We now pronounce you man and wife!
Ladies and gentleman- meet the Harrises!
After nearly a decade of dating, 2 kids, and years of watching their love story play out on television, tonight fans got to witness Love and Hip Hop's Yandy and Mendeecees officially tie the knot!
Aired in a 2 hour special on VH1, the beautiful couple exchanged their "I Do's" in a lavish New York City wedding, attended by most of the Love and Hip Hop Family, including: Mona Scott Young, Stevie J and Joseline, Kirk and Rasheeda Frost, Ray J, Juelz Santana (as a groomsman), Tara and Peter Gunz, Rich Dollaz and Moniece Slaughter, Momma Dee and Mama Jones, Karlie Redd and many more
Singer K.Michelle was also in attendance, and performed a special song for the newlyweds, as well as gifted Yandy with a little bridal gift in the form of "something blue." The groom's oldest son, 10 year old Lil' Mendeecee's, was the best man, while younger brother Aasim played the role of ring bearer and O'mere played the "sign" bearer with a sign that said "Daddy, Here Comes Mommy." How cute! Yandy's father, who recently suffered a blood-clot and had his leg amputated, was able to come through with the walk through, and escort his beautiful daughter-bride down the aisle.
We had a chance to sit down with the couple just days before their big union and discuss the details that lead up to their big day, including with Mendeecee's possible return to jail, if her love is limitless, and why they chose to air their wedding on television.
Peep the highlights below:
On Why They Chose to Air their Wedding on Television
Yandy: Well, I felt like we give so much to the camera. We really show a lot of our life and this is one of the most beautiful aspects of our life. We've given you the good, the bad, the ugly. This is the most beautiful. So I feel like after our children, which of course are beautiful, this is the next thing. It's a beautiful love story and I feel like it would be selfish not to share that with the world that's been watching us go through it. From us being together, from us being apart. To back together. I feel like it's the completion to part of our story.
Mendeecees: I didn't have any say so about that. My suggestion was to make it private, no cameras. Since she is part of this TV world and she is executive producer of this show-- she made it make sense. So here we are!
Yandy: Yes! "sense/cents" spelled both ways!
On Marrying Someone Who is Possibly Going Back to Jail
Yandy: You know for me, getting married isn't just about today. It's not about just tomorrow. It's about forever. And this is something we have to go through.
When we first started dating, I was always on the road. I would go away for six months, I would go away for three months here and there. And even now when we go away on the road, we grow fonder [of one another] We miss each other and we're talking and wanting to see each other.
So it is unfortunate to have to have that over your head or even think about that. But I'm not marrying [my fiancé] for today. I'm marrying him because I see a future. I'm marrying him because I can't see myself with anyone else. And if I can't see myself with anyone else there is no time that is "too much time." You know? I can't see myself being with anyone else in my lifetime.
(Mendeecees starts blushing)
Yandy: [The possible jail time] is something that we have to deal with but it's for a short period of time, it's not for something that it eternal. It's not for forever. Plus, I have this face to look at (points to daughter and Mendeecees). When I look at that face, I see his face.
How does that make you feel Mendeecees knowing that you might have to leave your family?
Mendeecees: I feel bad all around the the board. Especially for my children. They need me, I need them. Nobody wants to go away but there is nothing I can do about it; I just gotta put God first and stay positive.
On What the Worse Case Scenario Is with Mendecee's Sentencing
Yandy: We don't even know worse case scenarios and I don't even speak about them. I always speak best case scenarios.
Mendeecees: You gotta speak good things and positive things into existence.
Yandy: The best case scenario is that he won't have to go anywhere. And everything is up in the air with God. In my head, and this is honestly how we run our house and run our lives, [Mendeecees] is not going anywhere. He's not. There is going to be something that is going to happen, a law is going to get passed. And that's kind of how my life has been set up, my whole life. So I'm not worried. And even when he first went away, we talked everyday and he didn't miss much of anything.
On if Her Love Has Limits
Yandy: I don't know what the meaning of "Ride or Die" is but I know what the meaning of love is and true love is.
So do you have a limit to your love or is your love limitless?
Yandy: My love is limitless. Because for my children my love is limitless. The person I want to marry, because that's forever, my love has to be limitless. Now, when I say limitless, that don't mean I'm going to accept some bull -ish-
Mendeecees: That don't mean she's a fool because they can get it mistaken for you being- your love limitless with you being a fool. But she's far from a fool.
Yandy: No, no, I'm far from a fool. When I say it has no limit, I mean it's unconditional. It doesn't stop. It's not- it doesn't stop because of a situation. We can argue- and there have been times where we've broken up because I don't stand for nonsense, and even in breakups I still loved him. That's why I said it's "limitless."
I was mad, I was angry, I didn't want to see him, I didn't want to speak to him, but I still loved him. I can't shake it. I tried. We've broken up how many times about?
Mendeecees: About too many.
Yandy: Too many times. Too many. Probably about 4,5 times. And each time we get back, the love gets stronger. So when I say 'limitless,' that doesn't mean I won't leave a situation if it's crazy- but I will never stop loving him.
Peep page 2 for their story on how they met, plus a tons of wedding pics!