Throughout 2020’s many devastating lows, these Black celebrity couples have pushed through to remind us that love is the ultimate force guaranteed to carry us through.
We saw couples like Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Ciara and Russell Wilson and Tobe Nwingwe and his wife Fat use this year of hunkering down at home to imagine new joint projects to tackle as a couple. We’ve also watched Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated another milestone together while using their star power to encourage change. You also have ladies like Amber Riley and Kierra sharing their newfound love (and gorgeous engagement rings) with the world, reminding us never to give up our quest for that special someone.
Scroll through the gallery to see the Black celebrity couples who reminded us that love still reigned supreme in 2020.
Michelle and Barack Obama
This year, the Obamas celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. In a loving Instagram post, Barack said that every day he spends with his wife “makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human.” Michelle returned the love on her own page, writing, “So grateful to have him as a partner through everything life throws at us.”
Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade
The lovebirds keep the smiles and laughs coming, and are sharing the same unfettered joy with their children.
Codie And Tommy Oliver
The creators of the OWN series ‘Black Love’ are committed to telling triumphant stories of Black couples who ride or die together.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
The couple had an amazing year, welcoming their second child together and launching a dual fragrance called R&C.
The previously on-and-off-again couple seem to be going strong and bringing each other joy. Earlier this year, Big Sean congratulated his lady on the release of her latest album Chilombo, writing “Congrats my baby you earned this one [Jhene Aiko].”
Tobe Nwingwe and Fat
The married artists won our hearts in 2020 not only because of their slate of pandemic-made visual projects, but also because of their transparency about raising a young family and merging their lives with their art.
Ashley Blaine Featherson and Darrell Jenkins
Dear White People star Ashley Blaine Featherson found her forever in fiancé Darrell Jenkins, and their sunset engagement photos made us believe in love even more.
Amber Riley And Desean Black
The former Glee star and her boo got engaged just before the holidays. Riley also gave the ladies a testimony about how shooting your shot can pay off.
Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill
The lovebirds had their quarantine wedding on October 10th, which will be shown on this season of Real Housewives Of Atlanta.
Judge Faith Jenkins and Kenny Lattimore
The newlyweds exchanged vows at First Congressional Church of Los Angeles.
Saweetie And Quavo
The Migos rapper recruited his girlfriend, “Icy” rapper Saweetie, to appear in the new video for “Need It” and we couldn’t take our eyes off this biker look!
Kierra Sheard and Jordan Kelly
The lovebirds shared their engagement photos exclusive with ESSENCE.