Altrichia and Anthony

Where to Propose in Davenport, FL @ our BEST Friend's home at NYE Party

How We Met

We met in 2002, at AMC Theaters in Lakeland FL. We were in 9th grade. But it wasn’t until the end of our 10th grade year, going into 11th grade that we actually started dating. We were raised on opposite sides of town, but we still loved our Romeo and Juliet stoy! Anthony was a football star and I was class president, homecoming queen, and captain of the varsity cheer squad! We both had promising futures and were madly in love! Just a month before we would graduate, we found out we were pregnant! Yikes! I had already been accepted into Florida State University and Anthony was preparing to move to Compton, California for a football scholarship at a junior college.

Because he did not want to miss witnessing the birth of our son, he deferred his scholarship and came to Tallahassee, FL with me in June 2005. On December 20, 2005, while I was on Christmas break, we welcomed our healthy baby boy Anthony Jr. Into the world. Big Anthony was such a hands on father! He changed all types of diapers, he woke up throughout the night and he was the “daddy-sitter” when I started classes for the spring 2006 semester. All of his help was such a relief but I did not realize just how much help it was until it was time for him to report to California. He left in May 2006.

Though it was quite a load to balance, I worked 2 jobs, maintained good grades and was involved on campus in Student Government, Black Student Union and with the Garnet and Gold Guides (an athletic recruiting club). I also pledged in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Students on campus became very familiar with Little Anthony because wherever I went, he was there too!

The distance, and me and Big Anthony’s schedules led us to a dreadful break up in 2008. He had just graduated from the junior college in California and began his college football career at University of Arizona.

Though we were broken up, and over 2,000 miles a part, he was still a good father. He skype-called and called to talk to our son, financially contributed and came as often as possible to spend time with our son. He was determined to be everything to our son, that his dad was not to him.

After I graduated from Florida A&M University in April 2011, I relocated to our hometown of Lakeland FL to work as a probation officer. In December of the same year, Big Anthony graduated from U of A and relocated to Lakeland as well.

We still lived single lives and were each great parents. At times we even did things like a family! We both walked Little Anthony into his first day of kindergarten together! To me, things seemed to be working themselves out and it seemed even closer to my happily ever after!!

Not quite. Though Big Anthony was a wonderful father, he still had to master maturity relationship wise. I grew to respect that and in late February 2013, I was deciding to relocated to Atlanta,GA. The day that I was planning to resign, Anthony heard about it from my family and came to my job pleading his love for me. He begged me not to leave and asked if we could give our relationship a try again!

Of course I put on just a little and said no, but shortly told him my real answer and in march 2013, we moved in together and picked up where we left off from our breakup.

I had started my own business and both of my Anthony’s have been very supportive! My business is Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear! It’s a high-waist Swimwear brand that empowers women to look and feel both sexy and confident! Even Nicki Minaj is a fan!

For her inspirational story of never giving up and her BOMB, empowerment brand, she’s even been selected to work with Maybelline New York x Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Featured on The Real Daytime: http://thereal.com/videos/0-m9zlwlm6/

And even featured on The Steve Harvey Show, on a segment called, The Next Big Success:

Both, Big and Little Anthony’s has been so very supportive of her business success and she is such a light within their home!

Big Anthony decided make it official with such a beautiful and surprising proposal that brought Altrichia to tears. Just moments into 2017, he surprised Altrichia and popped the question at a NYE party.

There to witness and celebrate this moment with them were her family, friends, and Anthony Jr. Each side of the hall way were aligned with 12 vases, 6 on each side. Inside each base, their was a rose. The floor was covered with rose petals. At the end of the hall way, Anthony Jr. stood holding the 13th vase filled with 1-dozen roses. The 13 vases represented their 13 years of existence; even including the 5 years broken up!

Not only did Anthony want to make things official with Mogul in the making, Altrichia, but he wanted to off set the new year with the tone of love and success!

From high school sweethearts, to teenaged-parents, thousand of miles of separation, and college degrees, love truly found its way back!

How He Asked

Just moments into 2017, he surprised Altrichia and popped the question at a NYE party.
There to witness and celebrate this moment with them were her family, friends, and Anthony Jr. Each side of the hall way were aligned with 12 vases, 6 on each side. Inside each base, their was a rose. The floor was covered with rose petals. At the end of the hall way, Anthony Jr. stood holding the 13th vase filled with 1-dozen roses. The 13 vases represented their 13 years of existence; even including the 5 years broken up!

Not only did Anthony want to make things official with Mogul in the making, Altrichia, but he wanted to off set the new year with the tone of love and success!

From high school sweethearts, to teenaged-parents, thousand of miles of separation, and college degrees, love truly found its way back!Engagement Proposal Ideas in Davenport, FL @ our BEST Friend's home at NYE Party

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