Is a Good Man Really That Hard to Find? Not For These Celebrity Women
In and out of the limelight we hear sisters complaining that a good man is hard to find. But is he really? These celebrities seem to be doing OK and you know it’s not easy to have an established relationship in Hollywood. Maybe it’s our standards that need to change because we’ve found at least 15 good men out there.
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa
Amber Rose may have bounced around a bit before she found Wiz Khalifa, but this pair is holding it down. Wiz put a ring on it as soon as she found out Amber was having his baby and he even said that his fiance inspired his new album. They sound like a match made in hip-hop hollywood heaven.
Tiffany Evans and Lorenzo Young
How young is too young to get married? Who’s really to say? Tiffany Evans married dancer Lorenzo Young when she was just 17. They recently had a beautiful baby girl and both parents sound excited. We don’t hear much from Lorenzo save a few Tweets. But maybe staying behind the scenes is how they stay strong.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce has always been on grown woman business. She played her dating game close and she made it clear that you had to put a ring on it if you wanted to be down. Virtually every song Jay puts out has a Beyonce reference in it, and he seems to be all smiles whenever he steps out with her by side.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
A lot of chicks are holding out for a picture perfect relationship. I wouldn’t have pegged Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon as a match. After all, he’s 10 years younger and she’s a lil bananas. But they make it work despite the haters. Could stressing about what other people think ruin your chances of happiness? Good thing Mariah didn’t listen.
Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys
Which is more important? How you got the man in the first place? Or how you hold it down once he’s yours? Maybe Swizz and Alicia realized that they found true love and went after it at all costs. Despite rumors of infidelity that still haunt the pair, he seems to have her back more than 150%.
Tamia and Grant Hill
If you want to keep going strong, you’ve got to be down for better or worse. Some relationships can’t handle the pressure of fame. But Tamia and Grant Hill beat those odds and kept it going strong through Tamia’s multiple sclerosis and the illness that threatened to end Grant’s career. If that’s not love I don’t know what is.
Boris and Nicole Kodjoe
If the only place you can find romance is in an R&B track you may be looking in the wrong place. For their seventh anniversary, Boris Kodjoe surprised his wife Nicole with a romantic poem. Don’t ever let a man tell you that that’s not what real men do. What’s the most romantic thing your boo has ever done for you?
Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Denzel and Pauletta have been together for longer than some of us have been alive. They got married back in 1983. And in 2010, Denzel said that the secret to his marriage was “Do what she tells me.” Sounds like a good — and smart — man to me.
Michelle and Barack Obama
Michelle and Barack Obama met at the law firm where they both worked in 1989. Maybe the key to finding a good man is to put your career first after all. When you get where you want to go it’s easier to find a man on your level. When both of ya’ll are flipping burgers, money is tight and both of ya’ll wake up mad going to a job you don’t really like.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Some of us are willing to let a perfectly good man go because he won’t put a ring on it. But Oprah and Stedman have been together since 1986. At first Oprah wouldn’t speak much about her romance but as things have calmed down with her show, we’re seeing more and more of this couple and we like what we see.
Tiny and T.I.
Oprah and Stedman keep it private but T.I. and Tiny put it all out there for people to see. The pair are trying to show us all how a “real” family does it and we must say, even though it took Tip a little time to get his legal and marital act together, he’s coming through in a major way as a husband and father these days.
Omar and Keisha Epps
Omar Epps has been committed to loving Keisha for six years but it’s hard to tell because they keep to themselves and out of the spotlight. That’s a key to lasting love most of us could use a reminder on.
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union
Dwayne and Gabrielle look happy together. But Dwayne’s first marriage ended hard. His first wife held it down while they struggled and now Dwayne is with Gabrielle. but it looks like he’s a good man to her. Plus, he’s indisputably a great father, which earns him major boo points.
Chris and Adrienne Bosh
Adrienne found a good man in Chris, but like many men he’s saddled with baby mama drama. Some take issue with Chris not helping out the mother of his first child, while others don’t feel it’s right to hold him accountable for his ex’s financial stability. One thing that is cut and dry is he worships the ground Adrienne walks on.
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo
Both Jason and Jordin are young but they’ve managed to hold it down for a year and that’s a long time in Hollywood. But get this: they both just bought their own cribs on opposite coasts. Sometimes having more space apart can actually keep couples together longer.