Black Celebrity Couples Who Have Defied The Odds, Married Over Twenty Years

Celebrity relationships have a short life span. In most cases, celebrity couples do not make it to the altar. However, a few have defied the odds against them and have been going strong for many years.

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, married for over thirty years since exchanging vows in 1992. The couple met back in 1989 when Michelle Obama was assigned to be Barack’s mentor at a law firm.  Ice Cube and his wife have been together since 1990 and married in 1992. The couple has been together for nearly 33 years and shares four children.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are another Hollywood couple who defied the odds. The couple got married twenty-five years ago on December 31, 1997. Despite being couple ‘public enemy number’ when it comes to headlines and scandal, Will and Jada has continued to push through.

Black Hollywood heartthrob Morris Chestnut is another actor who has been married for over twenty years. Morris Chestnut and his wife, Pam Byse Chestnut, married back in 1995 and have two children.  In 1999, Grant Hill married his wife, R&B singer Tamia. In July, the couple will be celebrating 24 years of marriage.

While these couples have celebrated 20+ years of marriage, frequently Hollywood couples are lucky if they make it twenty weeks.   Last year alone, we witnessed many divorces including Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict; Neyo and his wife, Crystal Renee, and Miguel and his wife.

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