Fast Facts About Justin Ervin And His Marriage To Ashley Graham
Justin Ervin Is A Videographer, Cinematographer, And Documentary Filmmaker
He was born in 1988, and is actually a year younger in age than Ashley! Justin graduated Magna Cum Laude from an undergraduate course in video and media production, and has a master’s degree in Social Documentary Filmmaking. Since graduating, he has led a successful career as a filmmaker.
He has made a few documentaries and has worked on television shows including Paranormal State, often as a cinematographer. He has established his own production company called Element Films Inc. in 2013, and they have produced campaigns for companies like: Conde, Vogue, and even Netflix!
Justin And Ashley Met In Church In 2009
Ashley has been very open about her relationships prior to her marriage. For the most part, they were short and unhappy, with one that unfortunately turned abusive. When her relationships and her career began to overwhelm her, Ashley's mother advised that she turn to the church or admit herself into rehab. She chose to strengthen her faith, and it was in church that she met Justin, a devout Catholic.
On their first date, he failed to impress her by asking her to pick up the tab. She says at first she thought he was cheap, and actually went as far as deleting his number soon after the date. However, he slowly won her over with his charm and persistence.
He Was Firm In Not Having Sex Before Marriage
When she started dating Justin, Ashley was hesitant to have sex with him immediately. After a string of unsuccessful relationships, she wanted to do things differently with Justin: she decided to focus more on building their friendship. Justin was also happy to wait: the Catholic church insists upon abstinence before marriage.
While they never had sex before their marriage, Ashley has claimed that their faith never stopped them from making out heavily on dates!
Ashley Credits Her Relationship With Her Father With The Success Of Her Marriage
Ashley describes her father as distant and often absent. She claims that she learned about what to look for in a long-term partner based on her father’s successes and failures as a parent and spouse. She made sure that her standards were met by Justin, before deciding to tie the knot with him!
Justin And Ashley Live On Opposite Coasts Of The United States
Ashley is based in New York, while Justin lives in Los Angeles! Even though they live so far apart, Ashley claims that this setup has worked beautifully for them and has allowed them to focus on their careers. They have a rule to never be apart for more than 2 weeks, and they often choose to meet up in cities like Paris and Milan, if they’re not spending time in New York or Los Angeles.
He Had A Difficult Time Convincing Ashley’s Grandmother That He Was Right For Her
When Ashley first introduced Justin to her fairly-conservative family, her grandmother was initially disapproving of their interracial relationship. Ashley was heartbroken and disappointed at the racism her grandmother displayed when she met Justin. However, he was able to win her and her family over when he warmly congratulated her on the phone on her 60th wedding anniversary! This is very typical of Justin: he is not a fan of texting or sending emails, he always prefers to call Ashley or his friends.
The Couple Has A Joint Vlog Called “The Justin And Ashley Show” Which He Proposed On!
Ashley and Justin keep a private video diary of their time together. One day, he invited her to his studio, claiming that he wants to shoot an interview with her as their next instalment for “The Justin and Ashley Show”. However, the interview never happened, and the rest is history.
Justin used this perfect opportunity to present the ring and pop the question! This momentous event was caught on camera. Justin really puts his filmmaking expertise to good use when spending time with Ashley: he shoots some of Ashley’s Instagram photos himself.
The couple had their wedding in 2010, and they have been seen on red carpets and romantic dates since! They don’t have any kids yet, and neither of them have disclosed anything about plans to have children.