Doubling Down with the Derricos stars Karen Derrico and Deon Derrico have been married fifteen years. The couple now calls North Las Vegas home. However, their love story began decades ago and thousands of miles from the place they’re currently living and raising their 14 children.
Last week TLC viewers were introduced to this supersized family and almost instantly they’ve become fan favorites. So how exactly did these two meet and fall in love? Continue reading to see how—and where the Derrico dynasty started.
Doubling Down with the Derricos: Karen & Deon Derrico Met On The Dance Floor
Doubling Down with the Derricos celebs Deon Derrico and his wife Karen met at a night club in Detroit. Back then Karen was working as a flight attendant and Detroit was her home base. Right after high school Karen left her native Kingstree South Carolina home and moved to Charlotte North Carolina. That’s when the young Karen decided to become a flight attendant even though she never flew on a plane before.
Deon Derrico’s from Detroit and nearly ten years Karen’s senior. However once Karen laid her eyes on Deon she knew she had to get to know him better. So the couple met at a dance club and have been dancing together ever since.
The Doubling Down with the Derricos family are religious and very devoted Christians. So it’s kind of ironic (or was it fate) that they met at a club on a night that Karen ditched church. Fate brought them together. Their union was preordained. The pair married in 2005 and welcomed the first of their 14 children, Darian, the following year.
Dancing Is Life For TLC’s Newest Family
Every one of the Doubling Down with the Derricos children dances. Not a day goes by that there’s not some sort of dancing going down at the Derrico house. After all, it’s in their DNA. Oldest daughter Darian often takes time to teach her younger siblings how to move like a Derrico.
Doubling Down with the Derricos dad Deon Derrico wishes he had more time to dance with his kids. However, with Karen at the hospital on bed rest, he’s got his hands full running their household. Thankfully he’s got his mom GG and daughter Darian to help him keep things running while Karen’s away from home.
Doubling Down with the Derricos: What Sealed The Deal For Deon
Doubling Down with the Derricos love story started in Detroit and continues in Las Vegas. They never dreamed the family they created would be this large. However, they did know they wanted a large family. In fact, the clincher for Deon was when he asked Karen how many children she wanted. Her answer, without any hesitation, was however many The Lord blesses us with. So will there be a 15th family member? Looks like we will just have to continue watching to see.
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