The lovely and beautiful Ameriie recently sat down with Essence with discuss her recent marriage to former music exec Lennie Nicholson, how they met, and her latest musical project.
ESSENCE: How did you and Lenny fall in love?
AMERIIE: They asked me whom I wanted to A&R my album. I asked for Lennie Nicholson because he’s the only one I knew I could really trust around my stuff. At the time I just knew I liked what he did. I knew his name but I didn’t completely know how much he’d already helped my career. It was cool. We never really spoke that much. Sparks hadn’t flown yet. I knew he was cute and I know now he thought I was cute because he remembers to this day what I had on.
I was working on my second album. The whole vibe of this album was that I’m free and I’m single and I’m not checking for anybody. So I’m there and I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look up and it’s him. I didn’t totally recognize him because he had a hat on. So I’m like, “Who are you?” He’s like, “I’m your A&R!” I was like, “Oh I didn’t recognize you with the hat on.” So he took off the hat and I just remember thinking that I knew he was cute but he was on a whole other level. We’re having the session and we just start texting each other back and forth throughout. We knew each other professionally but not personally, so it was sort of weird at first. But somehow we had a conversation and agreed when we got back to New York we’d go on a date. We went on that date on November 3rd. We’ve been inseparable ever since and that was seven and a half years ago. We remember all of the dates.