Cece Winans and her husband Alvin Love II’s is sharing their love story
The couple crossed path when the gospel singer was only 17-years-old and Alvin was 33. Although Cece was not okay with the age gap at the time, but the instant chemistry between them was undeniable. But still at the time, Winans just begining to pursue her career in music; practicing music with her nine siblings, and even breaking out as a hit musical act with her brother BeBe. Having a relationship was the last she needed – until she met her man Alvin.
How It Started?
Cece Winans, a teenager in 1982, relocated to North Carolina to sing on the Christian show The PTL Club with BeBe Winans while also attending beauty school.
Laser-focused on her goals, an encounter back home in Detroit, Michigan changed Cece’s life forever. She met Alvin Love II in a bowling alley with a few friends. Although they didn’t speak, the two were lovestruck. As Alvin told Today’s Christian Woman, “Ronald, Cece’s second-oldest brother, had befriended me at church… When you meet one of the Winanses, eventually you meet the rest.”
With connections in both family and faith, Cece thought Alvin was “cute” but was too occupied with music. Alvin thought the singer was “really pretty” and later travelled to Charlotte to see her sing on PTL. Their meetings in North Carolina were full of laughs, paving the way for their eventual down-to-earth marriage. Cece describes “jumping up and down” that week, with Alvin feeling “strongly” that he had met his future wife. He was right – the pair married just 2 years later.
As Winans pursued music, Love supported her every step of the way, leaving his job at Xerox to manage Cece’s career. Today, they are the proud parents of two adult children, 36-year-old music producer Alvin Love III and 33-year-old Ashley Love, and live in Brentwood, Tennessee happily running their renown church.