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Black Love is Always a Beautiful Thing

We are celebrating some of our favorite couples who are at various stages of their relationships. From Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ everlasting love, to the ebullience of the new love of Cardi B and Offset, we appreciate their commitments to each other and their relationships.

For years, it’s been our pleasure to bring forth couples that represent love and commitment. This month marks Valentine’s Day, but we all know that love–true love–should be displayed, implemented and practiced every day.

We are celebrating some of our favorite couples who are at various stages of their relationships. From Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ everlasting love, to the ebullience of the new love of Cardi B and Offset, we appreciate their commitments to each other and their relationships.

1-5 Years Married – New Love

New love can be intoxicating. Every loving moment shared on Instagram, a host of firsts make every day exciting and new. Here are some of our favorite loving moments these new couples have shared with their fans.

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Russel Wilson & Ciara (July 8, 2016)
Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert (October 1, 2016)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen (September 14, 2013)

More of our favorite New Love Couples:

  • Cardi B & Offset (September 20, 2017)
  • Dwayne Johnson & Lauren Hashian (August 18, 2019)
  • Idris Elba & Sabrina Dhowre (April 26 2019)
  • Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade (August 30, 2014)

5-20 Years Married – Enduring Love

When couples settle in, they mirror each others mannerisms, settle disagreements quickly with loving care, and in these cases, make each other even more beautiful. Meet some of our best couple throwback covers of couples celebrating 5-20 years of marriage.

Nicole Ari Parker & Boris Kodjoe (May 21, 2005)

DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good (5 years)

More Enduring Love Couples:

  • Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown (June 2007)
  • Trai Byers & Grace Gealey (July 26, 2015)

20+ Years Married – Everlasting Love

These couples celebrating more than 20 years of marriage have been through it all and come out stronger. We applaud and celebrate these couples who have done the hard work and now enjoy the spoils of their sacrifice and commitment.

Barack & Michelle Obama (October 3, 1992)
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith (December 31, 1997)
Samuel L Jackson & LaTanya Richardson
(Posthumously) Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis (December 9, 1948 – February 4, 2005)

Denzel & Pauletta (June 25, 1983)
Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance (October 12, 1997)

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