You know in those movies when you have an actor who’s playing a singer but can’t sing, so they dub his voice with a real singer? This is what Columbus Short’s new single for “50 Shades” sounds like.
Trust us. It’ll make sense when you watch the 3 minute and 32 second video, above.
The lovey-dovey track features his new wife Karrine Steffans. Yes, you read that correctly. Former video vixen, Karrine Steffans and former Scandal star, Columbus Short are married and portions of their intimate wedding are in the new video, for what we assumed will be a part of a larger album.
For those of you thinking the “50 Shades” title means something freaky, it’s far more innocent. The song is about the many personalities traits of the actor and how he’s added his love for Steffans, as No. 51.
“This is the side certain people didn’t want the world to see but I wanted everyone to know how amazing he is and how happy we are, finally,” Steffans told The Jasmine Brand in an exclusive interview. “I think our stories, separately and together, are proof of what God can do and of what happens when you are equally yolked and aligned with someone who really just wants the best for you. We have both been in some pretty terrible relationships and marriages and are so blessed to have found each other. We took the time to grow our friendship into a partnership and we celebrate that in everything we do, now.”
Steffans has been married once, to Family Matters actor Darius McCrary but has a son with former partner, Kool G Rap. Short has been married twice, and has two children from each marriage. And while the celebrities have very tumultuous pasts including domestic abuse issues, alcoholism and drug usage— they believe their love will prevail.
“We only invited our closest friends and family,” Steffans said about their Hollywood wedding. “It was a pajama wedding. I asked all our guests to wear pajamas, including our good friend and his manager Max Gousse. I wore a vintage 1950’s peignoir set. My girlfriends and I made chili, Columbus and my son Naiim performed, we had karaoke, and partied until the next day. It was perfect.”
Shade aside, God bless them. Maybe this union will be a strong and final end to their quests for love.