In its 29th year, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture didn’t disappoint as it brought out the best in entertainment, business, health and wellness, food and wine and more to connect with the people of the great city of New Orleans. It also brought out plenty of star couples. A number of your favorites and some low-key pairs showed up for Festival, some taking part in panels together, others coming to enjoy the headlining acts at the evening concerts. We did some digging through the many photos snapped from the weekend and came across these images of some posing pairs that we thought you’d like to see.
In addition to taking part in his own panel at Festival, Red was there to support his wife, Toya, at her Food & Wine “Sip and Spill” conversation on Saturday.
On Friday, Briana took part in a conversation about finding love on reality TV (with Lauren Speed-Hamilton) and her hubby, fellow Married at First Sight alum Vincent Morales, was there with their baby girl to cheer her on.
As they prepped to perform on the first night’s concert, Tobe and his partner “Fat” stopped by our reporter’s room to chat with press — and showed each other some love.
An EFOC favorite when it comes to couples, HGTV stars Egypt Sherrod and husband Mike Jackson came through to speak on the main stage about love and business.
Joining Sherrod and Jackson were Styles P and Adjua Styles to talk about love and business, and they stopped to pose for a picture in front of the main stage press room’s step and repeat.
Cookie Society founders Jeff and Marissa Allen were on hand to share their wisdom (and look super cute together while doing so).
The BET stars (Sistas and All the Queen’s Men) and soon-to-be husband and wife stepped out for Saturday’s concert with headliner Missy Elliott.
R&B House Party founder Charles Kuykendoll and wife Shireen, co-host of podcast For Better or Best, took part in a conversation at the Food & Wine event on Sunday.
Sidibe, who was part of a panel at Festival, attended Saturday’s concert with husband Brandon Frankel. The couple snapped a picture with actress Tisha Campbell.