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Marie-Josee Ta Lou Seals Love in Grand Civil Wedding with J Smith

African Athletics Icon Marie-Josee Ta Lou Celebrates Matrimony in Lavish Civil Wedding with Trinidadian Spouse

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 27th November 2023
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Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Africa’s fastest woman in history, has officially tied the knot with her Trinidadian fiancé, J Smith, in a lavish civil wedding held in Ivory Coast. The Ivorian track queen shared enchanting pictures from the ceremony on her social media, joyfully announcing her new status as Mrs. Smith.


The civil wedding follows a traditional marriage held on November 16th, with Ta Lou unveiling the beautiful photos a few days later.



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The couple’s Afro-Caribbean wedding journey, from pre-wedding shoots to traditional ceremonies and now the civil wedding, has become a widely discussed lifestyle highlight since the conclusion of the 2023 athletics season.


Having dated for several years, Ta Lou and Mr. Smith have solidified their long-term commitment this year through these celebratory events. 



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With the marriage rites completed, Ta Lou’s focus now shifts to preparing for the 2024 Olympic year, where she aims to secure at least a medal at the Paris Olympic Games.


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