These famous lovers' love stories were all we could talk about at the water-cooler this year. See which couples were on fire in 2014.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union and her new hubby Dwyane Wade kicked off 2014 celebrating their engagement and then tied the knot in an affair to be remembered in August. Even though there were no cameras allowed at their wedding, fans patiently waited for photos from their big day, and every single one the bride and groom shared went viral. Love looks great on them!
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will always be the ultimate inspiration for the power and grace of Black love. Despite the pressures that come with running the country and battling criticism around every corner, these two continue to prove that true love endures all things.
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Jay-Z and Beyoncé owned the year, as usual. Their steamy On The Run Tour packed stadiums across the world as fans reveled in seeing the two performance giants sharing a stage together. Despite the many divorce rumors circulating the web, the couple proved their love was intact and as strong as ever by ending 2014 on a high note.
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Fans were thrilled when Alicia Keys and doting hubby Swizz Beatz announced they were expanding their beautiful family. Their PDA-prone relationship ruled on social media in 2014. Cheers to love!
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Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson
The newlyweds kept their love low-key until tying the knot in November, but fans just couldn't get enough of the madly-in-love pair. Plus, the singer and her video director hubby have as much style as they have love for each other, so there's always something to talk about where these two are concerned. We love it!
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Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith
Everything this Hollywood A-list couple does grabs news headlines. It's official: We're all obsessed with their love and clear devotion to each other and their beautiful kids. Just like Jay and Bey, The Smiths have battled their share of divorce rumors and still come out on top. And, um, could they be more gorgeous? We love the love!
DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good
Author/producer DeVon Franklin and his wife, actress Meagan Good, continue to rank high on our list of couples that make us proud. They're stronger together, supportive of each other's endeavors and clear that Christ comes first in their marriage. Plus, they're adorable in every photo! Can you feel the love from this camera-friendly couple? We sure can!
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Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
Two beautiful people with beautiful kids, hearts and love for each other. That's what we see whenever we're in the presence of Real Husbands Of Hollywood stars Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker. This couple is like a walking fairytale, despite the many trials they've had to face in their personal and professional lives, and they continue to be an inspiration to all.
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Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Star of ABC's Scandal Kerry Washington and her husband, former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha are another Hollywood couple whose low-profile love only leaves fans wanting more. In April they welcomed their first child, daughter Isabelle.
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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Yup, stars are just like us. We all know that Oprah loves to share her world with her millions of fans on Instagram, but our favorite part is when she shares the love too. We like spotting photos from her date nights with longtime beau Stedman on our feed. Keep 'em coming Lady O.
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Eniko Parrish and Kevin Hart
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is madly in love with fiancée Eniko Parrish (they got engaged this summer) and not afraid to show it. The PDA-prone couple were all over the red carpets this year wearing matching glows. We can't wait to see how this "It" couple will tie the knot.
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Love it or hate, the news cycle is obsessed with newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's every move because people always want to know what the couple will do next. There's no denying their star power and success as a couple, whether their love story floats your boat or not.
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Steve and Marjorie Harvey
For our February 2014 issue, Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie Harvey paid ESSENCE readers another visit to discuss the power of love. We're all about this power couple and their ability to stand together and show off their love in the incredibly noisy and busy entertainment world.
Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon
Lovebirds and newlyweds Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon shared two monumental moments this year. The couple tied the knot in May and welcomed a baby boy, son Titan Jewell, in November.