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Our Favorite Controversial Celebrity Couples

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As much as we love the fairytale love story (Jay Z and Beyonce), it's the controversial ones that are our guilty pleasures. We're either waiting for these bad couples to prove everyone wrong or to face more daggers when their relationships go sour. While some of our favorite most-hated couples are no longer together, we still love what they were. Here's a list of our favorite controversial celebrity couples.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna

When they were together we loved the way they showered each other with attention. Despite going their separate ways—which is for the best—they had chemistry that transformed into top-charting singles.

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Ludacris and Eudoxie

Like Dwade, Ludacris surprised us all with his new daughter being born. However that didn't stop us from loving his leading lady and hoping the best for them. He just reminded us that even celebrities make stupid choices, but how they handle them shows their real character. She's definitely a keeper and he'd be stupid to lose her.

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

What we love so much about Olivier is his willingness to fight for his girl. While he should probably choose his words over his fists; he holds nothing back once his women's respect is jeopardized. After his altercation with her baby father, Gabriel Aubrey, and the paparazzi, the public isn't much of a fan of the couple but we can't help but love them more.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

We have always loved this couple even if tabloids are rooting for their demise. They are a good example of Black love and they try their hardest to maintain face through every issue thrown their way. A couple like this is rare in Hollywood and we want them to continue to upset the naysayers.

Related Article: Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith Through The Years

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Their relationship has been full of controversy. From his first divorce fiasco and now baby mama drama, Gabby has been there supporting him every bit of the way. Many may not be Team Union/Wade and people are always in their business looking for ways to hate them. Somehow through it all we can't help but love and root for their upcoming nuptials and future together as one big blended family!

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Proposal

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

When we first heard of these two getting together, we were among the skeptics. However after they've managed to deal with the paparazzi, her divorce, and a new baby on the way. After a year of devotion to each other, we are officially team KimYe.

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Chris Brown and Karrueche

Chris Brown is a wild boy, as his many run ins with the law can attest to it, but Karrueche is the lady that calms him down. Through all their make ups and break ups, she has never shown a nasty side. She always supports him and endures the negativity and judgement with grace. With her milder side and his bad boy reputation, they make for a balanced relationship.

Related Article: Karrueche Opens Up About Relationship With Chris Brown [Video]

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt shocked everyone when he left his wife for rumored co-star Angelina Jolie. While they've never admitted it, we eventually understood that Angelina was the better fit for him. While Jennifer Aniston was a good wife, it was Jolie that gave him life. We never love the side chick but there's always an exception to the rule and Brangelina is that exception.

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Tamera and Adam Housley

Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley

When we found out Tamera's relationship with her white husband wasn't received well by critics, we hurt with her because they display a genuine love for one another and their growing family. It's upsetting that people can't see passed color but we're happy they don't let other's judgement affect how they feel for one another.

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Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon

Bobbi and Nick's foundation is very unconventional—he's not her real brother but he was raised as family and then they fell in love. Although didn't agree with their nuptials as first, as long as she's happy, we hope for the best between them.

Related Articles: Bobbi Kristina Announces Marriage to Nick Gordon on Twitter

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Ever since Mila and Ashton had a fictitious relationship on "That '70s Show", we were rooting for it to blossom into a real life one.

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Joe Budden and Tahiry

Joe Budden is a piece of work and Tahiry is the only girl that can deal with all his baggage. Proving she's a ride or die, she's helped him get through his drug addictions and always supported him whether they were together or not. The aficionados of 'make up to break up', we're rooting they make it official and she makes a honest man out of Joey.

Related Article: Joe Budden Proposes To Tahiry On ‘Love & Hip-Hop: New York’

Lamar Odom Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

We fell in love with Lamar and Khloe's relationship over the years. Although the couple had a crazy last year that led to divorce, they were one of our favorite Kardashian relationships.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

 

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

When we first met Scott, we hated him. He seemed to take advantage of Kourtney without a care to what America thought about his actions. But over the course of the years, we started to grow a liking to him, and their on-and-off relationship has gained our respect.

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Kim Kardashian Credited For Making Crimped Hair Cool Like Beyonce, Janet Jackson And Naomi Campbell Don't Exist

Spring is nothing without doses of cultural appropriation from those out of touch with black culture.

