Marlyn and Kamiasha Tyner were wed on July 31, 2010 at her Godfather’s church in Kansas City. They had a staycation honeymoon at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.
Marlyn is a manager at General Nutrition Center and he enjoys cooking and fishing. Kamiasha is the owner of Dignified Digital, a multi-media company that encompasses multiple aspects of the digital world.
Kamiasha can be seen photographing major events (often for The Community Voice) and in 2014 she created, produced and directed the documentary film “Sumner High School: The Best Kept Secret,” about the legendary and historic all-Black Sumner High School.
When was the first time you became aware of your spouse and what was your impression? I was introduced to Marlyn by his cousin. I knew his family before I knew him. I never believed in “love at first sight” until I met him.
Did you go to the same school? We didn’t go to the same school. Marlyn grew up in Shreveport, LA. Kamiasha is a Kansas City girl.
How long have you been together? We have been together almost 16 years. We met and got together when I was 17 and he was 18. We practically grew up together.
Where was your first date? Our first “official” date was Sumner Academy’s Homecoming in 2002.
Who said I love you first? I told him I loved him first, he was VERY shy and didn’t want to say it first.
Which of you proposed, where and how? Our proposal was very unconventional. We had a mutual conversation about marriage and the rest was history.
What’s the one thing, apart from you, that your spouse would save in a fire? He would save his important documents. Besides my kids, I would save all my old photos, and computer external hard drives.
What do you like best about your spouse?
He puts his wife and kids first and I love his chef abilities.
What’s are the special names you have for each other? He calls me boo-boo, I call him Baby bear and Reloy.
Where do you go the most as a couple (besides church)? We are really home bodies, the place we go the most as a couple is the grocery store.
Who’s more social? I am the most social, he doesn’t like being in the limelight at all.
Who the neat freak? We are both neat freaks, but mostly I am. I’m particular about certain things. All my one thousand DVDs must be in alphabetical order.
Who does the cooking? My husband does about 85-90% of the cooking, I always say that we do not have “gender roles.” I do the car maintenance, the wiring of TVs, the fun stuff.
Who’s the most sensitive? My husband votes me as being the most sensitive. I would agree. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. I think of ALL people as being “good” until they show me otherwise, I am always very loving and a big cry baby when it comes to my family. I love family and values.
How many children do you have?
We have 3 girls together, 13, 9, and 3.