Kimora Lee Simmons can breath a sigh of relief. Author activist Kola Boof announces her impending marriage to Jason Appelbaum...
Bestselling novelist Kola Boof (44) has accepted a marriage proposal from air force pilot and businessman Jason Appelbaum (48). They have known each other for 12 years and were persuaded by Boof’s sons to consider getting married last week.
Jason calls Kola “fascinating, sexy and a great cook.” Kola calls Jason “calm, strong and there for me. He’s a great listener.” They met 12 years ago when Jason flew Kola to an event in New York City on a private plane. Jason has invested in Kola’s writing career.
They plan to be married in a secular ceremony in New York City in November 2013.Given Kola's outspoken ideals on race many of her followers were shocked that she would marry a Jewish man. Kola explains her choice in part for Beyond Black and White,
I am not an “Afrocentric”…I am an Americanized writer, adopted from Omdurman, Sudan by Black Americans who is extremely proud of her Nilotic-Oromo heritage. Like most Blacks in America, I have been conflicted my whole life by race issues and identity.
I have never been against marrying a White man, I have been with several White men in the past…but I will admit that my preference (all my life) has been for Black men. It was always Black men who had the best chance with me.
However, for those who absolutely can’t understand why “Kola Boof” would marry a White man, I would like to share with Americans my true feelings….I live in America…I don’t feel loved by Black American men as a group…I feel betrayed by Black men…I don’t trust Black men.
Even though they are my preference (my first husband was Black)…I don’t think I could marry a Black man now at age 44 after everything I’ve witnessed as an American.Read Kola's full statement on her marriage here.