Famous couples of African descent who have defied the odds by maintaining a marriage for more than twenty years.
The majority of celebrity pairings don’t last more than a few years. In the vast majority of instances, celebrity couples do not end up getting married. Despite this, there are a handful who have been able to thrive despite the various challenges they have faced throughout the years.
Since they first exchanged their vows in 1992, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have been married for more than thirty years. The two first crossed paths in 1989, when Barack Obama was working at a law firm and Michelle Obama was serving as his mentor. Ice Cube and his wife started dating in 1990 and got married in 1992 after being together for so long. The pair has been together for close to 33 years and is parents to four kids they have shared.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are another Hollywood couple who have succeeded despite the odds being stacked against them. On December 31, 1997, the pair tied the knot, marking the beginning of their married life together. Will and Jada have managed to maintain their relationship in spite of the fact that they are the “public enemy number one” pair in terms of news and scandal.
Another actor whose marriage has lasted for more than a quarter of a century is the Black Hollywood heartthrob Morris Chestnut. The marriage between Morris Chestnut and his wife, Pam Byse Chestnut, took place in 1995, and the couple now has two children together. In 1999, R&B artist Tamia became Grant Hill’s wife. The wedding took place. The anniversary of the couple’s 24 years of marriage will take place in July.
When compared to the average Hollywood couple, who is lucky if they make it twenty weeks into their marriage, these happy couples have been married for more than twenty years. Just in the past year, we have seen numerous marriages end in divorce, including the one between Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict; Neyo and Crystal Renee, his wife; and Miguel and his wife.