Insert Vogue, who decided to give props to Kim Kardashian for bringing back crimped hair on Friday (March 15). The businesswoman has been on the move lately, rocking a mix of kanekalon and yaki ponytails during fashion month, Chance The Rapper's wedding and other Kardashian-related events.

“What makes this look so modern is that the front is sleek,” explained her stylist Justine Marjan. “This gives a cool contrast to the texture.”

The texture? 

With many trends from the aughts coming back to the mainstream, this is one that hasn't really gone anywhere. But black beauty markers (layered gold chains, perfect baby hairs, name chains) paired with media ignorance and the Kardashian's own fascination with black culture has made it okay for her to receive all the props.

But we can't forget those who have slayed kanekalon, yaki and crimped styles like...

Janet Jackson

The singer's look for her comeback has been a uniform-like one, with Ms. Jackson rocking all black and her now signature ponytail.

Beyoncé

This. was. last. year. How could anyone forget this? The entertainer rocked various styles of kanekalon hair for Beychella.

There was also this amazing look at Serena Williams' wedding.

 

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Ruth E. Carter

The Oscar-winning designer made the look all her own while on the red carpet for Black Panther. 

Nicki Minaj

Fans of the rapper are aware her early looks included fun crimped and wavy styles. When she made to move to ditch her color wigs in 2014, she's kept the crimped styles close to her heart.

And we cannot forget about our queen, Naomi Campbell

She's owned the look her whole career, from the runway to the red carpet, Ms. Campbell has always been on the forefront of casual beautiful looks.

Social media also got wind of Vogue's post, including actor O'Shea Jackson who like many of us, is just over it.

Maaaaaaan come on now. Come ooooon now. Bringing it back? Vogue stop this https://t.co/FEGSw3GM9V

— Stone Cold Shea Jackson (@OsheaJacksonJr) March 15, 2019

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Perhaps there's a bit of truth of the theories of fashion outlets trolling readers but this just deserves a permanent eye roll.

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'Boomerang' Episode 6 Recap: Homecoming

On this episode of BET’s Boomerang, the love story between Bryson and Simone begins with a flashback to their freshman year of college. After several years of not seeing one another since their childhood, Bryson is shocked to see a slick-back pony-tail wearing Simone insert herself into his class during a presentation. Nothing has changed with her. Even pre-bob and with Bryson rocking a sharp Steve Harvey-like hairline, even from their younger days, they have always been the dynamic duo of marketing strategy. The product featured this week: Pro-Black T-Shirts.

The devastation of not having his secret love in his life spills over into their sophomore year when a beanie-wearing David and Crystal are happy in their fake hood love. By this time, a rapper named Prisoner has all of Simone’s attention and this makes Bryson big mad. The man can’t even hide it. In an apparent fit of jealousy, he calls Simone out for living under her father’s shadow, in front of everyone. It’s safe to say that sophomore Bry struck out badly.

This isn’t just about Simone and Bryson; they’re not the only ones who’ve made transformations over the years (and I’m not just talking about their hair ‘dos). In his earlier life, Ari was less eccentric and more focused on making his family proud as a young black man in college who isn’t running on BPT for class. Ari was as straight as 180 when he’s first put into a situation where he’s forced to confront his sexual identity. As big and bad as he looked while working as a “rough & tough” bouncer at a nightclub, a flirtatious patron sees right through that persona.  After being charmed by the man who helps him realize self, the rainy night sets the tone for a steamy kiss between the two in the front seat of Ari’s car. The look on Ari’s face is a blend of fear, then relief, then ultimately bliss as he seemingly reminisces on his random but welcomed encounter. Although he enjoyed it, Ari didn’t seem to embrace his identity totally. That same year, we see a less hood-David changing more into the Christian we now know and Ari isn’t buying it. Something about this “we can do all things in Christ mentality” rubs him the wrong way. Facing one’s true self is tough.

