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Denzel Washington on Sustaining a 35-Year Marriage: 'I Do What I'm Told and Keep My Mouth Shut!' Denzel Washington on Sustaining a 35-Year Marriage: 'I Do What I'm Told and Keep My Mouth Shut!'

Uncle Denzel has been married to his wife Pauletta for 35 years. Hot damn, they barely do it like that anymore, so how do he and Pauletta do it?

Dapper in Dior, Married in Marchesa: How Pusha T and His Bride Tied the Knot in Classic Style Dapper in Dior, Married in Marchesa: How Pusha T and His Bride Tied the Knot in Classic Style

It’s not every day that one of the most savage lyricists in hip-hop gets sweet and sentimental, but that’s what happened on Saturday evening when Terrence Thornton—better known as Pusha T—married longtime girlfriend Virginia Joy Williams at the historic Cavalier Hotel in their hometown of Virginia Beach, Va.

Everything That Went Down At Pusha T's Wedding Everything That Went Down At Pusha T's Wedding

Pusha T married the love of his life Virginia Williams on Saturday in Virginia Beach, Va.

Michael Bae Jordan Attempts to Use Milk Analogy to Explain His Love For Black Women Michael Bae Jordan Attempts to Use Milk Analogy to Explain His Love For Black Women

We love Michael B. Jordan. He’s a dreamy man with a face you wanna squeeze, but also lick. But his dating habits have left a lot to be desired by black women. Michael B. usually canoodles with the likes of Becky and Karen. And many black women are upset, mostly because they think they deserve Michael B. Jordan. We do.

Ericka and Ebony: ‘Our Love Is Not Complicit in White Systems’

“I feel like people don’t hate our love. They hate who we are. I think the world hates black people,” Ericka Hart said.

OWN’s Love Is ____ Aims to Redefine #RelationshipGoals  OWN’s Love Is ____ Aims to Redefine #RelationshipGoals 

Many of us want love to be wrapped up in an attractive package with all the bells, whistles, hugs and kisses. I know I do. Father God, please let my mate be smart, kind, generous, a dreamer but a doer, mentally stable, financially free, an advocate and a consumer of therapy, and also, can he look like Idris Elba,…

Beyoncé, Behind the Scenes: That Bridal Gown, #BodyGoals and Bootylicious New Pics of Queen Bey Beyoncé, Behind the Scenes: That Bridal Gown, #BodyGoals and Bootylicious New Pics of Queen Bey

Was it fact or fiction? Did Jay-Z and Beyoncé renew their vows, as filmed footage from their On the Run II Tour suggests? In a blink-and-you-might-miss-it clip, we see the Carters clearly in wedding mode, as their twins (or stand-ins for their twins) are nearby.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz on Cover of Cultured Magazine as a Black Panther Power Couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz on Cover of Cultured Magazine as a Black Panther Power Couple

Alicia Keys-Dean and her producer hubby Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean look like a true power couple on the cover of Cultured Magazine. Black Power, that is.

Black Marriage, Explained, in 20 Questions About Pie Black Marriage, Explained, in 20 Questions About Pie

(Sidenote: I will neither confirm nor deny that these pie-related questions were asked in my house in a 24-hour span.)

Cast of Queen Sugar Gets Real About Interracial Dating. Guess Who Was Told, ‘Don’t Bring the Oppressor Home’ Cast of Queen Sugar Gets Real About Interracial Dating. Guess Who Was Told, ‘Don’t Bring the Oppressor Home’

It’s the hot-button topic right now: interracial dating and love. Donald Glover faced criticism around the topic after the release of his viral hit, “This Is America.” The video screamed blackness and reminded everyone that all of the art Glover’s been providing lately is also saturated with black culture. So when…

The Iconoclast: How Lezli Levene Harvell Is Redefining ‘Having It All’ The Iconoclast: How Lezli Levene Harvell Is Redefining ‘Having It All’

Doctor. Wife. Mother—of five. Entrepreneur. Food enthusiast. Event curator. Philanthropist. Lezli Levene Harvell wears so many hats, it’s exhausting just to consider what a typical day in her life must be like. Inevitably, the clichéd phrase “I don’t know how she does it” comes to mind.

Some Did Choose to Return to Slavery Because They Chose Family Over Everything Some Did Choose to Return to Slavery Because They Chose Family Over Everything

It is 1857 and Kanye, a carpenter, has finally saved up enough money to buy his freedom from Massa West. Trouble is, he has to leave his wife, Kimba, and five children on the plantation until he can buy them out of slavery as well.

A Model Marriage: Chanel Iman Shows Us How Supermodels Say ‘I Do’  A Model Marriage: Chanel Iman Shows Us How Supermodels Say ‘I Do’ 

Last Saturday, while most of us were picking out our Oscar-watching pajama sets (and Michael Harriot was frantically looking for his lost invite to Bey and Jay’s Oscar after-party), model Chanel Iman and New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard were celebrating some California love at their nuptials at the…

Watch: When Denzel Met Pauletta: Did He Pursue Her 1st?

We’re constantly celebrating black love on The Root. And we just so happened to be lucky enough to sit down separately with #BlackLoveGoals couple Denzel and Pauletta Washington as each of them promoted their latest work.

Love, Afro-Brazilian Style: Afrodengo Is Making It Easier to Find Black Love in Brazil Love, Afro-Brazilian Style: Afrodengo Is Making It Easier to Find Black Love in Brazil

Thaisa Moreira Xavier met her husband in a Facebook group.

#RelationshipGoals: 10 Reasons We Love This Is Us Couple Beth and Randall #RelationshipGoals: 10 Reasons We Love This Is Us Couple Beth and Randall

After the dysfunction of Scandal’s Olivia and Fitz, Issa and Lawrence of Insecure, and just about every reality-TV couple, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) on NBC’s This Is Us are just the representation of #BlackLove that viewers need.

Let’s Love Hood Girls Who Aren’t Famous as Much as We Love Cardi B Let’s Love Hood Girls Who Aren’t Famous as Much as We Love Cardi B

It’s time for us all to admit that our beloved Cardi B is a national treasure and will save a nation. But it’s also time to reckon with the fact that our rightful adoration for Cardi B reveals a troubling truth: We dismiss, denigrate and force white-appeasing standards on black and Latinx women like her every day,…

Watch: OWN’s Black Love Digs Into the Best Hollywood Couples’ Love Lives for Honest and Raw Advice Watch: OWN’s Black Love Digs Into the Best Hollywood Couples’ Love Lives for Honest and Raw Advice

Black love is about to get more than hashtaggable attention. Oprah Winfrey’s OWN has decided to make black love into a docuseries of the same name. Winfrey tapped filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy) and Confluential Films for the new show Black Love.

Ala. Seniors Prove It’s Never Too Late for Real Love Ala. Seniors Prove It’s Never Too Late for Real Love

One Alabama couple is showing us that real love has no limit—especially no age limit. Murphy Wilson, 70, and Lucinda Myers, 67, plan to wed on July 29 in Huntsville, Ala.

Everybody’s Queen Sugar Bae, Kofi Siriboe, Is Trolling All of Us Everybody’s Queen Sugar Bae, Kofi Siriboe, Is Trolling All of Us

Kofi Siriboe is easily the bae of anyone who is attracted to the male species. Kofi knows he’s bae. Kofi also loves black women, fully, unapologetically and relentlessly.

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