In a world ruled by social media and keeping up appearances, it can be easy for couples to show the highlight reels of their relationship without revealing the rough cuts. Circumstances happen in relationships that test their strength, be it cheating or a health crisis or simply the decision to stay celibate until marriage.
Through it all, couples like Ciara and Russell Williams, Jada and Will Smith and Erica and Warryn Campbell have never hid the good, bad or indifferent about their relationships. Best of all, they never gave us faith to keep going.
Scroll through the gallery for our favorite “keep it real” couples.