It took five years and a trip to Africa to bring Anchor of CTV’s eTalk Danielle Graham (then, McGimsie) and (at the time) MuchMusic creative director Randall Graham together. “We worked in the same building right under each other’s noses,” Danielle explains. “We both went to Africa on a work assignment and that’s where we officially met. Randall likes to say, “We were 62 steps apart, but had to go to the other side of the planet to find one another.”
That was 2011. Fast forward to now, and they often reminisce about that fateful trip and all it brought them. In 2014, they were married in a small ceremony surrounded by close family and friends at the first cottage they bought together.
Danielle likes to joke that their fun, indulgent, carefree life came to a screeching halt on July 1st, 2016. The day their daughter Beatrix was born. The truth is, their family life is what brings them the greatest joys.
Time together spent outdoors, going on adventures, antiquing, cooking, entertaining and being with those they love most. They enjoy all that an urban life has to offer and balance that out with much of their free time spent at the cottage in Muskoka, Ontario.
The Grahams love a Fam Jam, most often with Ma, Dad, Christopher and Camille, they will find any excuse to bring the family together.
The Family Graham Cheat Sheet
My teammate and best friend. The guy I call Beardface who has hair more luxurious than mine. Dad to Beatrix. My biggest cheerleader. Fiercely loyal and all around best guy.
I can’t talk about Bea without wanting to burst into tears. She’s pure magic, my whole world and the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
(You’re next on the list, Randall.)
The greatest Mom and Nonna on the face of the earth, of all time, in all of history, forever and ever. She’s my constant source of support. The kindest and most thoughtful person. Makes every room she’s in instantly warmer. Has all the cooking tips and bakes a mean Lemon Loaf.
Often described as “a character” my Dad is a wealth of knowledge on just about any subject. He’s my go-to guy for gardening tips. He’s always on the lookout for cool vintage finds. He loves a good beer and chat. Bea calls him NuNu.
My brother. A jack of all trades. A contractor with excellent skills and design taste who is always fixing something for one of us. A killer cook and entertainer. Was my “man of honour” at our wedding.
Christopher’s better half. Like, actually. I never thought I wanted a sister but now that I have Camille I’m glad I do. She’s a designer and dreamer with impeccable taste. I call her my sister-in-law even though she’s not officially quite yet.