Supermodel Beverly Johnson Announces Her Third Engagement To Brian Maillian
Supermodel Beverly Johnson got engaged for the third time to fiancé Brian Maillian. Johnson, who is well known for being the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1974, announced the news on Wednesday.
She explained she never thought she would get married again, “I was like how the heck did that happen?” However, she went on to say how she and Maillian are very similar as she has never dated someone this close in age to her. Johnson is 67 and Maillian is 70.
She said, “We know the same songs and we’ve lived through a lot of the same things. As I was breaking boundaries in the fashion industry, he was doing the same on Wall Street.”
Johnson also announced her engagement on Instagram. She posted a photo of her and Maillian and wrote, “Good News does travel faster♥️. Yes.. It’s true!.. My Love Brian & I are engaged to be married ♥️”
View this post on Instagram
Good News does travel faster♥️. Yes.. It’s true!.. My Love Brian & I are engaged to be married ♥️.. Read the story in @people #blessed #soinlove #dreamsdocometrue #miracles #blackphotographers #blackglamsquad @michaelletterloughjr styled by @summercolonylivingpalmdesert makeup artist @vansylkbeauty #thebeverlyjohnsonrule skin by @drwendyrobertsyouthbooster ♥️
In June Johnson posted about how much she loved her now fiancé, “My love Brian Maillian a brilliant trailblazer in the financial world came up with ‘The Beverly Johnson Rule’. I prayed for a wonderful caring man to come into my life 9 years ago and God delivered thank you God ♥️🙏🏾😇 #grateful #humility #thebeverlyjohnsonrule Love you Brian #thank you ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️”
View this post on Instagram
My love Brian Maillian a brilliant trailblazer in the financial world came up with “The Beverly Johnson Rule”. I prayed for a wonderful caring man to come into my life 9 years ago and God delivered thank you God ♥️🙏🏾😇 #grateful #humility #thebeverlyjohnsonrule Love you Brian #thank you ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Johnson has previously written an op-ed for The Washington Post where she suggested that the fashion industry use her new rule, “The Beverly Johnson Rule.” She wrote, “I propose the ‘Beverly Johnson Rule’ for Condé Nast, similar to the Rooney Rule in the NFL that mandates that a diverse set of candidates must be interviewed for any open coaching and front office position. The ‘Beverly Johnson Rule’ would require at least two Black professionals to be meaningfully interviewed for influential positions. This rule would be especially relevant to boards of directors, C-suite executives, top editorial positions and other influential roles.”
Johnson was married to real estate agent Billy Potter from 1971 to 1974 and then again to music producer Danny Sims from 1977 to 1979. Johnson and Sims share a daughter named Anansa, 41