Norman pair practice patience, hard work

KEN RAYMOND Modified: April 25, 2011 at 11:32 am •  Published: April 25, 2011
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She met his family in person for the first time three days before the wedding, which took place Feb. 2, 2007.

After they got married, Miller switched jobs, covering the weather for Spanish-language television station Telemundo.

The children followed. Miller and Menis said they want to raise bilingual, tri-cultural kids — Spanish and English speakers who would be equally comfortable in America, Argentina or Venezuela.

Now the couple run a business, Fiesta Deportiva Media, out of their Norman home. They produce a weekly television sports program for Telemundo that focuses on Latino athletics, publish a sports magazine and maintain a website. Miller and Menis host the TV show, film many of the clips, write the scripts, edit and more.

In March, they launched a second program for Telemundo. This one focuses on Latino nightlife in Oklahoma City, taking viewers inside nightclubs and special events.

"I write the articles for the magazine here," Menis said. "When she works, I take care of the kids. When I work, she does. ... That's the good thing about us. We work together, and we have a good relationship. The things I cannot do or don't know how to do, she knows."

It makes for a hectic lifestyle.

"We really don't get a day off," Miller said. "We work from Monday to Sunday, every week. But when I'm really stressed from the work or the kids, Matias is always there to help out."


Editor's note

Diana Miller and Matias Menis are featured in the "Oklahoma's Most Inspiring Couples" 2011 calendar, sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. Couples featured in the calendar are being profiled in The Oklahoman's Life section each month. For more about the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative's inspiring couples, go to www.foreverforreal.com.