Man can not live without his wife. The woman can not live without a man by her side. And the heart of a woman is filled thanks to the love of her man and her children.
Famous black couples that last in time
It only takes one look for someone to know that it is she or he, with whom you want to share your life. In this world where divorce destroys and moves away, many married and unmarried couples live a limitless, passionate love, with ups and downs that last in time.
Who would like to grow old alone? Who would not like to feel the warmth of the shoulder of the person he loves at his side. But, love remains indescribable, elusive, and mysterious. When we are really in love, the world seems so beautiful. We feel strong, beautiful and indestructible. We have the impression that time stops and that there is only us and the beloved who exists. We want to sing and we want to see everyone happy. But, love, true means sacrifice, forgiveness, humility in everyday life. Many couples want the best, but can not bear the worst, but how can a couple survive if we can not bear the worst. There will be deceptions, infidelities, lies, shouting, tears. But there will also be laughs, kisses, magical and inexplicable moments, children who are blessings before God. And all this will remind us how much the other is human, strong and weak at the same time, fisherman and full of greatness.
Difficult events are a challenge that we must overcome. We must remember the good times, when the storm begins to rumble. We must not forget that the other is a fisherman and must be forgiven. For how could God forgive us if we are unable to do the same? Peoples are being torn apart, differences are separating, but unity and in disasters, we are dazzled by the support and solidarity of each other.
Love is compassion and forgiveness. Maybe, this is the secret for a couple to last a long time. A young woman was saying to me, “How can I forgive him, when he betrayed and deceived me? “
I’ll answer him, one day, it’s him and one day will be you. We betray the beings we love in one way or another through infidelities, lies. Couples who have more than 10 years of marriage have experienced a lot of difficulties. They know the strengths and weaknesses of the loved one and know how to forgive. They love beyond beauty and physics. They love the soul, the intelligence, the relevance that the other makes him feel. They love the times when the one we love makes you laugh so much that you know right now that he or she is going to share your lives.
Wealth and money are only material. They do not give happiness. Look, all those rich people who end up alone and are forced to go out with toyboys or toygirls, not to be alone. Perfect love does not exist. Forgiveness, daily efforts, respect, communication, faith, are virtues that make a couple live in time.
Like a flower, I want to be watered to survive, so water me for our love to last forever.
Here are some examples of black couples that last in time:
Martin luther king and Coretta Scott
For better and for worse … until death separates us. “
This beautiful sentence, Coretta Scott understood it well. She met Martin Luther-King Jr in 1952, through one of his friends who introduced them. Loving, they said yes in 1953. Despite the difficulties, she did not hesitate to marry one of the greatest leaders of civil rights, which has marked the hearts of millions of people around the world. After her assassination and death in 1968, she fought to keep her heritage and message intact.
- Duration of their marriage: 15 years old. Coretta Scott remained married to Martin Luther King until his death.
- Married: June 18, 1953
- Date of their meeting: 1952
- Children: 4 (Yolanda King (1955), Martin Luther King III (1957), Dexter Scott King (1961), and Bernice King (1963).
Samuel Jackson & LaTanya Richardson
When she was a student at Atlanta Spelman College (the second oldest university for black women in the world), Latanya Richardson, a courageous and brilliant woman met actor Samuel L. Jackson. In 1980, their relationship resulted in a marriage. In 1982, the couple gave birth to a girl named Zoe. Despite a tumultuous relationship, with highs and lows, the couple lasted more than 34 years. Perseverance, forgiveness is the symbol of their love.
- Length of their marriage: 39 years
- Married: 1980
- Children: 1 (Zoé)
Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes
Pastor and leader Bishop T.D. Jakes and his wife Serita Jakes have a marriage based on faith and abstinence before marriage. The happy marriage gave birth to five stepchildren.
Bishop Bishop TD Jakes explains that when he meets his wife, he says, “Come with me, I’ll take you to places you’ve never been.” His wife Serita looks at the crowd and says, “He has kept his promise. “
- Length of their marriage: 38 years
- Married: 1981
- Date of their meeting: 1980
- Children: 5 (Jermaine, Jamar, Cora, Sarah and Thomas Jakes Jr.)
Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson
During the filming of his Wilma television film in 1977, on the legendary African-American athlete Wilma Rudolph, Denzel Washington, the American actor, will meet his wife Pauletta Pearson. At the beginning of their relationship, his wife refused his request twice, but he persisted and persevered. On June 25, 1983, the two lovebirds will get married and they will have four children. This relationship is beautiful and rare because it will last more than 31 years. It persists because they put their faith in God to bless their union. They even renewed their vows in South Africa in 1995 after 12 years of marriage.
