Peterson married Quentin Esme Brown in 2018. He and Brown shared messages on Instagram about the nuptials, which had some people seriously scratching their heads. The couple revealed they have been friends since childhood. But both insisted they were not romantically involved.
Trump is seen at the wedding, wearing a short black dress, scattering rose petals procured from a Tiffany & Co bag as she walked down the aisle. While Trump’s presence caused a stir, other factors made this wedding nothing short of unconventional.
The couple have been close friends for years
While many couples hope to marry their best friend, they are also romantically involved. Brown and Peterson both asserted that romance was not part of their relationship. “Unconventional, yet unconditional. Married to my best friend. My soulmate. The person who never turned his back on me and vice versa. We have one life. Free yourself!” Brown shared on Instagram, Bravo’s The Daily Dish reports. “P.S. We have never had sex. It’s pure friendship.”
Peterson shared more about the wedding on his Instagram too. “I’d like to set the record straight,” he wrote along with a photo. “Esme and I got married in Las Vegas this weekend. For over ten years we have been discussing this. This was a sober decision that we planned over the weekend.”
An unconventional relationship that works for the couple
“Many of you know that Esme and I have been best friends since we were kids. Was this spur of the moment? Yes,” he continued. “But we have talked about this for ten years. Esme and I have never been romantically involved. We will continue to date others and live our lives.”
He added, “I understand many people will not understand or agree with this, but Esme and I have taken a progressive step towards what we believe marriage should be. I need to be constantly evolving, growing, and progressing. This is something I apply to every part of my life. We did this because we wanted to finalize our commitment to each other as life partners and best friends. Life is short, and I just want to be happy.”
One friend wasn’t happy
The couple wed in Vegas, but friend Andrew Warren was also celebrating his birthday in Vegas that weekend too. In fact, he claims the couple was part of his party but stole his thunder.
“Happy for them even though I think it’s classless to do on someone else’s celebration weekend, and they should’ve come back on their own time,” he shared in a statement posted to Twitter.
“I just wanted to be clear: A lot of people don’t want to be associated, and weren’t there for that purpose. Some people just need attention, though and that’s fine, just don’t try it on my celebration weekend, and not something I want people [to] think I’m a part of right before fashion week with my brand.”