Cyntoia Brown & Husband Jamie Long Dish On Their Romance: Says He Discovered Her On YouTube & ‘Felt In His Spirit’ To Write Her While She Was In Jail
Cyntoia Brown’s Husband Jamie Long Connected W/ Her While She Was In Jail: The Lord Told Me To Write To Her & Burn The Edges Of The Letter
Cyntoia Brown and her husband Jamie Long are making their media rounds and opening up about their relationship.
Brown married Long while she was in jail for killing a man who sex-trafficked her when she was 16. She was behind bars for 15 years before she was exonerated and released recently after her case made waves on the internet as many called for her release. But before she was freed, she found love with Long, and now they’re revealing how it happened.
They stopped by the “TODAY” show Tuesday (Oct. 15), the day her book “Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption In The American Prison System” was released, and opened up about their relationship.
Long said he came across a video of Brown’s story on YouTube and was compelled to write her.
“I was minding my business and she had been on my YouTube screen for like three days and I didn’t pay attention to it. I eventually pressed play, and I felt in my spirit to write a letter and here we are now. [God] spoke to me.”
Brown said that Long’s letter stood out because he had “burned the edges.”
“I had never had a letter like that, and it’s crazy that something like that is what stuck out but it did. So I deided, ‘I’m gonna write him back.’ And of course he was really cute.”
As for why he burned the edges, Long said,
“I put the letter in the envelope and felt it in my spirit again, the Lord telling me to take it out and burn the edges, and I did it. To some people it might sound crazy but, it’s the little tedious things.”
He said he was surprised that she actually responded, but knew they were meant to be once they met face-to-face four months later. He said he was convinced that she was his wife and that she would ultimately be released, but he didn’t tell her right away.
“I felt it, but I really didn’t think that it was possible. Because at the time I met Jamie, all my appeals were denied.”
Long said that her inmate status didn’t stop them from tying the knot.
“If she would have been locked up, honestly to this day, I still would have married her because she is my wife and she was gonna get out of prison.”
"I felt it in my spirit to write a letter and here we are now," Cyntoia Brown-Long and her husband talk about how they cultivated a relationship while she was incarcerated. pic.twitter.com/N1Kdd6eROc
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