Report: Kwame Kilpatrick to marry Saturday in Detroit

Report: Kwame Kilpatrick to marry Saturday in Detroit

Darcie Moran


Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will remarry Saturday at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church six months after his commutation and release from federal prison, according to a report from Deadline Detroit.

Kilpatrick will marry Laticia Maria McGee, who worked in the mayor’s office in 2002 but whom Kilpatrick said he got to know while praying together and forming a friendship during his time in prison, according to Deadline Detroit. McGee

Kilpatrick told Deadline Detroit that McGee “was great at forcing me to be myself,” and said he’d found his “dream girl.”

Kilpatrick’s impending nuptials was first discussed in an exclusive first interview with Deadline Detroit in June.

Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick arrives at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church to minister to the congregation in Detroit on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Kilpatrick, in that interview, also revealed he planned to ditch politics to join the ministry. He gave his first sermon that month at the church he will now wed in, preaching to cheers, tears and laughter about turning on the light of truth and asking the crowd to “let Jesus expose you.”

“This is Kwam’, right here. This is what you get, what you got. I ain’t trying to trick nobody, manipulate nobody, I ain’t trying to cheat nobody, I ain’t trying to do none of that – the light is on,” he said as members of the crowd stood up to clap. “The light is on. Look at me.”

Kilpatrick was previously married to his now ex-wife, Carlita. The two divorced in 2018.

Carlita Kilpatrick joins her husband Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick as he speaks for the first time publicly after pleading guilty to two felonies.

His fall from office, which he took in 2002, began in 2008 when the Free Press published text messages that showed he lied during a police whistleblower trial when he testified that he did not have an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, and gave misleading testimony about the firing of a deputy police chief.

Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison following his 2013 conviction on a slew of public corruption crimes, including racketeering, bribery, fraud and extortion. He lost his appeals but found his second chance when President Donald Trump commuted his sentence 20 years early.

It was one of the last moves the former president made in his own office.

The bride and groom this week do not plan to stay in Michigan, according to Deadline Detroit.

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