Denise Vasi is one of VH1’s “Single Ladies”and Anthony Mandler is a film director, music video director, television commercial director and photographer. His company Black Hand Cinema, is a boutique that specializes in commercials, music videos and short films. As a music video director, his most notable and frequent collaborator is Rihanna.
“[We] met through work, but I can honestly say we became friends first. I was filming a music video for Lil’ Wayne, “How To Love,” and that’s how we met. I had two incredible days working with him. They didn’t end up using the video, but I’m so grateful for that project because I got to meet the love of my life. I never in a million years expected that I was going to meet my husband by taking that project, but I did. So we are thankful!” Vasi told Bossip.
Above, Vasi posted, “Happy Birthday to the best human being I know … my best friend … my husband. Baby, I’m so excited for your new year ahead & I’m so grateful that I get to stand by your side & watch your biggest dream come true. Nobody deserves this more than you. I thank God daily that I found such a loving, intelligent, super talented, passionate, hysterically funny, hawwt man. Whether we’re away on some crazy adventure on the other side of the world or we’re “Rick Ross-ing” it across our kitchen floor … I’m having the time of my life. There aren’t strong enough words, I love you more than any letters put together. Love, your #nochoice #vasimandlermerge #myhusbandsthes$it @amandler”