Vanessa Bell Calloway AKA Imani Izzi from ‘Coming to America’ reveals uncommon wedding ceremony images with husband on 33rd anniversary


Vanessa Bell Calloway recently celebrated her 33rd wedding anniversary with her husband Anthony Calloway. The actress shared a slideshow of her wedding photos to mark the milestone.

Coming To America star Vanessa Bell Calloway has lived happily ever after for 33 years, with husband Anthony Calloway by her side, while at the same time being a pillar of support.

The couple celebrated their wedding anniversary over the weekend and used social media to share photos from their big day.

Vanessa Bell Calloway as Princess Imani Izzi in “Coming to America”, 1988 | Source:


Vanessa and Anthony walked down the aisle with friends and relatives in a romantic ceremony on September 3, 1988. For their 33rd wedding anniversary, the actress shared a slideshow from their wedding that saw the two look young and excited.

The first photo of the lot showed the lovebirds clinging to each other as they posed for a wedding photo. Anthony looked elegant in a dark three-piece suit, while Vanessa looked glamorous in her flowing white wedding dress and a matching bouquet of natural flowers.

Vanessa Bell Calloway attends the premiere of Focus Features’ “Harriet” at the Orpheum Theater | Photo: Getty Images

The star’s beauty shone through her smiling face, and her dress made her a sight to behold. The magnificent wedding dress consisted of a lace dress with a turtleneck and a long train behind her.

A thin white veil with floral details crowned her head and added some charm to her otherwise natural look. The next picture showed the newlyweds leaning against each other as they posed for the shot. The next was a black and white photo of Anthony’s toddler, followed by Vanessa’s baby photos.

The following footage showed the two over the years as they grew from their toddlers into adulthood before finally starting their romance.

Pictures below showed the couple getting married, becoming parents, and growing into a family of four. The stroll through their years together played over the background song “Anniversary” by Tony Toni Tone.


Vanessa accompanied her nostalgic slide show with a heartfelt tribute to her other half. She started by wishing them a happy third anniversary before adding that they were still having fun decades after their September 1988 wedding.

Then she thanked him for staying with her since their marriage, keeping her real, keeping her family together, being her support and making her laugh. The 64-year-old also emphasized her love for Anthony, which has only improved over the years. She wrote:

“I love you more today than 33 years ago and that’s a good thing! May God continue to bless our association and our families. @ashcaliway @allycali you have a good dad !!! ”

The beautiful post received up to 78,000 views and multiple comments when netizens came in to praise the couple’s long marriage and wish them many more years together.


Vanessa and Anthony Calloway have been the ideal portrayal of black love since their union began reading over the decades, an extremely rare feat for showbiz couples.

During their 30th anniversary in 2018, the couple renewed their vows and promised to love each other forever. In order to make the day special, the children of the lovebirds, who served as bridesmaids on the occasion, made appearances at this special milestone.

Anthony and Vanessa are the parents of two children. They welcomed their first, Ashley Calloway in 1990, while their second daughter joined the family years later.

The two youngsters try their hand at the entertainment industry because they inherited their mother’s talent for dancing. On her 60th birthday, the mother of two shared a video dancing with the two young women as they usher in their new year.


Vanesa, born in March 1957, rose to fame shortly after her acting debut in “All My Children”. The actress and dancer made a name for herself in the industry with her talents and landed leading roles in films such as “Coming To America”, “Letters From Zora” and “South Side With Yii”.

In addition to acting, Vanessa has built a career as a dancer, producer, director and creator. At the end of her career, she married Anthony, a graduate in biology from Moorehouse College.

Dr. Anthony Calloway is the senior anesthetist at the Beach District Surgery Center in California. He is also a key founding partner of Power Solutions Consulting Inc.

Given their excellence in their various fields, these two like-minded people are undoubtedly a perfect match. Cheers for more years in the future.