Congratulations Chanel and Sterling!
Saturday night, 27-year-old Chanel Iman and 25-year-old Sterling Shepard were married in the Beverly Hills Hotel in a ceremony attended by their family and close friends.
Iman’s agent has also confirmed the union, which officially took place three months after their engagement. Celebrity party planner, Mindy Weiss, coordinated the ceremony with a guest list that included Chrissy Teigen, models Damaris Lewis and Maria Borges, Mark Birnbaun, stylist Monica Rose, and a few of Shepard’s teammates.
The wedding party included British model, Jourdan Dunn, and Shepard’s Giant’s teammate, Odell Beckham Jr. The newlywed couple and their guests shared the happy moment via social media—Shepard also posted some football-inspired desserts.
Shepard popped the question on Iman’s 27th birthday in December at a New York hotel birthday party he had organized on her behalf. Iman posted a pic of her fiancee on bended knee with the caption, “A night full of tears of happiness. I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs.”
The Atlanta model (who once dated rapper A$AP Rocky) and Oklahoma athlete reportedly began dating in 2016, after they met at Victor Cruz’s birthday party.
Iman gushed over Shepard at their introduction, telling People, ”When I first met him, he was in a suit and looked so sharp.”
Shepard said of meeting the model, “I walked up to her and bought her a drink and it was over after that.”