(26 September 2009 - present) (1 child)
In September 2009, Atkins married Puerto Rican collegiate football free safety Jaime Mendez. They met Valentine's Day 2008 through the online dating service Match.com. Her Half and Half co-star Valarie Pettiford performed during the reception.
On August 9, 2011, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Essence gave birth to a son in December 2011. The happy couple announced the news via Twitter.
son Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011.
14 February 2008
14 February 2009
26 September 2009
Where/How First Met