Martez and Woodrina Layton  founders of the 501(c)3 program Healing Hearts Healing Homes, Inc.  have partnered with Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe for the second annual fun-filled  Married 4 Life Walk. The event that celebrates marriage, love, and commitment.  Martez and Woodrina called on Ronnie and Shamari to serve as Marriage Ambassadors for the Married 4 Life Walk of their commitment to marriage and the family unit. The Layotns and DeVoes strive to offer other couples a support system in a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to fostering and promoting successful marriages. Their unified goals is to enourage couples to build and maintain strong, healthy realtionships.

Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe are using their platforms as entertainers to make a positive impact in the community. Music lovers should recognize the Devoes from their successful music groups. Ronnie is one of the original members of the R&B super groups New Edition. When NE is on hiatus,  he performs with BBD and RBRM, both groups are off shots from the New Edition family tree.  As the lead singer of Blaque, Shamari’s angelic vocals are front and center on the group’s biggest hits. She performed with the multi-platinum chart topping group at Silk’s 25th anniversary celebration.  The success the DeVoes have earned in the music industry is just part of their story.  While raising the cutest set of twin boys you’ve ever seen, the couple still finds time for philanthropy and helping others realize the dream of home ownership.

During a recent appearance on Sister Circle Live Ronnie and Shamari shared their views on the importance of healthy marriages, and how healthy marriages lead to thriving communities.

The Married 4 Life Walk is the brainchild of Martez and Woodrina Layton.  Through their foundation the Laytons encourage, educate and empower married couples with the use of counseling, workshops and community progams. More information about Martez and Woodrina’s programs and marriage coaching can be found

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Marriage 4 Life Walk and the Married 4 Life Couples Mixer are still available.

Married 4 Life Walk

The mission of the Married 4 Life Walk is to reinforce the principle of “Walking in Unity.” This two mile walk to Kenessaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is  designed to encourage couples to make time for one another, hold hands, walk together, and focus on each other.  All the planned activities will ensure everyone leaves the walk and couples mixer renewed, and recrommited to their spouse. It will be a fun-filled day.

  • Connect and create deeper bonds between spouses – This hand-in-hand walk is a powerful reminder that we will hold on to each other and never let go.
  • Share with other couples – Couples will walk together, encouraging each other to hold on through challenges.
  • Stand with others who are also committed to stronger and healthier marriages.

The walk is open to all regardless of age, ethnicity, or religious affiliation. Couples’ registration is required for the event. General admission is $50 per couple.  Parking will be available on a first come first, first serve basis at Grace Community Church. Please visit for additional parking options and updates.

This excerpt from the gives a little more detail about the mission of the Married 4 Life Walk and Healing Hearts Healing Homes, Inc.

Healing Hearts Healing Homes, Inc. strives to play a pivotal role in strengthening marriages across the community through prayer for marriages and families, activities for married couples, and support services that promote unity in marriage and commitment to marriage.

Marriage is the foundation for the family and families are the backbone to every community. Strong healthy marriages help to reduce poverty, crime, and failing grades in school, while improving physical and mental health. –

Calling all Engaged and Married Couples‼️ After the Married 4 Life Walk Join us this Saturday, April 28th for the Couples Mixer @revelatlanta hosted by myself, @bigrondevoe, @coachmartez, & @woodrinalayton. Hubby and I will be performing along with the @theroyaltyduo and more!! Click the link in my bio to purchase tickets. #MarriageAmbassadors

Ronnie and Shamri DeVoe to perform at Married 4 Life Couples Mixer

What is the Married 4 Life Couples Mixer?

The Married 4 Life Couples Mixer an evening event. Couples are invited to join other couples after the Married 4 Life Walk, to celebrate love. It gives everyone a chance to have fun and relax with one another after reaffirming their commitment “to never let go of the hand they hold.” The couples mixer event will also be hosted by R&B Legend and BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ronnie DeVoe, and his wife, platinum recording artist and actress Shamari DeVoe.

When and Where will the Married 4 Life Couples Mixer take place? 

The Married 4 Life Couples Mixer will take place April 28, 2018, from 6:00pm – 10:30pm at the Revel in midtown Atlanta, GA. The address is 1778 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

What is the best way to stay informed with the latest information and updates about both events?

Be sure to like the page and follow us on instagram @ married4lifewalk.


Veteran sports and entertainment journalist, Karintha Styles holds court at the intersection of sports and pop culture. Seamlessly she weaves common sense, tough love, and quick wit through her writing and commentary. Currently, she hosts Week N Sports and Styles & Kaikai with Elizabeth Kaikai. You can find the Detroit native’s work on numerous media outlets including Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, BET, iHeart Media, and Hoops Habit.

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