1. President Barack & First Lady Michelle Obama AlwaysSource:Getty
President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama are a shining example of Black love. With them, there were so many moments where their connection shined brightly, from White House correspondents dinners, to state dinners, to extravagant White House parties. Their scandal-free eight years is something we can all look back on with pride and hope.
2. ‘A Seat At The Table’ With Solange And Alan FergusonSource:Getty
Solange’s Grammy nominated album ‘A Seat At The Table’ was cocoa butter on all our souls this year. And we can thank her hubby Alan Ferguson for producing the stunning visuals to ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ and ‘Cranes In The Sky.’ Creative power couple.
3. Ciara & Russell’s NuptialsSource:Getty
Ciara and Russell’s whirlwind romance culminated in a fairytale wedding on July 6th. After Ciara’s public breakup from rapper future, it seems the “I Bet” singer reclaimed everything she always wanted–with a devoted husband and another angel baby on the way.
4. Ayesha & Steph Curry’s Supportive RelationshipSource:Getty
During Ayesha & Steph Curry’s five year marriage, many things have changed. From NBA championship games to cookbooks to kids. But one thing remains consistent, their love. And they boldly show their commitment to one another in everything they do.
5. Oprah & Stedman’s Sex LifeSource:Getty
Oprah & Stedmon are not new to this love game. But Auntie O has recently opened up about their sex life with her life partner, revealing she takes sex tips from her breakout OWN show, ‘Queen Sugar.’ “I’m going to get Stedman to unhook my bra and see what happens,” she gushed in an interview.
6. Viola Davis & Her Devoted HusbandSource:Getty
Actress Viola Davis has had a stellar year in Hollywood from her silver screen leading role in ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ to her big screen role alongside Denzel Washington in ‘Fences.’ And her husband Julius Tennon has been with her every step of the way. This was one of our favorite red carpet moments for the couple.
7. Remy Ma & Papoose’s WeddingSource:Getty
Rappers Remy Ma & Papoose have been the poster children for Black love since their wedding earlier this year. Papoose famously stood beside Remy as she finished her bid in jail. Once she was out, the couple made their 2008 nuptials even more official with a huge wedding.
8. Jay Z’s Cameo Appearance In ‘Lemonade’Source:Getty
Jay Z & Beyonce keep their relationship as low key as possible (considering they are mega stars), but Bey’s visual album ‘Lemonade’ gave us an intimate look into their partnership. On her track ‘Sandcastles,’ we see a soft, vulnerable Jay Z that we hadn’t seen before.
9. Lil Wayne & Toya’s Co-ParentingSource:Getty
Lil Wayne and Toya make co-parenting look easy. Having had their baby girl when they were 15 and 16, the duo always seems to put family first. We saw Wayne rush to Toya’s side when her brothers were killed, and we saw the pair celebrate their daughter Reginae’s birthday together drama-free. Inspirational.
10. When Courtney B. Vance Yelled That Angela Basset Has Been ‘Rocking His Chain’Source:Getty
Actor Courtney B. Vance deservedly snagged the ‘Best Actor In A Mini Series’ Golden Globe for his riveting portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in the ‘People Vs. Oj.’ During his speech, he enthusiastically thanked his wife Angela Basset, using the Jay-Z line ‘rocks my chain.’ It’s clear they are each other’s muse.