- Length of their marriage: 36 years
- Married: June 25, 1983
- Date of their meeting: 1983
- Children: 4. John David, Katia, Olivia, Malcom (tribute to Malcolm X)
Magic Johnson and Cookie Kelly
In health and in sickness, to love and cherish you. “
Can you stay with the man you love despite the illness? Magic and Cookie Johnson are witnesses of true love because they know exactly what this symbolic phrase means. Despite the fact that Magic Johnson, the famous basketball player in the NBA, was diagnosed with HIV, his wife Cookie never left him. She has remained firm in her feelings and stands by her side in good and bad times. Many couples would have separated, but they live an unconditional love, despite the disease. What a beautiful testimony of love and dedication to inspire!
- Length of their marriage: 28 years
- Married: September 15, 1991
- Children: 3 (Earvin III (b.1992), an adoptive daughter Elisa) with Cookie Johnson. And, André, another child, that Magic had with his girlfriend of the time)
Barack and Michelle Obama
In the summer of 1988, Barack Obama met Michelle Obama at the law firm where they worked. He falls madly in love with her and fights to conquer his heart. But initially, it was a bad start, because Michelle did not want to be disappointed.
Michelle said: “I was already out with blacks mens with a similar reputation [graduated from high schools and very talented, ed], and I thought it was still one of those beautiful speakers who had the chic to wind people. “
With great determination, he managed to seduce her. And on October 3, 1992, they were married at the Trinity Unity Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Jeremiah A.Wright Jr. and their wedding song is “You and I” by Stevie Wonder. The strength of their marriage is hard work, determination and a lot of love, which brought this wonderful couple to the doors of the White House.
- Length of their marriage: 27 years
- Married: October 3, 1992
- Date of their meeting: 1989
- Children: 2 (Malia Ann Obama and Natasha Obama)
Ice Cube and Kimberley Woodruff
In 1992, Ice cube married Kimberley Woodruff. His wife will be a real support and comfort throughout his career. From this union, will be born four children, a girl and three sons.
- Length of their marriage: 27 years
- Married: April 26, 1992
- Children: 4 (O’Shea Jr. (25), Darryl (23), Kareema (20), and Sharif (13))
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis
At a dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus, Tonya Lewis meets Spike Lee. They unite on October 2, 1993 and have two children. Their marriage is a sincere and lasting love. They have been together for 22 years now.
- Length of their marriage: 26 years
- Married: October 2, 1993
- Children: 2 (one girl, Satchel, born in December 1994 and Jackson, a son, born in 1997)
Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta
Before, to be the wife of Blair Wonderwood, Desiree Dacosta was his girlfriend for three years. Totally captivated by his charm, Blair invites him to Paris and makes a romantic declaration to ask for her in marriage. On September 17, 1994, he will marry Desiree DaCosta, with whom he will have three children, Paris, Brielle, and Blake.
Blair Underwood’s DNA tests will show that he is a descendant of Cameroon’s Babungo people. Blair will also discover and meet his distant cousin in Babungo, Cameroon.
- Length of their marriage: 25 years
- Married: September 17, 1994
- Their meeting: she was his girlfriend for 3 years before he proposed her in Paris.
- Children: 3 (two sons Paris and Blake and a daughter Brielle)
Morris Chestnut and Pam Byse
What are the qualities that attract you to your partner? How do you know that the woman you meet will be the woman of your life? Morris chestnut is an American actor who felt from the start that his wife would be the woman of his life and that she would make an excellent wife and mother at the same time while looking at the way she cared for her family.
Morris Chestnut explains to the American magazine Sister2sister: “One of the things that really made me realize that I wanted her to be my wife is the way she was. She has three older sisters and they are going to have children. Her nephew was very young at the time, and when we went out, I saw how she was with the children. I always thought she was a good person and very attractive, but one of the main reasons I wanted her to be my wife was because I knew she would be an excellent mother for my children. “
hing said, done thing. In 1995, actor Morris Chestnut married the sublime Pam Byse and had two beautiful children. Today, it’s been 20 years since their love has endured over time. Morris Chestnut explains that the secret of their relationship is one of mutual respect and great listening to the other. They take care of each other. During Valentine’s Day, Morris does not forget to offer flowers to his wife and daughter, because for him his daughter also needs to know that she is well treated. Despite, that it is not always easy, the actor explains that he tries to teach his children well. He does his best to explain the truth of the fake. He tells his son, never, never, hit a woman and respect her.
He advises women to be more patient with men because they are not as insightful and knowledgeable as they seem to be.
