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Late Black Panther star Boseman secretly got married before death
Although the late Black Panther star , Chadwick Boseman was a public figure , he succeeded in shielding his private life from public glare. Not many of his fans knew that he got married before his demise .
The PUNCH gathered that the late movie star got engaged to his long time girlfriend , Taylor Simone Ledward , in 2019 and the couple later tied the knot in a private ceremony before his death .
It was reported that the actor passed away at his home in Los Angeles after a private four -year battle with colon cancer and his wife was at his bedside alongside close family.
Ledward is a singer who graduated from California State Polytechnic University . The couple kept much of their early relationship secret , before allowing themselves to be pictured together at award ceremonies and red carpet premieres .
Their budding romance was first confirmed in 2015 , when the pair were spotted together by paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport .
She was then seen with him again in 2017 as a guest on US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and by 2018 she was regularly joining him at star -studded premieres including Black Panther and 21 Bridges .
In March 2019 , he spoke about their romance for the first time at the 50 th NAACP Image Awards , saying : ‘ Simone , you’ re with me every day . I have to acknowledge you right now . Love you .’
When the cameras panned to her, she could be seen mouthing back the words ‘ I love you ’.
Ledward ’ s grandmother confirmed the pair was ‘ very happy’ together when she spoke to InTouch Weekly in April 2018 . ‘ They respect each other. She ’s very happy, and he is , too , ” she said.
Boseman ’s shocking death comes just ten months after the pair got engaged , with the wedding ceremony thought to have taken place recently . The couple were reportedly planning to tie the knot with a ‘ 2020 ’ wedding.
The actor ’s death at the age of 43 was reported yesterday. He leaves behind his wife and close family members . The couple have no children .