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Call us corny, but there’s just something undeniably adorable about matching celebrity couples that we can’t get enough of. In an industry full of fake relationships and fly-by-night romances, it’s refreshing to see men and women so in love they let their clothes speak for them and tell the world, without question, that they are a unit. So we decided to put together a short list of the cutest matching moments of these pairs (some of which are no longer together but that’s neither here nor there). Enjoy!
Black love is alive and well. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Some of our favorite celebrity couples can definitely speak on that. And while any relationship is tough work, the added pressure of being a famous couple living and working in Hollywood can be intense, to say the least. From withstanding gossip and divorce rumors and paparazzi, to dealing with addiction, major health issues and the ups and downs of everyday life, it’s almost a miracle that relationships not only form but thrive in such a setting. But, hey, that’s the power of love.
Whether newlyweds or decades deep into a long-lasting marriage, these famous couples give us all the feels and serious relationship goals.
Will and Jada
One of the most beloved celebrity couples, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Now married for nearly 20 years, they have endured countless divorce rumors but seem stronger than ever. One thing is certain: they still adore each other, as just about any red carpet picture of the touchy-feely love birds proves!
#LifeGoals: Debbie Allen And Husband Norm Nixon Celebrate 32 Years Of Marriage By Breaking It Down On A Boat
With so many couples in Hollywood calling it quits these days (literally, about three big couples split this week alone…), it’s always nice to see happy, long-lasting couples celebrating their love. It’s especially beautiful when it’s Black love.
And that’s why we’re so into the images and video Debbie Allen shared of her and husband Norm Nixon celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary with the help of family and friends. Norm is a retired NBA basketball player who spent 12 seasons in the league. The couple have two children together, and they’ve followed in their parents’ footsteps: Vivian Nixon is a dancer and their son Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. is a basketball player. Nixon also has a son from a previous marriage, actor DeVaughn Nixon from The Bodyguard.
Allen and Nixon hopped on a yacht in Marina del Ray to commemorate their anniversary, calling the party the #WhiteParty. Their family, friends, as well as individuals from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and actor Wesley Snipes all came through to mark the occasion.
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At one point in the evening, the pair even made their way to the dance floor (which Allen is known to cut up on) to show that they still have the same love, but even better dance moves than they had back when they tied the knot in ’84. They grooved to Drake’s “One Dance”:
If they don’t work it! Here’s to 32 more years of greatness for the happy couple. We’re definitely getting all the #lifegoals (and the feels) from this pair.
Tyra is a lucky girl. Though she might not have the baby her heart desires just yet, she does have love. When Banks was talking about her pregnancy struggles, sources revealed that the man who’s been going through it with her is 50-year-old photographer Erik Asla.
It was her love for this man that convinced her, he would be the one to raise a child with. You may remember she mentioned that she and her partner have been trying IVF trying to produce a child.
And while they’re waiting for their little bundle, however he or she may come, she took some time out to celebrate the man who’s been by her side during this challenging time.
Good for her. She’s certainly one who deserves to be happy!
Porsha Williams On Going Public With Buffalo Bills Safety Duke Williams: “We Held Hands And We Pressed Send”
Over the weekend, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams took a big step in her relationship with NFL player Duke Williams when she decided to go public.
Prior to the big reveal, most were unaware that the reality star was seeing someone exclusively. But she and the Buffalo Bills safety apparently felt that this weekend was the right time to let everyone know that they’re together. The pair kicked off a series of photos confirming their relationship with an adorable snapshot captured during one of their dates to a shooting range in Reno, Nevada. Porsha then followed up with a solo photo of Duke, and then another more cozy image of the two of them sharing a moment at one of Duke’s family functions, which leads us to believe that things may be serious.
Not to worry, Porsha wasn’t the only one gushing on Instagram about the new courtship. Duke also flaunted his new bae on the photo sharing app, deaming her his Woman Crush Everyday.
Monday, Porsha opened up about her decision to finally invite the world into her relationship with the pro athlete on Dish Nation.
“He’s just my little sweetie,” she shared. “We went to the gun range and we had such a good time so I wanted to post a picture at the gun range. But you know, his last name is Williams and then my last name is Williams. Everybody thought that it meant that we were like family members, and I don’t think he thought that was going to be the reaction. He ended up getting my phone and posting his picture with a heart. I was like, ‘Ahhhh,’ because I had never been public like that.”
Porsha went on to explain that she wasn’t bothered by the photo Duke posted, and that they eventually decided to go all out with their coupledom on the social networking website.
“I was like you know what? Let’s go all out with it. Let’s jump off. So we just held hands and we pressed send at the same time.”
Considering how horribly her marriage to ex-NFL player Kordell Williams ended, it’s nice to see Porsha happy. Hopefully, things work out between these two.
Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson is letting it be known that he’s smitten with singer/mom Ciara.
“She’s a stunner and I always say she’s a 15 out of 10 in every way,” Russell beamed from the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards red carpet earlier this week. “She’s a really, really special girl. I’m glad she’s my lady.”
And it doesn’t stop there.
“She’s got such a kind heart, her music is unbelievable, just being around her, her energy..she’s a tremendous person, a tremendous mom, so I love that about her.”