- Length of their marriage: 24 years
- Married: 1995
- Children: 2 (Paige and Grant Chestnut)
Forrest Whitaker and Keisha Simone Nash
During the filming of Blown Away, actress Keisha Simone Nash will meet Forrest Whitaker. The couple is married in 1996 and has four children.
On the Actor Studio, Whitaker said a genetic test indicated he was from Nigeria. Igbo through his paternal lineage, and of Akan origin through his maternal lineage.
- Length of their marriage: 23 years
- Married: May 4, 1996 in Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Their meeting: Keisha and Forest met for the first time in Boston, Massachusetts while working on the movie Blown Away.
- Children: 4 (one Ocean Whitaker boy, and three girls Sonnet Noel Whitaker, True Whitaker and Autumn Whitaker). His son Ocean and his daughter Autumn are children related to previous relationships.
Terry Crews and Rebecca Crews
Terry Crews is married to Rebecca Crews, a beautiful beauty queen and gospel singer, in 1994. From this union, there are five children.
- Length of their marriage: 29 years
- Married: July 29, 1990
- Children: 5 (Four girls, Azriel (1990), Tera (1999), and Wynfrey (2004), Naomi (1989) and a son, Isaiah (2007) Naomi is the daughter of Rebecca Crews with a previous relationship.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
In 1990, Will and Jada Pinkett met, while she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend in the series of Prince de Bel-Air. At first, they were mere friends. Jada Pinkett helped him a lot in overcoming the failure of his first marriage with Sheree Zampino. As it goes, Will became his best friend. Their relationship is based on trust, communication and it has resulted in a great love story. In 1997, Will married Jada Pinkett in a sumptuous mansion on Cloisters Castle, near his home town of Baltimore, Maryland. They are very happy and Jada Pinkett will give birth to two children. Despite highs and lows, many rumors of divorce, the couple stands the test of time and stays together.
- Length of their marriage: 22 years
- Married: December 31, 1997
- Date of their meeting: in 1990 during the shooting of the prince of Bel Air.
- Children: two with Jada Pinkett (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (1998) and Willow Camille Reign Smith (2000)), but Will also had another child from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino, a son, Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III, November 11, 1992.
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Actress Angela Bassett met her husband Courtney B. Vance when they were students at the Yale School of Drama. At first, their relationship was just friendly. Little by little, their friendship story has turned into a true and sincere love story. On October 12, 1997, Angela married Courtney. Their life together begins. The couple fights for several years to have a child, but it is not easy. They have trouble conceiving. Despite her trials, they remain together and united and in 2006, the couple has two magnificent twins Slater Josiah Vance and Bronwyn Golden, born to surrogate mother. Patience, love and support in trials are the symbols of their love that last in time.
- Length of their marriage: 22 years
- Married: October 12, 1997
- Date of their meeting: 1980
- Children: 2 children (surrogate twins, a boy, Slater Josiah Vance and a Bronwyn Golden Vance daughter)
Tamia and Grant Hill
In health and in sickness, to love and cherish you. “
The singer Tamia meets the basketball player Grant Hill, thanks to a friend Anita Baker who introduces them. They fall in love and marry on July 24, 1999. From their union, Tamia gives birth to two children Myla Grace Hill and Lael Rose Hill. As in all marriages, difficulties arise. In 2003, Tamia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord). Their couple has solidified in the trials and Tamia is fighting courageously to cope with the disease thanks to her husband’s support and the love of her children. In an interview with Smooth magazine, Tamia says she can better control her illness. In health and illness, this beautiful couple faces difficulties and persists over time.
- Length of their marriage: 20 years
- Married: July 24, 1999
- Date of their meeting: 1996
- Children: 2 (girls, Myla Grace Hill (January 23, 2002) and Lael Rose Hill (August 9, 2007))
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
In 2003, actress Nicole Ari Parker meets actor Boris Kodjoe, during the filming of the Soul Food series. Very happy together, they get married on May 21, 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany. They both live in Atlanta and have two children Sophie and Neruda. The couple had to face difficulties because they learned that their daughter Sophie was diagnosed with Spina-Bifida disease (It is the absence of posterior closure of the bony canal (spine) in which is found the This disease is responsible for paralysis of the legs and incontinence. United and united, they fight to raise awareness and make known the disease of their daughter. This difficult situation only strengthened their love day by day.
- Duration of their marriage: 14 years
- Married: May 21, 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany
- Date of their meeting: 2003
- Children: 2 children (Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, March 5, 2005 and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, a boy, October 31, 2006)
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