Gabourey Sidibe is engaged to her longtime love Brandon Frankel, who is a 32-year-old entrepreneur from New York City. This wedding was actually arranged by the couple’s parents and never really in the cards for them when they began dating in 2008. Sidibe’s father established a publishing company for his daughter and it was through that business that Frankel met her. The two immediately hit it off and eventually started dating not long after
The most interesting thing about this love story is how quickly it developed without actually being planned. Sidibe, who starred in the television show The Big C, spoke to the magazine Glamour about how she developed such a connection with Frankel in such a short amount of time. “It was just kind of immediate,” she said. “It’s hard to explain. I don’t think it’s ever happen to me before. I like, ‘Oh my God, I feel like I’ve known him for a hundred years.’ It just right.”
But their relationship has not been without its challenges. Frankel was diagnose with lymphoma early in their relationship and Sidibe was there by his side every step of the way. She sat in while he had chemotherapy treatments and she even shaved his head when the hair began to fall out. “I wanted to [shave his head], so I did it,” she said.
Al About Brandon Frankel:
Frankel graduated from New York University in 2004 with a degree in fine arts and he began working as a manager for the talent management company N.S. Bienstock, which is now known as The Collective. He handled the careers of many actors and he eventually became the CEO of their management division. Sidibe has been binge-watching movies on Netflix lately and she recently seen at The Academy Awards this past weekend; where she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Precious.
The two were talking about marriage Frankel out that he lymphoma. Sidibe state that she ready to get marrie but not want to rush it just because of the fear that something tragic would happen. In fact, she wanted to wait until Frankel finished his treatment for the cancer. But now with him fully recovered, they are free to move forward in their relationship and plan a wedding. It is not known where the wedding will take place or when it will be, but you can rest assure that Sidibe will look absolutely stunning on her big day. Sidibe recently purchased a $3 million penthouse in Harlem and she shares the space with Frankel.
Sources say that she has also been taking some college courses because of her newfound free time. She also recently bought her first car and she is looking good as ever. Her usual jeans and comfortable clothing have been replaced by tight-fitting designer clothes, so much in fact that she has to take them off because they are just too snug.
The couple have been together for over seven years, but they wait to become engage until he was fully recovered from cancer. He kept her update on his health status during his treatment and she there when he diagnose with lymphoma.
5 Facts About Brandon Frankel:
- He is the CEO of N.S. Bienstock Management Division, which Frankel established in 2004 after he graduated from New York University with a degree in Fine Arts.
- Brandon Frankel also has experience in the music industry, as he worked for Big Beat Records for many years as well.
- He has been a client of the agent and manager, Ari Emanuel.
- Brandon Frankel has two children with his ex-girlfriend, Emily Frankel, whom he in a relationship with for almost five years before they split up in 2011.
- He is not gay; however, he does have many male clients including Pentatonix and rapper Labrinth, among others.
Frankel is taller than Gabourey Sidibe, which is a refreshing change for the actress. She is five feet seven inches tall, while he is six feet two inches tall. He also has longer hair and his face is more handsome than Sidibe’s. But there are not many similarities between the couple. They look like complete opposites and that is what makes their relationship so interesting.
Brandon Frankel seems to have a better head for business than Sidibe does as well. Which is good for her because she appears to need good management in her life. She also has a history of dating older men, with her last relationship being with a man. Who was 12 years older than she was At this time. It does not appear that there are any obstacles in the couple’s way. Because they seem ready to walk down the aisle any day now.
However, let’s hope if they actually get marrie, they do so while they are young and healthy. That being Say. I guess it is great that she has found someone who will be by her side throughout her life. Whether or not the two of them will be happy together is another story entirely. If it does not work out and the two drift apart. The actress can always return to acting and making movies with other directors like Lee Daniels.