BIO – Ebony Magazine’s “Couple of the Year” 2012
Rufus and Jenny Triplett are “changing the game” in every way possible. Not only are they one of very few professional husband and wife teams who do just about everything together, they have survived twenty plus years of marriage being attached at the hip.
Rufus Triplett, Jr., originally from Flint, Michigan, is a talented singer, songwriter and producer. He co-wrote, produced and toured for the platinum group Ready for the World in the late 80’s. He chose to broaden his horizons in the Marine Corps where he went to school for Culinary Arts. After relocating to Atlanta in the early 90’s he found a love for computers and has become a technology geek. Not only can he build them from scratch but he has become the “go to” guy for all of his family members.
Jenny Triplett, originally from Saginaw, Michigan, always aspired for a career in media. Starting out as an intern at a radio station, she established a relationship with several entertainers and Ready for the World where she went on to head their marketing outreach team. Jenny also chose to explore the military where she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during her time in the United States Navy. After marrying Rufus and relocating to Atlanta she headed her own entertainment company for over 14 years. Their flourishing company was halted during the time Jenny dealt with a legal issue and a brief period of incarceration. The Triplett’s do not consider that a dark period in their lives because their marriage grew stronger and they bonded to the point where their relationship became unshakeable. CLICK HERE TO VISIT SURVIVING MARRIAGE FACEBOOK PAGE
The Triplett’s now own Dawah International, LLC, a multimedia company, which publishes Prisonworld Magazine and are co-hosts of their own weekly radio show, the Prisonworld Radio Hour which airs on Mondays @ 6pm EST on The Prisonworld Radio Network. They also have a successful blog and are requested speakers for corporate functions, wellness retreats, webinars/teleseminars, correctional facilities, non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and universities, radio shows and print magazines.
Being parents of three boys, Michael, 23, Mosi, 21 and Miles 19, they know the trial and tribulations of not only raising children, but African-American men who could end up as stereotypes. They are passionate about family and detouring young men and women from the criminal justice system. Some of the subjects they speak about are dysfunctional families, substance abuse, entrepreneurship, marriage & relationships, self-conscious addictions, incarceration, stereotypes, social media influence, domestic violence & toxic relationships and the list goes on.
“Rufus &Jenny are like my own children, smart and talented and real. May God Bless them.”
Their appearances on Family Court with Judge Penny and Dr. Phil garnered rave reviews as to their parenting philosophies. 2013 started with requests to appear on Huff Post Live which was well received by the producers and viewers of the show and has earned them multiple appearances and the label of “Marriage Experts.” Jenny’s appearance on The Mike & Juliet Morning show was phenomenal as she gave The Real Housewives of Atlanta a little wisdom. The Triplett’s were invited to the Ricki Lake Show as Social Media Influencers, have co-hosted Twitter chats for The Ricki Lake Show (#friendsofricki) and (#dadchat) and carry a KLOUT score of 64. The Triplett’s appeared in REDBOOK Magazine as “marriage tipsters” for those who married young and are still surviving. Jenny is now a featured blogger for the Huffington Post and has provided comments for CNN, NY Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Ebony Magazine, MSN.com, The Huffington Post, The LA Times, Reuters, The American Prospect Magazine, Google News, Loop21, Lagos Times (Nigeria), and a host of other magazine and radio shows.
Now adding self-published co-authors and Amazon Best Sellers to their long list of accomplishments, “Surviving Marriage In The 21st Century: 13 Easy Tips that Can Help You Get to 20 years and Beyond,” released February 2013, is sparking the much needed conversation about marriage and that tips needed to survive the foundation and institution of the family that it has always been.
Mr. & Mrs. Triplett have traveled extensively and seem to draw attention wherever they appear. With their young look and laid back personalities, they are never far from an intelligent conversation. Their creative talents have caused them to branch into television production via their YOUTUBE Channel but are also asked to be consultants to television productions. The combination of strong story writing and production skills of Jenny and equally as strong songwriting and production skills of Rufus could only be a match made in heaven. PrisonworldTV will offer humorous programs which is reflective of the Triplett’s personalities.
“Keep doing what y’all are doing. This has helped out alot for me. I’ve learned alot about marriage. Thank You”
Anyone dealing with inmates has to have a tough demeanor. The Triplett’s like to take the non-judgmental and forgiveness approach with their work. Dealing with educating inmates and their families brings great satisfaction to the couple knowing they are a part of improving someone’s life. When asked the question what would make you start a magazine like this, the owners respond intelligently “We hope to bring new and different ideas to the multimedia game as well as enlighten views and perceptions of an uninformed and forgotten society.” Their constant drive and dedication to thwart mass incarceration was recognized by President Obama.
“The Tripletts gave me hope”
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