Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Sep, 22, 2017

There was no denying the chemistry between Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison) on A Different World. Less than acquaintances on the first season of the NBC show, at some point the writers decided to make them lovers. While audiences were digging the plot twist, the actors themselves were surprised at the pairing and worked to make it seem believable on screen.

Guy talked about creating this chemistry with her co-star and friend, Hardison, who eventually became her on-screen husband. She even reveals at one point that he became protective of her on set when other love interests came around. Thirty years later, the story of how Dwayne and Whitley came together still has us swooning.