Anika Noni Rose, the Princess, and the Frog actress married Jason Dirden in October 2022 and revealed the news in Brides magazine on Monday, January 16. Rose arranged a surprise for their first dance, which they performed to Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me, which Rose re-recorded in only one day, according to the magazine. Anika Noni Rose said that no one else was aware of her hectic schedule, and when she began singing, everyone recognized her. Jason told the magazine about the surprise:
“My first impression was, “I had no idea I have married a liar!” It was so emotional, so amazing, and something I never expected to see.”
The wedding, which took place at the Paramour Estate in California, was officiated by Euphoria actor Colman Domingo. Anika reported that Colman “started performing the electric slide” as soon as the dance floor opened to the wedding guests. Brides Magazine quoted her as saying:
“Everyone knows how to do a line dance, so people of all ages danced to it — there was an intergenerational pleasure and connection that was very great to watch.”
Following the ceremony, the couple rode away on a bike purchased by Anika Noni Rose’s relative. Rose informed the journal about her whole experience, including how she learned to let go of control at times throughout the planning phase.
“‘Every kick is a boost,’ my grandmother always said. Things will go wrong, but every ‘bad’ item that happened during our preparation was followed by something great.”
Jason Dirden, the spouse of Anika Noni Rose
Jason Dirden was born in the United States on August 23, 1980. He graduated from the University of Illinois and showed an early interest in acting. In 2008, he began his career in the entertainment world with the famous comedy House of Payne. LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Doc Shaw, Denise Burse, Demetria McKinney, and others had prominent parts in the program. Willie Dirden, Dirden’s father, is also an actor. Brandon, his actor brother, is one of his brothers.
Dirden has been in television shows such as Greenleaf, Elementary, and others. In 2019, he was last seen in the drama series American Soul. Jason’s net worth is presently unavailable since the estimates vary across websites. He has roughly 32,700 Instagram followers and 93 posts, most of which feature him posing in various ensembles.
Anika Noni Rose and Jason Dirden’s relationship
Anika Noni Rose and Jason Dirden met in the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun in 2014. Anika told Brides magazine that they had been friends for a while but had lost contact for a while. The couple reconnected a few years later but never revealed anything about their connection to anybody. Anika said that she and Dirden have many interests, which has strengthened their connection. The couple got engaged in December 2021 and had intended to marry for a long time, but their hectic schedules prevented them from doing so.
Anika Noni Rose is famous for her role in The Princess and the Frog. She’s also been in movies like From Justin to Kelly, As Cool as I Am, Imperial Dreams, Assassination Nation, and more. She has appeared in television programs such as Third Watch, Hack, The Good Wife, The Simpsons, and others.