Our Love Story...
Alfred Duncan is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated artist & Sherrell Duncan is a certified fitness trainer and speaker. The two were introduced by a mutual friend in 2007 at a nightclub in Washington, DC.
The two were social media associates for the next several years, and six years later, in 2013 Alfred sent Sherrell a Facebook message to commend her on her weightloss journey. She responded with her phone number.
The first year of their relationship was rocky, but they stuck it out. At the end of 2014, they became a committed couple. Sherrell and Alfred place God in the center of their relationship, which has made their bond unbreakable. They regularly pray and worship together, and are members of Zion Church in Landover, Maryland. On December 31, 2015, they made a difficult, but necessary decision, and decided to abstain from sex until marriage. As naturally creative people, they have used their experience as a motivation for others with the #GodMadeMeWait hashtag and a fitness class that Sherrell teaches entitled "Fit to Be Intimate" (both programs share their journey of abstinence).
Alfred & Sherrell married on October 1, 2016 at National Harbor, Maryland.
The wedding was a complete surprise to the bride. Sherrell was under the impression that they were having a competitive date day, in which she had to agree to do what Alfred said. He declared it "Servitude Day," and he took her phone and began to execute his well thought-out plan. He proposed to her at noon, and had already planned a breathtaking wedding at 5pm, with all of their friends and family. Meanwhile, he posted the entire day in photos and video via both of their social media accounts.
Their love for one another is a true testament of what faith and God can do. "She makes me go harder, because I see how committed she is to transformation, family, and success. She pushes me, and makes sure that I put God first," Alfred said of his new bride.
"He brings out the best in me, and he allows me to love God publicly because I see how God works through him. It lets me see how real God is everyday by watching his growth and transformation. God is the center of everything for us. The God in Alfred allows me to fall in love over again every single day," Sherrell added.