How long have you been married?
Widdie and Chelsea: We’ve been married 23 years.
How did you guys meet?
Widdie and Chelsea: We met at a sweet sixteen party in 1992
What were your first impressions of each other?
Widdie: She was really cute.
Chelsea: I thought he was a playboy.
What made you want to get married?
Widdie and Chelsea: It was really all love and most importantly God’s call.
How did you propose?
Widdie: I proposed over dinner at Olive Garden.
Do you have any marriage survival tips?
Widdie and Chelsea: You must have prayer, teamwork, a lot of sacrifice and focus.
How do you keep the fire burning in your relationship?
Widdie and Chelsea: We have date nights.
Is there anything you would do differently looking back on your marriage?
Widdie and Chelsea: We would wait to have children.
Why do you think African Americans have the lowest marriage rate, but the largest divorce rate?
Widdie and Chelsea: Cheating is probably a major driving force for divorce in black marriages.
If you were giving advice to a couple who wanted to get married, what would you say?
Widdie and Chelsea: Communicate as much as possible.
What does marriage mean to you?
Widdie and Chelsea: Marriage is commitment and setting priorities.