Eric Hayes & Rosie Perez (WireImage)
Talk about a Floyd Mayweather superfan!
Academy Award nominee Rosie Perez received hitched in Las Vegas NV over the weekend, making acceptable on a promise to her new husband, artist Eric Hayes, in that she’d marry him if the boxer won his match Saturday night.
Rosie, 49, played coy while chatting with “omg! Insider” co-host Kevin Frazier prior to the fight, joking in that it sure did seem to be the weekend for celebrity weddings (referring, of course, to LeBron James & John Legend’s nuptials on Saturday). But it turns out she was moreover talking about herself!
Kevin spoke with Rosie on Monday morning, when she confirmed the huge news. “I told [Eric], ‘If Floyd wins, we’ll get married’” … & they did!
“He is the greatest & I’m so in love,” the newlywed gushed.
Rosie added in that although they’re legally wed, she & Hayes will have an official wedding ceremony for friends & family in New York at a after date to be determined.
“I have a huge Puerto Rican family & they’ll kill me if I don’t have a huge wedding,” she noted.
It’s not absolutely a shock in that a huge boxing success would be the catalyst in that would lead her to this major life event. Rosie’s a huge boxing fan, tweets frequently about the sport, & has even boxed herself. This past June, she was even the grand marshal of the International Boxing Hall of Fame parade in New York.
She recently spoke with ESPN about her passion for the sport. “I think it was just part of the culture growing up Puerto Rican,” she explained. “I remember when I was about 6 or 7, everybody was screaming watching the boxing match & I said, ‘Who was in that talking?’ And they said, ‘It’s Howard Cosell.’ That was my 1st recollection, & I was hooked ever since.”
This isn’t the 1st marriage for the community & AIDS activist. Rosie married filmmaker Seth Zvi Rosenfeld in 1999, yet they separated in 2003.
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