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February 16, 2012

Celebrity Couple Spotlight

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Barack & Michelle Obama




How long have they been together? Married for 19 years.

Claim to fame: President Barack Obama serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the United States as Michelle Obama represents the epitome of a better half.

How have they lasted this long? Barack and Michelle have been able to keep their storybook love alive for almost two decades because as individuals they each have a strong sense of self. With a vision in mind as spouses, parents, and professionals, they have served as motivating forces in each other’s lives and fueled their love to be the best that it can be. This power couple has raised the bar for “Black Love,” reminding the world of its strength and beauty.

Djimon Hounsou & Kimora Lee Simmons





How long have they been together? Married for almost three years.

Claim to fame: Kimora Lee Simmons is a fashion mogul/entrepreneur and famous supermodel. Djimon Hounsou is an award-nominated Beninese actor.

How have they lasted this long? Although Kimora and Djimon have only been a pair for a few years, something seems different about this relationship in comparison to Kimora’s previous relationships. A multi-cultured couple, they exude their uniqueness and beauty on the red carpet, and seem genuinely happy together.



Paula Patton & Robin Thicke




How long have they been together? Married for seven years.

Claim to fame: Paula Patton is a sultry and successful actress. Robin Thicke is a smooth, crooning R&B singer.

How have they lasted this long? These high school sweethearts met at a teen nightclub and ever since their relationship has flourished. After getting married, Patton debuted in her first film, “Hitch,” and Thicke released his debut album, “The Evolution of Robin Thicke.” The two have thrived and blossomed together in their respective careers and sophisticatedly shared the limelight, holding on to the love they built before fame.

Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union




How long have they been together? In a relationship for four years.

Claim to fame: Gabrielle Union is a beautiful and tenacious Hollywood actress. Dwyane Wade an 8-year NBA pro and champion.

How have they lasted this long? The two have kept their relationships under wraps for quite some time now. We’ve seen Union cheering on Wade from the sidelines at numerous games, however, they’ve just debuted their budding romance on the cover of Essence this month. Having both been in marriages that have failed, this couple knows what it takes to make things better this time around.

Beyonce & Jay-Z




How long have they been together? Married for four years.

Claim to fame: Beyonce is a world-renowned singer, actress and entertainer. Jay-Z is a legendary hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, brand builder, and entertainment guru.

How have they lasted this long? The two have been dating for 10 years and have always kept their relationship very private and maintained a sense of integrity and loyalty to one another. It is so rare for a high-profile couple to keep their romance out of the public eye, which has been beneficial to Beyonce and Jay. Focused on their booming careers and their love, the two keep their lifestyle all in perspective. With the birth of their new baby girl, Blue Ivy, they seem to be happier than ever.

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