10 Famous Couples Who Were High School or College Sweethearts

Stars like Latanya Richardson and Samuel L. Jackson, Lebron and Savannah James, Steph and Ayesha Curry and even J. Cole and his new bride Melissa were all young lovers. See our list!

Lauren Porter Jul, 21, 2016

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The NBA’s latest "it" couple, Steph and Ayesha Curry have been together long before either one of them were old enough to drink, drive or buy a lottery ticket. (Yes, it’s true!) The couple met as teens in a North Carolina church group and it was love sweet love. With two beautiful daughters, these two show us daily that true love has no minimum age.

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NBA’s reigning champ King James met his queen in the halls of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Many years, three children, two teams and three championships later, this couple made it official in 2013. 


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The Doggfather and his lady love Ms. Shante have truly been together forever. They met in high school and even went to prom together! The couple have weathered the storm in love and made it through. 


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All the Ladies Love cool James but none quite like his high school darling Simone. The rapper turned actor and his wife have been together have been together for well over 20 years and not only are they proof that Black doesn’t crack but they are also proof that love is everlasting. 


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K. Dot, a two-time ESSENCE Festival performer, and his high school sweetheart Whitney Alford are in it for the long-haul. The Grammy award-winning “woke” rapper calls his future Mrs. his best friend and that’s love. 


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Ja Rule once rapped “Where would I be without my baby?” no one knows better than him! He and his wife Aisha met in high school and have been together ever since.


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Rapper J.Cole may think “Nobody’s Perfect” but that might exclude his wife, college sweetheart Melissa Heholt. The two met in college at St. John’s University and are very low-key about their loving. No one would have known the couple had even tied the knot if it weren’t for Creed director Ryan Coogler!


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It’s all love and basketball for one of the NBA’s most stylish players. Russell Westbrook and his wife Nina met at UCLA as college athletes. Both played basketball and their love has endured on and off the court. 


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Creed director Ryan Coogler and his now wife Zinzi Evans met while Ryan completing his USC feature film, Locked. Zinzi was by his side during the process and has been ever since. 


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He was a man of Morehouse and she was a Spelman girl. That’s how the love story between Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson began. These two made it through all of college and their Georgia born love has been going strong ever since.



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