FORMER Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has officially wed.
Kilpatrick married his fiancée on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Who is former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s wife?
Kilpatrick, 51, married Laticia Maria McGee, 40, in front of family and friends at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit.
The two met after she started working as a receptionist at the mayor’s office.
“I learned you can actually build a relationship by being truthful and honest,” Kilpatrick told Deadline Detroit. “She was great at forcing me to be myself.”
McGee is the sister of Los Angeles based television producer Lamont Leak, who is known for his part in American Ninja Warrior and The Voice.
McGee also has a son, Lyathun born in 2010, from a previous relationship.
While not much is known about her current occupation, McGee is a graduate of Wayne State University and is the founder of a nonprofit.
Was Kwame Kilpatrick in jail?
Kilpatrick first went to jail after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice back in 2008.
He was sentenced to four months in jail before being released on probabtion after serving 99 days.
Almost five years later, Kilpatrick was convicted in 2013 on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering and sentenced to 28 years in jail.
“One sad thing about this case is that a man with the charisma and ability of Mr. Kilpatrick chose to waste his talents on personal aggrandizement and enrichment when he had the potential to do so much for the city,” U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds said at his sentencing.
After serving seven years of his almost three-decade sentence, Kilpatrick was released early by a commutation in January thanks to former President Donald Trump.
Was Kwame Kilpatrick married before?
Prior to his marriage to McGee, Kilpatrick was married to Carlita Kilpatrick from 1995-2018.
While the divorce was not finalized until 2018, their marriage ended in 2015 and Kilatrick has since admitted that his marriage really ended in 2008 after he had an affair with ex-chief of staff Christine Beatty.
While not much is known about his first wife’s occupation, the former couple had three children together Jalil, Jelani, and Jonas.
While Kilpatrick was in jail, his sons organized the Free Kawme website to raise funds and fight for their father’s freedom.
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