Wedding bells for a N.C. political family

Staff writerJuly 14, 2011 

Marriage is on the horizon for former Duke basketball player and current Indiana Pacers guard Dahntay Jones and Valeisha Butterfield, the daughter of Congressman and former N.C. Supreme Court Justice G.K. Butterfield and state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, who represents Edgecombe and Wilson counties.

They’ll be getting hitched this summer in North Carolina in what is sure to be a celebrity event, with civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis officiating. That's why they’re keeping a lid on the details, to avoid gawkers.

Valeisha Butterfield, who lives in Washington, D.C., founded the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network and until recently served as a deputy director of public affairs for the federal International Trade Administration. She also appeared in the TV soap “All My Children” for several months.

In 2006, she was engaged to Jayceon Terrell Taylor, an actor and rapper known as The Game, but the relationship ended before they were married.

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