For those who think finding Mr.Right is hard after you cross 40, think again because actress and comedian Kim Coles has found her husband in Reggie Mckiver. Coles, who is now at the age of 53, married the former SWAT police officer on June 17 in an intimate ceremony on the tropical island of Dominican Republic. The affair was kept private until late as the Living Single star announced the news on Twitter and also posted a wedding picture on Instagram.
According to Coles, dating McKiver just fell into place.
“I’m 53 and Reggie is 41 but I’m not a cougar. I can’t run that fast. I’m a meerkat or a prairie dog,’ the comedian said. ‘It’s about the right energy. It wasn’t like I was trolling for younger men. It’s about energy. We’re ageless. Just two people on the same plane,’ she concluded. McKiver proposed to Coles at the Olive Garden in March.
The twosome met during a natural hair expo where Reggie was assigned as her security escort. And the rest was history. People mag reports:
"...he was assigned to be her security escort at a natural hair expo, and they were enjoying each other’s company, but they felt something special when Mckiver (who also owns a health food store) took her hand to read her energy and ended up holding it “a little big longer than he should have.”
Coles, who stands at a height of 5 feet 7, has appeared on many television shows including Frasier , Six Feet Under, Celebrity Mole and The Geena Davis Show. Early in her career, she appeared as one of the hosts of It's Showtime at the Apollo. She was an original cast member on the sketch comedy series In Living Color that appeared on the FOX network.However, she is most noted for her role as Synclaire James on Living Single. Nonetheless, she is also a published author; her book is titled I'm Free But It Will Cost You.
Coles appeared on Celebrity Mole: Hawaii and was the first contestant to be eliminated. Coles also joined other celebrities for a weight loss journey on the VH-1 reality show, Celebrity Fit Club. After 16 weeks, she lost a total of 24 lbs, and dropped nearly 4 percentage points in body fat.
Coles was a regular panelist on the 2000 revival of To Tell the Truth during its second season. She was also featured as a guest host on two episodes of The View. Coles was a co-host of the syndicated daytime television show In The Loop With iVillage alongside The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic and fellow season one contestant Ereka Vetrini. She has recently joined the cast of 10 Items or Less on TBS.
The standup comedian, who was mostly noted for her jokes on her weight, seems to be in a happy place. We wish her all the best for her married life.