Malik (Hosea Chanchez) shares a sweet kiss with his new bride, Robin Givens, who plays herself on the show.
“The set was beautiful,” Chanchez says. “It really felt like a wedding reception. Me and Robin stayed in character the whole time, so we really had the experience of two people on the happiest day of their life.”
“I definitely want to get married, but not anytime soon,” Chanchez says. “I would not want to spend the rest of my life by myself and when you find the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with, you solidify it. I’m the type of guy who wants everyone to know ‘it’s mine.’ ”
Malik shares a special moment with mom Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson), after she threatened not to attend the reception.
“She reminded me so much of my real mom, because my mom had me at a young age,” Chanchez says of Robinson. “Tasha and Malik are pretty much brother and sister. They are more road dogs. It’s more of a friendship than a parental relationship and that’s how me and my mom are.”
Melanie (Tia Mowry) and boyfriend Derwin (Pooch Hall) greet Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin, who play themselves at the reception.
“Duane is one of the funniest people on the planet,” Chanchez says. “Everything you thing he is on TV, he is exactly who he is in person. He was just telling jokes and in character the whole night. I even told him, ‘This is my reception— calm down.’ ”