How These Black Celebrity Couples Met was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Shannon and Monica Brown

Shannon and Monica Brown

Shannon and Monica met on the set of Monica’s “Love All Over Me” music video. As fate would have it, Shannon was her love interest for the music video and eventually in real life. They dated and then married in less than six months.

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2. Magic and Cookie Johnson

Magic and Cookie Johnson

Magic and Cookie Johnson met at a college party in 1977.

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3. Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

The couple met on the set of the 1977 film Wilma. They married five years later.

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4. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

The two met while LaTanya was a student at Spelman College and Samuel was a student at Morehouse College.

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5. Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett

Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett

Bassett and Vance met while attending the Yale School of Drama.

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6. David and Tamela Mann

David and Tamela Mann

David and Tamela Mann met in the high school choir room. The two married in 1988.

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7. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon met on the set of the tv show, City of Angels.

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8. Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peet

Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peet

The couple met at a Los Angeles nightclub. They have been married for over 20 years and have four children.

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9. Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict

Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict

Tia Mowry and her twin sister, Tamera, were driving when they spotted Tia’s now husband, Cory Hardrict, and offered him a ride home. The random encounter started as a friendship between the two and they’ve now been married for nine years.

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10. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada and Will met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ironically enough, Jada was considered too short for the role of Will’s girlfriend on the show, but the two shared a romantic connection and wed in 1997.

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11. Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike and Tonya met at the Congressional Black Caucus Weekend in Washington, D.C.

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12. Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Nicole and Boris met on the set of the TV series Soul Food. They have been married since 2005 and have two children.

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13. Tamia and Grant Hill

Tamia and Grant Hill

The couple was initially introduced by Tamia’s good friend, Grammy Award winning singer, Anita Baker.

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14. Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert

Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert

Vincent was working with Tamar’s sister, Toni Braxton, when the two initially met. Vincent then smoothly used studio time to ask for Tamar’s phone number.

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15. Nicey Nash and Jay Tucker

Nicey Nash and Jay Tucker

The couple was introduced at a friend’s Labor Day party.

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16. Morris Chestnut and Pam-Byse Morris

Morris Chestnut and Pam-Byse Morris

Morris Chestnut was in a Atlanta for an acting gig when he met his wife, Pam.

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