Black love is one of the most powerful unions in the Universe.
But much like everything else in life when it comes to Black people, Black couples are not as praised and magnified as they should be. Kodak Black’s recent comments about preferring not to date Black women is only the icing on top of the sunken place cake — women of color, especially dark skin ladies, have been hearing ignorant statements like that from Black men since post slavery days.
But don’t fret— there are still some brothers out that love them some melanin. Check out these couples who exemplify Black love at it’s best.
1. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-SmithSource:Getty
Everyone’s favorite ’90s couple, Will and Jada Smith, met on the set of his television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” when she auditioned for the role of his character’s girlfriend. The couple is still happily married today with two kids and a slew of successful films under their belt.
2. Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell-MartinSource:Getty
Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin met in 1990 at an audition for the TV pilot “Moe’s World” and hit it off immediately. Eighteen years later, and the lovebirds are still married and best friends.
3. Magic Johnson and Cookie JohnsonSource:Getty
Magic Johnson and wife Cookie met as college freshmen at Michigan State in 1977. Today, the couple is known as one of the most successful and philanthropic duos in entertainment.
4. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. VanceSource:Getty
Bassett and Vance met while students at the Yale School of Drama. Seventeen years of marriage later, both Angela and Courtney have been able to balance marriage and work very well.
5. Barack Obama and Michelle ObamaSource:Getty
According to reports, the Obamas met when she was assigned to mentor him while they were associates at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. Two kids and two presidential terms later, the pair is still in love.
6. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle UnionSource:Getty
D. Wade and Gabby are the poster children for making grown and sexy Black love look like puppy love. The two have been dating since 2009 and finally tied the knot in 2014. #Goals
7. Beyoncé and Jay ZSource:Getty
You can’t talk about Black love or power couples without mentioning Hov and Bey. The couple showed generations of people how to do love the right way and they continue to soar in their personal and professional lives. True King and Queen alert.
8. Denzel Washington and Pauletta WashintgtonSource:Getty
Denzel and Pauletta are like everyone’s attractive aunt and uncle who make marriage look so easy. After 33 years of wedded bliss, the Oscar winning actor revealed that the secret to a happy marriage is to “Do whatever your wife tells you. Yes, dear. And breathe.”
9. Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari ParkerSource:Getty
Speaking of making marriage look easy, Boris and Nicole have mastered the art of seeming close to perfect. 12 years of marriage later and we still haven’t heard of any scandals or unnecessary drama from the couple. Job well done.