EBONY Celebrates Black Love With Special Three-Cover Issue Featuring Nick & Mariah, LaLa & Carmelo and David & Tamela Mann

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January 8, 2014 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers

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We just love black love! And apparently EBONY magazine does too, which why they honor every year with their Celebrate Black Love issue! The issue comes out just in time for Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. This year, the three-cover special issue features Caremlo Anthony and LaLa Vasquez, David and Tamela Mann and lastly, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. Check out some highlights from their interviews.

Nick Cannon on the importance of spirituality in love & marriage:

“It was early on when I found out how spiritual she was, and we had conversations about kids and how to live life. For her to share these values, it instantly let me know this is the person I’ve always wanted.”

Mariah Carey on the birth of their children:

“Having babies definitely strengthened our bond because all the love that you have for each other is manifested into these two incredible beings.”

Carmelo Anthony on meeting LaLa:

“There were people coming in and out of my life, and I didn’t really know whom to trust. She was one of the people who stood by my side through thick and thick. Even to this day, she’s always right there.

LaLa on what sustained their relationship:

“We knew no matter what, we wanted each other. We needed [to be] in each other’s life, and that’s what’s been able to sustain this relationship all those years.”

David and Tamela on staying in love:

David: “Stay in love because when you’re in love, it covers a multitude of fault. Our relationship wasn’t based on good sex or having a lot of money. It was based on just straight friendship. That’s what has kept us.”

Tamela: “I pray and ask God to keep my heart and my eyes burning only for David Mann. I speak his name in my prayers, because I want the desire to stay, so when he touches me, I get chills.”

Check out the other cover shots on the next page.

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  • B Cooper

    I would like for the Editorial/Publishing staff to reach out to their readers and ask them for nominations. The celebration is fine with celebrities but I am curious to see the “just regular” couples who are nominated. There is a lot of black love out here to celebrate!

  • nichelle collins

    I love the Mann’s but would like to see Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance, Morris Chestnut and his wife, Cube and his wife,

  • Guest

    I always look forward to this issue, but I have to say that I’m not really feeling the Nick/Mariah cover. When I think of strong Black couples, they just don’t come to mind. He seems more like her valet than her husband.

  • JRoc85

    YESSSS for all 3 covers, I’m especially happy to see David & Tamela Mann (these 2 are such a shining example of true love for God & each other)!!!!