Who is Tom Payne's wife Jennifer Åkerman? 'Prodigal Son' star marries singer after postponing wedding in lockdown
While they don't obsessively share their relationship on social media, they give their fans timely updates
Malcolm Bright doesn't live an easy life what with being the son of a serial killer and a criminal profiler on Fox's 'Prodigal Son'. His bloody, terrifying past makes him a socially awkward man who cannot seem to form new friendships. Because of these deadly associations, Malcolm cannot build any connections at all, let alone romantic ones at that.
For most of Season 1, we hoped he finds even a semblance of love, but being Malcolm Bright is not easy. He might not be that lucky, but the actor who plays the character, Tom Payne, is on top of the world following the most recent news of his nuptials.
'The Walking Dead' star tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend and singer, Jennifer Åkerman, on December 21, 2020. The couple shared this news with their fans the following day when Åkerman took to Instagram to share that they finally settled in December 2020 after postponing their wedding due to Covid-19.
"Last night me and the love of my life got married !!!" she wrote when sharing an image of the couple on Instagram. "After having to cancel our wedding back in April and not knowing how long the world will be under lockdown, we felt like we still wanted to end this year as husband and wife, so we did. I love you so much @thetpayne and I’m so excited to spend the rest of my life with you xxxx," she added.
In another picture of their wedding that she shared on her Instagram, she is clearly excited about spending her forever with her husband, captioning the image, “You and me, me and you.”
These lovey-dovey posts offer only a celebratory look into the relationship that Tom and Jennifer share. While they don't obsessively share their relationship on social media, they give their fans timely updates. In fact, Payne let slip about their relationship status during an episode of 'Talking Dead' in 2018 when he referred to her as his fiancée.
Payne began dating singer Åkerman in late 2013. The two had finally gotten engaged in November 2018. But when they were forced to change their plans due to the coronavirus pandemic, that is when they displayed true love, strength and patience.
“Today there was going to be a wedding in New York,” Payne had written on his Instagram on their previous wedding date. “One of many I’m sure. Out of all the things that have changed a wedding is something that can wait. We have each other and that is more than enough. Love to everyone out there. Love is all we have. It’s enough for me.”
Akerman shared a similar post on her Instagram that day, writing, “Today, at this very moment, I was supposed to walk down the aisle and marry the man of my dreams. Sadly, I won’t get the chance to do that today. A beautiful wedding dress is hanging in an empty apartment in New York City, guests have canceled their flights and no one will be on the dance floor." “But I’m ok, and thankful that we, all of our guests and hopefully who ever is reading this, are still healthy and alive,” she continued.
“So, instead of eating a three course meal and partying the night away we will still celebrate our love by enjoying our beautiful house together, making pizza and drinking champagne in the hot tub. How could I ever complain or be sad when I have a man who makes me the happiest girl in the world. And, what’s another year of waiting when we’ve got a lifetime Xoxoxo,” she added.