The path of young love doesn’t always run smooth, as “Almost Married”, the new reality show from BET International, chronicles.
Almost Married premieres on BET International on Valentine’s Day, 14 February at 22:30 CAT.
Almost Married follows the journey of talented gospel singers and soulmates Latice Crawford and Jeff Spain, who first met on set during Season 2 of BET’s “Sunday Best” gospel talent show – and haven’t been separated since.
As these two very different people progress to the next stage of their union, Almost Married candidly follows the couple as they experience the good, the bad, and the not so holy process of tying the knot. Will a strong love for God, family and music be enough to keep them on the straight and narrow, or will they falter on their way to the altar?
Sparked by a divine encounter, the confident and spirited bride to-be believes that God told her that her future husband's name would be Jeff. Laid back crooner Jeff quickly felt the vibe and fell into line and the rest is a love story in the making.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Latice Crawford was destined to become a Gospel siren. A storefront preacher’s daughter, Crawford got her start singing in her cousin’s choir. The New York landscape, from which she often gathered inspiration, allowed her to explore her creative capacities – writing, fashion designing and perfecting her signature sound. “I don’t sing,” Crawford has said about her talented vocals. “I testify to a beat!”
Jeff Spain initially struggled to find his true calling in life. Born to a Ghanaian business-man and young church singer, Jeff often times faced opposition from his parents whenever he discussed pursuing a career in music. But their attempt to dissuade him only fuelled his passion. “When I would listen to great music, I could always escape from my present reality and get lost in the songs,” Spain said of his relationship with music. “When I started writing my own music, I felt so empowered. Music has always been my voice.”