Donald Glover Reveals He Privately Married Longtime Girlfriend Michelle White, Shot 'Mr. & Mrs. Smit
Donald Glover Reveals He Privately Married Longtime Girlfriend Michelle White, Shot 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Later That Day
Donald Glover is a husband! The Atlanta creator and actor revealed that he and his longtime girlfriend, Michelle White, privately tied the knot. And hours later he was shooting his Prime Video series, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
His co-star Maya Erskine first spilled the news during an interview and said,
"He got married during the show."
Confirming the nuptials, Donald Glover confessed,
"Yeah. There was a day where I don't think we had to be on set until noon or 1, so, I was like, 'Can we get married today?' I got married in the morning. We had a real wedding afterwards, too. [That night, though,] we went to our favorite restaurant and then her parents and my mom were waiting for us at the house."
Donald Glover, who has said in the past that he doesn't believe in marriage, opened up about why he had a change of heart.
"I think what happened was, well, number one, I didn't know what I was getting out of it. I felt like I knew what she was getting out of it, and I didn't feel like she was being honest, necessarily, about what she was getting out of it. I was thinking about it in such a silly way, which I see now. Now I realize, yeah, maybe she's gaining some stuff, but she's also losing a lot of stuff."
He added that it was Michelle White who wanted to take their union to the next step.
"We eventually had an honest talk and she was like, 'I'm a traditional woman.' And when she said that, some part of me was like, 'And I want to help you be that.' Whatever she needs me to be, that makes me happy. Especially nowadays, finding trust is so hard, and the fact that we have this and that we can even argue about it and still be like, 'But I love you' - I mean, how many people have that?"
Glover reflected on how his stance against marriage has changed and shared,
"It's a very romantic thing to be like, 'Oh, I can be your knight in shining armor and you're letting me, you're being vulnerable for me.' And we just kept talking about those kinds of things on this show because we were all getting married. Fran, too. It's funny, in the Atlanta writers room, we were all anti-marriage."
"Yeah. That last episode in Atlanta was not supposed to end with [Van and Earn together]. Originally, it was this whole other episode. They go their separate ways. We kept fighting [over it] in the writers room. It was split right down the middle, the men and the women, with the women literally feeling like she shouldn't be with him and then all the boys, like, 'He's doing it all for them.' And then because the pandemic happened, everybody just started [saying to their spouses], 'I only want to be with you,' and we came back and wrote that episode."
He then joked that his mother has warned him about the power of his scripts, stating that she and his wife,
"are both kind of witchy. I remember before we were married, she was like, 'You have to be very careful with that pen. It's very powerful' ... Because everything I wrote, it all just happened."
Glover and Michelle White were first romantically linked in 2016 and share three sons. For the most part, they have private about their personal lives.
Congrats to the happy couple!
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