Heather Headly Marries...
(Sep. 11, 2003) MUSIC NOTES: Only the truly fabulous folk get married in September. And Tony Award-winning vocalist Heather Headley fits the bill. Last Saturday, the Trinidadian born Broadway baby-turned-R&B music star married her longtime beau, former New York Jet Brian Musso.
Fresh off the heels of hosting and winning two Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards (Best New Artist, Solo and Best R&B/Soul or Rap album, Solo), the former Miss Headley – adorned in Badgley Mishka-- married the athlete at his family's home in the outer suburbs of Chicago. Upon returning from their honeymoon –to an undisclosed location -- the two will reside in the Chicago area, where the groom currently works with inner city youth.
The pair have been dating for two years and were both students at Northwestern University. According to published reports, the bride has said the fact that Mr. Musso wasn't involved in the entertainment business was a big plus when they first met. "I tested him the first day. I was like, `Sing a song,'" she said during a recent interview" I was like, Good, can't hold a note, that's great.'"
It's been a very good year for the former star of Broadway's "Aida." Her sensational solo debut album, "This Is Who I Am," was certified gold and is approaching platinum, thanks to the success of the #1 charting ballad, "I Wish I Wasn't."
According to her spokesperson, she was recently recognized by "Access Hollywood" as one of the "Top 10 Next Big Things In Music" and is set to make her motion picture debut in "The Breakup Handbook," starring Jamie Foxx and Morris Chestnut. The new Mrs. Musso will also make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Miramax/Artisan film "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," inspired by the original "Dirty Dancing" and is set for February 2004 release.