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Eric Benet & His Daughter India Shop+Essence Atkins' Wedding Flicks

Eric Benet was spotted taking his gorge 17 year old daughter India out shopping at the Apple store in L.A. this weekend:

Fun daddy-daughter time.

And Khloe and Lamar weren't the only ones getting married this weekend.  Essence Atkins married her fiance Jamie Mendez--who she met on Match.com--in Pasadena on Saturday.  The two met on the dating site last Valentine's Day.  Interestingly, we're told Match.com sponsored her wedding--their logo was on all the wedding favors and the open bar.  And Chef G. Garvin catered the food:

In attendance were her good friends Gabrielle Union (yes, Dwyane Wade was her date and he even Tweeted photos from the wedding), Sanaa Lathan, Steve Rifkind, AJ Johnson and many others.
Photos via WENN/People
The Randomness: 1. Nas has written an open letter to the teens involved in that brutal and fatal Chicago beating last week. Check it here.

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Summerbaby8: BTW, Eric B.

Summerbaby8: BTW, Eric B. and his daughter are cute, although that dress is liiiiiittle shawt. thought the same....looked in the background and saw the girl in shorts and just shook my head. Beauty is great, and everyone will be screaming it is hot, but beating the heat doesn't mean taking it all off, rather a thin layer of light-colored cotton or something as protection and reflection vs absorption. Not saying be all garbed down, but we expose soooooo much of our bodies, our beautiful bodies, for attention and in the name of the norm. These cases less is not more, though one, age appropriate, can still walk the line of sexy yet modest/demure if that isn't an oxymoron or however ya spell it.
DeE's picture

Don't sleep MANY successful

Don't sleep MANY successful couples have found the loves of their lives on match.com and eharmony. I have attended 2 to 3 weddings over the years. Folks are busy or not interested in the public meat market frenzy that occurs at common places like clubs and concerts. If they like it I LOVE IT! Congrats to Essence and her new hubby!
DLH's picture

Good to see a normal wedding.

Good to see a normal wedding. Congrats to them. It's unfortunate how the society feeds on trashy things, refering to the whole Kardashian wedding. I'm not here to say if Khloe and Lamar will last, because you never know. What is getting on my nerves is the way it's been publicized. It all make sense now, while others are making money of their talents, well this is how the Kardashian make their money, they have to keep the money coming, so whatever it takes. As long as the media and we the people keep giving them the attention, they will continue to do what they do best.
Cece's picture

eric benet's daughter is

eric benet's daughter is GORG.
danielle's picture

Damn Match.com huh? Hope she

Damn Match.com huh? Hope she knows what she got into.. and D.Wade is just fine beyond words LOL Would rather see him with Sanaa and not Gabby... ok let me not hate! he he he
Mz B's picture

Damn Match.com huh? Hope she

Damn Match.com huh? Hope she knows what she got into.. and D.Wade is just fine beyond worlds LOL Would rather see him with Sanaa and not Gabby... ok let me not hate! he he he
Mz B's picture

Whoever: I just realized

Whoever: I just realized the white girl look like she getting married too!smh… that’s a bit out of control I say! YES!! i was thinking the same thing thats a dam wedding dress she shoulda been sent home to change !! congrats esssence
Flow's picture

I forgot to add, that Eric

I forgot to add, that Eric Benet's daughter has grown to be a beautiful young lady.
GG's picture

Congratulations to Essence!

Congratulations to Essence! Who would of thunk that anyone could find someone of quality on the internet. I tried dating on the internet and I found that most of the dudes I encountered had some serious social flaws that could not be overlooked. There was a reason they were online because they were mostly rejects.
GG's picture

I would have preferred to get

I would have preferred to get the info on Essence's wedding than those pub ho's Kardashian and Odom. Everybody's kissing their asses and talking about their wedding like its gonna last beyond next week. Boo!! Bump the haters Essence. The most important thing is that she found love and someone who loves her back. Who cares whether she found it on Match.com?? Obviously she did what was best for her to find love. Don't be critical. Take notes. Anyways...India looks JUST like her father! But in a good way! lol! But that dress looks like it belongs on an 8 year old. Waaay too short. D. Wade/Gabby...Guess they got tired of "keeping it in the closet". lol! I have to agree with the posters that said the Nas letter should have had a headline, not been a footnote. Whenever I see a Rihanna post now, I scroll right past it. She's so overexposed at this point. Its going to get even worse whenever her next album comes out. Enough already with her sidewalk catwalks! *YAWN* Positivity in the face of something so tragic should be considered as important as a Rhianna or Weezy post! *FAIL!*
I'Joni's picture

