The 15 Most Notoriously Private Celebrity Couples

Charli Penn May, 09, 2016

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From Serena Williams' surprise engagement to Janet Jackson's super hush-hush pregnancy and married life, these couples know a thing or two about keeping their love lives private.

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If it wasn't for their surprise (and adorable) engagement announcement over the holdays, we would have had no idea that tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were going so strong! The champ and the tech king are now headed to the altar after first meeting in October of 2015. 

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New parents-to-be Janet Jackson and her Qatari billionaire business tycoon husband, Wissam Al Mana, rarely speak about their love or marriage and are rarely spotted publicly when they’re together.

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America’s favorite gladiator is never afraid to go public with a good story, but in real life Hollywood leading lady Kerry Washington prefers to do the opposite.

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Happily married with kids, this musical power couple prefers to stick to storytelling with their lyrics. Smart choice!

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While the Smiths’ relationship status frequently makes news headlines, they rarely choose to respond on the record. Both the Mr. and the Mrs. are big on speaking out about the power of love and marriage, but that doesn’t mean they want to talk about their

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance have been happily married for 19 years and counting. What we love most about their love is that they prefer to keep it to themselves and let their outstanding onscreen work do all of the talking.

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We know that Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for over 20 years, but how they do it is once secret to success Oprah isn’t keen to talk about.

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Before Beyonce served up that tall pitcher of Lemonade to fans, she rarely ever spoke out about the private details of her marriage to husband Jay-Z. And, he was equally hush-hush about their love. While they’re not shy about their love for one another, t

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Diddy and Cassie are still going strong, but don’t expect them to tell you about it anytime soon. It seems the secret to their success in love is keeping the details of their relationship under wraps.

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Marriage veterans Denzel and Paulette Washington know better than to make their marriage the topic of national discussion. Either way, we love their love.

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Magic and Cookie remain a positive example of black marriage at it’s finest and have proven to be professionals at keeping their personal lives private.

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If you want to know about how screen king Samuel L. Jackson gets into character, he’s game to talk about it, but steer clear of asking about his home life with the wife.

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Before tying the knot in a big way in New Orleans in 2014, Solange Knowles and her main man, hubby Alan Ferguson were rarely even photographed together. When it comes to their love story, mum’s still the word.

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Taraji P. Henson is getting married! The actress and former NFL star Kelvin Hayden got engaged on Mother's Day 2018 and the actress shared the news on Instagram. The two were together for quite some time before she even confirmed that they were dating in December 2017. "I’m happy in my personal life. Finally it has happened to me!," she said. "You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it's important for people to know that I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy."