Do Right Men 2009: Bryan-Michael Cox

Do Right Men 2009: Bryan-Michael Cox
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 14, 2009

1 of 7 Jennifer Robbins

BRYAN-MICHAEL COX, 31, Atlanta and Houston

WHY HE WANTS TO GET MARRIED NOW: I’ve lived a great single life and learned many life lessons. I want to share my experiences with a great woman and build a strong Black family.

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2 of 7 Samuel Thomas

WHAT WILL PROMPT HIM TO POP THE QUESTION: I’m looking for a woman who is independent and strong but who has the ability to submit to me as I will to her.

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3 of 7 Samuel Thomas

PROFESSION: Producer and Grammy Award–winning songwriter. He coproduced Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us” and Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You.”

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4 of 7 Samuel Thomas

WHY HE LOVES BLACK WOMEN: Black women are the only ones who catch my eye. They understand all the obstacles that I’ve struggled through as a Black man

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5 of 7 Samuel Thomas

HIS MOST ROMANTIC GESTURE: A girlfriend mentioned once that she wanted to see a Broadway play. I surprised her for Valentine’s Day with a trip to New York City and had a hotel room filled with flowers.

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6 of 7 Samuel Thomas

Cox takes the time to inspire other young musicians beginning their careers.

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7 of 7 Samuel Thomas

WHAT MAKES HIM A DO RIGHT MAN: I put God first in my life, which keeps me on track. I’m an extraordinarily hard worker, and when I’m in a relationship, I’m completely committed.

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