Ricky Bell has always been in the spotlight, being the founding member of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. The famous American R&B singer and solo artist is also the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe.
And it turns out he’s not the only seasoned artist at Maison Bell. His wife of 17 years, Amy Correa Bell, also works in the entertainment industry. She is a passionate singer, songwriter, actress and model.
Amy was born in Mission Hills, Calif. On May 23, 1982. Married almost half of her life to New Edition member Ricky Bell, we have more facts about the young beauty who has a mix of Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Japanese. , and the Jewish heritage.
ABOUT RICKY BELL
In Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, Ricky was born on September 18, 1967. He was the youngest of eleven children raised at Orchard Park Projects.
While Ricky may be famous for his exceptional skills in the music business, especially in the R&B genre, the singer keeps his personal life as private as possible. When he’s not working he watches sports and is a huge Boston Celtics fan.
His life is so private that not even fans knew he was battling drug addiction until BET’s “The New Edition Story”, a three-part docusery that aired in January 2017.
The docuseries revealed that Ricky’s struggle with addiction began in the mid-90s. The addiction ultimately led to him losing his home and nearly losing his life. That’s when he decided to go to rehab and has been sober for years now.
ABOUT AMY CORREA BELL
If you watched the movie “A Girl Like Grace” or “You, Me & The Circus”, you would have spotted the actress, Amy. She started her acting career at age 11 and has a few acting credits under her belt.
Besides acting, she is a good singer and was part of a group known as Sterling And Amy. She is also a solo artist, with her brother Les Correa mixing and producing several of her songs.
Amy has always been in love with theater, travel, fashion, experiencing the best the world has to offer and photography, but what has always stolen the show in her heart is her love for writing and musical performance.
Her creative side has always helped her to express herself fully. In the fall of 2018, she released her “AMY818 EP”, along with the single “Fuck It I’m Good”.
RICKY AND AMY
Marrying your best friend is always living your best life! This is the case with Ricky and Amy as they celebrate 17 years stronger. Their relationship saw some downtime, but they relied on their faith and love to make it happen.
In addition to supporting each other, they know how to have fun, enjoy date nights, try new things and are always ready to pose for their cameras.
Ricky and Amy dated for six years, and in 2004 they tied the knot on Ricky’s birthday, September 18. Their wedding ceremony with members of the New Edition as groomsmen took place at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Ray.
The wedding was triple special as they had a wonderful double wedding with Ricky New Edition bandmate Ralph Tresvant, who married his second wife, Amber Serrano.
Fourteen years after their marriage, even though they are both singers, the couple decided to embark on their first duet, an acoustic love song conducted by Meagan Good, and they named it “Gold”.
The song pays homage to their love story and mutual dedication. It highlights the beauty of their marriage while showing that their love runs deep – regardless of the years, their passion for each other remains.
The couple who maintain a private life have decided to share a part of their life with their various fans. As Ricky listened to the passion and saw the glow in Amy’s EP, he knew it was time for them to do a song together.
This shared passion, among other beliefs, has made their relationship stronger day by day. They promised to work out all the issues together when they started dating because breaking up was not an option.
The journey was not easy, but they learned to ask for help. They have learned to look past the injuries and have come to realize that they are partners in crime and best friends in every sense of the word.
Being rooted in the faith, they understand that not everyone has everything together. They believe their marriage is their ministry and have decided to continue to make a difference as long as they are an effective team.
RICKY AND THE NEW EDITION
Ricky has been a true fan of the R&B musical genre from a young age, and his fascination with the musical genre led him to form a music group called “Ricky and Ralph” with his friend Ralph Tresvant.
Gradually, their exceptional competence in the music world led to the group’s expansion into what is now known as the “New Edition”, with Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Bobby Brown joining the group.
The group started in 1983 and has established themselves as one of the most popular music groups for more than three decades. In 1985, Bobby Brown left the group and was replaced by Johnny Gill, the sixth and last member of the New Edition group.
After Brown left, Ricky said it was just a business decision because Brown wanted to go solo for a long time. He added that the group was not angry with him and would work with him as well.
In 2017, the band got to tell their story in BET’s “The New Edition Story”, a three-part biopic that followed the supergroup’s musical journey.
The six members of the new edition – Ronnie DeVoe, Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill and Ricky – served as producers on the project to ensure the authenticity of the plot.
After the band split New Edition, some members remained in the limelight, with three members forming the hip-hop tour de force group known as Bell Biv DeVoe. This new group, also known under the name of BBD, brings together the surnames of the singers who compose it.