Marriage is the New Black

Marriage is the New Black
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 05, 2010

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When T.I. married his longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Colette, it was clear that holy matrimony had definitely become a part of hip hop. Tiny held it down when T.I. was incarcerated and the rapper put a ring on it.

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Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are high school sweethearts who just can’t get enough of each other. The hot new parents make love seem like a breeze.

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“Melo and I have been together for seven years,” LaLa Vazquez told “to me that says something, in this climate.” Knowing that their love could withstand long distances, the limelight and parenthood, the two walked down the aisle on July 10, 2010.

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When Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe played a couple on the Showtime drama “Soul Food,” no one could deny their real life chemistry. Parker and Kodjoe have been married for five years and have two kids. When this sexy couple walks into a room, all heads turn.

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Kimora Lee married actor Djimon Hounsou shortly after her divorce from music and fashion mogul Russell Simmons. These two just love being in love and are quick to show their affection for one another, no matter where they are.

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Jada Pinket-Smith’s interview with Oprah Winfrey made it clear that she and Will Smith are taking care of business at home. Aside from being determined and having strong values the Smiths know that the key to healthy marriage is lots of sex.

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“Put us together, how they gon’ stop both us?” Jay-Z asked in hi hit collaboration with Beyonce, “Bonnie and Clyde.” This superstar couple does seem unstoppable, reigning supreme in their individual lanes.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle’s marriage is a shining symbol of real lifelong love for the Black community. We love how affectionate they are and how honest they are about their relationship and their family.

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A pregnant Alicia Keys and her new hubby Swizz Beatz looked stunning on the red carpet of Keys’ recent Black Ball. When the two got hitched this summer, the mediasphere was in a frenzy.

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Attorney and author Tonya Lewis Lee met her intellectual match in film icon Spike Lee. These two are the perfect example of a sophisticated union and they command respect wherever they go.