Ebony Names Hot Couples of 2012

January 19, 2012  |  

Ebony magazine has put together an interesting mix for it’s hot couples of 2012 feature. On one end you have political commentator Roland Martin and Jacquie Hood Martin, “The View” co-star Sheri Shepherd and her new hubby Lamar Sally, and singer Eric Benet and his wife Manuela Testolini, while on the other u have you have T.I. and Tiny, Keyshia Cole and NBA baller Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, and notorious “Basketball Wife” Evelyn Lozada and Ochocinco.

The six couples have a cute spread in the February issue where they share what attracted them to one another and how they make their relationships work. When the magazine asked Keyshia why she decided to give Daniel a chance, she said:

“I was kind of through with relationships. I didn’t feel like guys were mature enough. What made me gravitate toward Gib was his faith in God, more than anything. He seemed like a loving person. He talked a lot about his grandmother, who had passed away, and the things she instilled in him.”

What does Daniel love about Keyshia?

“She has morals and a big heart. Once we met things happened fast. I felt like she was perfect for me. I proposed to her on New Year’s Eve, right when the ball dropped. I got down on one knee at the same time.”

Chad and Evelyn also talk about what makes their relationship work (sorta). Evelyn said:

“You must be open. That’s something I had never done before. I didn’t want anyone telling him something about me. He doesn’t judge me on my past or anything.”

And what attracted Chad to Evelyn from the beginning?

“She was up-front and honest. I never had that before. I always [say to] people in early conversations, ‘Tell me about yourself.’ They always skip a story and try to come off squeaky clean. They tell me what they think I want to hear. She didn’t send her representative. She told me what she went through. She gave me A,B,C. She said, ‘Take it or leave it.’”

Check out pics of Keyshia Cole’s photo spread on Jae Ink Speaks.

What do you think about this list? Who do you consider hot couples of 2012?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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