Minnie Dlamini Jones is arguably one of the biggest stars in South Africa, a feat that she has achieved by a lot of hard work and resilience. A testament to how much of a big star she is is the fact that her 3-part docu-series went on to have the highest viewership rankings in the history of VuzuAmp – South Africa’s premium satellite television channel. The success that she started to experience in her later life coupled with the docu-series was possible due to her relationship and subsequent marriage to Quinton Jones. The couple’s wedding was one that received a lot of publicity and it only fanned the embers of her fame.
Minnie Dlamini’s Husband is a Former NFL Player Who Has Carved a Career in Show Biz
Quinton Jones is notable as a former American football player who played as a cornerback. His career in football started during his high school days at Pulaski Academy, Arkansas, United States. His impressive playing skills earned him the school’s first state championship award in 2003. He continued to play the sport at Boise University in Idaho before moving on to have a brief professional career in the NFL.
Quinton signed to the San Diego Chargers of the NFL as a free agent in May 2007 but was released a few months later in August. The following year, he switched to the Canadian Football League, signing a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. His time with the team also proved to be short as he was released during training camp.
Having struggled to play the sport he loved professionally, Minnie Dlamini’s husband joined the world of showbiz. As of now, he works with Urban Brew who are notable for the production of numerous shows like Real Goboza, Live Amp, Friends Like Those, YO TV, Zabalaza, and Khumbul’ekhaya among others. Quinton also co-owns the production company, Beautiful Day Productions with his wife,
Their Forever After Story Started When She was in Her Early 20s
Many believe that for a couple to share a strong bond they must start by being friends. That is exactly the case of Minnie and Quinton, which makes their love story breathtaking and has attracted a lot of attention on social media. The pair first met each other in 2010 when they were just colleagues working at the Urban Brew Studios. Although Jones was a senior colleague, with Minnie being an assistant runner, the two ended up becoming very good friends due to the close work proximity they had.
They would usually hang out together at night clubs and as other close friends, Jones would even suggest they call it a night and go home even in the midst of all the fun. Minnie found herself always obliging, saying ‘okay dad’. Interestingly, both of them had no inkling that they would end up together as they were dating different people when their friendship was growing.
A turn of events a couple of years into their friendship (sometime in 2015), resulted in both of them becoming single. They had ended things with their individual partners for reasons unrelated to their friendship. Quinton leveraged on the opportunity to suggest they start dating and at first, Minnie thought it would be ‘weird’. However, things eventually fell into place as they gave it a shot and turned their friendship into a very sweet romantic relationship.
Minnie and Quinton’sTraditional Marriage was a Fun Affair
It is not clear when Quinton Jones popped the question but by early 2017, the two were already engaged. Minnie Dlamini married the man of her dreams on the 8th of July 2017 – a day after she clocked 27. This was only the first lap of the ceremony as it was their traditional wedding. The event took place in Minnie’s home at Glenn Hills in Northern Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Both families, as well as close friends of the bride and groom, were presented at the ceremony. The event was a star-studded affair as it had in attendance several South African celebrities.
It was gathered that both Minnie and Quinton had asked guests not to take pictures during the ceremony. To this effect, their guests wore wrist bands in order for them to keep track of those in attendance and to avoid the violation of the no-picture taking rule to limit the circulation of their traditional wedding ceremony events on social media before they officially released the videos. However, the plan was futile as several pictures of the grand event were leaked on social media.
Their White Wedding was an Even More Elegant Affair
Two months after the traditional wedding, Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones had their white wedding. The event took place on the 16th of September 2017 in an ethereal location with equally exotic guests like in the traditional ceremony. The bride’s make-up was done by Bimpe Onakoya, a renowned Nigerian Make-up artist while the wig she used for the event was from Tracyciee’s Pieces owned by another Nigerian Tracy Nwapa. The two women also graced the occasion with their presence and it added to the ever glamourous big day of Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
The decor of the wedding also gave it the ambiance of a fairytale wedding coupled with Minnie’s dress that was straight out of a storybook with its strapless bustier and a train that was 4 meters long. Gert-Johan Coetzee was the dress designer and it was made out of Chantilly lace and tulle while the hem of the train was encrusted with Swarovski diamonds. 12 seamstresses and three months were what it took to bring the dress to life.
Minnie Dlamini’s Fabulous Fairytale Wedding was Covered Solely By Multichoice
On the 13th of September, 2017, Minnie Dlamini took to her Twitter account to announce the release of a three-part docu-series which will chronicle her pre-marriage plans, the traditional marriage, and the white wedding.
Apparently, she and her husband had approached Multichoice with a deal to have exclusive rights for the wedding at a rate of R6 million. Half of what Multichoice offered them went into the production while the other half went to the couple. This was all the media coverage that the couple did for their wedding, including pictures from the event.
About a month after the white wedding on the 13th of October, the first episode of Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs. Jones aired on DStv’s VuzuAmp. Six days after the show’s premiere, the satellite network announced on its Twitter page that it was the highest-rated show in the history of VuzuAmp. The docu-series were produced by Quinton Jones and covered all the aspects of the two ceremonies, including the catering and make-up.