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Report: Misty Copeland married her longtime beau on Sunday




Misty Copeland at a Gotham Magazine party celebrating her Broadway debut last August. Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is still en pointe . . .  But officially off the market.

Copeland, who made history a year ago when she was named the first black principal dancer in the 75-year history of the famed American Ballet Theater, tied the knot with Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, E! News reported.

The couple, who've been together for a decade, were married overlooking the ocean on Sunday before 100 guests, according to E! News' insider report. Copeland's gown was by Inbal Dror and she wore Christian Louboutin shoes instead of her usual tools-of-the-trade toe shoes.

It's been a huge year for Copeland, 33, who followed up her barrier-shattering promotion by making her Broadway debut in August in the role of Ivy Smith in the revival of "On the Town."


The Misty Copeland Barbie doll sold out faster than you can say "Swan Lake."

Then in May, Copeland was featured in her very own Barbie doll. Wearing a fire red bodysuit with sunburst orange cutouts and standing en pointe on a finely toned leg, the $29.95 doll sold out online within a couple of days and led to people offering them for as much as six times the original price on eBay and other web sites.

So Barbie maker Mattel got to work churning out more of the dolls which are now sold (for the original lower price) by retailers like Target, Walmart and Toys 'R Us.

No  word on whether the happy couple gave them out as wedding favors.

MORE: You can still get that sold-out Misty Copeland Barbie doll -- for $199.

Update: They're making more of those sold-out Misty Copeland Barbie dolls.



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Jill Vejnoska has spent two decades as a news and features reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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