Black Marriage Monday: DJ DURL & Chantal O'Neal

DJ DURL & Chantal O'Neal

DJ DURL & Chantal O'Neal


DJ DURL: Dayton, Ohio

Chantal: Columbus, Ohio


DJ DURL: Escalated Research Specialist

Chantal: Compliance Operations

Interests / Hobbies

DJ DURL: Learning Photography & Videography. DJing, Podcasting and Vlogging (YouTube Channel ---> Link).  

Chantal: Wine!

How did you two meet each other?

Chantal: He hopped in my DM’s once he found out I was an art lover. We exchanged numbers, went on a date and the rest is history.

DJ DURL: Nah, she saw I was starting a non-profit and she hopped in my DM’s saying that she wanted to help

How long have you two been married?

1 year, 4 months (5/21/2016)

Do you guys have any children?

Our pride and joy, Ava Grace

What advice would you give to newlywed couples?

DJ DURL: Listen more than you talk. Become best friends with your partner and love unconditionally.

Chantal: Date each other. Love each other. Be affectionate and spontaneous!

What traits do you think are necessary to sustain a lively and successful marriage?

DJ DURL: Communication! You are trying to bring two totally different lifestyles and beliefs together under one household. You have to be able to try to understand that your ways are not always the right and only ways.

Chantal: Communicate effectively, truly listen to what the other person is saying. Always be open and honest about your thoughts and feelings but learn to pick your battles. This is key.

How do you define “Black Love?”

DJ DURL & Chantal: Black love is the celebration of our ancestors. Black love is the revolution. We are stronger together than we are apart. Pure. Divine. Eternal. It’s the best kind of love.