A first date with the whole fam­ily

Trey An­thony brought Ver­netta Har­ris to open­ing night of Da Kink in My Hair, and the rest is his­tory

Bayview Post - - Life -

Award-win­ning play­wright, speaker and pro­ducer Trey An­thony is com­ing back to her home­town of T.O. where she will be kick­ing off and clos­ing the Ku­umba fes­tiv­i­ties at the Harbourfront Cen­tre, in hon­our of Black His­tory Month.

Here, An­thony dishes on how she found love with her part­ner, ER doc­tor Ver­netta Har­ris. lived in At­lanta and of­fered to con­nect me to her so­cial cir­cle there. Through­out the years we in­fre­quently stayed in touch.

In 2016, I was sin­gle, and in a con­ver­sa­tion with a friend, I lamented how hard it was to find some­one and that I had given up and had de­cided to be sin­gle and adopt a cou­ple of kids and call it a day! She en­cour­aged me to go through my friends list on Face­book and ask any wo­man out that “in­tim­i­dated” me or that I found cute. I re­luc­tantly went through my list, and when I came to Ver­netta’s pic­ture, this in­ner voice just said, “Mes­sage her.” play at Hori­zon Theatre in At­lanta. She said yes! She drove in from Nashville, and I booked a ho­tel for her in At­lanta for her to stay in. I had also for­got­ten that my en­tire fam­ily was fly­ing in for open­ing night, in­clud­ing my mom, my sis­ter, my nephew and my brother! So they were all there for our first date.

The evening was mag­i­cal, and in­stead of fly­ing home the next day, she joined my fam­ily for brunch and ended up stay­ing for three en­tire days with me and my fam­ily! Our courtship was a whirl­wind long-dis­tance ro­mance. She was a trav­el­ling emer­gency room physi­cian, and I was on tour across Canada with my play, so it felt as if we were al­ways try­ing to fit in dates in ev­ery state across the U.S and Canada. spend most of our time plot­ting fab­u­lous get­aways. Ver­netta was re­cently on a six month sab­bat­i­cal, and we spent six glo­ri­ous weeks in Hawaii, where I spent most of my days writ­ing on the beach, while she sat next to me read­ing a book. We re­ally both value our down­time, and we be­lieve in liv­ing in the mo­ment. Our favourite say­ing is “Why de­lay grat­i­fi­ca­tion!” She re­cently moved to At­lanta to be with me, and we now share a home and plan on adopt­ing a baby this year. We are hop­ing that the uni­verse will send us one soon. We are both very busy, so each week we take out our sched­ules and make time to read to­gether, ex­er­cise to­gether and even have sex! In­ti­macy is im­por­tant, so we put it in our sched­ules! On Feb. 3, catch Trey An­thony’s “A Black Girl in Love With Her­self ” with An­drea Bain. On Feb. 24 An­thony is host­ing Dat Gyal Funny! com­edy night.

L-R: Har­ris and An­thony met in 2012 but started dat­ing about four years later

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