Essence Atkins Finds Love, Motherhood and Marriage on

13 Aug

Essence Atkins, best known for starring roles in sitcoms Half & Half and the Ice Cube produced Are We There Yet?, is expecting her first child!

Ms. Atkins met her husband, Jaime Mendez, on the popular dating site,, after sending him a message on Valentine’s Day in 2008. According to the actress, they went on their first date a week later.

“I wrote him a quick little note that I had read his profile, and then I signed off, Happy SAD Day – that’s Single Awareness Day,” said Essence to People Magazine.



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