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Celebrity Marriages That Withstood the Test of Time

In an era where it seems as if everyone is breaking up, it's blissful surprise when famous celebrity marriages actually work through it all. Fan easily witness multiple cover tabloid stories on any given day of a couple calling it quits, like Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. But not all couples are destined to break up. In fact, quite a number of A-list stars revel in having a happy marriages to their longtime partner.

These Hollywood couples have proved doubters wrong, proving that famous love can last. Check out our favorite celebrity couples who has withstood the test of time, keeping their vows for over nine years and more.

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Premiere Of Open Road Films' "A Haunted House 2" - Arrivals

Omar and Keisha Epps - 9 years

"Selma" And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

Magic Johnson and Earlitha "Cookie" Johnson - 24 years

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Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe - 10 years

Premiere Of Lifetime's "Whitney" - Arrivals

Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance - 18 years

9th Annual Denim & Diamonds For Autism - Arrivals

Holly Robinson-Peete and Rodney Peete - 20 years

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Terry Crews and Rebecca King-Crews - 25 years


Samuel and LaTanya Jackson - 24 years

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos - 18 years

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee - 67 years

Tamia and Grant Hill

Tamia and Grant Hill -13 years

7th Annual Rock The Bells Festival

Snoop Dogg and Simone Broadus - 17

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

Spike Lee and Tonya Lee Lewis- 22 years

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - 27 years

Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "The Karate Kid" - Arrivals

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - 16 years


LL Cool J and Simone Johnson - 19 years


Duane and Tisha Campbell-Martin - 19 years

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Denzel and Paulette Washington - 32 years


Bill and Camille Cosby - 51 years

Robert DeNiro

Robert DeNiro and Grace Hightower - 18 years


Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick - 27 years

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama - 23 years

65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan - 25 years

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Iman and David Bowie - 22 years

FX Networks Premiere Screening of "Black.White."

Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff - 25 years

13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Gala At ARIA Resort & Casino

Flex and Shanice Alexander - 15 years

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va DuVernay speaks onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 10th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ava DuVernay And Theaster Gates To Lead Diversity Council For Prada

Major luxury brands like Prada and Gucci have been under fire since releasing luxury items with racial undertones. Sparking controversy that is not easily repaired with public apologies, Prada has announced a Diversity and Inclusion Council lead by director Ava DuVernay and social practice installation artist Theaster Gates.

Gates and DuVernay, who have used their art in social justice missions will join " Prada’s initiative to elevate voices of color within the company and the fashion industry at-large.” The pair will also help the brand provide the opportunity for designers of color to obtain internships and apprenticeships that are inclusive of diverse communities.

In a statement to WWD, Miuccia Prada, Prada’s Chief Executive Officer, and Lead Creative Director stated explained the brand's willingness to learn from their own mistakes while actively including creative of color in the company.

“Prada is committed to cultivating, recruiting and retaining diverse talent to contribute to all departments of the company, Prada said. "In addition to amplifying voices of color within the industry, we will help ensure that the fashion world is reflective of the world in which we live, and we are thrilled to be working with long-time collaborators, Ava DuVernay and Theaster Gates, on this important initiative. We look forward to working with the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council to help us grow not only as a company but also as individuals.”

The Diversity Council will work alongside the company's Social Responsibility department to recommend strategic approaches within the next few months.


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Solitary Alignment: 5 Self-Affirming Reads For Single Ladies On Valentine’s Day

Ahh, the Feast of Saint Valentine—the Hallmark holiday that strikes us with its arrow each year, for better or for worse, depending on your bae status. While the romantic holiday is adored and celebrated by many, if you’re still reeling over, say, your ex’s refusal to commit, chances are Feb. 14 is more of a heartache for you than anything.

But as a wise woman once said, “If they liked it then they should’ve put a ring on it.” So whether V-Day has you scared of lonely or sulking over a lost love, as another wise woman once said, they “would be SUPER lucky to even set eyes on you this Valentine’s Day. That’s it. That’s the gift.” Shout out to The Slumflower.

Sure, having a bae on Valentine’s Day is cool, but so is reminding yourself why you’re just fine without one (cue Webbie’s “Independent”). In fact, single folks have better relationships overall, according to the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. You know how the old adage goes: love yourself before loving someone else.

For this Valentine’s Day, VIBE Vixen rounds up a nourishing list of books for our sisters doin’ it for themselves. Consider this your reminder of how badass you are—because you are! Oh, oh, oh. *Beyoncé voice*

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It’s game night at Bryson’s crib and at this point, you have to wonder if he’s playing himself. Clubs ain’t for everybody, especially Bryson who would much rather spend a Friday night shouting out clues to his boo Simone. Judging by her uncanny ability to keep it real in episode one, it should be pretty obvious that Simone hates playing games, but we digress.

The ladies arrive after a walk and talk of d**k appointments and the gentlemen’s faces are beaming with schoolboy joy. The friend zone portal Bryson always finds himself in opens up even wider when new dudes come to join in on the fun. Simone’s excitement to “meet new people” has Bryson feeling so jealous that he damn near blows steam when an almondy young man accidentally bumps into her. Its official: Bryson’s insecurity level has reached a 10.

As Tara reluctantly Insastories the night’s dull festivities, Ari gives his homie Bryson the cold, hard truth: Simone does not want his a**. Out on the balcony, Crystal and David (RJ Walker) have a moment; the two clearly have history. A shared beer and a couple of laughs reveal that David is an aspiring preacher, begging us to wonder if that’s why little Creflo’s relationship with Crystal didn’t last. The newly invited pizza guy, Shawn, makes his crush on Simone crystal clear and Bryson. Loses. His. Sh*t. Damn, we heard the friend zone was a cold place but we never thought it was that brick. Simone and her new eye candy rendezvous en route to and from the bathroom where Shawn makes a very forward ask to keep Simone company in her bed.  We’re not even going to hold you all, Simone was out; my mans didn’t even have to ask her twice. Le sigh. Poor Bryson. He just keeps taking L after L.

Okay, so remember kitchen bae who bumped into Simone making Bryson get all Mighty Mouse? Well, the gag is, his eyes are just for Ari (Leland B. Martin) and the two make their exit for a steamy hot tub sesh. Bryson feels stupid now, but at least someone is getting a happy ending.  Confused as to why the love of his life doesn’t view him the same, Bryson looks to pastor David for some well-needed reaffirmations. Repeat after me: Everything happens in God’s timing. A spirit of prayer, a childhood photo, and spin of Ahmad’s “Back In The Day” is just what Bryson needs to finally feel the relief he was yearning for all night.

This season of BET’s Boomerang looks like it will be filled with bomb hairstyles, plenty of passion, and some “aww sh*****t” moments.

Tune in to Boomerang on BET every Tuesday at 10/9c to see if this nice guy will ever finish first.

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