Many know that Ashley Graham is a model, voice actress, TV personality, businesswoman and common villain! She is also a proud wife to husband Justin Ervin who is often seen supporting his wife at various events.
The couple met at church (interestingly, while chatting about porn). Per Glamour, Graham recalled in her memoir that her story wasn’t entirely love at first sight. However, Ervin was cute enough, so Graham agreed to a date at a coffee shop. However, the date was lost when he asked her to go Dutch to test her intentions. “I paid my share of the $5.25 and I was like, ‘This is the last date,'” she recalls. Ervin eventually won her over with his consistency, open communication, and romantic date ideas. The two wed in 2010 and are now the proud parents of three boys – toddler Isaac and twin children Malachi and Roman, who were born earlier this year.
Since Graham gets a lot of glamor for her work, some might not know all that much about Ervin. However, he also has plans for himself.
Justin Ervin is a respected director and cinematographer
Ashley Graham may be a popular, body-hugging model in the fashion world, but Justin Ervin is certainly a success himself. According to the Oprah Daily, the father is a renowned director, writer, photographer and cinematographer and has worked in film and television since 2005. He also received a master’s degree in social documentary from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2012.
According to his website, the director has worked with numerous media outlets and platforms, including Harper’s Bazaar, HBO, Elle, Hulu, and PBS. He also directed the award-winning documentary Elephant in the Room. One of his most recent projects has been working as a cinematographer for the Netflix documentary Is That Black Enough For You?!? He even used his photography skills to direct a photo shoot for his wife for the Swimsuits For All summer collection in 2017. Graham is clearly not the only talent in this respect!
The director proposed when the couple taped their own amateur show
Justin Ervin and Ashley Graham also have a unique marriage story. According to Parade, the couple used to have their own amateur webcam show to talk about their issues. The show was aptly titled “The Justin and Ashley Show.” Unfortunately, they are the only ones who have seen any of the episodes. It’s likely that footage will never see the light of day.
During one “episode,” the conversation turned to engagements. That was a year after they had started dating, and Graham was convinced they would not marry. After rattling off some ideas for Ervin to propose, the celebrity surprised her with a gorgeous gold ring set with a flat diamond (via The Knot)! Graham was happy to marry him but hadn’t quite gotten around to planning a wedding ceremony. Ervin took the reins and all Graham had to do was show up! “It was a celebration of what the rest of our lives would be and a celebration of the most important people in our lives,” she later told Harper’s Bazaar.