Mekhi Phifer is off the market after saying ‘I do’ to longtime girlfriend Reshelet Barnes in a Beverly Hills ceremony Saturday (March 30). Both the bride and the groom dressed in all white, and the ceremony was officiated by none other than TV’s Judge Greg Mathis.
E! News reports “The Love Section” star, best known for his roles on TV series “Torchwood” and “ER,” walked down the aisle to Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky.” Phifer’s son came down the aisle with a chihuahua on a leash, and Barnes opted for the traditional “Here Comes the Bride.”
One hundred friends and family members looked on as Mekhi and Reshelet participated in a 15 minute ceremony that included unity sand and ended in a standing ovation. “When [Reshelet] made her entrance into the courtyard, Mekhi was completely overcome with emotion and you could tell she took his breath away,” says an eye witness to the event. “He had to wipe tears from his eyes for several minutes.”
This is Mekhi’s second wedding. He was previously married to actress Malinda Williams. Mekhi has a son with Williams, as well as a son from a previous relationship with Oni Souratha.