Cyntoia Brown Marries Christian Rapper J. Long

The two had previously been prohibited from conjugal visits during their time in prison.

Cyntoia Brown reportedly used some of her first days of freedom marrying the love of her life.

The 31-year-old tied the knot with Christian rapper J. Long and plans to reveal how the couple fell in love in her upcoming book, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.

According to Fox 17, J. Long, born Jamie Long, served a prison sentence before becoming a Christian. He was imprisoned back in 2004 for assaulting a public servant in Texas. The couple were prohibited from conjugal visits during Brown’s stint behind bars, and it’s not clear exactly how long after she was released they were married.

In 2006 Brown was sentenced to life in prison at 16 after being convicted of murdering a real estate agent who allegedly paid her for sex in 2004. She was freed last week after serving 15 years at the Tennessee Prison for Women. 

After her story caught national attention, celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian called for Brown’s release. She would subsequently be granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Cyntoia Brown’s book is slated for an October 15 release, via Atria Books.

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