Elliott Wilson and Danyel Smith celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary today with a special podcast.
It is very rare to see couples who are as perfect as Elliot and Danyel.
This pair are driven, hardworking, both accomplished authors, journalists, and they also have a competitive streak.
Elliot and Danyel were colleagues at Vibe magazine, who would sometimes argue (“loudly,” Danyel says) about assignments, and they later became rivals when she was promoted to editor-in-chief and he left to be music editor somewhere else.
Their love story started when the competition gradually turned into chemistry when Danyel called Elliott to get together under the pretense of things “work-related,” Elliott took it further and asked her out for drinks, drinks then turned into dinner.
They got engaged two years later, and their engagement story is also unique.
Elliot and Danyel got engaged in their New York City apartment one chilly winter night, Danyel admits she had a hunch that Elliott was going to propose, especially after he complained that the guy gets nothing in an engagement.
So, in order to make things equal, she bought him a silver pendant engraved with their initials on one side, and “Yes.” on the other, and then when he “surprised” her with the ring, she gave him the pendant, and the former competitors called it a draw, and have lived happily ever after.
To celebrate their tenth year together, the awesome pair delivered a special podcast: marriage, the challenges of working together, NBA Finals, music, sharing your life via social media.
We wish them all the best and many more happy years ahead.