*Congratulations to Tank and his longtime love Zena Foster. They said “I do” on Sunday, July 22, in front of 200 friends and family at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
“I’m excited to see her walk down the aisle, her dress and her whole heavenly aura just captivate the place,” the singer, whose real name is Durrell Babbs, 42, told People.
Also on hand was the groom’s close bud of 15 years, Jamie Foxx. Not only did the funnyman/actor/singer show up to support Tank, but he also provided some comic relief for the big occasion, before later performing for the couple.
“I’m looking forward to him cracking jokes on the wedding day,” Tank said. “The goof ball session is going to be at an all-time high when we’re standing there.”
While Foxx got a plus one invite, before the event, Tank didn’t confirm who’d be his friend’s date for the event.
“I just told him make sure you use it wisely,” the singer said with a laugh.
Other notable members of the bridal party were the couple’s two children together, daughter Zoey, 10, who served as a junior bridesmaid and son Zion, 3, who was ring bearer. Best Man duties went to singer J. Valentine. After exchanging rings designed by Leor Yerushalma of The Jewelers of Las Vegas, the pair sealed their new life together with a kiss.
The pair, who first met 18 years ago, previously dated, welcomed their first child together, and then broke up.
“When we were together before I felt like she was the one,” Tank, 40, says opening up about their journey. “I had given her a promise ring and then life happened. People make mistakes. At the time you’re like ‘Ok maybe I was wrong.’” Despite the issues that lead to their split (“There’s two parts to it, I own my piece and she owns hers,” says the star) the couple stayed in contact while co-parenting their daughter, eventually finding their way back to one another nearly four years ago.
“I think we both ended up having to go through our own personal journeys. In my mind I thought I’d never even go out on a date with this woman ever again in life,” says Tank. “And then one day I look up and we’re living together and we’ve got another baby on the way and we’re in love again. It’s just one of those things where we just couldn’t fight it.”
After the ceremony, Foxx introduced the couple at their reception with a dancing number. Other celebrities who attended include, Michael B. Jordan, Floyd Mayweather, newly pregnant LeToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland, Claudia Jordan, Brooke Valentine, Kim Burrell, Elise Neal, DJ DNice, Kenny Hamilton, Kenny Burns, Q Parker and more.
Oh yes, the couple is set to honeymoon in France and Greece.