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When it comes to couples who’ve been together for more than a “minute,” as I like to say, one always wonders two things: What their secret is to staying together and how they met. Sometimes it’s as simple as a brief encounter, other times it’s something cute, like a couple meeting in college. So how did some of our favorite pairs meet? We did some digging and figured out the origins of their love stories. Here’s how these Black couples met and fell in love.

Denzel and Pauletta classic black couples

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

The classic couple, married since 1983, married after meeting on the set of his first on-screen effort, the television film Wilma about Wilma Rudolph. They both had roles in the project.

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