Russell recently let it be known that they are abstaining from sex. “I need you guys to keep praying for us because she’s as good as it gets!”
His number one tip for kids? “Surround yourself with great people and great leaders, people that are going to encourage you, not discourage you
Let’s say it all together…awww.
Best wishes to these two!
Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas’ daughter, is reportedly homeless. After their daughter, Destiny Jones turned eighteen, she allegedly hasn’t had a stable living condition.
According to sister site Bossip:
Nas’s first baby’s mother Carmen Bryan is homeless. Carmen has been homeless since last summer when Nas stop sending her monthly support checks. He continued to send her support checks after their child was eighteen and she believed that he would send them forever since she was the mother of his child. After she decided to put lies out about him on social media he cut her off. She has never spent a dime out of her own pocket to support her daughter because except writing a tell all book, she has not had a J-O-B since giving birth.
She’s been here in Queens all year squatting from house to house telling old stories from the late 90’s. When she wears out her welcome she gets buddy passes to mooch off of people in LA and Atlanta.
Well damn…I hope this isn’t true.
However, this brings one to ponder about the ever-ongoing debate about child support. The consensus from many men is that the money is called child support, meaning that it’s purpose is to purchase needs and a few wants pertaining to their son or daughter. Once the child is eighteen, dad (and I say dad because more often than not the father is paying child support) has fulfilled his financial obligation. Of course, it isn’t this simple.
Many times it seems as if there is a misconception in which part of-or all of the money-is used as additional income as if it is some kind of alimony. There are people who take advantage of the system. It’s easy money. I personally know a few mothers who live with their parents that collect exorbitant child support checks, live beyond comfortable lives, and could care less just to stick it to their baby’s father/ex-husbands. It sucks; but it’s reality.
While many of us have tried at some point, most black fathers aren’t rappers who have made millions. We are living check-to-check. Sometimes that child support payment holds the whole family down in between paychecks. While I don’t receive child support in the traditional sense, my daughter’s survivor’s benefits from her mother passing away come through in the clutch for everything from “Damn, I left my wallet at home,” to buying a monthly train passes when starting a new job. For the most part, I would “replace” the money. I say that in an attempt to be transparent and suggest sometimes things happen and we all have to survive.
What about the mother? Sometimes that too can be complicated. I think that’s contingent on the relationship between both parents. Many feel it is within their moral compass to take care of and assist outside of the child. And why not? That’s the person who carried their offspring and probably have primary custody.
In the speculative case of Carmen Bryan, one can’t help but wonder what happened. We know Destiny’s monthly deposits were more than enough to take care of her. We are pretty sure that he has done more for his daughter than write a song and have a fixed amount deducted from is account every month. I’m sure Carmen wasn’t completely irresponsible with the money. She could have been saving the money. Maybe she had a hard time getting gainful employment because of who fathered her daughter? There’s a possibility that she had been living off of the residual checks from her 2007 tell-all book, From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal–a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All. We know that she and Nas haven’t always seen eye-to-eye and she’s been vocal about that from time to time.
I’m pretty sure Carmen Bryan is doing just fine and these are just rumors. As soon as these reports surfaced, Bryan posted a picture of herself in Instagram holding a stack of $100 bills.
…then again we know people do nothing but lie on social media.
In my mind, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet are still together, like romantically. And while I know that she’s married to fine behind Jason Momoa, Lenny and Lisa, with their alliterating names, funky bohemian style and comparable attractiveness, were a beautiful example of Black [Hollywood] love.
I know I wasn’t the only one who was bummed when it ended. But I took solace in the fact that they seemed to maintain a beautiful friendship.
And while these two have always been a shining example of what co-parenting and romances-turned-friendships can look like, they took it to a whole ‘nother level when they showed up at last night’s Met Gala arm in arm, as each other’s dates.
I still love seeing them together. Lisa is still gorgeous. Lenny is still fine and their offspring Zoe is stunning.
But after I stopped gushing, I thought about the weirdness of it all. I mean, if we take the celebrity aspect out of this and apply it to us mere mortals in the real world, this would be something of a scandal. I told y’all Lisa is married, with children. And Lenny is her ex husband, father of her child and longtime friend.
You know what they say, flames can be rekindled.
And while I’ve read that Lenny and Jason get along famously, I certainly hope Lisa ran this by her man. And I do wonder how that conversation went…
“Hey babe, Lenny, Zoe and I are going to the Met Gala.”
“Oh, cool. Who’s Zoe’s date?
“She’s going solo.”
“Nice. Who’s Lenny taking?”
Where dey do dat at?
In fairness, since this was a family affair, perhaps the common thread, Zoe, asked her mother and father to attend the event together.
I could understand that…if Zoe weren’t a grown woman.
Either there’s something more to this and we don’t know the full story yet…or Lenny and Lisa really are on some different ish.
What do you make of these two stepping out together as each other’s dates? Do you think their status as celebrities makes this a little bit more understandable?
Everyone likes to show their #instalove, and it’s hard to get cuter than these celebrity couples. Get ready to start your week with an overdose of Instagram love.
The Reality TV divorce curse does not discriminate. These celebrity couples come from all backgrounds, all professions, all types and from newlyweds to those who’d been married decades. We think it’s safe to say — take this post as a cautionary tale.
All images courtesy of WENN.