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MLK’s youngest son, Dexter, gets married

Tue., Jul. 16, 2013 9:31 AM EDT
by Yvette Caslin
Dexter King and Leah Weber  Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr., were married on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her mother's house.

Dexter King and Leah Weber
Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr., were married on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her mother’s house.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest son, Dexter Scott King, 52, married his longtime girlfriend, Leah Weber, on Friday, July 12, 2013. The private ceremony was held in California. The chairman of the King Center, King and his new wife plan to live in Malibu, Calif.

A former broadcaster, Weber is a business owner and native of New Orleans.

“Leah is a welcome addition to the family,” Isaac Newton Farris Jr. tells the AJC.

The two are “great friends,” he adds. “We’re looking forward to a very happy union. She fits in well with the family. Everybody in the family loves her.”

Dr. King’s sister, Christine King Farris, matriarch of the King family, was not present at the intimate ceremony. Her nephew called to share the news on Saturday, “He said, ‘Aunt Chris, I’ve finally taken the step. Leah and I are married,’ ” Christine Farris recalled. “I am real pleased that they have gotten together and I wish them all the best. His parents would be very pleased for him.”

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  • Kelli

    Whoever wrote this article needs to retake journalism 101.