Andrew and Akina Cox: Meet the Moonies

Andrew and Akina seem a lot like any other late 20s artist couple you might find in Los Angeles. But a few things about them are quite a bit different from your average L.A. hipsters. For one thing, they’ve been married since they were 20 and 21. And not only that, they were matched for marriage by their parents in the Unification Church that they both grew up in, a.k.a. ’The Moonies,” and they had a ”Moonie” wedding in a stadium in Korea with several hundred other couples, all being wed at the same time. Eight years in, they seem remarkably happy…


Andrew and Akina with hundreds of other couples at their Unification Church, a.k.a. "Moonie" wedding in Korea in 2005. 



Akina and Andrew on the jumbotron at their mass wedding.



Andrew and Akina in their yard with their new dog Charlie and a robot in the background from a music video Andrew directed.


A home video by Akina's parents of their mass wedding in Korea


Lea Thau