Black Hollywood Couples Who Made Their Love Last

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Magic & Earleatha (Cookie) Johnson
These two met in 1977 at a college party while they were both freshman at Michigan State. They were on and off for 14 years before they decided to tie the knot. I have always wondered how Cookie could have stayed with Magic after the whole HIV incident. Then I read an interview she did years ago about their relationship where she said, “We’ve been together off and on for 14 years and the love that we’ve built up over that time period is what I hold on to. There’s no way even though something like this happened that I was going to just throw it all away and leave him to deal with it all by himself.” If that’s not a good woman, I don’t know what it is.

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