WHY IS ERIC B DAUGHTER GORG

WHY IS ERIC B DAUGHTER GORG CUZ SHE A MIXED BREED? PLEEEEEEEEEEEZ I'VE SEEN A LOT PRETTIER!!!!!
kisha's picture

Nas' letter is random???

Nas' letter is random??? This is a serious issue...whats random should be these pics instead?!?! Really? This is why we have these situations cuz our black youth are treated like a side note!?! Come on get it together!
vanity1's picture

ok i'm late but... did the

ok i'm late but... did the white girl have on a white gown at Essence's wedding...a big NO NO! I'm sad that Halle was ever even married to that "how u doin?" that dress on the daughter is a tad short don't u think? Wade and Gabby give us some relief for a minute!
vanity1's picture

the article said essence is

the article said essence is 37-wow, who'da thunk it, lol...she looks great. that being said, her new hubby has the gray specs going through his hair but i don't think in an old way--so i think they may be fairly close in age--i'll say he is about 45...
Jaurdyn22 - Excuses me...'it's Mrs.''s picture

I am signing up on match.com

I am signing up on match.com ! ! ! I will no longer knock the internet dating site....
tia's picture

Sanaa is my girl but isnt she

Sanaa is my girl but isnt she wearing flip-flops? She probably had some really nice shoes on and when her feet start hurting she had to come out of then. It's always good to have a backup pair. I think maybe I've been sleeping on Match.com. WOW! He's fine.
Pretishia's picture

WHy is Nas’ open letter

WHy is Nas’ open letter randomness? If Jay-z wrote it, it would be fab! SO full of ish EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!
Dammie's picture

Essence is soo pretty and she

Essence is soo pretty and she met him on a dating site. Wow!! Why couldnt I have met someone like that from a dating site lol Congrats to them she looked so pretty!!
Miss Chick's picture

i actually was at the Grove

i actually was at the Grove when she walked by and I thought...Hoochie..now I feel bad, she's a kid, no clue how too extra something that short is, but I do believe its a romper and not a dress. I did think her hair is amazingly lovely. Out of control and big and frizzy wild, loved it....and as you can see she ain't a toothpick, thank goodness! Hopefully there is some nice female influence in her life. Her dad is a tad shady.
lala's picture

SINCE WHEN DOES ANYONE OTHER

SINCE WHEN DOES ANYONE OTHER THAN THE FLOWER GIRL WEAR A WHITE DRESS TO SOMEONE ELSE'S WEDDING?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OhMercymercyMe's picture

go head essence thats a good

go head essence thats a good looking man
Laenicia's picture

WHy is Nas' open letter

WHy is Nas' open letter randomness? If Jay-z wrote it, it would be fab! SO full of ish
tiff's picture

I think Essence is a fab

I think Essence is a fab chica. Congrats Essence and new hubby!!!! Love it. And they loook great.
NO HATE!!!'s picture

Lovely One: Why did that

Lovely One: Why did that white girl wear a white dress at some else’s wedding. TACKY!!!!!!!!!!!!Eric Benet’s daughter is very pretty. Loves the father/daughter time I was wondering the sae thing. I was like are these someone elses wedding photos that got mixed in!!!! lmao Erics daughter is cute but girl don't you know ur not suppose to wear skirts that short when u with the pops?? lol I wonder if Halle is still in her life?
NO HATE!!!'s picture

I agree with the previous

I agree with the previous posts-the death of Derrion Albert is not a mere "random" footnote. Although the site can be lighthearted, we can take the time to properly address the issue of teenage violence and the loss of a young man with a promising future.
Optimist's picture

