Boris & Nicole Cover The Summer Lust Issue

Summer is starting to HEAT up and things just got sexier as Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe sizzle on the summer cover of Kontrol Magazine. The couple brought their undeniable love and charm to the cover shoot as they get things ready for the Boris & Nicole show and the next chapter of their life. Check out some of that the had to say…

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When it comes to love and the pursuit thereof, the journey is seldom easy, let alone straightforward. Many people spend years, or even lifetimes, trying to find the perfect person for them. It is like some cosmic game of finding a needle in a haystack. Still, there is that moment when you find your “needle” and it seems like it was all worth it. Somehow everything just clicks—the journey to them, the chemistry between you two, and the powerful love you share. That is what two amazing celebrities, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, have found together; and honestly it seems to have been one interesting ride! These two need no real introduction. Most of us grew up watching them on Soul Food and a number of other movies and television shows; and are still in awe of their talent, relatability, kindness, and the deep and enduring love they have for one another. Thankfully, Boris and Nicole are not yet done with us and have an awesome project of their own on the way!

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Many people believe in love at first sight. It sounds a little farfetched nowadays, and it definitely was not the case with Boris and Nicole. When asked was it love at first sight for them they collectively exclaimed “No!” and began to laugh. “It definitely was not love at first sight, it was more like, definitely a strong like [she laughs]…I was with someone else at the time…” Nicole hilariously explains. “I agree it was definitely a strong like, but over time and working together we cultivated a strong friendship…we were definitely good friends long before we became romantically involved…that friendship really set the foundation for our relationship and marriage…but it didn’t hurt she was beautiful too [he laughs]…” It looks like in this case friends really did make the best lovers

Boris and Nicole’s relationship has become one of the staples in Hollywood. During a time when “happy divorces” are more celebrated and publicized more than happy marriages; one has to wonder does this power couple ever feel pressured to stay together. “Oh definitely man, the pressure is always there…people are always looking they [Boris and Nicole] are still holding on…it’s nice to be looked up to, but it is still a lot of pressure having to maintain an image…” Nicole agrees with her husband one hundred percent; “Sometimes he [Boris] and I will be in the middle of an argument and I stop and look at him and I’m like ‘you know we can’t break up right?’ [She laughs aloud]…Like any couple we have our issues, I know his buttons and he knows mine, just like any other two people in a relationship we have to constantly work at not pushing them…” It is refreshing to meet two people who are down to earth and honest about the flaws in their marriage, despite how pristine the media would paint them to be. Boris and Nicole seem to grasp wholeheartedly, unlike many couples currently, that pitfalls are a part of a relationship.

Check out the full story when The Summer Lust Issue hits stand This July


Written By: Michael “Hero” Fanning




Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.