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By Sierra Marquina
Queen Latifah phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about when she married 33 couples during the Grammys Awards.
“I was very emotional because outside of all of the hype of everything – it being the Grammys, it being a world stage, all of the musical performances, the fact that it’s Mackelmore, Ryan Lewis, and Madonna and Mary Lambert – there’s 33 couples out there who are taking the biggest step of their lives probably. Who are actually making a commitment and it’s scary! It’s exciting! It’s wonderful! So I really tried to just focus on them and the love they have for each other to actually make that commitment.”
The talk show host goes on to say they didn’t want to reveal the surprise because it meant more to her and Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich than just a moment in the show.
“It was really something personal to [us] and something [Ken Ehrlich] really wanted to see happen and I think part of the reason he kept it under the wraps was because he didn’t want it to be something for just the media to sort of exploit … he wanted it just focused on the couples as well.”
Aside from being a part of history, the moment meant more to Latifah as two of her friends participated in the event as well. “I’ve known them for a long time … it meant something personal to me.”
And now she’ll get to spend even more time with some of the couples she married. “They’re going to come in and tape tomorrow so we will get to talk to them and see what’s been happening in their lives since this all happened.”
However, don’t count on Latifah to be able to marry you now! ”I don’t have the credentials anymore,” she tells us. “I cannot marry anybody else!”
Catch The Queen Latifah Show weekdays on CBS.