Best Kisses of 2008

Best Kisses of 2008
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 15, 2008

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Chart-topper Mariah Carey and comedian Nick Cannon shocked the world when they confirmed rumors that they had indeed married in April. The couple continues to wow doubters with their sweet kisses.

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Usher and Tameka Raymond aren’t afraid to show their affection in front of the camera. The couple, who had their first child together in 2007, welcomed another bundle of joy earlier this month.

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Newlyweds Malinda Williams and Derrick “D-Nice” Jones can’t get enough of each other. The two have been friends since they were teenagers and tied the knot this August. Williams shared her experience with readers each week on our celebrity wedding blog. The duo is excited to share their first Christmas as man and wife.

View photos of Malinda and Derrick’s magical wedding ceremony »

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“America’s Next Top Model” winner Eva Marcille and ESSENCE Do Right Man Lance Goss have slowly heated things up while supporting each others’ projects. On Christmas Eve, the two became engaged. The young couple shows a little public display of affection on the red carpet.

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Forest and Keisha Whitaker met on the set of the 1994 movie “Blown Away.” The stylish Hollywood couple continues to knock each other of their feet.

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Leave it to Will and Jada to show us how to keep the spark in a relationship. These two don’t mind having a little fun on the red carpet, reminding us that a sense of humor makes for a great union.

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We may have mourned the breakup of hip-hop power couple Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, but she’s clearly moved on and found new love with actor Djimon Hounsou. It seems as though Kimora can’t keep her hands off of him—and we don’t blame her.

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The country’s next president and first lady are the epitome of Black love. Body language speaks volumes as Barack looks at Michelle with dreamy eyes. He’s often called her the backbone of their family, and we adore their strong connection.

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