Junior year, Bryson has a much better barber but things haven’t changed; he’s still checking for Simone. She and Prisoner are still dating if you want to call it that. Prisoner is the type of dude you’d expect to see Simone date in college. He’s flashy, has money, probably doesn’t even go to the school, and he’s rude AF. As Simone and Bryson reconnect for the two millionth time, Prisoner’s pimp tone telling Simone to hurry up is a strong indication he’s not here for their friendship. In analyzing the hair, it’s clear that Simone is not herself. Seriously, at this point, she’s rocking a glueless lace wig.

With her new hairstyle, she realizes that she made the mistake of loving a man more than herself. Prisoner is officially a dub. To celebrate her revelation, she finds herself drunkenly wining and grinding on her childhood bae, Bryson. Does this look familiar? Well, think back to last week when they were doing the same in the parking lot before 5-0 arrived. Because she couldn’t hold it, Simone ends up using Bryson’s bathroom which leads to a very sober thoughts-type of conversation in the bedroom. It is recognized that Bryson has always had a thing for the kid and Simone regrets that she never said anything about her feelings. His commandeering attitude (like the day she walked into his class freshman year) reminded her of the Different World “Strangers on a Plane” episode. It was an iconic one because it’s where Dwayne and Whitley’s love story began. That’s a telling comparison.

With that being said, Simone always felt Bryson was the Dwane to her Whitley. Unfortunately, the timing was always off and just when we think the two finally catch up to one another, cue: the vomit. Poor Bryson. Did someone do brujeria on this kid? He has the worst luck. But, like the gentleman he is, he takes care of his queen to make sure she’s all comfy in her drunken slumber. He whispers, “I love you Simone Graham,” but on the wake up it looks like sis suffers from sudden amnesia. She pulls the “best friend” card, making it clear that it’s friend zone from here on out. Prisoner’s trifling friend calls to offer to take Simone out to eat and in an act of “let me solidify that Bryson knows this is going nowhere,” Simone agrees to go out with her ex's friend. Once again, a blue-balled Bryson is left sorting out his feelings that Simone continues to perpetually confuse.

It’s important to note that the story of Brymone is not a new one. We’ve seen it in many action movies, comic book flicks, and on “Strangers on a Plane” where the geeky male character is overlooked by the badass female, only to win her affection in the end. Nice guys don’t always finish last, but in Bryson’s case, could it possibly be heading in that direction and is Simone even the heroine worth winning? In browsing through what is essentially the best years of any young adult’s life, Simone had many times to figure out if Bryson was the one for her and yet she chose to ignore her feelings. Unlike David, it’s not like she found Jesus; she hasn’t yet found herself.

One thing she does know is that she cannot lose Bryson because it’s possible she may love and need him more than she’d like to verbally admit. He’s no Prisoner or no flashy member of the entourage. He’s the “gentleman who wears tuxedos and makes sure his homegirl is safe” type of dude and unfortunately, that isn’t one Simone is interested in, for now.

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Alexis Fields To Star In Church Comedy Produced By Kerry Washington

Our favorite actresses from the 90s are coming back bigger than ever. Alexis Fields, known for her work on Moesha, Sister Sister and Kenan & Kel is heading back to the small screen in a church comedy pilot produced by Kerry Washington.

Shadow & Act reported Wednesday (March 12), the untitled series will also star singer-actor Leslie Odom Jr. of Hamilton fame and is based on real-life married progressive pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes-Roberts. penned by Saladin K. Patterson (The Last O.G., The Big Bang Theory), the comedy  "revolves around Omari and Hope, who are joint pastors at a young, hip, diverse church in Los Angeles. Through their services, online streams and books, they are experts at uniting people across different races, genders, orientations and opinions. But when it comes to uniting the people in their blended family, they are way out of their comfort zone, and as a result, the teachers often find themselves the pupils."

Fields joins as the lead of the show with Odom Jr. Kelly Jenrette from The Handmaid's Tale will also be apart of the series after a three-year hiatus from acting.

Fields took to her Twitter account to express her gratitude. "Humbled....grateful....so honored," she said. "God doesn't give up on us. Any of us."

 

Humbled....grateful....so honored. God doesn’t give up on us. Any of us. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EaLwRLLiPf

— Alexis Fields (@Alexis_Fields) March 12, 2019

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