Let’s be honest. The year 2021 came with just as many highs and lows as its predecessor, 2020. Yet somewhere between pandemic waves, mask mandates and CDC announcements, life went on.

At ESSENCE, celebrity couples are always the most popular topic of conversation. Sometimes it’s because we’re celebrating along with them (come through weddings and babies!). Other times, we’re rooting for their healing after an incredible loss or respecting their privacy after a surprising divorce announcement.

When it came to celebrity relationship news in 2021 on ESSENCE.com, these couples captured your hearts and attention the most.