d lost my mind, but who knew I was going to see my future husband?”
Tinnell and Marcus had already dated for four magical years when he decided it was time to maker her his misses. Each year he hosted a Shoot2Score Hoops Christmas party, and during the 2011 event, he asked Tinnell to help give out basketball ornaments to the lucky winners. He called the name; she gave out the ornament. Things were going just as planned when Tinnell heard Marcus say her name. He gave her a special ornament with an engagement ring tied to it. “By the time she turned back around to me, I was on bended knee,” says Marcus. “She started to cry and said ‘Thank you’ about 20 times. I didn’t hear a ‘Yes,’ so I stayed down there until I did.” Overjoyed, the happy couple began planning their summer wedding.
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