Then and Now! These Celebrity Couples’ Love Stories Have Stood The Test Of Time

It’s no secret that long-lasting relationships in Hollywood are hard to come by. The toll of consistently traveling away from home, having paparazzi chasing you down 24/7 and nosey social media followers tracking your every move can easily drive a wedge between couples. Thankfully, these Black celebrity couples have developed the secret sauce to making love last.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have made no secret of their journey to re-establish trust in their 11-year marriage with transparent tracks in Lemonade and 4:44. Michelle and Barack Obama were thrust into the most high-pressure position in the free world, and leaned on their faith in each other to make it through. LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith persevered through a devastating cancer diagnosis.

Scroll through the gallery to see the longstanding Black celebrity couples we love.