Good Luck Essence. I am

Good Luck Essence. I am dating a Latin man and he treats me like a queen.
chaka1's picture

Howcome every time I see a

Howcome every time I see a cute guy, the first thought that comes to my head is "hmmmmm....I wonder if his butt crack stinks".
cosmanot's picture

yeah i was wondering why

yeah i was wondering why Rachel True wasn't there either..i guess they weren't as buddy/buddy as they seemed on that show Half N Half...oh well..
memyselfandeye's picture

Yay for Essence! Good for

Yay for Essence! Good for her, she looks beautiful. I hope she talks about her experience with a dating site, I know that it must have been complicated, considering that she is a public figure, I'd be curious to hear about it. Congrats to the beautiful couple, her hubby is fine!
Black Vesper's picture

If I'm not mistaken Eric

If I'm not mistaken Eric Benet, was the one married to Halle right? His daughter doesn't even look 17, but she's pretty. And congrats to Essence. She looks flawless.
Miss Jackie's picture

congrats Essence.. and India

congrats Essence.. and India is gorgeous
Mila (mariah bey justin and michael fan)'s picture

Why is it so weird that she

Why is it so weird that she found "the one" for her on an internet dating site... HELLLOOOOOOOO Everything is technologically based now... We are all Tweeting, facebooking, myspacing, YBFING....etc... it probably worked out better for her as some other people said....she doesn't have to deal with crazy ass- down low ass- cheating ass mofos...in Hollyweird And you could meet more people than the busters down the block using you for your money and car and shit... i just can't stand how people want to hate and act all surprised like its SOOOOOOO UN-usual...GTFOH
THE Truth's picture

the daughter looks like the

the daughter looks like the female version of him and essence's husband looks old enough to be her grandfather
michelle's picture

Yardy: LMAO!! When I saw

Yardy: LMAO!! When I saw that second photo I thought it was another wedding and SHE was the bride. How rude. Bad enough that she’s gonna eff up the electric slide dancing all over the place, going right when erryone going left I know I am dead wrong, but you know I’m right Bahahaha.... and ya know ya right!!! LOL!
Hootyjames's picture

MDot: Ok, D Wayde looks

MDot: Ok, D Wayde looks scrumptious. He & Gabby make a cute couple!Sanaa = sophisticate. I love that she knows what works for her body and sticks to it. Some times you will get criticized for wearing the same ‘look’, but it’s better to look good than trendy. She, Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington and Gabby do this time & time again.lol@ Match.com, really Essence?! hmmm…I think I might have to take a little trip over there. I really hope this marriage lasts, cuz I am tired of hearing about divorces. (btw-Kudos for not letting that situation w/ that guy from AI keep her away from happiness)India’s a cutie, but that’s not a dress I could wear around my father, even as an adult. He would ask me where the rest of my clotes are (dead serious). Isn't that funny how some Daddies are still "Daddies" no matter how old we are? I love that about my papa!
Hootyjames's picture

Ok, D Wayde looks

Ok, D Wayde looks scrumptious. He & Gabby make a cute couple! Sanaa = sophisticate. I love that she knows what works for her body and sticks to it. Some times you will get criticized for wearing the same 'look', but it's better to look good than trendy. She, Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington and Gabby do this time & time again. lol@ Match.com, really Essence?! hmmm...I think I might have to take a little trip over there. I really hope this marriage lasts, cuz I am tired of hearing about divorces. (btw-Kudos for not letting that situation w/ that guy from AI keep her away from happiness) India's a cutie, but that's not a dress I could wear around my father, even as an adult. He would ask me where the rest of my clotes are (dead serious).
MDot's picture

