The 25 Cutest Couples of 2011

The 25 Cutest Couples of 2011
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 05, 2011

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Since day one the world has been captivated by the love the President and First Lady share. This year, like all the others, we just couldn’t get enough of the power couple. What a phenomenal duo!

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The true test of a pair’s love is how they handle adversity. When the rumor mill began to spin with news that their fourteen-year marriage was over, Will and Jada stood tall and by one another’s side; keeping their bond rock solid.

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Jay and Bey are having the best year ever. With a little one on the way, and individual hit albums selling off the shelves, hip hop’s First Couple is primed to become the First Family. We can’t wait to meet the little prince (or princess!).

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The King and Queen of the south, for sure, newlywed’s T.I. and Tiny’s love is everlasting and 100 percent unbreakable. Even while incarcerated, T.I. proved you can keep your woman happy, no matter what.

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After a rocky split with ex Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry had some pretty dark days. Then she met beau Oliver Martinez and she’s been glowing ever since.

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After saying “I do” just months after meeting and falling in love, Monica and Shannon Brown weathered the criticism together and come out with their love on top. The newlyweds recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

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This year Mariah Carey gave Nick Cannon the best anniversary present ever — twins! Their little ones Moroccan and Monroe, affectionately known as “Dem Babies”, were born just in time wish mommy and daddy a happy anniversary.

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This picture perfect couple stays glued to one anther while they jet set back and forth across the globe, doing good, having fun, and loving hard. Let’s hear it for #blacklove!

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Newlyweds and new parents Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats keep a low-profile, but whenever we spot them they’re always getting their cuddle on.

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The love and understanding that Kimora Lee and Djimon share makes them role models and an inspiration for anyone trying to bring a blended family together.

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As Janet Jackson and her businessman beau Wissam Al Mana have begun to settle into their relationship she’s become consistently more vocal about how happy they are together and her optimism about their future. We’re rooting for the singing sensation to finally find her real love.

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You don’t find very many celebrity couples as happily married as these two. When Robin sings those classic love songs from the heart, it’s obvious he had the perfect muse.

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Jetsetting power couple supermodel Naomi Campbell and billionaire Vladislav Doronin make just as many headlines as they do first class flights. They’re a perfect match!

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The New York Knick star and his leading lady let us into their lives this year on their reality show “LaLa’s Full Court Life” and the first thing we noticed was the love. Melo’s gaga for LaLa.

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This year “The Help” star Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon adopted their first child together. What a special time.

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Funny woman Niecy Nash married her dream guy Jay Tucker this summer and we just can’t get over how picture perfect they are together.

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With her weight loss and hit single “Where You At?” grabbing headlines in early 2011, it was hard not to watch this dynamic duo transform before our eyes. They parent together, and support one another no mater what. We’re looking forward to seeing Jennifer head down the aisle.

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Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson’s Cleveland, Ohio May wedding was one of the first celeb surprise ceremonies of the year. They followed it up with a larger Hawaiian bash for close friends and family, proving that they were in it for the long haul.

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When hit reality show “Braxton Family Values” debuted, we fell just as in love with outspoken Tamar and her laid back hubby Vince as they clearly are with each other.

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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and hot shot celeb attorney Phaedra Parks and her hubby Apollo Nida are an adorable couple focused on family, business, and love and we don’t see a thing wrong with that.

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Despite their age difference, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak and her new husband Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann have made their relationship work, with cameras rolling. The two welcomed a baby boy into the world this summer.

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Actress Nia Long and her baller beau Ime Udoka welcomes a baby boy into their family this fall, and we must say, baby joy looks good on them!

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When ones of the cutest players in the league marries his college sweetheart in a dreamy wedding affair, everyone pays attention. So precious!

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These two are the poster couple for PDA, but we’re not mad at ‘em. It’s clear Wiz and Amber fell head over heels in love on day one. When they’re not sending love to each other via Twitter they’re joined at the hip and all smiles.

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Fun-loving husband and wife Heidi Klum and Seal keep their marriage exciting and love for one another in their hearts. Don’t they make marriage look fun?

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