Black Hollywood Wives

Black Hollywood Wives
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 04, 2010

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Married to Denzel Washington for 27 years. They have four children together.

Actress, philanthropist and mom, Pauletta is one half of one of Black Hollywood’s most beloved power couples. Oprah once asked Pauletta if she gets jealous when women swoon over her husband. Her response, “No…you know why? He’s coming home.”

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Married to Boris Kodjoe for five years. They have two children together.

Best known as Teri Joseph on “Soul Food” actress Nicole Ari Parker proves that beauty and brains are the perfect match. Nicole and Boris fell in love during “Soul Food” and have been making magic ever since. Nothing like Black love.

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Married to comedian Chris Rock for 14 years. They have two daughters together.

A former publicist, Compton-Rock is now a philanthropist actively involved in Brooklyn’s Journey for A Change program which takes inner city children abroad. She also founded the Angelrock Project, an e-village campaign promoting volunteerism and social responsibility. This Black girl rocks!

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Married to “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua for 11 years; they have two children together.

Not only did Rochon make a splash in the 90s movies like “Waiting To Exhale” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” but she was also named one of PEOPLE’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1996. We couldn’t agree more.

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Married to actor Courtney B. Vance for 13 years. They have two children, Slater and Browyn, both 4.

What can be said about powerhouse actress Angela Bassett that has’t already been said. Not only has she been nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the classic “What’s Love Got to Do With it” but Bassett is one of Hollywood’s most respected actresses. In 2007 the couple wrote a book together titled, “Friends: A Love Story” that speaks on what they feel makes a relationship work.

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Married to Samuel Jackson for 30 years. They have a 28-year-old daughter, Zoe.

Richardson’s husband isn’t the only thespian in the family. The Spellman college graduate has appeared in over 40 movie roles and regularly returns to her first love, the theater.

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Married to director Reggie Rock Bythewood for 12 years; they have two children.

Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie are both movie directors. She wrote and directed the feature films “Love & Basketball,”  “Disappearing Acts,” and “Secret Lives of Bees.” This girl’s got game.

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Married To: Boris Kodjoe
For: 5 years
Children: Sophie, 5, and son Nicolas, 4.
The actress found her mate while acting together on the hit series “Soul Food,” and have been a great example of Black love.

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Married to actor Terry Crews for 19 years. They have five children together.

Rebecca is not only a mom of five and supporting wife, she also has her own music ministry, the Rebecca King Crews Ministries. The Crews family went the television route and showcased their family/marriage dynamic on BET’s reality series,"Family Crews.”

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Married To: Anthony Hamilton
For: 5 years
Children: Anthony already brings three teen-aged stepsons from previous relationships, but the couple are expecting twin daughters this month.
Also a recording artist, Hamilton’s wife has released a Christian compilation titled “The McMillan Story,” that showcases incredible vocals and inspiring messages.

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Married to director Spike Lee for 17 years. They have two children together, daughter Satchel, 15, and son Jackson 12.

Tonya Lee has her own. The  attorney, author, socialite, and television producer has made sure she not only supports, but also contributes to the Lee name.

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Married to rapper/actor Ice Cube for 18 years. They have four children together.

Kimberly Woodruff has been a supportive matriarch throughout Ice Cube’s career.

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Married to actor Blair Underwood for 16 years. They have three children together, sons Paris, 13, Blake, 9, and daughter Brielle, 11.

Once the executive assistant to Eddie Murphy, DaCosta was Underwood’s girlfriend for three years before his romantic proposal in Paris.

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Married to actor Forrest Whittaker for 14 years. They have four children together, son Ocean 20, daughters Autumn, 19, Sonnet, 14 and True, 12.

A former model, Keisha shows her own skills as a producer at her husband’s multimedia company, Spirit Dance Entertainment. She also recently launched her lip gloss line, Kissable Couture.

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