Despite Other Public Splits, Here Are 18 Black Celeb Couples Still Standing Strong [Update]

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After the recent news of white celebs calling it quits like Tom Brady and Gisele, and Pete Davidson and Kim K, we have to shine a light on the Black celeb couples who are doing just fine.

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker

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Photo: Kevin Tachman/amfAR / Contributor (Getty Images)

Actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker met on the set of Showtime’s Soul Food. They were married in 2005 and have two children together, Sophie and Nicolas.

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Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus

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Photo: Kevin Winter / Staff (Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg married his high school love, Shante Broadus, in 1997. They got divorced in 2004 because of irreconcilable differences but eventually remarried in 2008. They have three children, Cordé, Cordell, and Cori. They are also grandparents.

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert

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Photo: Dave Benett/amfAR / Contributor (Getty Images)

NBA player Iman Shumpert and singer and actress Teyana Taylor were married in 2016. They first met at a party in 2011 after Iman was drafted into the NBA. They have two children together, Junie and Rue. The couple also has a reality show called We Got Love Teyana and Iman.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson

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Photo: Theo Wargo / Staff (Getty Images)

The entertainment power couple, Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson are still so much in love since meeting as Morehouse and Spelman as students in 1970. They are not only married but have worked together on several acting projects. They also have one daughter, Zoe Jackson.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

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Photo: Prince Williams / Contributor (Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham met in 1986. He proposed in 1992, but they decided that marriage just wasn’t in the plan. Nevertheless, they are still happily together.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

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Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM / Staff (Getty Images)

Our favorite First Couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, have been together for more than 30 years, having been married since October 1992. They were co-workers when they first met at a law firm in 1989. The rest is history. Oh, and they have two gorgeous and smart daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

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Photo: Jason Mendez / Stringer (Getty Images)

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade were married in 2014 after meeting seven years earlier at a Super Bowl party. Their relationship has been a mixed bag, from Wade having a child outside of their relationship, to dealing with criticism for protecting and accepting their daughter, Zaya, after coming out as transgender, but they have persevered.

Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe

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Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor (Getty Images)

Actors Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe first met in 1998 as students at Stanford University and eloped in 2006. They have worked on screen together a few times and have two children, Andrew and Amaré.

Russell Wilson and Ciarra

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Photo: Momodu Mansaray / Stringer (Getty Images)

NFL player Russell Wilson and singer, Ciara, began dating in 2015. Their relationship has been in the spotlight from the beginning for their vocal Christian values, with some people begging for Ciara’s prayer: to find a husband that cherishes them as much as Russell cherishes her. Ciara had one child, Future Jr. with rapper, Future, before marriage. Now, the Wilsons have two children together, Sienna and Win.

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington

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Photo: Emma McIntyre / Staff (Getty Images)

Denzel and Pauletta Washington met in 1977 on the set of Wilma and after 3 marriage proposals, were wed in 1983. They have four children together, John David, Katia, Malcolm, and Olivia, and all of them are actors!

Ayesha and Steph Curry

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Photo: Sean Zanni / Contributor (Getty Images)

NBA player, Steph Curry, and author and television personality, Ayesha Curry, first met as teenagers at a church in North Carolina. They did not start dating until adulthood and were married in 2011. They have three children together Riley, Ryan, and Canon.

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

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Photo: Momodu Mansaray / Stringer (Getty Images)

Spike Lee and Tonya Lee met at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner in 1992 and were married one year later in 1993. They have two children, Satchel and Jackson.

Morris Chestnut and Pam Byse

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Photo: Paras Griffin / Contributor (Getty Images)

Morris Chestnut and Pam Byse keep a pretty private profile (probably the key to success). They have been married since 1995 and have two children, Grant and Paige.

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

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Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor (Getty Images)

Viola Davis prayed for her Prince Charming, Julius Tennon, and he appeared in her life a little over three weeks later. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and adopted a daughter, Genesis.

LeBron James and Savannah James

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Photo: Jon Kopaloff / Stringer (Getty Images)

LeBron and Savannah James have been together ever since their high school days in Akron, Ohio. They got married in 2013 and have three children, Lebron “Bronny”, Bryce, and Zhuri.

Omar Epps and Keisha Epps

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Photo: Leon Bennett / Stringer (Getty Images)

Omar and Keisha Epps got married in 2006. The singer and actor have two children together Amir and K’mari, and a daughter from Epp’s previous relationship, Aiyanna.

Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett

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Photo: Dan MacMedan / Contributor (Getty Images)

The two beloved actors, Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett got married in October 1997, celebrating 25 years of marital bliss. They have two twin children together, Bronwyn and Slater.

LL Cool J and Simone Smith

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Photo: David Livingston / Contributor (Getty Images)

LL Cool J met Simone Smith after being introduced on Easter by her cousin. They have been married since 1995. They have four children: Najee, Italia, Samaria, and Nina.

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