In June of this year, R&B singer Jill Scott married her longtime boyfriend, Mike Dobson. Here’s what you need to know about the couple.
1. They Got Married Four Months Ago
Mike Dobson and Jill Scott tied the knot on June 25 of this year.
2. Dobson Is Scott’s Second Husband
In 2001, Scott married longtime boyfriend, Lyzel Williams, a DJ and artist. The couple had been dating for seven years before officially saying “I do”, but after six years or marriage, they decided to call it quits.
In 2008, during a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Scott and her drummer, Li’l John Roberts, told the audience they were engaged to be married after a long on-stage kiss. The couple broke up in 2009, just one month after Scott gave birth to their son, Jett Hamilton Roberts. After the birth, Scott told People, “I definitely had issues over the course of my life, reproduction issues. I was married for five years and could never conceive a child. Until now … It’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me.”
3. Fans Didn’t Know They Were Dating Before the Wedding
According to Essence, Scott’s fans had no idea she was dating anyone before she and Dobson tied the knot!
The outlet writes, “Jill’s nuptials may come as a surprise to some, but it is surely a celebratory moment for fans and music lovers who have had a front row seat to her life through her passionately personal lyrics for over a decade.”
4. Dobson Teared up When Scott Walked Down the Aisle
In his speech at the couples’ small, private wedding ceremony, Dobson described how beautiful it was to see his blushing bride on their wedding day. “I teared up when she came down but I don’t wanna tear up now.”
Later on in the night, Mike said to friends and family, “We love you, we appreciate you and we want to celebrate this night with you. It’s not gonna end until we say it ends.”
5. Big Daddy Kane Performed at Their Wedding
Big Daddy Kane performed the song Smooth Operator at the couples’ wedding. According to Inquisitr, Dobson got in touch with his friend, DJ Mars, and asked him to contact Kane as a surprise for his bride at their reception.
According to the news outlet, DJ Mars has known Dobson for 20 years, and says he is a “total class act”.