I love The YBF but this time

I love The YBF but this time you guys disappointed me! I've been waiting for you guys to post something on the young honor student that was kill and when you do you put it as a footnote as Randomn! Thousands of people visit this site... You should use your popularity to make people recognize whats around them, not just what Rihanna is wearing and etc. Stop the Violence follow the memorial twitter page twitter.com/DerrionAlbert twitter.com/DerrionAlbert twitter.com/DerrionAlbert twitter.com/DerrionAlbert twitter.com/DerrionAlbert
OneVoice's picture

too busy yappin about the

too busy yappin about the white dress and gabby and alicia. my bad. nas....SPEAK THE TRUTH. WE NEED TO HEAR IT
OriginalDiva's picture

jessiebell: Interesting

jessiebell: Interesting that she met him on Match.com…i like her and i wish her all the best.So wait, is Dwayne officially divorced?? is she pullin an A.keys?Eric Benet and Daughter, cute! I don't know about Gabby but according to the wife, Alicia started messing with Swizz before an separation even occured, let alone divorce proceedings. the wife says that Swizz was sneaking, and creeping, and cheating with Alicia. Alicia lost cool points with that one. sooooo not cool. Gabby, not sure about their situation
OriginalDiva's picture

Just wondering why Gabrielle

Just wondering why Gabrielle Union doesn't get the homewrecking ho label like Alicia Keys...is it because she doesn't sing? Or Siobvaughn Wade isn't on Twitter? Or maybe because all of the above shut the hell up and handled their issues/business and kept it to themselves (with the possible exception of SWade's divorce papers with allegations that came and went)? Anyway congrats to Essence she seems like a nice chick...interesting that Rachel True wasn't there...guess they are not tight in real life, but hey you ain't always cool with your coworkers or ex-coworkers!
hellifiknow's picture

Mizz M: nice photos of the

Mizz M: nice photos of the wedding, im not surprised essence, gabby and sanaa all hang together. they are classy ladies to me. that one girl in the white dress did throw me a lil bit like why is she wearing that was there a double . india dress is shawt, lol! thought i was the only one thinking that! LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL that dres is SHAWT!!! I instantly thought...."her daddy let her 17 year old a*s wear that out....WITH HIM????" LOLLOLLOL
OriginalDiva's picture

who is that trick in the

who is that trick in the white?????????????????????????? she know she wrong
OriginalDiva's picture

Lovely One: Why did that

Lovely One: Why did that white girl wear a white dress at some else’s wedding. TACKY!!!!!!!!!!!!Eric Benet’s daughter is very pretty. Loves the father/daughter time LMAO!! When I saw that second photo I thought it was another wedding and SHE was the bride. How rude. Bad enough that she's gonna eff up the electric slide dancing all over the place, going right when erryone going left :D I know I am dead wrong, but you know I'm right :D
Yardy's picture

nice photos of the wedding,

nice photos of the wedding, im not surprised essence, gabby and sanaa all hang together. they are classy ladies to me. that one girl in the white dress did throw me a lil bit like why is she wearing that was there a double wedding. india dress is shawt, lol! thought i was the only one thinking that!
Mizz M's picture

Why did that white girl wear

Why did that white girl wear a white dress at some else’s wedding. TACKY ------------------------------------------------- I was thinking the same thing. But it's a pretty dress, I actually prefer it (as awedding dress) more that the "traditional" wedding gown like what Essence is wearing. :)
Tam's picture

Indy B is soo cute! She does

Indy B is soo cute! She does look a lil grown... Congrats Essence!
MissCaramel's picture

charli skipp: LOL! i love

charli skipp: LOL! i love how you took it to her race. the white girl needs to be kicked out. we all know that one basic piece of wedding etiquette. right? All eyes on the bride and her dress...not on your old wedding dress. Put it back in the preservation bag, dont reuse it at someone else's wedding.. lol
Gorgeous1/ Bey Stan #14/  I ♥ MJ THE ICON (R.I.P.)'s picture

Eric Benet's daughter is

Eric Benet's daughter is cute, but she need to COVER HER TAIL! BTW, I love that she's wearing shoes from PL's Basement (AKA Payless). How do I know? Cuz I got them too! LOL!
SAS's picture

Cherry: oh shut the fuck

Cherry: oh shut the fuck up! Thank You!!! Like that idiot actually gives a DAMN!! Some people....
DeVon's picture

Lovely One: Why did that

Lovely One: Why did that white girl wear a white dress at some else’s wedding. TACKY!!!!!!!!!!!!Eric Benet’s daughter is very pretty. Loves the father/daughter time LOL! i love how you took it to her race. the white girl needs to be kicked out. we all know that one basic piece of wedding etiquette.
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