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Just a few weeks ago, Lance Gross became a married man when he wed longtime love Rebecca Jefferson. Now the actor is living high on Cloud 9 and welcoming the next generation of single men to do the same.

HipHollywood caught up with Lance at the launch party for Jhené Aiko’s “Summer Of Soul” clothing collection. And while Gross raved about the “talented” Aiko, he only had eyes for his boo Bec who was by his side all night. “Life is good,” Lance told HH. “It’s like my life has started over again … we’re in the clouds right now,” he continued.

Not only is Lance the happiest guy in the world, but he’s encouraging other guys to take the leap of love and lock down that special lady in their life. “It’s alright to find that one girl that you can spend the rest of your life with … that’s what I did,” the Crisis star stated.

Now THAT’S a beautiful thing!


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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