“Coming To America 2” | an Ethiopian Prince Found His American Woman | Now She’s Married Into The Royal Family Of Ethiopia

Addis Ethiopia Weblog

American woman, 33, marries Ethiopian prince, 35, in a lavish wedding 12 years after they met in a Washington, DC nightclub

Ariana Austin, 33, married 35-year-old Joel Makonnen, a great-grandson of the last emperor of Ethiopia, on September 9 in Maryland

  • The couple married 12 years after they met on the dance floor of Washington, DC nightclub Pearl
  • Makonnen picked Austin up by saying she looked like a model in a Bombay Sapphire advertisement
  • Makonnen, now a lawyer for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, is related to Emperor Haile Selassie I though his second son, Prince Makonnen
  • He was born in Rome, where his family lived in exile after a 1974 military coup
  • The Ethiopian royal family claims descent to the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

An American woman became an African princess last month when she married into the royal family of Ethiopia – after meeting her future…

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