In January, we reported on Jagged Edge member, Kyle Norman, being arrested for assaulting his fiancé. He punched her, choked her with a scarf, and forced her engagement ring down her throat. Marrika Maria has taken her abusive man back and the two have tied the knot.
Via Rolling Out:
The newlyweds celebrated their very impromptu, informal wedding at the Suite Food Lounge ATL. A very lavish, small, private dinner setting was prepared consisting of close family and friends who have been very supportive during this trying time.
Marrika is in the process of writing a book for battered women. Marrika explained the term battered woman was once a terminology she was very much embarrassed about, however, since the incident in January,she has learned to embrace the term and help other women seek comfort. She and Kyle want to start counseling couples who are faced with similar situations.
When asked if he wanted to make a statement to the public, Kyle said, “Fellas, we as men have a problem with our apologies. If you make a mistake, own up to it and man up! That’s what I had to do to get my queen back. I apologize to my brothers of Jagged Edge, to my family, my wife and my fans and anyone I let down. I let myself down and my family, and for that I apologize. And I got myself some help. I don’t drink or do drugs anymore and I have changed my entire way of living and thinking. It’s never too late to change. I am just happy she has given me this opportunity to spend the rest of my life with her showing her how much I really do love her. I’m giving her all the hot sauce she wants [smiles].
This story is all too similar to Ray Rice’s. Do you think they just rushed and got married so she wouldn’t have to testify against him? Or did Kyle really change?