We all are entertained by the famous couples who give us a front-row seat into their relationships (and the drama that comes with them), but oftentimes, the over-publicized relationships are the ones that don’t last. Instead, it’s the people who keep many aspects of their relationships private who seem to have the genuine love and longevity many of us are seeking. Those are the people we want advice from. These 10 celebrities have proven that if you want a lasting relationship without the added stress and unsolicited opinions, it’s best to keep your love life low-key.
LeBron James and Savannah James
The NBA All-Star found his queen way before all of his success. Savannah and LeBron met back in high school, fell in love and have been together ever since. The two officially tied the knot back in 2013 and have three beautiful children together.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Very little is known about Kerry and Nnamdi as a couple, but their low-key love has been going strong since they wed back in 2013. You won’t see too many social media moments of the two, but they are proud parents to Isabella and Caleb.
Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson
Solange and music video director Alan Ferguson have been dating since 2008. After many years, the two officially tied the knot in 2014 and have worked on several projects together. Solange can be very private and protective, particularly when it comes to sharing images of her family.
Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown
Sterling and his wife, actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, met while they were both students at Stanford University. After many breakups and a long-distance relationship, the love of these two led them to the altar in 2007. They now have two young children.
J. Cole and Melissa Heholt
J. Cole has kept his relationship with event planner Melissa Heholt pretty private since the beginning of his career. While we can analyze a few things from his song lyrics, he doesn’t speak much on their relationship outside of that. He did, however, confirm that he married his college girlfriend in a 2016 interview. The couple have one daughter together.
Morris Chestnut and Pam Byse
After meeting at a nightclub more than 20 years ago, Pam Byse and Morris Chestnut wed in 1995 and have been inseparable ever since. Chestnut often applauds his wife for her impeccable character and her motherly instincts. The two share two children and reside in California.
Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker
Nash and electrical engineer Tucker have been married since 2011. While Nash was previously married, and is a mother of three, after her divorce she said she “knew there was a man built for her” out there. Luckily for her, she found him and is keen on letting people know, “it is never too late for love.”
LL Cool J and Simone Smith
When LL Cool J was just 19 years old, he met Simone while riding around the streets of Queens. After dating on and off for the next eight years, the two married in 1995 and now have four children together.
Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford
Both born and raised in Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford have remained a couple since they met at Centennial High School. While their relationship is relatively private, Lamar has expressed his loyalty to Alford and the two have been engaged, as far as we know, since 2015 at the least.
Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict
Before his success as an actor, Tia Mowry stood by Cory during his strenuous grind to make it in the film industry. Initially meeting him at a bus stop after shooting his first film, Tia and sister Tamera gave him a ride home. From then on, they all remained friends, and Cory and Tia’s friendship soon blossomed into romance. The two wed back in 2008 and now have two children.