OWN’s Black Love had viewers all in their emotions during its Tuesday night premiere. The limited-run show sits down with black couples to talk about everything from how they met to the struggles of raising kids and getting past previous relationship baggage. But more than anything, it had social media taking notes and sharing their own #BlackLove experiences.
“Vanessa Bell Calloway is dropping gems right now: Set your intention clearly at the start of your relationship. Point blank,” said “The Engagament Game” author Joi Marie McKenzie on Twitter.
Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict also stole people’s hearts with his honest confession of not feeling financial impressive enough to make her his wife. “I’m gonna step up and make a move, and God’s gonna take care of me,” Hardrict said about proposing to the famous twin.
One criticism was that there could be a better representation of LGBT couples, as all featured with heterosexual cis husbands and wives. “It would be nice to see LGBTQ black love represented too,” noted Reggie Cunningham.
On the upside, couples showed off their real life black love with romantic photos, using the OWN banner.
Watch “Black Love” on OWN, Saturdays at 9/8c.