INSIDE Mookie Betts' wedding: LA Dodgers star cuddles with childhood sweetheart Brianna Hammonds


Professional baseball player Mookie Betts married his childhood sweetheart, Brianna Hammonds, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California last Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers team member and his now-wife tied the knot in front of several of his teammates, who clinched last year’s World Series title, as well as their loved ones, including their daughter Kynlee, aged three.

The happy couple also sat down for an interview with Ebony where they spoke about their feelings regarding their marriage and expectations for their lives together.

Special occasion: Professional baseball player Mookie Betts married his childhood sweetheart, Brianna Hammonds, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California last Wednesday

Special occasion: Professional baseball player Mookie Betts married his childhood sweetheart, Brianna Hammonds, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California last Wednesday

Betts wore a hunter green tuxedo that was designed by Davidson Petit-Frere during his wedding ceremony.

The rightfielder contrasted the dominant tone of his outfit with a stark white shirt and a black tie.

The professional baseball player also rocked a pair of Manolo Blahnik leather shoes that added a little bit of shine to his outfit.

He accessorized with a vintage diamond lapel pin and later donned a stylish pair of sunglasses.

Sharp dressed man: Betts wore a hunter green tuxedo that was designed by Davidson Petit-Frere during his wedding ceremony

Sharp dressed man: Betts wore a hunter green tuxedo that was designed by Davidson Petit-Frere during his wedding ceremony

Fashionable: The professional baseball player also rocked a pair of Manolo Blahnik leather shoes that added a little bit of shine to his outfit

Fashionable: The professional baseball player also rocked a pair of Manolo Blahnik leather shoes that added a little bit of shine to his outfit

Hammonds wore an eye-catching and jewel-encrusted gown that was designed by Pallis Couture.

The athlete’s now-wife sported a pair of Rene Caovilla shoes and several articles of jewelry during the ceremony.

The entrepreneur’s gorgeous brunette hair cascaded onto her shoulders and backside while she celebrated her marriage.

The happy couple was pictured embracing and dancing together while they mingled with their guests at their wedding reception.  

Lovely: Hammonds wore an eye-catching and jewel-encrusted gown that was designed by Pallis Couture

Lovely: Hammonds wore an eye-catching and jewel-encrusted gown that was designed by Pallis Couture

Gorgeous locks: The entrepreneur's gorgeous brunette hair cascaded onto her shoulders and backside while she celebrated her marriage

Gorgeous locks: The entrepreneur’s gorgeous brunette hair cascaded onto her shoulders and backside while she celebrated her marriage

The pair shared their first dance to Usher’s 2004 track Superstar, and Betts’ longtime friend Nelly was also present during the ceremony.

The performer notably sang several lines from his 2002 song Dilemma, and Hammonds took over the microphone while singing a few verses. 

The happy couple went on to honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico, following their wedding ceremony. 

Brianna told Ebony that, although she was concerned about the misty weather during the wedding ceremony, she simply wanted ‘to hurry up and marry my man.’ 

The entrepreneur also expressed her concern about having Kynlee included in the procession, stating: ‘I hope she makes it down the aisle. She doesn’t do too well alone with crowds.’ 

On their own: The happy couple went on to honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico, following their wedding ceremony

On their own: The happy couple went on to honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico, following their wedding ceremony

Showing up: The pair shared their first dance to Usher's 2004 track Superstar, and Betts' longtime friend Nelly was also present during the ceremony

Showing up: The pair shared their first dance to Usher’s 2004 track Superstar, and Betts’ longtime friend Nelly was also present during the ceremony

Hammonds went on to note that she and Betts took their time about becoming engaged, and she let him pop the big question. 

‘My dad was always asking me when we were going to get married and I’ve never been the type of chick to pressure anyone, I believe the man should ask,’ she said.

She also spoke about her favorite parts of the athlete’s personality, and expressed: ‘One of the things I love about him is his calmness because I’m more emotional. He can talk me through anything step by step.’

Hammonds added: ‘I’ve always known that I loved and adored him, but I knew I wanted to be his wife when it felt weird to go a day without seeing him or talking to him.’ 

Doing her thing: Hammonds went on to note that she and Betts took their time about becoming engaged, and she let him pop the big question

Doing her thing: Hammonds went on to note that she and Betts took their time about becoming engaged, and she let him pop the big question

She then pointed out that her now-husband’s ability to impress on the dance floor was particularly attractive, remarking: ‘Mookie loves to dance. He will randomly start dancing wherever and he has more rhythm than I do!’

Betts also told the media outlet that, at the start of his relationship with Hammonds, she was initially unaware of his intentions.

‘I thought Brianna was cute but…I was into my video games and sports. When I finally asked her out, she said she didn’t hear me, but she heard me…So the next day I end up asking her again,’ he recalled.

Rocky start: Betts also told the media outlet that, at the start of his relationship with Hammonds, she was initially unaware of his intentions

Rocky start: Betts also told the media outlet that, at the start of his relationship with Hammonds, she was initially unaware of his intentions

The athlete then noted that being ignored the first time had a major effect on him and that he did not take the rejection well.

‘I’m thinking, you get one shot. I only have but so much courage, I’m pacing in my room and thinking, I ain’t asking again,’ he said.

Betts added that he tried a second time, which ended up making his relationship with Hammonds official.

Greatly affected: The athlete then noted that being ignored the first time had a major effect on him and that he did not take the rejection well

Greatly affected: The athlete then noted that being ignored the first time had a major effect on him and that he did not take the rejection well

One more time: Betts added that he tried a second time, which ended up making his relationship with Hammonds official

One more time: Betts added that he tried a second time, which ended up making his relationship with Hammonds official

‘I don’t know what [made] me ask again. She said yes and my MySpace status changed,’ he stated.

The Los Angeles Dodgers member added that he came to realized that Hammonds was his soulmate while watching her interact with their child.

‘I knew she was “The One” when I watched her love our daughter Kynlee she showed me that unconditional love is real,’ he said.

Special moment: The Los Angeles Dodgers member added that he came to realized that Hammonds was his soulmate while watching her interact with their child

Special moment: The Los Angeles Dodgers member added that he came to realized that Hammonds was his soulmate while watching her interact with their child

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