Maintaining a long-lasting love in the Hollywood spotlight is no easy feat. Spike and Tonya Lewis Lee’s 18-year union is a true testimonial that not only defies the odds of many Tinseltown romances, but a story that proves Black love lives on.

From striking a yin and yang balance (he’s a creative filmmaker; she’s a former corporate attorney) to balancing family and fame, here’s a look at Spike and Tonya’s everlasting love through the years.